How's Your Vision?

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 produce.

-- 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 our desires.

-- Audre Lorde

Give to us clear vision that 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 arrangement.

-- Georges Henri Rouault

Clown and guru are a single identity: the satiric and sublime side of the same higher vision of life.

-- 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.

-- Papyrus

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 vision 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 vision. 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

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