Friday, 3 June 2011

Quotes about Vision

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson, US poet (1871-1962)

If you think big enough, you’ll never have to do it.

Walt Disney died six years before the opening of Walt Disney World. At the opening ceremony, two Disney executives were sitting together. One said, ‘Too bad Walt couldn’t have been here to see this.’ The other responded, ‘You’re wrong. Walt did see this, that’s why it’s here.’

True wisdom consists not in seeing what is immediately before our eyes, but in foreseeing what is to come.

Terence, Roman dramatist (185-129 BC)

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman, poet, satirist (1667-1745)

No man that does not see visions will ever realise any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.

Woodrow Wilson, US President (1856-1924)

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, US industrialist (1862-1939)

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhaur, German philosopher (1788-1860)

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

Helen Keller, US author, lecturer (1880-1968)

Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Where there is no vision the people perish.

Habakkuk 2:2

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualiser and an actualiser. He can visualise something, and when he visualises it he sees exactly how to make it happen.

Robert L Schwartz, US executive, Rolls Royce (b. 1939)

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps. We must step up the stairs.

Vance Hepner

Vision is the torch of leadership. Shared vision is the spark of great action.

David Williams, British author, presenter (b. 1950)

One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.

G K Chesterton, British essayist, author, poet (1874-1936)

The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materialising that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this bit and that bit, but steadily building, steadily building.

Robert Collier, US advertising copywriter (1885-1950)

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