“A journal is a day-to-day accounting of ideas, events, reflections, and experiences. It’s something you keep to on a regular basis for your own personal use. It helps you see what worked in the past and what didn’t. Its history of emotional responses tells you how you reacted to a variety of obstacles and opportunities.” ~Dr. James R. Sherman, PhD

“No two mirrors give forth the same reflection.” ~Sir William Osler

“Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.” ~Desiderius Erasmus

“Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk.” ~Jane Austen

“The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.” ~William Makepeace Thackeray (July 18, 1811—December 24, 1863) in Vanity Fair