Classic Optical - Vision Quotes

Notable & Quotable

Vision related quotes throughout the ages.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
- The Bible, Proverbs 29:18

We go where our vision is.
- Joseph Murphy

We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.
- Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight.
- Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
- Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
- Muhammad Ali

Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.
- Unknown

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
- John Welch

Each eye can have its vision separately; but when we are looking at anything our vision, which in itself is divided, joins up and unites in order to give itself as a whole to the object that is put before it.
- John Calvin

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
- Walt Whitman

A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
- Ambrose Bierce

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen

Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Gustav Jung

Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day.
- Source Unknown

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
- Dwight D Eisenhower

Doubt obscures the true vision of the heart.
- Source Unknown

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore Hesburgh

The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.
- Betty Grable

Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.
- Sanskrit Poem

Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
- James Broughton

The best vision is insight.
- Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
- Ayn Rand

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
- Jonathan Swift

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

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
- Source Unknown

When it comes to spotting a blonde hair on a man's coat, every wife has 20-20 vision.
- Source Unknown

Capital isn't scarce; vision is.
- Sam Walton

A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision with a task is the hope of the world.
- Donald Zimmerman

The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.
- John Macy

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
- George Eliot

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision.
- Hsi-Tang

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb

Vision looks inwards and becomes duty. Vision looks outwards and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upwards and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Words are like eyeglasses, they blur everything that they do not make clear.
- Joseph Joubert

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
- William Feather

I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
- Leo Durocher

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
- Francis Beaumont

There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
- Euripides

Everyone has 20/20 hindsight
- Source Unknown

Your goal should be out of reach, but not out of sight.
- Anita DeFrantz

What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
- Source Unknown

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
- Phyllis Diller

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
- Helen Rowland

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
- Mark Twain

There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.
- Jim Fiebig

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
- Billy Wilder