Introspection Related Quotes



“I LOVE people. I LOVE progress. I despise ignorance. I despise lack of motion. That also means when I look in the mirror at times I don't like what I see. But I'm real with myself and try my best to fix it.”

Dedrick D. L. Pitter


One could argue that most of the trouble in the world is caused by introspection.

Nick Hornby


It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?

Carl Sandburg


There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection.

Anais Nin


Will is guided by wisdom. Wisdom comes from introspection, looking inside yourself, probing, studying the wisdom of the teachers, the masters and bringing that into your mind.

Frederick Lenz


“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”

George Eliot


We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world - introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably - that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.

Walter Lippmann


If it is a virtue to love my neighbor as a human being, it must be a virtue - and not a vice - to love myself, since I am a human being too.

Erich Fromm


Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance.

N. T. Wright


“The deeper I look into myself the more shallow the outside world becomes.”

Dedrick D. L. Pitter