I'm trying to find an abbreviated statement/word for "reminds me of" in my following sentence: - this reminds me of my life motto, which is "there but for the grace of God go I".
You can say reminiscent
reminding you of someone or something else
In your case,
This is reminiscent of my life motto - "there but for the grace of God go I""
"That brings to mind..."
The film brought to mind the first time I ever climbed a mountain.