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129 Powerful Reflection Quotes To Help You Grow

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If you are looking for an amazing selection of reflection quotes you’re in the right place.

It’s incredibly important to make sure you find the time to reflect every now and again.

It allows you to take stock of any success you’ve had, as well as looking at areas of your life that have been challenging.

It’s often in these times of reflection where we formulate the plans we need to go out and achieve everything we want.

Reading some quotes about reflection can help you grow in all areas of your life.

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Top 10 Reflection Quotes

When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace.

Wayne Dyer
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Examination of our past is never time-wasting. Reverberations from the past provide learning rubrics for living today.

Kilroy J. Oldster
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What we focus on outside is a reflection of what we feel inside.

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

Stephen Richards
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Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

Charles Bukowski
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Emotions are there to enjoy life; but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up.

Frederick Lenz
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You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

Diane von Furstenberg
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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anais Nin
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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
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Self-reflection is a kind of self-judgment. The difference is just this the former is positive and the latter is negative.

Balroop Singh
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Before I ask you to sit with me, I must be able to sit with myself. Before I ask you to accept my pain, I have to accept the pain myself. Before I ask you to love me, I have to be madly in love with myself. C. Thoth

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.

Suzan-Lori Parks

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. Rumi

The purpose of our spiritual journey is not to replace the darkness with light, rather it’s to integrate and honor all the parts of ourselves… all of life’s energies. Deb Blum

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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

Reflection on the infinite seems to call, almost by definition, for infinite reflection.

Daniel Taylor

He that knows himself, knows others. Charles Caleb Colton

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No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are it is never late to be who you are meant to be. Esther and Jerry Hicks

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

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

Wayne Dyer

I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew. Frances Mayes

Doubt, not self-reflection, comes from a destructive energy, and when it rears its head, I talk to it like a lunatic. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself. Wayne Dyer

There is one art of which people should be masters the art of reflection.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul. Shannon L. Alder

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One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. Hermann Hesse

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I’m a work in progress, and I hope I will never be complete. Nick Frost

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

Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer. Dr. Steve Maraboli

The way we reflect the world around us is the direct reflection of the world within us. Anonymous

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It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be. Sanhita Baruah

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

Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections Ryuho Okawa

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This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

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

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


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

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

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

To realize the Self is to be still.

Ramana Maharshi

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

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

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Reflective thinking turns experience into insight. John C. Maxwell

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. Carl Jung

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

Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted it is an intimate date to yourself. Paul T.P. Wong

I am a reflection of my own soul.


When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is seen reflected in it. B.K.S Iyengar

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

The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues. Bryant McGill

Engaging in meditative self-reflection and gaining increased control of inner experiences provides a person with a sense of control over fear and trembling and the chaos of life.

Kilroy J. Oldster

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

If you are not evolving, you are dying. Marcus Lemonis

The people accusing me of being productive don’t know how hard it is for me to just bend my elbow sometimes.

Lena Dunham

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Ram Dass

It is great to be introspective, self-analysis can be useful, but only if it results in action. Joe Sacco

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

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

Honest self reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom. Vikas Runwal

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. Baltasar Gracian

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

The more reflective you are, the more effective you are.

Hall and Simeral

Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water. Elizabeth Gilbert

Inspiring Self Reflection Quotes

Living in a way that reflects ones values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things. Deborah Day

People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves.

Mandy Hale

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

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and be. Trudy Symeonakis Vesotsky

The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming. Kirkegaard

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed. Ricky Martin

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

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

Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions.

C Terry Warner

Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. Brene Brown

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

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 bitterest. Confucius

Reflection… Looking back so the view looking forward is clearer.


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

Reflection can transform something familiar. Diane L. Dunton

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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

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.

Corliss Lamont

Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity. Pearl Zhu

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

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

A worldview is probably an expression of self.

Michael Leunig

Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. Stacy London

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

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be. Neal Donald Walsch

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

Alex Grey

Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light. Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul. Anonymous

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People are too quick to pass judgement and too slow to self-reflect. Anonymous

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

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

Self-reflection is a desire felt by the body, as well as the soul. Susan Griffin

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

Compare less. Reflect more.


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

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

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

During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within.

Amanda Mosher

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldos Huxley

Motivating Reflection Quotes

We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. Zen

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

Self-reflection entails 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

You attract what you are, not what you want. So if you want it then reflect it. Tony Gaskins

Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Why is my reflection someone I don’t know?


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

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

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

You cannot have a meaningful life without having self-reflection.

Oprah Winfrey

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. Sammy Davis

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

Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. What you give out will always return. Kristen Butler

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

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. Thomas Carlyle

True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self-elements. Nhat Nanh

It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. Anonymous

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

May Sarton

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. Caroline Myss

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

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

Close your eyes and stare into the dark.

Cecelia Ahern

We have so committed ourselves in different ways that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you. Michelle Sandlin

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big selection of reflection quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

I’d love to know which reflection quotes are your favourites.

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Last Updated on June 28, 2021 by TheGrowthReactor

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