Quotes and Sayings about Reflection
"Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Ego, Embarrassment, Nothing, Reflection, Self, Today)
"But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Ideas, Class, Contemplation, Reflection)
"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)
"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Women, Balance, Moments, Self, Solitude)
"The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Culture, Existence, Reflection, Style)
"Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Attitude, Personality, Reflection, Style)
"Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Reflection, Service, Will)
"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."
- William Banting
(Related: Time, Thought, Doubt, Reflection)
"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."
- Wes Bentley
(Related: Life, Reality, Reflection)
"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."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)
"Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Attitude, Being, Reflection)
"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."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Consciousness, First, Reflection, Spiritual, World)
"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."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)
"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."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, War, Consideration, Leading, Misleading, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reflection, Violence, World, World war)
"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."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Time, People, Optimism, Creation, Generosity, Reflection)
"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."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Personality, Reflection)
"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."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Men, Circumstances, End, Reality)
"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!"
- Frances Burney
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)
"Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Character, Growth, Language, Reflection)
"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."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Related: Heart, Despair, Mystery, Reflection, Universe)
"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."
- Lee Child
(Related: America, Diversity, Reflection)
"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Character, Force, Judgment, Reflection)
"I'm getting a lot of roles as women who are very powerful. I think that's a reflection of me as a person."
- Melinda Clarke
(Related: Women, Reflection)
"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)
"Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Life, Reflection)
"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."
(Related: Experience, First, Imitation, May, Reflection)
"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."
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, First, Reflection)
"I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections."
- William Congreve
"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."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Eyes, Reflection)
"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."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Nature, Idea, Being, Light, Problems, Reflection)
"No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Art, Reflection, Result, Study)
"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."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Facts, Observation, Reflection, Result)
"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."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Observation, Reason, Reflection)
"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."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Performance, Preparation, Reflection)
"A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Growth, Battle, Nation, Observation, Reflection)
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Action, Quiet, Reflection, Will)
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Creation, Reflection)
"Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Life, People, Deep, Reflection)
"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Eye, Reflection)
"In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Men, Women, Thought, Act, Circumstances, Reflection)
"Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Giving, Mind, Rank, Reflection, Running)
"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."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Love, Culture, Reflection)
"This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion."
- Brian Ferneyhough
"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."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Life, Question, Reflection, Vacation, Want)
"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."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Fear, Reflection)
"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."
- John Foster
(Related: Beauty, Music, God, Beach, Boys, Moods, Reflection)
"Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."
- Anatole France
(Related: Wisdom, Irony, Joy, Reflection)
"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."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: Culture, Reflection, Right)
"The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Action, Effort, Eyes, Reflection, Sun)
"Reflection makes men cowards."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Men, Cowards, Reflection)
"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."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Music, Reflection, World)
"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."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Mind, Present, Reflection, Spirit)
"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."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Echo, Example, Eyes, Reflection, Words)
"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."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Eyes, Reflection)
"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."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Hope, Iraq, Leaders, Reflection, Understanding)
"Boring people are a reflection of boring people."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: People, Reflection)
"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."
- David Hume
(Related: Eloquence, Reason, Reflection, Understanding)
"What is thematically posited is only what is given, by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Moments, Reflection)
"Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Life, Hope, Reflection, Theater)
"'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."
- William James
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Reflection)
"It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Reflection)
"We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Knowledge, Appearance, Reflection)
"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."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Travel, Exploration, First, Literature, Reading, Reflection, Writing)
"A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Beginning, End, Eternity, Reflection)
"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."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: People, Poor, Reflection)
"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."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: People, Being, Reflection, Trying)
"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."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Life, Music, Time, Prison, Reflection, Today, Will, Woman)
"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."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Music, Time, Reflection, Sound)
"Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Music, Life, Reflection)
"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."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Music, Reflection, Song, Talk, Years)
"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."
(Related: Intelligence, Being, Energy, Reflection)
"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."
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, Leader, People, Artist, Reflection)
"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."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Day, Fact, Grief, Living, Misery, Shadow, Thinking)
"When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light, colour appears because of selective reflection."
- Gabriel Lippmann
(Related: Light, Reflection)
"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
- John Locke
(Related: Education, Company, Gentleman, Reading, Reflection)
"Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding."
- John Locke
(Related: Ideas, Mind, Reflection, Reverie, Understanding)
"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."
- Alfred Loisy
(Related: God, Mythology, Obvious, Personality, Reflection, Theology)
"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."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Time, Growth, Film, Reflection, Training, World, Years)
"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."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)
"I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self."
