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The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
~By George Santayana ~


The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
~By Omar Bongo ~


The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage.
~By Terence Fisher ~


My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
~By George Santayana ~


It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
~By Dorothy Canfield Fisher ~


We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.
~By William Whewell ~


Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
~By Alban Berg ~


So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.
~By Sidney Poitier ~


The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant.
~By Jim Sensenbrenner ~


There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
~By Confucius ~


We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
~By Leon Jouhaux ~


Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
~By Angela Merkel ~


Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
~By Alan Cohen ~


And time for reflection with colleagues is for me a lifesaver; it is not just a nice thing to do if you have the time. It is the only way you can survive.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.
~By Shakira ~


To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!
~By Frances Burney ~


The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
~By Charles W. Chesnutt ~


Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career.
~By Miriam Makeba ~


I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.
~By Gene Tierney ~


For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world.
~By Ann Macbeth ~


I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
~By James Thomson ~


But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
~By Richard Marx ~


Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
~By David Hume ~


But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it's far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality.
~By Wes Bentley ~


What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
~By James Madison ~


When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.
~By Gerard De Nerval ~


Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn't thought of.
~By Rod Steiger ~


There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them.
~By Lactantius ~


In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
~By Jacques Ellul ~


Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.
~By Steven Biko ~


But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?
~By Jim Wallis ~


Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.
~By Lil' Kim ~


Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely.
~By Joe Moore ~


I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self.
~By Mainbocher ~


The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
~By Rupert Murdoch ~


Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
~By Edward Sapir ~


When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
~By Dietrich Fischer Dieskau ~


Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
~By John Ruskin ~


On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or I can choose exciting and interesting parts. That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds of things I am interested in.
~By Bill Budge ~


The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator.
~By Rick Perry ~


I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
~By Albert Einstein ~


For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be.
~By Origen ~


We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
~By Jean Paul ~


As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
~By Ernest Renan ~


There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
~By Denis Diderot ~


It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


We spent a lot of time on that record with the sound and recorded it on the Paramount sound stage which is this huge room where the sound is reflected but the reflection is so late and comes from so far away that it doesn't blur the music but gives you a room nonetheless.
~By Leo Kottke ~


Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
~By John Quincy Adams ~


Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America.
~By Lee Child ~


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Reflection makes men cowards.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
~By Francois Truffaut ~


It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation.
~By Earle Brown ~


No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
~By Edgar Degas ~


It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be.
~By Chris Van Hollen ~


Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power.
~By Xun Zi ~


Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
~By Giambattista Vico ~


The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods.
~By John Foster ~


Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.
~By Huston Smith ~


Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.
~By Herbert Simon ~


Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music.
~By Pat Metheny ~


Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
~By Shawn Ashmore ~


Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~By Peter Drucker ~


One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.
~By Loren Eiseley ~


Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
~By Alicia Keys ~


Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think?
~By Garry Shandling ~


It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
~By Rudolf Steiner ~


Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?
~By Max Muller ~


My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
~By John Lennon ~


I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure.
~By John Woolman ~


Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
~By John Updike ~


There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song - it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music.
~By Nick Lachey ~


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
~By Confucius ~


Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature.
~By George Crumb ~


My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system... I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you.
~By Charles Manson ~


I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives.
~By Tracy Kidder ~


My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness.
~By Gregory Peck ~

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