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Reflections

 

Revised
April 30, 2010

 

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We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking quotes

“Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us; [through them] we see the past, present and future.”

-Gail Lumet Buckley

“So, friend, when I first looked upon your face, our thoughts gave answer each to each. Opposed mirrors each reflecting each, although I knew not in what time or place, me thought that I had often met with you, and each had lived in other's mind and speech.”

-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Once when she felt herself growing older, she said to the mirror, "Why am I afraid of birthdays?"

"Because," the mirror said, "there is something you have always wanted to do which you have been afraid of doing and you know time is running out."

And she ran from the mirror as quickly as she could because she knew in that moment she was not afraid and she wanted to seize the time.

-Susan Griffin

"Remove those 'I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good - on your mirror!"

-Susan Jeffers

"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror."

-Kahlil Gibran

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror."

-Ken Keyes

There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.

-Edith Wharton

"You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring you. Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean? Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So - I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me."

-Jalaluddin Rumi

"The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself."

-George Balanchine

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

-Edith Wharton

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul”

-Yiddish Proverb

"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child."

-Ron Wild

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected."

-Anna M. Uhlich

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"

-Henry David Thoreau

"Look into my eyes and hear what I'm not saying, for my eyes speak louder than my voice ever will."
-Author Unknown

"One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes."

-John Galsworthy

"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"

-Groucho Marx

"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect."

-G. K. Chesterton

"No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight."

-Jean Toomer

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

-Albert Einstein

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

-Albert Einstein

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."

-Albert Einstein

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

-Albert Einstein

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."

-Albert Einstein

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."

-Albert Einstein

"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us."

-Albert Einstein

“The truly brave are soft of heart and eyes.”

–Lord Byron

"Our primary relationship is really with ourselves. Each of us is involved in developing all aspects of our being and bringing them into relationship with one another — becoming whole. Our relationships with other people continually reflect exactly where we are in that process."

-Shakti Gawain