Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill your pipe with that ’ere reflection.
Dickens—Pickwick Papers. Ch. XVI.

The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself.
Froude—Short Studies on Great Subjects. Sea Studies.

The learn’d reflect on what before they knew.
Pope—Essay on Criticism. Pt. III. L. 180.

Let the Tribune put all this in its pipe and smoke it.
Richmond, Va., Enquirer. Feb. 7. 1860.

For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise,
And weigh the winde that under heaven doth blow;
Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise;
Or weigh the thought that from man’s mind doth flow.
Spenser—Faerie Queene. Bk. V. Canto II. St. 43.

A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
Young—Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 596.