Check out an excellent selection of reflective phrases so you can reflect on various topics in life!
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it irritates enough people to make the effort worthwhile.
“Great writers are nasty people. They live unfairly, saving the best part for paper. Good human beings save the world so that bastards like me can continue to create art, to become immortal. If you read this after I’ve been dead for a long time, it means I’ve made it.” – Charles Bukowski.
“Our planet is a solitary grain in the immense cosmic darkness that surrounds us. In our obscurity, there is no indication that help will arrive from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” – Carl Sagan.
Self-awareness doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, but it allows you to learn from them.
The more reflective you are, the more effective you will be.
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences and failing to achieve anything useful.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances, rather than circumstances having power over you.
Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate accomplishments. Believe in yourself as being able to overcome all obstacles and weaknesses.
Undoing the normal must be a norm. – Manuel de Barros.
Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored. — Aldous Huxley.
How many live their whole lives without discovering what they know and love?
Not being one of those is your mission.
Your worth does not diminish based on someone else’s inability to see your worth.
Remember that you are enough.
You are the only version of you that ever existed in the universe. You are great, you are powerful, you are special.
Poetry is flying off the wing. – Manuel de Barros.
Saudade: presence of the absent. – Olavo Bilac.
I see truth in wine and children. – Plato.
Love is the king of the young and the tyrant of the old. – Machado de Assis.
I’m not one to show feelings, but I’m full of them… I suffer in silence, I love with the look and I speak for smiles.
There are two ways to live your life: One is to believe that there is no miracle and the other is to believe that everything is a miracle.
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all their lives for happiness.
Do it differently: turn every day into Fridays, enjoy the four seasons and don’t wait for life to pass to be happy!
I must stay calm in times of stress and anxiety, to allow positive thoughts and actions to manifest for me.
To be irreplaceable, you need to be different. – Coco Chanel.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. – Salvador Dali.
Never be sure of anything, because wisdom begins with doubt.
Great leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, self-reflection, education, training, and experience.
Honest self-understanding frees us from our frozen emotions.
Our strongly held self-image essentially determines what we become.
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance how much of us we give.
Reflection … Looking back so that the front view is clearer.
Self-reflection involves asking yourself questions about your values, evaluating your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.
Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship problem or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. I am proud to see my progress and how to overcome a bad situation.
Self-reflection is a humiliating process. It is essential to find out why you think, say and do certain things…. so improve yourself.
“Utopia is there on the horizon. I approach two steps, she moves two steps away. I walk ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps. No matter how far I walk, I will never reach it. What is utopia for? That’s what it’s for: so that I don’t stop walking.” – Eduardo Galeano.
“It is impossible to escape the impression that people often use false standards of measurement – power, success and wealth – and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud.
Silence is the only answer we should give to fools. Because where ignorance speaks, intelligence does not give guesses.
I’m a fan of the turns the world takes. It’s no use, no matter how much time passes, no matter how many comings and goings, ah, my friend… the world spins!
See not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Don’t think about your frustrations, but about your undeveloped potential. Don’t worry about failures, believe in what you will still accomplish.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your skills! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
I’m mature enough to forgive, but not stupid enough to trust again…
When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind that, by a law of attraction, tends to bring out the best for you.
All ambition requires renunciation. – Friedrich Nietzsche.
Each is as unhappy as he believes himself to be. – Seneca.
Compare less. Reflect more.
Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is just a reflection of the world inside you.
However, largely through our thoughts and attitudes, we distill happiness or unhappiness for ourselves from the ingredients of life. Anyone who wants it, who wants it and who learns and applies the right formula can become a happy person.
You are amazing, you are important, you are special, you are unique, you are precious, you are loved.
In case no one has told you lately, you are amazing, strong, brave, wonderful, kind, loved, worthy and there is no one like you. The world needs you.
In case you haven’t been informed properly, please consider this official notification that you are awesome.
You are amazing just for holding on and holding on, no matter how hard things get! And to keep moving forward, no matter how scared or anxious you are. Yes, you are amazing.
The joy of the good that is accomplished is the greatest treasure we can obtain.
Sixty years ago, I knew everything. Today I know that I know nothing. Education is the progressive discovery of our ignorance.
The soul is that thing that asks us if the soul exists. – Mario Quintana.
This is your morning reminder that you are awesome and can handle anything.
I truly believe in the power of positive thinking and the collective power of people’s thoughts to make something come true.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and results. It is a catalyst and generates extraordinary results.
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life begins to change.
It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela.
The word is my dominion over the world. – Clarice Lispector.
