Reflection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Reflection

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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 ~


Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
~By Mark Stevens ~


Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
~By Anatole France ~


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 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 ~


This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility.
~By Eugen Herrigel ~


They only babble who practise not reflection.
~By Edward Young ~


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 ~


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 ~


To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
~By Willie Stargell ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction.
~By William Banting ~


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 ~


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


Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me.
~By Nelson Piquet ~


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 ~


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


This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


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 ~


The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
~By William James ~


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


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 ~


A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
~By Edward Young ~


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


Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people who don't stand out too much, but they're still total freaks. I like that - they're smart and sadistic, which I think is a reflection at us.
~By Gene Ween ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.
~By William Congreve ~


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 ~


Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection.
~By Edward Weston ~


People might say I'm difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as 'difficult'? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology.
~By Alfred Loisy ~


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 ~


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


I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection of what is considered the right thing by this culture. Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting.
~By Crispin Glover ~


As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection, but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Reflection makes men cowards.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
~By Sidney Poitier ~


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 ~


I'm getting a lot of roles as women who are very powerful. I think that's a reflection of me as a person.
~By Melinda Clarke ~


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 ~


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


The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
~By Sophocles ~


I'm a reflection of the community.
~By Tupac Shakur ~


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 ~


Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
~By John Locke ~


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 ~


Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds.
~By Mary Astell ~


Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~By C. S. Lewis ~

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