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.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too.
Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.
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Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
Reflection makes men cowards.
I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never;
but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.
Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one.
May memory restore again and again The smallest color of the smallest day:Time is the school in which we learn,Time is the fire in which we burn.
Oh, for boyhood's painless play, Sleep that wakes in laughing day,Health that mocks the doctor's rules,Knowledge never learned of schools.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work!
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
Mental pleasure are never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
Be kind to unkind people. They need it most. No need to be their reflection.
When the artist finds himself he is lost.
The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
I will be generous with my love today.
I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
Your life is a reflection, you don't get what you want, you get what you are. You got to be it to see it
A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative.
It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
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.
A government, no matter how corrupt, unscrupulous or manipulative is a reflection of its people.
What we presently see before us in society is a perfect reflection of who we are, both good and bad.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
The tasks are done and the tears are shed.
Yesterday's errors let yesterday cover; Yesterday's wounds, which smarted and bled, Are healed with the healing that night has shed.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight!
Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.
It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.