49 Quotes About Reflecting on Yourself


Having the ability to look at yourself and gain perspective will help you gain an understanding to your strengths and weakness. These quotes about reflecting on yourself are an invaluable part of determining where you should head next.

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

“Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.”

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

“But when one believes that you’ve been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?”

“Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.”

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

“Don’t put yourself in situations you’d like to run away from. But when you run, run back to yourself.”

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

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

“Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections.”

“Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another. The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are-entry points for learning, not validation that you aren’t good enough.”

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

“He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense.”

“I learned capacity for self-reflection very early, finding it through interior monologues that books are so good at and that visual media is so bad at because it’s so boring – nothing’s happening.”

“I realized that my circumstances, while causing me despair and heartbreak, also held great possibility, if only I could see it.”

“I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century.”

“I think self-destructiveness is given a really bad rap. I think it can also mean self-reflection and poetic sensiblity. It can mean empathy, hedonism, a libertarianism.”

“If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there’s a million ways to be, you know that there are.”

“In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.”

“It is the role of the artistic coder to question the coding languages, both through self-reflection and by using them for unintended purposes. These coders introduce multiplicity where none existed and challenge definitions of intent for the entire environment of programming language, machine and system.”

“It seems to me that information is the thing which uses matter, uses light, uses spirit, uses whatever it can put its hands on to organize itself into higher and higher levels of self-reflection.”

“It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning.”

“I’ve always had a talent for recognizing when I am in a moment worth being nostalgic for.”

“Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely.”

“Less and less is life animated through personal discovery, intimacy with others, or self-reflection. While life has become more manageable for many people, it has become commensurately less engaged.”

“Life is just masturbation in a sense, mentally. What people do is they just create a world out of their self-reflection.”

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”

“Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep.”

“No one seriously doubts Socrates’ maxim: The unexamined life isn’t worth living. Self-assessment and attempts at self-improvement are essential aspects of”the good life.””

“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.”

“Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own mind, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings.”

“Sometimes it’s easier to see the madness in others—but we also have to see it in ourselves.”

“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.”

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

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

“The interpretation of a case is corroborated only by the successful continuation of a self-formative process, that is by the completion of self-reflection , and not in any unmistakable way by what the patient says or how he behaves.”

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

“The same organizational principles which called us forth into self-reflection have called forth self-reflection out of the planet itself.”

“The shift in American society from admiring Christians to fearing and criticizing them provides an opportunity for self-reflection. How have we been presenting the message we believe in? Might there be a more grace-filled way?”

“The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself.”

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

“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.”

“We can only conceive of changing the self-reflection in response to our concept of self-reflection, which is predicated on our concept of self, which is a self-reflection.”

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

“We should have taken our chances back then, when we were young and beautiful and didn’t even know it.”

“Wisdom is to see the difference between nirvana and this world, this self-reflection that the mind creates.”

“Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”

“Women need real moments of solitude and self reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”

“You cannot tie your fiance to the railroad track of self-reflection and personal improvement.”

Learning to reflect upon yourself will build an understanding that you have never experienced before.

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