Simplicity is the ultimate level of sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci.
A place where everyone is right, better not to be right. – Paul Leminski.
God is in the coincidences. – Nelson Rodrigues.
Life is too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde.
A small positive thought can change your entire day.
Rare are those who decide after mature reflection; the others ride with the waves and far from being driven, they let themselves be carried away by the first.
You are amazing today just as you are.
If someone asked me to describe it in just 2 words, I would say… simply amazing.
All I can control is myself and just keep a positive attitude.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard yourself accordingly, and be careful not to entertain notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Those who are free from resentful thoughts certainly find peace.
We are what our thoughts made us; so be careful what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
You are free, choose. In other words, invent. Jean-Paul Sartre.
Fate shuffles the cards, and we play. – Arthur Schopenhauer.
All victories hide an abdication. — Simone de Beauvoir.
When sailing aimlessly, no wind is favourable. – Seneca.
The greatest wealth is being happy with little. – Plato.
Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our hearts and minds to develop an understanding of life.
Do whatever it takes to be happy. But don’t forget that happiness is a simple feeling, you can find it and let it go by not realizing its simplicity.
When negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You have to replace it with positive thinking.
You cannot control the world, but when you control your thoughts, you bring order.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
No matter how good the teaching, each student must take responsibility for their own education.
Never forget to remain a student while teaching others.
What a teacher is is more important than what he teaches.
Growing up in the worlds above us, realizing the higher realms of consciousness within us, requires that we overcome the worlds below us.
Spiritual growth requires the development of inner knowledge and inner authority. It requires the heart, not the intellect.
Being on the spiritual path doesn’t stop you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use darkness as a tool to grow.
Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate encounter with yourself.
Silent reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Keep that peaceful nursery, allowing the stillness to speak.
My Sundays are mostly spent in self-reflection.
Don’t be too worried about what’s going on around you. Pay more attention to what is going on inside you.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with other people’s darkness.
Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. To love, lead, heal and create, you must first feed.
Don’t worry about the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own.
Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.
We don’t learn from experience. We learn by reflecting on experience.
Be a force of love whenever you can and push away negative thoughts whenever you feel them on the surface.
All it takes is one positive thought when you have a chance to survive and thrive to dominate an entire army of negative thoughts.
If things aren’t going so well, I try to be positive and not give in to negative thoughts.
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to do your best, you will eventually overcome your immediate problems and find that you are ready for greater challenges.
Positive thinking will allow you to do everything better than negative thinking.
Positive thinking is a valuable tool that can help you overcome obstacles, deal with pain, and achieve new goals.
Let’s not hurry, but let’s not waste time either. – Jose Saramago.
We can change our future simply by changing our attitude to the positive. Simple but powerful!
Positive people have negative thoughts, they just don’t allow those thoughts to grow and destroy them.
Don’t live for your presence to be noticed, but for your absence to be missed.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will begin to experience positive results.
“My thought is me: that’s why I can’t stop. I exist because I think, and I can’t stop thinking. Right now – it’s scary – if I exist, it’s because I’m horrified to exist. I am the one who moves away from the nothingness to which I aspire”. – Jean-Paul Sartre.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason to exist. It is enough to try to understand a little of this mystery every day”. – Albert Einstein.
Never change your way of being to satisfy the people you like. Because whoever likes you doesn’t change you, but completes you.
That’s the problem with people who are honest: they think everyone else is too.
Sometimes you have to forget what you want, to start understanding what you deserve.
Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person God created you to be!
Stay positive and strong, even when it feels like everything in your life is falling apart. Your efforts will soon pay off.
Discipline your mind to think positively. Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and see the best side of every intention.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Nothing belongs to you more than your dreams. – Friedrich Nietzsche.
The ignorant affirms, the wise doubts, the sensible reflects. – Aristotle.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture good times, develop life from negatives. And if things don’t work out, take another picture.
Those who leave for later what they can do soon loses what they will never find again: time.
Positive thinking is more than just a slogan. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I’m positive, it not only makes me better, it also makes the people around me better.
I learned that positive thinking and encouragement are essential for leadership and progress.
Persistence is the path to success. – Charles Chaplin.
Talent does not ask for passage, it imposes itself on the world. – Monteiro Lobato.
It’s been proven, those who wait never reach. – Chico Buarque.
Where you cannot love, do not delay. – Frida Kahlo.
Keep my word positive. Words become my behaviors. Keep my behaviors positive. Behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive. Habits become your values. Keep your values positive. Values become my destiny.
Look for something positive every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.