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175 Self-Reflection Quotes to Ignite You to Change

Looking for the best self-reflection quotes? When we look at our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions from a neutral point of view, we become more aware of ourselves. Through this practice, we can look at ourselves with a new sense of wonder and interest. When you look into a mirror and describe what you see, you are self-reflecting. It is a way to figure out how you work and how you study. It means thinking about something. Is a mirror a picture of you? Mirrors are a great way to think about yourself. They are tools that help people feel compassion and love. As we spend more time alone and on our phones, we aren’t getting to see this part of the mirror. It’s fun to look at yourself in the mirror with kids because they love it so much.

Your mind starts to become more defensive and proud during a fight with your spouse. This is because your mind is trying to protect you from being hurt. Even so, you bring up your goal of becoming better at not justifying yourself when taking feedback. 300 quotes are here for you.

“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

“The reflection staring back at me. And when they say you’re all alone. Tell them it will not last that long.” – R.J. Intindola

“Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation.” – Kelly Rowland

Self-Reflection Quotes

“Reflection is a good thing. It allows us to look back in time so we can connect the dots between specific memories to reveal the purpose and meaning behind synchronistic events.” – Molly Friedenfeld

“The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.” – Sammy Davis

“My life is constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve.” – Unknown

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“If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.” – Michel de Montaigne

“As we protect self-reflection the reflection of you, as they are the reflection of self the purest form of the honeydew and the wicked world is deceived by the darkest tower of doom, but every shine is brighter by a mind that you have control in confidence courage and faith.” – Eyy

“These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.” – Ricky Martin

“You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine always says “yes”. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” – Tom Bilyeu

“The reflections you want others to see start with honesty.” – Eugene Napoleon

“Be the type of person you want to meet.” – Unknown

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass

“Your personal truth is your gift to the world.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“The more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect into the outer world.” – Senora Roy

“I’d consider each reflection of mine; to be perpetually blessed.” – Nikhil Parekh

“There was something wrong; nobody else had to tell me. Writing it down made me see it. I’d told myself as if writing to another person.” – Gina Barreca

“Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.” – Robert L. Rosen

“Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things… then better yourself.” – Sonya Tecla

“Sometimes it’s hard to look at a flower when your dying inside.” – Anthony Liccione

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“She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist.” – Sylvia Plath

“Living on the surface, your reflection flat and clean.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“Judging wrongly of others is a reflection of how you see yourself.” – Darlene Bennett

“Self-awareness doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, it allows you to learn from them.” – Unknown

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

“Reflection can transform something familiar.” – Diane L. Dunton

“Marking time in present tense old memories left to rust. The past is a distant reverie its truth beyond my trust. Looking straight into the sun my eyes reopen wide. A last reflection staring back remembrance so divine.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“Before I ask you to sit with me, I must be able to sit with myself. Before I ask you to accept my pain, I have to accept the pain myself. Before I ask you to love me, I have to be madly in love with myself.” – C. Thoth

Motivational Quotes About Reflection Of Self

“Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” – Carl Jung

“Notice how little, and how seldom, you notice the movement of the eyes in your own face, a reflection of a moment’s reflection.” – Conrad Potter Aiken

“It is the final person we see reflected in our eyes that really matters; we wonder who is she and why is she here? To find ourselves truly, it is the goal we have all set for ourselves.” – Michelle Shen

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“The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination… until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love.” – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

“Set a daily solitude time for reflection and rethinking.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“When I am sharply judgmental of any other person, it’s because I sense or see reflected in them some aspect of myself that I don’t want to acknowledge.” – Gabor Maté

“We are all capable of great self-deception when it serves us.” – Holly Black

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.” – Unknown

“Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions.” – C. Terry Warner

“The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss

“Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.” – Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

“Jumping into problems without adequate reflection is likely to lead to false starts and erroneous conclusions.” – James C. Kaufman

Inspiring Self Reflection Quotes

“Every mirror embedded on the walls is a beautiful mirror; portraying to you your candid reflection.” – Nikhil Parekh

“To find yourself you must look within yourself and not others.” – Damian Stafon

“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” – Lewis Howes

“Self-reflection becomes self-torment when learning doesn’t occur.” – Jeffrey G. Duarte

“It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.” – Sanhita Baruah

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“Choices, decisions all done and finished have led me here. Here to this place of reflection. Old times are gone, right and wrong have led me here. Here to this place of reflection.” – Mario William Vitale

“It seems the great advantage of people who annoy us is motivation to engage in reflection.” – Auliq Ice

“Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.” – John C. Maxwell

“Passing through its own reflection, eternity is beauty – and beauty is truth.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward.” – Kayla Panchisin

