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, Mathematician and Philosopher (1845-1879)
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.
- Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551 - 479 BCE)
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
- Indira Gandhi, Indian politician (1917-1984)
Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work!
- Leigh Steinberg, Sports agent
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
- Peter F. Drucker, Management Consultant
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, French Priest and writer (1866-1954)
The real [wo/]man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
- Thomas Paine, American revolutionary
God knows us from within ourselves, not as objects, not as strangers, not as intimates, but as our own selves.
- Thomas Merton
I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things in life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
- Coretta Scott King
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings have a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
Personal answers to ultimate questions. That is what we seek.
- Alexander Eliot
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
- Carl Lewis
The accountability rests with me.
- Skip Prosser
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer
If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven't lost. Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.
- Apolo Anton Ono
"In the faces of men and women I see god."
- Walt Whitman
"Would any among you give a stone to your child who is asking you for bread? Or if your child asks for fish, will you hand over a poisonous snake? If you then, who can do wrong, give good gifts to your children, don't you think that your Father/Mother in heaven will give you good things when you ask?"
- Matthew 7:9-11
"The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart..."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Even clowns cry."
- Carol Kelly