See a gallery of 12 quotes on vision.
- May a good vision catch me
May a benevolent vision take hold of me, and move me
May a deep and full vision come over me,
and burst open around me
May a luminous vision inform me, enfold me.
— David Abram quoted in Prayers for a Thousand Years by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon
- Learn to see and then you'll know that there is no end to the new worlds of our vision.
— Carlos Castaneda quoted in The Vein of Goldby Julia Cameron
- An old Crow chief, asked about the difference between the Indian way of life and that of the whites, responded that for the Indian there were visions, for the whites there were only ideas. Visions, in the Indian context, require action and this action manifests itself in the community, enabling the people to go forward in confidence and obedience. The vision is complete, it is comprehensive, it includes and covers everything, and there is no mistaking its applicability. Ideas, on the other hand, have only a limited relevance.
— Vine Deloria, Jr. in For This Land edited by Vine Deloria, Jr. and James Treat
- It is said Helen Keller was once asked if there was anything worse than being blind. She replied, "Having no vision."
— Helen Keller quoted in Holy Clues by Stephen Kendrick
- If you go back to your earliest dreams as a child, some of the answers will be there. Our greatest energy comes from our dreams and visions. So may you find that wellspring and find the spirit speaking clearly.
— Miriam MacGillis quoted in Lyrics for Re-Creation by James Conlon
- The marvelous vision of the peaceable Kingdom, in which all violence has been overcome and all men, women, and children live in loving unity with nature, calls for its realization in our day-to-day lives. Instead of being an escapist dream, it challenges us to anticipate what it promises. Every time we forgive our neighbor, every time we make a child smile, every time we show compassion to a suffering person, every time we arrange a bouquet of flowers, offer care to tame or wild animals, prevent pollution, create beauty in our homes and gardens, and work for peace and justice among peoples and nations we are making the vision come true.
— Henri J. M. Nouwen in Bread for the Journey
- We must put vision into action.... If we want to live healthy lives, we have to build into our daily life moments of vision and then let our action be formed by that vision.
— David Steindl-Rast quoted in Lyrics for Re-Creation by James Conlon
- The best success I can dream for my life: to have spread a new vision of the world.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quoted in Spirit of Fire by Ursula King
- The only way to implement our vision for society is to bring it down to the situation of a single household.
— Chogyam Trungpa quoted in Enlightened by Design by Helen Berliner
- And then, "from his own juices," as it is said, a vision may come, perhaps at that moment, perhaps not. Perhaps at some time in the future when he least expects it, a time when his heart is open and his spirit becomes aware of itself, the Great Mystery will speak to him in a way that is unique, powerful, unimaginable, and truly sacred.
— Gabriel Horn in The Book of Ceremonies
- We of the modern time live much more in the attitude of interrogation than of exclamation. We so blur our world with question marks that we lose the sense of wonder and sometimes even of vision. It is refreshing to note how frequently the great spiritual teachers of the New Testament introduce their message with the word "behold!" They speak because they see and they want their hearers and their readers to see. Their "behold" is more than an interjection — it has the force of an imperative, as though they would say: "Just see what I see. Open your eyes to the full meaning of what is before you," which is the method of all true teachers.
— Rufus Jones in Rufus Jones: Essential Writings
- This new millennium requires extending our present limited horizons of mind, heart and imagination, as well as expanding our social and religious boundaries. To live with new horizons means constantly stretching our hopes and hearts as far as possible — and then gradually and progressively taking them even beyond those limits.
— Edward Hays in The Great Escape Manual
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