Reflection Quotes

"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."
- Confucius

"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose." People praying
- 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

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"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."
- Sirach

"Do not make prayer a monologue... make it a conversation."
- Author Unknown

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."
- Corrie Ten Bloom

"For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothingm ill and in prison, and you did not care for me. Then they will answer and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thristy or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?' he will answer them, 'Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.'"
- Matthew 25: 43-45



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