Reflections Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reflections quotes, reflections sayings, and reflections proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Reflection in the mirror makes reality look at you.     


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


One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.     

Lao Tzu

Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.     

Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

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

Margaret J. Wheatley

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

Daniel Taylor

Reflection increases the vigor of the mind, as exercise does the strength of the body.     

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

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

Peter F. Drucker

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

Albert Einstein

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

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.     

Iyanla Vanzant

Reflection can be its own reward.     

Alena Graedon

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.     

Charles Dickens

Universe is an empty mirror. World is just the reflection of your thoughts     

Amit Ray

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

Richard Carlson

A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.     

William Kingdon Clifford

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.     

Desiderius Erasmus

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.     

Baltasar Gracian

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

Gautama Buddha

The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.     

Debasish Mridha

Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.     


The difference between you and me, is the different reflection that we both see.     

Anthony T. Hincks

If you want the truth about being different, all you have to do is look in the mirror     

Anthony T. Hincks

Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.     

Jane Austen

Reflections of the battlements shimmered in the deep green moat, casting an image of enduring strength, an image that defied the very siege of time.     

Karen Azinger

The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.     

Thomas a Kempis

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.     


Reflection is not something you have a lot of time for.     

Robert Battle

Reflection makes men cowards.     

William Hazlitt

Reflection can transform something familiar.     

Diane L. Dunton