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

  I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.  
 -  Omar Bongo
  

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

  Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.  
 -  William Ralph Inge
  

  Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation.  
 -  Earle Brown
  

  Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.  
 -  Shawn Ashmore
  

  The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.  
 -  Jimi Hendrix
  

  Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.  
 -  Kenneth Burke
  

  Reflection makes men cowards.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  My public image is absolutely not a fair reflection of who I am.  
 -  Mario Balotelli
  

  What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope... It is not a reflection of all religious people.  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

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

  Show respect to people who don't even deserve it. Not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  I punished myself and avoided my reflection in mirrors and any windows. I would see myself reflected back, and I would look away, trying to pretend I didn't exist, because I hated myself so much.  
 -  Margaret Cho
  

  Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.  
 -  William James
  

  Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds.  
 -  Mary Astell
  

  Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.  
 -  Henri Frederic Amiel
  

  My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.  
 -  Cesar Chavez
  

  Everything family does is reflection on the other people.  
 -  Kim Kardashian
  

  Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.  
 -  John Locke
  

  Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.  
 -  John Locke
  

  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.  
 -  James Madison
  

  It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation.  
 -  Samuel Alexander
  

  I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large.  
 -  Kenzaburo Oe
  

  Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Sexual living is a reflection of God's love for us. It has two key qualities, which is faithfulness and creativity of new life.  
 -  Vincent Nichols
  

  The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.  
 -  Edward Young
  

  Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.  
 -  Jamie Oliver
  

  A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  
 -  Leonardo Da Vinci
  

  Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.  
 -  John Ruskin
  

  They only babble who practise not reflection.  
 -  Edward Young
  

  The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray
  

  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.  
 -  John Updike
  

  I'm a reflection of the community.  
 -  Tupac Shakur