Quotes: reflection

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    All fear is bad, and ought to be overcome not by fairy tales, but by courage and rational reflection.

    Source: On Fear

  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    American statesman 1767-1848
    John Quincy Adams
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    Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
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    As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
  • Giambattista Vico
    Giambattista Vico
    Italian philosopher, historian 1688-1744
    Giambattista Vico
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    Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.
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