(Related: Appearance, Reflection, Self, Woman)
"I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Music, Career)
"My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system... I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Father, Reflection)
"In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: People, Reflection, Silence)
"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."
- Richard Marx
(Related: People, Feeling, Now, Reflection, Song)
"I had a born-again experience at the age of 33. As a result of that I found a church where I felt I was being fed properly. I don't say that as a reflection on Catholicism. But once I was born again, I got an evangelical spirit."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Being, Catholicism, Reflection, Result, Spirit)
"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."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Society, Time, Day, Historians, Will)
"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."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Idea, Germany, Now, Priorities, Problems, Reflection, Unemployment)
"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Love, Beginning, Reflection)
"Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Love, Music, Reflection)
"Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Success, Possibility, Communication, Reflection, Solitude, Television)
"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."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Society, God, Culture, Laws, Reflection)
"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."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, War, Evolution, Military, Reflection, Right)
"What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature?"
- Max Muller
(Related: Fire, Light, Reality, Reflection, Sun)
"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?"
- Max Muller
(Related: Love, Mother, Father, Heart, Despair, Eyes, First, Light, Reflection, World)
"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."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Quality, Thought, Reflection, Television)
"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."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Life, Soul, Thought, Dream, Disorder, Mind, Reflection, Religious)
"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."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Literature, World, Writers)
"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."
(Related: God, Knowledge, Perception, Necessity, Reflection)
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Man, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)
"There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Act, Mind, Reflection, Thinking)
"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Strength, Man, Reflection, Smiles, Trouble)
"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."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Love, Friend, Character, Enemy, Faults, Friends, Reflection)
"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."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Vision, America, Feeling, Reflection, Today)
"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."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Life, Quality, Land, Reflection, Water)
"For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections."
- Peace Pilgrim
"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."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Company, Job, Racing, Reflection)
"To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Doubt, Necessity, Reflection)
"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."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Positive, Obligation, Reflection, Responsibility)
"I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Work, Values, Reflection)
"Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Thought, Reflection, Remembrance, Sense)
"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Doubt, Necessity, Reflection)
"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."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Men, Heroism, Reflection, Will)
"Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them."
- John Ruskin
"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."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judgment, Miscellaneous, Reflection, Will)
"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."
- George Santayana
"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."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Communication, Illusion, Language, Problems, Reality, Reflection)
"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."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Men, Women, Countries, Democracy, Elections, Freedom, Reflection, Word)
"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."
(Related: Artists, Care, Fact, Reflection, Responsibility, Songs, Words)
"I'm a reflection of the community."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Community, Reflection)
"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?"
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Commitment, Feeling, Friends, Intimacy, Problems, Reflection, Relationships)
"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."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Power, Nature, People, Artists, Challenge, Reflection)
"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."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Time, Behavior, Complexity, Environment, Reflection)
"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."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Intelligence, God, Mind, Reflection)
"Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution."
(Related: Men, Nothing, Reflection, Resolution)
"To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Life, Baseball, Reflection)
"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."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Thought, People, Film, Importance)
"Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work!"
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Work, Values, Needs, Reflection)
"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."
- Rudolf Steiner
(Related: Life, Soul, Virtue, Community, Living, Reflection)
"One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie."
- Mark Stevens
(Related: Reflection, Reverie, Silence)
"The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Man, Reflection, World)
"In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Change, Government, Society, Soul, People, Cause, Problems, Reflection, Want, Will)
"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?"
- James Thomson
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Enthusiasm, Magnificence, Reflection, Sentiment, Variety)
"I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection."
- Gene Tierney
"I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Life, Reflection)
"The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Marriage, Character, Reflection)
"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."
- John Updike
(Related: Art, Change, People, Facts)
"I think it's a reflection of the music business in general, which to me seems very fragmented."
- Kathy Valentine
(Related: Business, Music, Reflection)
"Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race."
- Giambattista Vico
(Related: Class, Common sense, Judgment, Nation, Race, Reflection)
"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."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)
"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?"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: God, History, Humility, Mission, Self)
"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."
- Gene Ween
(Related: People, Fans, Reflection)
"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."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Consulting, Fact, Law, Laws, Now, Reflection, Rules)
"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."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Time, Reflection)
"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Consequences, Reflection)
"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."
- William Whewell
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Being, Reflection)
"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."
- John Woolman
(Related: Christ, Pleasure, Resolution)
"Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Consciousness, Mind, Needs, Obscurity, Reflection, Spirit)
"A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Negative, Force, Liberalism, Reflection)
"They only babble who practise not reflection."
- Edward Young
"A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs."
- Edward Young
(Related: Soul, Reflection, Ruin)
"The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Power, Disgrace, Honor, Reflection)