Vision is the art of
seeing things invisible.
-- Jonathan Swift
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision
of mankind passes with him.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who
have the wider vision.
-- George Eliot
If we had a keen vision
and feeling it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's
heart beat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side
of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.
-- George Eliot
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of
the past, some vision of the future, some
skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being
of the community- these are the most vital things education must try to
-- Virginia Gildersleeve
We might possess every technological resource . .
. but if our language is inadequate, our vision
remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old
cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
-- Andrienne Rich
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision
for the limits of the world.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
It's a vision of orderliness
that enables the artist along any line what-so- ever to capture and present
through his imagination the wonder that stimulates him.
-- Robert Henri
To be realistic today is to be visionary.
To be realistic is to be starry- eyed.
-- Hubert H. Humphrey
The most pathetic person in the world is someone
who has sight but has no vision.
-- Helen Keller
Our visions begin with
-- Audre Lorde
Give to us clear vision
we may know where to stand and what to stand for--because unless we stand
for something, we shall fall for anything.
-- Peter Marshall
A vision is not a vision
unless it says yes to some ideas and no to others, inspires people and
is a reason to get out of bed in the morning and come to work.
-- Gifford Pinchot
The people who shape our lives and our cultures have
the ability to communicate a vision or a quest
or a joy or a mission.
-- Anthony Robbins
I've painted by opening my eyes day & night on
the perceptible world, and also by closing them that I might better see
the vision blossom and submit itself to orderly
-- Georges Henri Rouault
Clown and guru are a single identity: the satiric
and sublime side of the same higher vision
-- Theodore Rozak
The world of tomorrow belongs to the person who has
the vision today.
-- Robert Schuller
A man to carry on a successful business must have
imagination. He must see things as in a vision,
a dream of the whole thing.
-- Charles Schwab
Originality depends only on the character of the
drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
-- Georges Seurat
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between
his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-- Isaac Singer
No man that does not see visions
will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.
-- Woodrow Wilson
Whither is fled the visionary
gleam/ Where is it now, the glory and the dream.
-- William Wordsworth
Practically all great artists accept the influence
of others. But . . . the artist with vision
sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned
with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personnel.
-- Romare Howard Bearden
Comic vision often leads
to serious solutions.
-- Malcolm L. Kushner
Strategic planning is worthless -- unless there is
first a strategic vision.
-- John Naisbitt
No one keeps his enthusiasm automaticalty. Enthusiasm
must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision.
Prophets, mystics, poets, scientific discoverers
are men whose lives are dominated by a vision;
they are essentially solitary men . . . whose thoughts and emotions are
not subject to the dominion of the herd.
-- Bertrand Russell
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical
of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
-- Alice Walker
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made
from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a
They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger
than the skill.
-- Muhammad Ali
A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision;
but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third
and all the time - patience.
-- Stanley Baldwin
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the
gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision.
The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain.
-- Norman Mailer