Self Reflection Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Self Reflection

#1. I think a lot of self-identity and inner-personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV, rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us, truly. - Author: Aloe Blacc
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#2. You won't find angels in hell, only demons that know how to play with yours. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#3. I should learn patience, it's a shame there's no time for that. - Author: Maija Haavisto
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#4. Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general." - Author: Abraham Maslow
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#5. All the people in the Kuo-ch'ing monastery They say, "Han-shan is an idiot." "Am I really an idiot:" I reflect. But my reflections fail to solve the question: for I myself do not know who the self is, And how can others know who I am? - Author: Hanshan
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#6. What would it be like to look in the mirror and actually accept what you see? Not loathe the reflection, or despise it, or be resigned to it? But to like it? - Author: Justina Chen
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#7. I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century. - Author: Werner Herzog
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#8. Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. - Author: Barbara De Angelis
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#9. Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard. - Author: Paul Morabito
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#10. My mind is like a little house,
My peers break into.
They rearrange my furniture,
And the cabinets rifle through.
They throw things out;
They put things in,
And erase the writing on the wall,
And by the time that they walk out,
It's not my mind at all. - Author: Margo T. Rose
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#11. There's nothing we fear more than our own Reflection. We scream at the monsters within us, hidden deep within our hearts. We run and hide from the terrors all around us- the different mirrors that we see. - Author: Solange Nicole
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#12. Begin to see the violence around you; begin to see the violence within you. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#13. I remind myself that too much self-reflection can make even a toadstool fall into a deep slumber. - Author: Susan Ornbratt
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#14. And I saw my reflection in a lake and I waited for it to freeze a little bit so I could break it with my boot. - Author: Sam Pink
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#15. There's just something unsettling about studying your reflection. It's not a matter of being dissatisfied with your face or of being embarrassed by your vanity. Maybe it's that when you gaze into your own eyes, you don't see what you wish to see - or glimpse something that you wish weren't there. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#16. But who then was he? What could his own self really consist of? He bent over that self in order to peer into it, but all he could find was the reflection of himself bending over himself to peer into that self ... Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere - Author: Milan Kundera
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#17. People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#18. My parents, my teachers, my friends, my ex-wife-everybody held up a mirror and I accepted the image that came back. Well, it finally dawned on me that my reflection in others' eyes was the truth once removed. - Author: Richard Moran
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#19. That's exactly the good thing about the Injun life
you don't have to stop and think about whether or not you're 'happy'
which in my opinionis a highly overrated human condition invented by white folks - Author: Jim Fergus
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#20. By gazing inward the true reflection of the self is revealed. - Author: Miranda J. Barrett
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#21. When I look back and reflect even to this day I made the decision to stop feeling sorry for myself and to move forward even when I felt like I didn't want to - Author: Shellie Palmer
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#22. What you think of about a nation or a situation is your self-expression and mind's reflection. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#23. With the awakening of his emotions, his first perception was a sense of futility, a dull ache at the utter grayness of his life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#24. While I do not squirm under attention as much as I did back then, I'm also very okay with not having all eyes on me. This is something that anyone close to me would tell you: I'm somewhat shy, not a showoff. I'm a flower that doesn't require a lot of sunlight. Make sense? - Author: Connor Franta
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#25. Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections - Author: Ryuho Okawa
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#26. Whatever you see when you look at your self will be the reflection of your inner perception. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#27. The cosmos is evolving toward greater self-reflection, allowing us to open the eye of Spirit and see our source. - Author: Alex Grey
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#28. The priest knows, as every one knows, that there is no longer any "God," or any "sinner," or any "Saviour" that "free will" and the "moral order of the world" are lies : serious reflection, the profound self conquest of the spirit, allow no man to pretend that he does not know it. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#29. He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense. - Author: James Joyce
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#30. Don't put yourself in situations you'd like to run away from. But when you run, run back to yourself. - Author: Lena Dunham
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#31. The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror - we all have it - that shadow self - that dark heart ... - Author: John Geddes
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#32. Time alone can help us to look inward, to fish for things that others can't see. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#33. It seems to me that information is the thing which uses matter, uses light, uses spirit, uses whatever it can put its hands on to organize itself into higher and higher levels of self-reflection. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#34. Emotions are there to enjoy life; but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#35. Talking with Elaine like that, with no judgment from her or anything, seemed to bring my feelings more to the surface so I could look at them. I love times like that; you don't get many of them.
