Great Throughts Treasury

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Joel A. Barker

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Action | Change | Time | Vision | World |

Melodie Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Acceptance | Enough | Events | Gratitude | Important | Life | Life | Order | Past | Peace | Problems | Sense | Success | Tomorrow | Vision |

Herman E. Daly

Now that the United States and the rest of humanity have begun to confront the natural limits to our resources, we are in need of a new vision - a vision of a sustainable economy.

Humanity | Need | Rest | Vision |

Dorothy Fadiman

Each of us is an artist, capable of conceiving and creating a vision from the depths of our being.

Vision |

James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras

A well-conceived vision consists of two major components; core ideology and envisioned future.

Future | Vision |

Kālidāsa NULL

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

Action | Beauty | Dawn | Day | Existence | Glory | Growth | Hope | Life | Life | Tomorrow | Vision |

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Ambition | Character | Experience | Quiet | Soul | Success | Suffering | Vision | Ambition | Trial |

Elizabeth Jeffries

You vision is not big enough unless people are falling over laughing.

Enough | People | Vision |

Stephen Sondheim, fully Stephen Joshua Sondheim

Everything depends upon execution; having just a vision is no solution.

Vision |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Every age needs people who will redeem the time by living with a vision of things that are to be.

Age | People | Time | Vision | Will |

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

Cynic: n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

Cynic | Vision |

Alfred North Whitehead

Religion is the vision of something that stands beyond, behind, and within, the passing flux of immediate things; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realized; something which is a remote possibility, and yet the greatest of present facts; something that gives meaning to all that passes, and yet eludes apprehensions, something whose possession is the final good, and yet is beyond all reach; something which is the ultimate ideal, and the hopeless quest.

Good | Meaning | Present | Religion | Vision | Waiting |

Alfred North Whitehead

Moral education is impossible without the habitual vision of greatness.

Education | Greatness | Vision |

Alfred North Whitehead

Opposed elements stand to each other in mutual requirement. In their unity, they inhibit or contrast. God and the World stand to each other in this opposed requirement. God is the infinite ground of all mentality, the unity of vision seeking physical multiplicity. The World is the multiplicity of finites, actualities, seeking a perfected unity. Neither God, nor the World, reaches static completion. Both are in the grip of the ultimately metaphysical ground, the creative advance into novelty. Either of them, God and the World, is the instrument of novelty for the other.

Contrast | God | Novelty | Unity | Vision | World | Novelty | God |

Alfred North Whitehead

Religion is the vision of something which stands beyond, behind, and within, the passing flux of immediate things; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realized; something which is a remote possibly, and yet the greatest of present facts; something that gives meaning to all that passes, and yet eludes apprehension; something whose possession is the final good, and yet is beyond all reach; something which is the ultimate ideal, and the hopeless quest.

Good | Meaning | Present | Religion | Vision | Waiting |