“There is one art of which people should be masters – the art of reflection.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes

“There is nothing like a train journey for reflection.” – Tahir Shah

“I’m a work in progress, and I hope I will never be complete.”- Nick Frost

“Emotions are there to enjoy life, but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up.” – Frederick Lenz

“A mirrored reflection of what never comes out.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be.” – Neal Donald Walsch

“In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.” – Marcel Marceau

“I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.” – Frances Mayes

“Life is more enjoyable when you focus your attention on helping others than reflecting on your own problems.” – Nishan Panwar

“Writing was a defeat, it was a humiliation, it was coming face-to-face with yourself and seeing you weren’t good enough.” – Karl Ove Knausgård

“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” – Michel Angelo

“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke

“Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane.’” – Gloria Mayfield Banks

“I just want your voice aimed at me again. I want to absorb the direction of your eyes…” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“What we focus on the outside is a reflection of what we feel inside.” – Unknown

“Reflection on the infinite seems to call, almost by definition, for infinite reflection.” – Daniel Taylor

“Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“Improvement begins with me.” – Unknown

Self Reflection Quotes For Leaders

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” – Rumi

“There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” – Michelle Sandlin

“Close your eyes and stare into the dark.” – Cecelia Ahern

“Our fitful heart a wild reflection views.” – George Meredith

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.” – Thomas Carlyle

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“Having no resources within himself, he was compelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency;” – Fredrick Douglass

“Quiet reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Maintain that peaceful nursery, enabling stillness to speak.” – Tom Althouse

“You are a mirror of yourself in others. Whatever you want, give. Be the best reflection of yourself.” – Karen A. Baquiran

“Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity.” – Pearl Zhu

“Only through the act of self-reflection – is the Creator truly known.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua

“One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.” – Lao Tzu

“Only through the eyes of soft empathy, can a child see its true reflection.” – Nikhil Parekh

“Time and reflection change the sight little by little ’till we come to understand.” – Paul Cezanne

“I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself – here, tonight… even in this darkness.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Self-development requires direct action. Knowledge must precede action. The self’s relation to the world must be grounded in reality through ideas and thoughts. Self-reflection and introspection expand our appreciation of life.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

“Your most important “want” should be the one you can control!” – Shannon L. Alder

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha

“A worldview is probably an expression of self.” – Michael Leunig

“Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects you something you love or hate about yourself.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

“I am a reflection of my own soul.” – Unknown

“Where there is reflection, there is either double beauty or double ugliness!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“When there is a beautiful reflection, we know not where to look, to the reflection or to the reflected!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Reflection is time-sensitive; and with the realization that the ‘present’ and ‘future’ can be altered, it is also purposeful, for we can set goals to grow into a graceful work of art.” – Patricia H. Graham

“The true words do not fail, for motion does not fail, and reflection does not fail.” – Walt Whitman

“In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul.” – Unknown

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.” – Richard Carlson

“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 bitterest.” – Confucius

“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” – L.R. Knost

“Dwell not on the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own.” – Buddha

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.” – Carrie Wilkerson

“Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and be.” – Trudy Symeonakis Vesotsky

“I’ve never been in the military, but I have a purple heart: I got it from beating myself up over things that I can’t fix.” – Rudy Francisco

“The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung

“Why is my reflection someone I don’t know?” – Mulan

Self Reflection Quotes For Work

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Unknown

“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations, and that all reality has spiritual control.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own minds, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings. Like the sun emerging from behind the clouds, the teachings of the dharma become clear.” – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

“Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse – so is the love.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“This ebb and flow of emotion and reflection marks our existence and drives our behavior.” – Lee Oberparleiter

“Reflection… Looking back so the view looking forward is clearer.” – Unknown

“People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves.” – Mandy Hale

“The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” – Yvonne Woon

“Living in a way that reflects one’s values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.” – Deborah Day

“Reflection and learning are lifelong processes.” – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

“Do not hide your light for fear of what others may think of you. Let it shine and be a reflection of what is possible.” – Kristi Bowman

“I visualize where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.” – Michael Jordan

“It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.” – Ella Maillart

“We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul.”- Shannon L. Alder

“You were my first and last reflection in life.” – Nikhil Parekh

“Reflection should be conducive to the human goal of liberation.” – Wilhelm Halbfass

“Our heart should always be a reflection of who we are as people.” – Ayjee Grogan

“Never forget to remain a student while you teach others.” – Jerry Cortsen

“One needs a great deal of idle time to feel really sorry for oneself.” – J.G. Ballard

“There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” – Michelle Sandlin

“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself.” – Dr. Paul T.P. Wong

