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Reflection Quotes


These are some of the best 'Reflection' quotations and sayings.

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

A wise man reflects before he speaks. - A fool speaks, and then reflects on what he has uttered.

Every man deeply engaged in business, if all regard to another state be not extinguished, must have the conviction, if not the resolution of one who, being asked whether he retired from the army in disgust, answered, "that he laid down his commission for no other reason, but because there ought to be some time for sober reflection between the life of a soldier and his death."

Evil is wrought by want of thought, as well as by want of heart.

He that will not reflect is a ruined man.

Knowledge is acquired by study and observation, but wisdom cometh by opportunity of leisure; the ripest thought comes from the mind which is not always on the stretch, but fed, at times, by a wise passiveness.

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

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

Reflection makes men cowards.

Sum up at night what thou hast done by day, and in the morning what thou hast to do. - Dress and undress thy soul; mark the decay and growth of it. - If with thy watch, that too be down, then wind up both; since we shall be most surely judged, make thine accounts agree.

The advice of a scholar, whose piles of learning were set on fire by imagination, is never to be forgotten. Proportion an hour's reflection to an hour's reading, and so dispirit the book into the student.

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

There is one art of which every man should be a master - the art of reflection. - If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?

They only babble who practise not reflection. - I shall think; and thought is silence.

Think twice before you speak, or act once, and you will speak or act the more wisely for it.

We are told, "Let not the sun go down in your wrath," but I would add, never act or write till it has done so. This rule has saved me from many an act of folly. It is wonderful what a different view we take of the same event four-and-twenty hours after it has happened.