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    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

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For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise,
And weigh the winds that under heaven doth blow;
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For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise,
And weigh the winds that under heaven doth blow;
Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise;
Or weigh the thought that from man's mind doth flow.

by Edmund Spenser Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit read more

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.

by Thomas Merton Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and read more

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

by Desiderius Erasmus Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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Can the believing husband in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving wife in Hell? Can the believing father in Heaven read more

Can the believing husband in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving wife in Hell? Can the believing father in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving children in Hell? Can the loving wife in Heaven be happy with her unbelieving husband in Hell? I tell

by Jonathan Edwards Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

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

by Peter F. Drucker Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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The learn'd reflect on what before they knew.

The learn'd reflect on what before they knew.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.

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

by Edward Young Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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Democracy is the art of thinking independently together

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together

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The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill
your pipe with that 'ere reflection.

The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill
your pipe with that 'ere reflection.

by Charles Dickens Found in: Reflection Quotes,
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