137+ EXCLUSIVE Reflection Quotes to Change Your Future

How important is reflection?
Reflection is one of the best ways to develop wisdom. It is an active process to lead a more successful and fulfilling life.

What does it mean to reflect on your life?
It means that you enrich your life and encourage personal growth by reviewing parts of your life. You should take time to look back and reflect on what you’ve done right and learn from what has done. Also, it means that you consider deeply something that you might not otherwise have given much thought to.

Deep reflection quotes and saying help you embrace your true dreams, boost your happiness, and become the people we want to be.

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Best Reflection Quotes

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Søren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two things fill the heart with renewed and increasing awe and reverence the more often and the more steadily that they are meditated on: the starry skies above me and the moral law inside me. – Immanuel Kant

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

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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

Self-reflection entail 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

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

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

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

quotes on reflection

Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived. – Mollie Marti

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

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

Positive Reflection Quotes

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

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

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

Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself. – Paul TP Wong

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

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

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

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

Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep. – George Washington Carver

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

daily reflection quotes

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

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

The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. – Mel Robbins

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

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

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. – Gabrielle Bernstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Reflection Sayings That Will Transform You into a Better Individual

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell

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

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers. – Cesar Chavez

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

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

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

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

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. – Henry David Thoreau

Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself are a reflection of you. – Aaron Rodgers

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

Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. – Maxwell Maltz

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

I stared at myself in the mirror, wondering what she saw that I didn’t. – Sherri Lee Emmons

It took a lot of years of me on my own, coaching myself, to look in the mirror and love the reflection. – Alyssa Edwards

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

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

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

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

Change comes from reflection. – Genesis P-Orridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A day is not always bright, and nights are not always dark. All that matters is what’s inside, because day and night are a reflection of you. – Avantika

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

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

I believe that our society is merely a reflection of what is going on inside each and every one of us. – Seal

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

Inspirational Quotes On Reflection

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

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

Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you’re friendly, then everybody else seems to be friendly too. – David R. Hawkins

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. – Gandhi

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

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

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

Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. – Jeffrey Gitomer

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those dark, clustered houses encloses it. – Charles Dickens

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

A moment of silence is actually a very loud moment. – Nouf Alfadl

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

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults. – Benjamin Franklin

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself. – Francois Truffaut

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

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

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

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

We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust. – David Levithan

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

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

When I reflect on how things have changed, I can’t help but laugh. – Alexis Korner

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

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

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

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

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

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment. – Learned Hand

Famous Reflection Quotes To Take Better Care Of Yourself

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.

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him? – Bill Watterson

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

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

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

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

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? – Frederick II

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

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

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

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. – Albert Einstein

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

I’m a reflection of the community. – Tupac Shakur

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

There are so many young women today who look so lost. And I feel like, of course they’re lost. They have no one around them to give them real, authentic reflection. – Courtney Thorne Smith

I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. – Sidney Poitier

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

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

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change. – John Podhoretz

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

Just be yourself and let your personality reflect your style. – Varun Dhawan

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

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

Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe. – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Popular culture is simply a reflection of what the majority seems to want. – Victor Davis Hanson

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

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

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. – Shawn Ashmore

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

The entertainment industry is vast and is a reflection of the society we live in. – Karrine Steffans