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Definition of Introspection

Introspection

  1. A view of the inside or interior; a looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection.

Introspection Quotations

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Lawrence Durrell

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
William Godwin

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.
Hugh Laurie

I am a victim of introspection.
Sylvia Plath

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life.
Jonathan Sacks
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