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Irish writer 1854-1900+3
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.
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924+2
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC+1
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.
A key ingredient in authentic Christianity is time. Not leftover time, not throwaway time, but quality time. Time for contemplation, meditation and reflection. Unhurried, uninterrupted time.Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American Novelist 1811-18960
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.
A person's health isn't generally a reflection of genes, but how their environment is influencing them. Genes are the direct cause of less than 1pc of diseases: 99pc is how we respond to the world.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
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
American statesman 1767-18480
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
French writer and criticus 1823-18920
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
German writer and poet 1749-18320
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.
American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-0
Books ARE a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.
American Protestant clergyman 1891-19680
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
English statesman 1874-19650
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
Italian philosopher, historian 1688-17440
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
German - American physicist 1879-19550
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.