“Reflection ingeniously knows how to convert a beauty into a super beauty!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Wisdom is the fruits of reflection.” – Gino Norris

“Why are all reflections lovelier than what we call reality? Not so grand or so strong, it may be, but always lovelier?” – George Macdonald

“Intellectually speaking, people love you with the capacity that they have at that time.” – Germany Kent

“My Sundays are mostly spent in self-reflection.” – Prashant Niranjani

“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.” – Dr. Henry Cloud

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

“True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self-elements.“ – Nhat Hanh

“The efforts that we put into our lives today would reflect on the place we are standing on tomorrow.” – Hermann J Steinherr

“If you are not evolving, you are dying.” – Marcus Lemonis

“Now my reflection shows my nudity and struggles with such clarity, it’s not hard to relate to me.” – Amanda D. Shelton

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

“Self-reflection is a kind of self-judgment. The difference is just this – the former is positive and the latter is negative.” – Balroop Singh

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“Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.” – Suzan-Lori Parks

“The more reflective you are, the more effective you are.” – Hall and Simeral

“Spiritual growth requires the development of inner knowing and inner authority. It requires the heart, not the intellect.” – Gary Zukav

“What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives.” – Stephen Richards

“It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection.” – Unknown

“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.” – Unknown

“True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.” – Corliss Lamont

“There is no future without a past because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition.” – Siri Hustvedt

“Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want the truth, be truthful. What you give out will always return.” – Kristen Butler

“Your life is a reflection of how effectively you balance potential and kinetic energy.” – Steve Maraboli

“I know that this process of ‘me changing my life’ doesn’t just end once I set fire to this list of things I hate about myself. Tonight isn’t as much of a new beginning as it is a violent end and I know the real work hasn’t even started yet.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“If you find yourself trapped inside a dimming world, remember it was always this dark inside the body. Where the heart, like any law, stops only for the living. If you find yourself, then congratulations, your hands are yours to keep.” – Ocean Vuong

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Zen

“Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes.” – Lawrence Bossidy

“When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is seen reflected in it.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

“To separate yourself from your weakness and look at it objectively is a very powerful thing.” – Russell Simmons

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey

“What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl Menninger

“You attract what you are, not what you want. So if you want it then reflect it.” – Tony Gaskins

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” – Wayne Dyer

“Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow.” – Sadhak Anshit

“Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life.” – Brian Tracy

“See what’s in front of you as a reflection of yourself. This is not narcissism. It’s called self-reflection” – Ana Claudia Antunes

“Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?” – Christopher Fry

“One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” – K.L. Toth

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

“A Christian’s goodness is a rebuke to the wicked; his being right-side-up is a reflection upon the worldling’s inverted position.” – Billy Graham

“Reflection is designed into the course as a regular, normal, and sustained intellectual activity.” – Danielle LaVaque-Manty

“I never make the same mistake twice. I make it like five or six times, you know, just to be sure.” – Unknown

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”- May Sarton

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” – Unknown

“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” – T.D. Jakes

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“This time I see a mere reflection of what’s good inside days of endless worry in such a reflective way humble myself to bow the knee to pray words can express the love that one has inside.” – Mario William Vitale

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” – Brian Tracy

“The purpose of our spiritual journey is not to replace the darkness with light, rather it’s to integrate and honor all the parts of ourselves… all of life’s energies.” – Deb Blum

“Without deep reflection, one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

“Intellectually he understood perfectly what the problem was: guilt and doubt, the waste products of innocence and faith, inhibited him and filled him with self-loathing even at his own weakness in trying to be free of them.” – Ken MacLeod

“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” – Indra Devi

“I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.” – Buddha

“The more we connect with our Spiritual self, the uglier sin looks. In the book: Removing Your Shame Label.” – Eddie Capparucci

“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, and that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom?” – Khalil Gibran

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

“Before you can do something you must first be something.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.” – Rumi

“To achieve the happiness I advocate four major principles the principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress.” – Ryuho Okawa

“It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning.” – Graeme Edwards

“Reflection can be painful, but reflection can also be productive.” – Charlotte Pearson

“Look outside and you will see yourself. Look inside and you will find yourself.” – Drew Gerald

“Your choices and decisions are a reflection of how well you’ve set and followed your priorities.” – Elizabeth George

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

“He that knows himself, knows others.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“The degree of freedom we enjoy outwardly is a reflection of the degree of love we cultivate inwardly.” – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

“Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.” – T. Harv Eker

“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” – Unknown

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

“Let go of rejections and focus on self-reflection. For it is within that you will find the light you seek.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

“The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming.” – Kirkegaard

“Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward.” – Vince McMahon

“The cosmos is evolving toward greater self-reflection, allowing us to open the eye of Spirit and see our source.” – Alex Grey

