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John Dewey

It is in education more than anywhere else that we have sincerely striven to carry into execution "the Great American Dream": the vision of a longer and fuller life for the ordinary man, a life of widened freedom, of equal opportunity for each to make of himself all that he is capable of becoming.

Education | Freedom | Life | Life | Man | Opportunity | Vision | Wisdom |

Milton Friedman, fully John Milton Friedman

The construction of hypotheses is a creative act of inspiration, intuition, invention; its essence is the vision of something new in familiar material.

Inspiration | Intuition | Invention | Vision | Wisdom |

Virginia Gildersleeve, fully Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

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.

Ability | Education | Future | Knowledge | Past | Service | Skill | Vision | Wisdom | Think |

R. Hertz, fully Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz

The Kaddish is not a prayer for the dead, but a mandate for the living... It bids man rise above his sorrow... and fixes his view upon the welfare of mankind. It lifts his hope and vision to a day... when mankind shall at last inhabit the earth as children of the one God and Father, and justice reign supreme in peace.

Children | Day | Earth | Father | God | Hope | Justice | Man | Mankind | Peace | Prayer | Sorrow | Vision | Wisdom | God |

Frederick Hertz, until 1946 Friedrich Otto Hertz, aka Germanus Liber

At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being.

Assertion | God | Heart | Mistake | People | Wisdom | God |

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In the whole range of human vision nothing is more attractive than to see a young man full of promise and of hope, bending all his energies in the direction of truth and duty and God, his soul pervaded with the loftiest enthusiasm, and his life consecrated to the noblest ends. To be such a young man is to rival the noblest and best of men in heroic valor.

Duty | Life | Life | Man | Men | Nothing | Promise | Soul | Truth | Vision | Wisdom | World |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Art | Culture | Society | Vision | Wisdom | Society | Art |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of men's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgment. The artist... faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an offensive state.

Arrogance | Art | Diversity | Experience | Individual | Judgment | Man | Men | Mind | Poetry | Power | Reality | Sensibility | Society | Vision | Wisdom | Society | Art | Truths |

Lame Deer, fully John Fire Lame Deer, aka The Old Man, born Tȟáȟča Hušté

Only human beings have come to a point where they no longer know why they exist. They don’t use their brains and they have forgotten the secret knowledge of their bodies, their senses, or their dreams. They don’t use the knowledge of the spirit has put into every one of them; they are not even aware of this, and so they stumble along blindly on the road to nowhere - a paved highway which they themselves bulldoze and make smooth so that they can get faster to the big, empty hole which they find at the end, waiting to swallow them up. It’s a quick comfortable superhighway, but I know where it leads to. I’ve seen it. I’ve been there in my vision and it makes me shudder to think about it.

Dreams | Knowledge | Spirit | Vision | Waiting | Wisdom | Think |

Lactantius, fully Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius NULL

The mind is guilty of adultery even if it merely pictures to itself a vision of carnal pleasure.

Adultery | Mind | Pleasure | Vision | Wisdom | Guilty |

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Assertion | Belief | Fear | Wisdom |

Justin Wroe Nixon

We do not honor the fathers by going back to the place where they stopped but by going on toward the things their vision foresaw.

Honor | Vision | Wisdom |

Heinz Pagels

Science provides a vision of reality seen from the perspective of reason, a perspective that sees the vast order of the universe, living and nonliving matter, as a material system governed by rules that can be known by the human mind. It is a powerful vision, formal and austere but strangely silent about many of the questions that deeply concern us. Science shows us what exists but not what to do about it.

Mind | Order | Reality | Reason | Science | System | Universe | Vision | Wisdom |

Paramananda, fully Swami Paramananda, born Suresh Chandra Guha-Thakurta NULL

One cannot have faith without optimism. Faith and hope are inseparable. Depression is a great obstacle in the spiritual life and we must strive to conquer it... Cheerfulness is one of the essential spiritual qualities we must guard ourselves against dejection, self-denunciation, or even feeling a little down-hearted... Dejection invariably distorts our vision - it magnifies our troubles.

Cheerfulness | Dejection | Depression | Faith | Hope | Life | Life | Little | Optimism | Qualities | Self | Troubles | Vision | Wisdom | Obstacle |

John Henry Patterson

Business is founded on vision and confidence; success on industry and cooperation.

Business | Confidence | Cooperation | Industry | Success | Vision | Wisdom |

Symeon the New Theologian, fully Saint Symeon the New Theologian NULL

When a man walks into the sea up to his knees or waist, he can see the water all around him. But when he dives into the water, he can no longer see anything outside, and he knows only that his whole body is in the water. This is what happens to those who plunge into the vision of God.

Body | God | Man | Vision | Wisdom |