"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
"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."
"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
- Indira Gandhi
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
- Peter F. Drucker
"The object of reflection is invariably the discovery of something satisfying to the mind which was not there at the beginning of the search."
- Ernest Dimnet
"The real [wo/]man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
- Thomas Paine
"God knows us from within ourselves, not as objects, not as strangers, not as intimates, but as our own selves."
- Thomas Merton
"It's all about the journey, not the outcome."
- Carl Lewis
"The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart..."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All reality is a reflection of God.
- John Powell
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
- Sarah Williams
"Certain thoughts are prayers."
- Victor Hugo
"It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream."
- Benjamin E. Mays
"Contemplation is vital, thinking is vital; he who thinks little errs much."
- Leonardo Da Vinci
"Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a divine mystery, or a waterfall."
- Fulton J. Sheen
"Wait and be patient, and later you will be glad you did.