“Self-reflection is a desire felt by the body, as well as the soul.” – Susan Griffin

“You may scan historic pages, and right down throughout the ages mere reflection never laid a single brick.” – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

“I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity.” – Bryant McGill

“I am still learning.” – Michaelangelo

“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” – Unknown

“Growing into the worlds above us, realizing the higher realms of consciousness within us, requires that we outgrow the worlds beneath us.” – Guy Finley

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“I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” – Shelby Foote

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldos Huxley

“On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear.” – Bryant McGill

“Do thoughts control what knowledge seeks, does reflection hold the key.” – Kurt Philip Behm

“Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life.” – Unknown

“One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it.” – Hermann Hesse

“Friendship with one’s self is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“We have so committed ourselves in different ways that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement.” – Max Ernst

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Self-reflection is a much kinder teacher than regret is. Prioritize yourself by making a habit of it.” – Andrena Sawyer

“The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.” – Ritu Ghatourey

“It is great to be introspective, self-analysis can be useful, but only if it results in action.” – Joe Sacco

“Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

“Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love, lead, heal, and create, you must nourish yourself first.” – Louise Hay

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” – Charles Bukowski

“Great leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, self-reflection, education, training, and experience.” – Tony Buon

“You cannot have a meaningful life without having self-reflection.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflection” – Ryuho Okawa

“Work on yourself more than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn

“Never second-guessing always prompt for a mere reflection you decide when.” – Mario William Vitale

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

“Your attitude toward others, work, and your daily life is a reflection of your attitude toward God.” – Elizabeth George

“The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.” – Bryant McGill

“Don’t become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you.” – Mary-Frances Winters

“A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.” – Edward Young

“When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace.” – Wayne Dyer

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” – Brene Brown

“If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.” – Unknown

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

“Love your enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” – Benjamin Franklin

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” – Proverb

“Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely.” – Kahlil Gibran

“People are too quick to pass judgment and too slow to self-reflect.” – Unknown

“Don’t let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror – we all have it – that shadow self – that dark heart.” – John Geddes

“Darkness holds eternal sway over him who cannot first find the light within himself.” – Melissa McPhail

Self Reflection Quotes For Students

“Reflection is deliberate and purposeful. It is our past that provides us the wisdom and experience when to bloom and show everyone I am a beautiful flower.” – Patricia H. Graham

“The pure reflection will shine out again. When earth’s hopes are relinquished, unfulfilled.” – Ada Cambridge

“Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education.” – John Carolus

“Engaging in meditative self-reflection and gaining increased control of inner experiences provides a person with a sense of control over fear and trembling and the chaos of life.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” – Rev. Jesse Jackson

“Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours.” – Ilyas Kassam

“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” – Brendon Burchard

“You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” – John Addison

“Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” – Vikas Runwal

“Examination of our past is never time-wasting. Reverberations from the past provide learning rubrics for living today.”- Kilroy J. Oldster

“I remind myself that too much self-reflection can make even a toadstool fall into a deep slumber.” – Susan Ornbratt

“The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in its own reflection..” – T.F. Hodge

“No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never late to be who you are meant to be.” – Esther and Jerry Hicks

“I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about…” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“When reflection calls to mind, the bleak and desolating wind, that soon thy silken wing shall tear, and waft it on the freezing air.” – Mary Darby Robinson

“Change is your friend, not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.” – Simon T. Bailey

“Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.” – Maxwell Martz

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves.” – Bryant McGill

“Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.” – Stacy London

“Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.” – Confucius

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey

“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” – Billy Graham

“I didn’t seem to know anyone as well as I thought I did. But I wonder now if maybe you can’t ever truly know another person. Maybe all you can do is hope that one day, you’ll know yourself.” – Sarah Nicole Smetana

“In the mirror, the face and its reflection – they watch each other; different, but one.” – Sant Tukaram

“The people accusing me of being productive don’t know how hard it is for me to just bend my elbow sometimes.” – Lena Dunham

“Our language is the reflection of ourselves.” – Cesar Chavez

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

“Doubt, not self-reflection, comes from a destructive energy, and when it rears its head, I talk to it like a lunatic.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

“Becoming a great man doesn’t require Education, but Reflection.” – Steeven Shaw

“During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within.” – Amanda Mosher

“Compare less. Reflect more.” – Unknown

“To realize the Self is to be still.” – Ramana Maharshi

“Your life is a reflection… you don’t get what you want, you get what you are. You gotta be it to see it.” – Steve Maraboli

“People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot.” – Bryant McGill

“We each project to others a reflection of the world which includes our choices of perception.” – Bryant McGill

“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.” – C. JoyBell C.

“Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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