A journal of positive thoughts and inspirational quotes
This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.
Feel free to suggest additions!
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Have Vision: Look Inward, Outward and Upward
- Stephen S.
About 350 years ago, a shipload of travelers landed on the
northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town site. The
next year, they elected a town government.
The third year, the
town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the
wilderness. In the fourth year, the people tried to impeach their town
government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road
five miles westward into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway?
These were people who had the vision to see 3,000 miles across an ocean and
overcome great hardships to get there. But in just a few years, they were not
able to see even five miles out of town. They had lost their pioneering vision.
With a clear vision of what we can become, no ocean of difficulty is too great.
Without it, we rarely move beyond our current boundaries.
- from Lee J. Colan
More great thoughts on having vision:
Throughout the centuries
there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their
own vision. - Ayn Rand
Where there is no vision
the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18
The most pathetic person
in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision. - Helen Keller
A vision without a task
is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task are
the hope of the world. - Quote on a church wall in Sussex, England
Vision without action is
a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese
The vision must be
followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step
up the stairs. - Vance Havner
Your vision will become
clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks
inside, awakens. - Carl Jung Vision is the gift to see what others only dream. - Byrd Baggett