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The Best Self Reflection Quotes for Personal Growth

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Reflecting on yourself is important. It can give you the motivation to change your life for the better, and it’s often a reflection of what we need to do in order to be happy.

But sometimes reflection quotes are just as helpful. Here are some of our favorite reflection quotes that will help inspire you!

Self-Reflection quotes on life

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie

“The surest way not to fail, isn’t success but effort.” – Unknown

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave and find what a joy it is to ride each one – so long as there are waves” – Jack London

“I’m not interested in what you have to say. I want to know what’s on your mind.” – W.H Auden

reflection quotes

“Some people live in the future, some see it coming. I’m from the other side of town.” – The Tragically Hip

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”- Charles Darwin

“I want somebody to tell me what’s right and wrong so that every choice is clear as day – but if he tells me, there will be no reason for decision.” – Hank Jr.

“I am not who I was then, and she is not the girl of before.” – V.C Andrews

“The only way to win is to learn how to lose.” – Eric Seals

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments.” – Rose Kennedy

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

“The reflection of an action is its own reward.” – Unknown

“But when I see my reflection in the mirror, it’s just not me. It used to be a little girl with pigtails and her life ahead.” – Taylor Momsen

“We are never so vulnerable than when we love.” – W. Somerset Maugham

reflection quotes on love

Reflection quotes on fear and change

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room” – Unknown

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“In order for one real happiness, a thousand little joys must be sacrificed.” – Coco Chanel

“Storm clouds are passing over the house, so you will have to come inside. But it is not raining yet.” – Joan Walsh Anglund

“Never forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up too much space” – Unknown

“The future is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – Aldous Huxley

“For things to change, you have to be the one who changes them.” – Unknown

“If you never try, then nothing will change.” – Unknown

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Barack Obama

“The best time for planning a happy life is now. The second-best time is when there’s still time left.” – Bernard Shaw

“Some people are alive because of what they bring into the world; others die just in order not to have been born at all.” ― Albert Camus

“There is no greater sorrow than remembering our happiness while we’re sad and can’t find any way out of this mental maze that leads us deeper inside ourselves.” -Dorothy Parker

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Happiness is the reflection of a person’s thoughts on what he sees. But I’m never happy, because when I see myself, all I want to do is change something about me.” – Unknown

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

“A year from now you may wish you had started today” – Karen Lamb

“The first step is always the hardest but most important one and that’s taking that chance. The only thing you have in life is your conviction, so put it all on the line for what you want.” – Unknown

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“I don’t want to be somebody’s reflection anymore. I want to be me.” – Taylor Momsen

“To live, you must be willing to risk everything” – Unknown

reflection quotes for success

Reflection quotes about self love and acceptance

“I’m not perfect. I never claimed to be perfect.” – Michelle Obama

“Love yourself as hard as you can. And remember: it’s not about being perfect.” – Unknown

“No matter how dark the night, morning always comes” – Sir Terry Pratchett

Reflection quotes about self-image issues

“‘Beauty is pain,’ they say. Well, then why do people keep trying?” – Coco Chanel

“You can’t put too much pressure on yourself; you are doing your best while still being human after all!” – Unknown

“I keep trying to make myself a reflection of them. Then I realize that’s not who I am.” – Taylor Momsen

“The world is cruel, and it tells you you’re ugly every day until eventually all the mirrors break or shatter from your gaze.” -Taylor Swift

“If we don’t find our own beauty in life, what hope do we have?” – Audrey Hepburn

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – JK Rowling

“You are loved for who you truly are, just as much as anyone else is; no more than any other person either.” – Unknown

“I’m not happy with myself. I could really use your help.” -Unknown

“It’s time for me to show my reflection who is the boss; it’s time for me to love how I look. It doesn’t matter what you might think, because in the end all that matters is whether or not I like myself!” – Taylor Swift

“‘Beauty always shows up on an unclouded face.’ And yet we’re so often looking in a mirror at our reflection of ourselves chasing after something more than just happiness.” – Coco Chanel

“… you have to take care of yourself. You can’t always depend on other people, or your reflection in the mirror will never show who you really are.” – Taylor Momsen

“The best way for me think about myself is as a black hole: I love sucking up everything around me into my gravitational pull until there’s nothing left but darkness and silence.” – Audrey Hepburn

“We have one skin, for it is all we can afford – but how many souls shall share that skin? The reflection in a mirror has no choice of where he enters; yet his reflection seems perverse because the face does not change as he changes. He cannot enter into himself without entering also into eternity, and this reflection offers him a world to which other men do not go. So let us love our fellow man by loving ourselves: for only then may we hope someday to see each other whole again.” – Saint Augustine

The reflection of you is who you are, so love yourself. You deserve it! – Unknown

Reflection quotes for success

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“To be successful, you must fail your way forward and learn from every setback that challenges the value of what you’re trying to do.” – Seth Godin

“Successful people are simply those who don’t let their failures get in the way of themselves. So set up a plan for yourself with goals which will help make it easier when things go wrong but then again they’ll never have any setbacks if everything goes right all the time!” – Unknown

“Success is failure turned inside out – a temporary defeat that gives you the chance to be a better person.” – Stephen R. Covey

“If I had only one hour left to live, I would spend it on my knees with my face in God’s lap asking for His forgiveness.”- John Wesley

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to use them as life lessons and stepping stones towards personal transformation!” – Unknown

“On reflection we find nothing can make us happy but being good; goodness is its own reward because when people are good they get happiness from feeling right, which no amount of money or fame could buy. So don’t give up on trying to be good.” -E. H. White

“Success is not something you pursue; it’s something that pursues you when everything goes according to plan!” – Unknown

“When reflection becomes your best friend, reflection has become the most valuable person in your life.”- Unknown

“Success is when what you think about becomes your reality.”- Tony Robbins

“If you don’t take ownership over yourself then nobody will want to be around you either!” -Unknown

“Successful people have a habit of finding the value in every situation.”- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“It’s not about how successful we are but rather what success means to us and that’s when reflection becomes our best friend!”-Unknown

“If only for just one day, let me stop comparing myself to other people and start loving myself instead.” – Unknown

“Success is not a destination, it’s the journey.”- Unknown

“You are what you become through reflection and reflection becomes who you are!” -Unknown

“The only way to live your life in peace is to be at peace with yourself. Stop beating up on yourself because of something that happened years ago or even yesterday! You have now put an end to all reflection if you will just forgive yourself for everything!” – Unknown

“When I reflect upon my success, which isn’t as much as I would like but still more than most people achieve, I know how happy this makes me feel.” – Oprah Winfrey

Your reflections are a part of who you are and should be loved instead of hated.

We need reflection because without it, there would be no understanding about what mistakes happened or how to prevent them from happening again.

Reflection should not only focus on past mistakes but also the good things that have happened, so we are able to feel as though reflection has been successful for us.

When reflection becomes your best friend then it’s time you love yourself each and every day! Check out our Eckhart Tolle quotes post on life, love and acceptance for more inspiration. 

In the end, I hope you found value in today’s reflection quotes. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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