Great Throughts Treasury

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E. B. White, fully Elwyn Brooks White

I believe television is going to be the test of the modern world, and that in this new opportunity to se beyond the range of our vision we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or fall by television - of that I am quite sure.

Opportunity | Peace | Television | Vision | Wisdom | World |

Edmund Wilson

You cannot have ecstasy and divine vision without bitterness and despair, and both of these are the property of youth.

Bitterness | Despair | Ecstasy | Property | Vision | Wisdom | Youth |

Philip Berrigan

History tells us that the pendulum of time is sweeping to extremes of subjectivism, to cults of selfishness and savage irresponsibility. We must bring it back to balance by taking up the burdens of mankind as our own, with an entirely new vision and confidence. And we must do this perhaps as a condition for continued existence itself.

Balance | Confidence | Existence | History | Mankind | Selfishness | Time | Vision |

Ayi Kwei Armah

The present is where we get lost - if we forget our past and have no vision of the future.

Future | Past | Present | Vision |

Owen D. Young

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.

Change | Courage | Day | Faith | Heart | Mind | Spirit | Vision | Wisdom |

Carol Adrienne

People who lead fulfilling lives generally have found a sense of “home” in what they do. They have a philosophy of life that connects them to a larger vision. They accept that life is a continuing challenge. More often than not, they are able to live according to their own schedules, choosing work that is interesting and complex enough to keep them engaged. They get excited about being effective and about being stretched to learn new things. They have a few good friends who understand their vision and perhaps even share common aspirations. They are not driven by urgency, competition, or the demands of the ego.

Challenge | Competition | Ego | Enough | Good | Life | Life | People | Philosophy | Sense | Vision | Work | Friends | Learn | Understand |

Edwin Arthur Burtt

The mystic vision of God, or ecstasy of felt union with Him, is, to those who attain it, an affair of ravishing emotional intensity, of vivid intellectual illumination, and on both of these counts of supreme value.

Ecstasy | God | Vision |

Dionysus NULL

We pray that we may come into this Darkness which is beyond light, and, without seeing and without knowing, to see and to know that which is above vision and knowledge.

Darkness | Knowing | Knowledge | Light | Vision |

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

Man’s ultimate aim is the realization of God, and all his activities, - social, religious – have to be guided by the ultimate aim of the vision of God. The immediate service of all human beings becomes a necessary part of the endeavor simply because the only way to god is to see Him in His creation and be one with it.

God | Man | Service | Vision | God |

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

If we had attained the full vision of Truth, we would no longer be mere seekers, would have become one with God, for Truth is God. But being only seekers we prosecute our quest and are conscious of our imperfection.

God | Imperfection | Truth | Vision |

J. Glenn Gray

The root of the guilt problem lies in human nature itself, in our failure as human being to live in accordance with our potentialities and our vision of the good.

Failure | Good | Guilt | Human nature | Nature | Vision | Failure |

Ronald A. Heifetz

If no charismatic emerges, people may be truly bereft and lost in a sea of forces and pressures beyond their adaptive capacity. The society may die. If someone does emerge, the people may understandably attribute his rise to “divine grace.” Indeed, if he exercises leadership, he may well save his community and help it to renew itself. First, he binds people together by powerfully articulating their values, hopes, and pains. Second, he weaves their hopes into some image of the future. And third, he provides energy, strategy, and faith that the vision can be realized.

Capacity | Energy | Faith | Future | Grace | People | Society | Vision | Society |

Eric James, fully Canon Eric James

The great danger is that liturgy creates a world of things over against the secular, instead of a vision of the sacredness of the secular.

Danger | Vision | World | Danger |

William James

Philosophy is only a matter of passionate vision rather than of logic - logic only finding reasons for the vision afterwards.

Logic | Philosophy | Vision |

Abraham Joshua Heschel

We live in an age of self-dissipation, of depersonalization. Should we adjust our vision of existence to make our paucity, make a virtue of obtuseness, glorify evasion?

Age | Evasion | Existence | Self | Virtue | Virtue | Vision |

John Hick, fully John Harwood Hick

To see the world as being ruled by a divine love which sets infinite value upon each individual and includes all men in its scope, and yet to live as though the world were a realm of chance in which each must fight for his own interests against the rest, argues a very dim and wavering vision of God’s rule.

Chance | God | Individual | Love | Men | Rest | Rule | Vision | Wavering | World | Value |