Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
When an archer misses the mark he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's-eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim, improve yourself.
What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
Man, though chained to earth, looks across time and space toward an unknown perfection which he may never reach but will forever seek.
Methinks a being that is beautiful becometh more so as it looks on beauty, the eternal beauty of undying things.
The success always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Any one of them could change the course of his life overnight.
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
In every visible Creature there is a Body and a Spirit... or, more Active and more Passive Principle, which may fitly be termed Male and Female, by reason of that Analogy a Husband hath with his Wife. For as the ordinary Generation of Men requires a Conjunction and Co-operation of Male and Female; so also all Generations and Productions whatsoever they be, require an Union, and conformable Operation of those Two Principles, to wit, Spirit and Body; but the Spirit is an Eye or Light beholding its own proper Image, and the Body is a Tenebrosity or Darkness receiving that Image, when the Spirit looks thereinto, as when one sees himself in a Looking-Glass; for certainly he cannot so behold himself in the Transparent Air, nor in any Diaphanous Body, because the reflexion of an Image requires a certain opacity or darkness, which we call a Body: Yet to be a Body is not an Essential property of any Thing; as neither is it a Property of any Thing to be dark; for nothing is so dark that nothing else, neither differs any thing from a Spirit, but in that it is more dark; therefore by how much the thicker and grosser it is become, so much the more remote it is from the degree of Spirit, so that this distinction is only modal and gradual, not essential or substantial.
See, then, how powerful religion is; it commands the heart, it commands the vitals. Morality - that comes with a pruning-knife, and cuts off the sproutings, all wild and luxuriances; but religion lays the axe to the root of the tree. Morality looks that the skin of the apple be fair; but religion searcheth to the very core.
Prejudice squints when it looks, and lies when it talks.
When you differ with a man, show him, by your looks, by your bearing and by everything that you do or say, that you love him.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That is not the place to become discouraged.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
He who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.
[Happiness] always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Envy not the old man the tranquillity of his existence, nor yet blame him if it sometimes looks like apathy. Time, the inexorable, does not threaten him with the scythe so often as with the sand-bag. He does not cut, but he stuns and stupefies.
The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Age looks with anger on the temerity of youth, and youth with contempt on the scrupulosity of age.
A work of art is not completed on the canvas. It is completed in the mind of the man who looks at it.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all are agreed. She is said to lie at the bottom of a well, for the very reason, perhaps, that whoever looks down in search of her sees his own image at the bottom, and is persuaded not only that he has seen the goddess, but that she is far better-looking than he had imagined.