(Walker, in STOTAN!) - Author: Chris Crutcher
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#36. Reichert offers us a Heracleitean stream of self-reflection into which we can step more than once, for
we can see ourselves empathically mirrored in it: his interiority is our own. - Author: Donald Kuspit
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#37. The intrinsic and extrinsic heart is always at odds, so which heart is yours? For one will bask in true joy, while the other lives in self-loathing misery. - Author: Joel T. McGrath
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#38. Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#39. In the mirror you see the reflection of your face. In the world you see the reflection of your thoughts. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#40. The only personal branding consultant who can ever hope to have a clear understanding of you and your value can be found in the mirror. - Author: Ryan Lilly
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#41. Your relationship to yourself is and always will be directly reflected in all your relationships with others. - Author: Vironika Tugaleva
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#42. You're not really moving on when you jump from someone who broke your heart to a new replacement. Moving on is self reflection and being strong enough to stand on your own. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#43. Kids look up to me. I'm not saying I make my music for kids, I do what I feel, its just a self reflection of how I am as a person and it relates to a lot of people. - Author: Tyga
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#44. If not in the moment, where do you propose to live? - Author: Na'ama Yehuda
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#45. Mark my words: Being dead isn't all sitting around in remorseful reflection and bitter self-recrimination. Death, like life, is what you make of it. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#46. Understand this great truth: The happiness that comes from the pleasures of the world is but a minute reflection of the infinite bliss that comes from within your own Self. - Author: Mata Amritanandamayi
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#47. ...self-discovery has been so tainted by technology and the fear of loss it creates. The immediacy that the internet and all things digital provide has cut off an arm of real experience, trumping virtual validation over lived reflection. - Author: Emma Bee Bernstein
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#48. Incapacity for true dialogue implies an incapacity for tolerance, self-reflection and empathy. - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#49. He who does not see the light in others does not see the light in himself. - Author: Doreen DeVore
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#50. City lights shine bright on my complexion,
Self-reflection ... red hairs flashing at the intersection.
Life is a green light, one star, no script,
Supporting actors ... fresh peaches, no pit. - Author: Action Bronson
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#51. This world is your mirror. Wherever you go, you see a reflection of your thoughts. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#52. Your future self is watching you right now through your memories. - Author: Aubrey De Grey
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#53. Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self. - Author: Yasmin Mogahed
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#54. People say the space you live in is a reflection of your inner self. - Author: Philippe Dupuy
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#55. The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect. - Author: Alex Elle
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#56. Her self-reflection was no reflection at all. It was a shattered mirror. Something she had to piece together, over and over again. Memory by memory. Loss by loss. Wolf by wolf. - Author: Ryan Graudin
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#57. Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. - Author: Stacy London
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#58. It's just nice to reflect sometimes and remember the things and people that are making a huge impact at any given moment. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#59. At that exact moment, 6-0-0, the sun climbed over the skyline of oaks, revealing its full summer angry-god self. Its reflection flared across the river toward our house, a long, blaring finger aimed at me through our frail bedroom curtains. Accusing: You have been seen. You will be seen. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#60. You are nothing but a reflection of your imagination. Be yourself to create a better self. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#61. Self-reflection, the ability to make of his own deepest feelings an object which he could set before him and pay it tribute, and, in the next breath, perhaps, ridicule it, was a thing he had developed to the highest degree. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#62. Life is just masturbation in a sense, mentally. What people do is they just create a world out of their self-reflection. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#63. There is the experience of enlightenment, to be very aware of what lies beyond the boundaries of cognitive perception, reflection and self-awareness as seen by the personality. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#64. All hatred is self-hatred, just as all healing is self-healing. - Author: Eric Micha'el Leventhal
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#65. One of the salient facts of a self is that a person is constantly undergoing a series of actions in the immediacy of time that they must later reflect upon and synthesize new experiences, thoughts, feelings, and mental impression along with their latent memories into a collaborative sense of being. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#66. History is like self-reflection through the medium of language propelling itself into self-recognition. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#67. A teacher is someone who has taken their mind much further than you have. They've gone into the void further. They've seen the luminous realities. No one has seen them all ... but they've seen more than you have and they understand the trap of self-reflection. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#68. The problem with writing a monthly book is that you're going through your work like a man running for a bus, red-faced and out of breath. There isn't time for reflection or critical self-examination. - Author: J. Michael Straczynski
