Quotes: reflections

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  • Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.
  • An intellectual instinct which extracts the essence from the phenomena of life, as a bee sucks honey from a flower. In addition to study and reflections, life itself serves as a source.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace Pilgrim
    American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic and pacifist 1908-1981
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    For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people's attention and give them a livelier idea of God than do the often ill-applied examples of his wrath.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
  • James Madison
    James Madison
    American statesman, President 1751-1836
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    What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
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