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Introspection is the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes. In psychology, the process of introspection relies exclusively on observation of one's mental state, while in a spiritual context it may refer to the examination of one's soul. Introspection is closely related to human self-reflection and is contrasted with external observation. Introspection (interior monologue, self-talk) is the fiction-writing mode used to convey a character's thoughts. This is a collection of 42 "Introspection" quotes and sayings.


All attention is introspection. - Thomas Metzinger
Introspection is always retrospection. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable. - John Wooden
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation. - Franz Kafka
The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection. - William Godwin
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. - James Russell Lowell
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle
To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer. - Dalai Lama
Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. - N. T. Wright
Anybody desirous of success should spend some time in introspection and contemplation. - Sam Veda
Introspection is a devouring monster. You have to feed it with much material, much experience, many people, many places, many loves, many creations, and then it ceases feeding on you. - Anais Nin
The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most. - Shannon L. Alder
All Disruption starts with introspection. - Jay Samit
There is no feeling so simple that it is not immediately complicated and distorted by introspection. - Andre Gide
Athletes don't have much use for poking around in their childhoods, because, introspection doesn't get you anywhere in a race. - Lance Armstrong
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. - Henry David Thoreau
Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. - N. T. Wright
Again the important point to remember is that you should keep asking yourself questions. - Robert Adams
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
One could argue that most of the trouble in the world is caused by introspection. - Nick Hornby
Wisdom can only come through honest introspection. - Nirmala Srivastava
In the martial arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve. - Mas Oyama
Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding. - Amit Ray
This is the belief that, if there be introspection at all, it must give exhaustive and infallible information. - C. D. Broad
The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection. - Marcel Proust
Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection. - Abdul Kalam
Most introspections arises from the feeling of getting worse. - Nirmala Srivastava
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. - James Allen
Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance. - Romany Malco
This human nature is shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection. - Peter De Vries
Withdraw into yourself and look. - Plotinus
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. - Albert Camus
Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. - Soichiro Honda
Break from self rejection, try some introspection. - Henry Rollins
A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection. - Patrick Rothfuss
Hunger is a powerful incentive to introspection. - Willa Cather
The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. - Lawrence Durrell
To be truly free, it takes more determination, courage, introspection, and restraint than to be in shackles. - Pietro Belluschi
Mastering self-control, the act of restraining one's emotions is the true key to success. - Timothy Pina
The most mature human insight comes from one's introspection rather than from exterior research. - Hugh Downs
The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
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