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#69. The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination ... until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#70. There are times when Pride must transform into Vanity in order to reach the astray echo of the reflection of self. - Author: Lionel Suggs
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#71. Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#72. Is it possible to cause so much misery to another human being, simply by being oneself? she wondered, feeling a reflection of that misery. No help for it; she must continue to be herself. - Author: Amy Witting
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#73. Really good musicians don't think of "self-reflection". - Author: Dan Bejar
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#74. Self Reflection Is the Key To Success - Author: Marieke Stoop
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#75. And here's the surprising truth: As you gaze at yourself in the mirror held by another, you will see far more than your flaws. You also will see the beauty that is uniquely you; beauty that others see clearly and you may hardly know exists. That is also part of the truth about you. - Author: Steve Goodier
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#76. I think self-destructiveness is given a really bad rap. I think it can also mean self-reflection and poetic sensiblity. It can mean empathy, hedonism, a libertarianism. - Author: Courtney Love
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#77. Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too. - Author: L.R. Knost
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#78. When I am sharply judgmental of any other person, it's because I sense or see reflected in them some aspect of myself that I don't want to acknowledge. - Author: Gabor Mate
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#79. Today a woman must ignore her reflection in the eyes of her lover, since he might admire her, and seek it in the gaze of the God of Beauty, in whose perception she is never complete. - Author: Naomi Wolf
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#80. I have learnt that we expect honesty and genuineness from others, while not being honest and genuine with our own self. - Author: Aisha Mirza
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#81. The things that truly define me can't be lost. - Author: Amy Neftzger
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#82. The very wish to be right, down to its subtlest form of logical reflection, is an expression of the spirit of self-preservation which philosophy is precisely concerned to break down. - Author: Theodor W. Adorno
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#83. Reflection is nothing more than what it sounds, and pondering one's own life is about as productive as talking to one's image in a mirror: both acts are egocentric and neither produces a dialog. People who talk to themselves in public are not self-actualized; they're crazy. - Author: Anthony Marais
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#84. Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#85. What I do is the truest mirror of who I am. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#86. The self is fundamentally an illusion arising as a reflection of the soul in matter, much as a clear lake at midnight reflects the moon. - Author: Fred Alan Wolf
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#87. The reflection that you will find in the other of your own self may be ugly - that is the anxiety; avoid the mirror! But by avoiding the mirror you are not going to become beautiful. By avoiding the situation you are not going to grow, either. The challenge has to be taken. - Author: Osho
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#88. Metaphysics is the study of how to shift the self. How to get outside the self-reflection and to just gaze with awe and wonder at the countless universes, the countless celestial radiances of mind, of life, of enlightenment, nirvana, or God, whatever you want to call it. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#89. We're so concerned with the idea of what we ought to be that we fail to take into account the things that make us who we really are. - Author: Nenia Campbell
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#90. During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within. - Author: Amanda Mosher
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Hence the necessity of getting off the merry-go-round too figure out what is really going on and let your sad feelings tell their own sometimes weird, complex, and long-winded story. - Author: Frederick Woolverton
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#92. On the way from mythology to logistics thought has lost the element of self-reflection and today machinery disables men even as it nurtures them. - Author: Theodor W. Adorno
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#93. Examination of our past is never time-wasting. Reverberations from the past provide learning rubrics for living today. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#94. The act of going within, finding our truth, and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know. - Author: Kamal Ravikant
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#95. The way to happiness is by truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#96. Self-forgiveness is a daily practice of the humble, strong and mentally sane. It is an intentional preservation of inner-peace and a reflection of a healthy self-concept. - Author: Shannon Tanner
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#97. But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our
checks in the mail. - Author: Eminem
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#98. After thorough reflection, I realized that my desire to achieve my goals in this sport outweighed my self-doubt. This perseverance has helped me to be successful not only in gymnastics, but in my non-athletic life as well. - Author: Jonathan Horton
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#99. When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self. - Author: Confucius
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#100. The act of gaining true insights from self - reflection is a futile action for most ... as there are easy way out things like self justification, rationalization, delusions and denial which keeps us away from our true self, the inner core and thus we live contented - Author: Anubhav Mishra
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