Quotes of Vision to Inspire

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  1. Sacredstar

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    Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to
    stare up the steps. We must step up the stairs.
    Vaclav Havel

    Be the change you want to see in the world Gandhi

    Some men see things as they are and ask 'why' ? Others dream of things that never were and ask 'why not' ? 
    George Bernard Shaw

    Common folk, not statesmen, nor generals nor great men of affairs, but just simple plain men and women, can do something to build a better, peaceful world. The future hope of peace lies with such personal …. service.
    Henry Cadbury accepting Nobel Peace Prize

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

    An avalanche begins with a snowflake
    Joseph D Compton

    Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous army of the world's ills - against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single person.
    R.F. Kennedy

    Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth.
    Albert Einstein

    I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
    Helen Keller

    Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, and magic and power in it.
    Begin it now.
    Goethe

    Whether in times of war or times of peace the Quaker is under peculiar obligation to assist and to forward movements and forces which make for peace in the world and which bind men together in ties of unity and fellowship.
    Rufus Jones

    There must be amidst all the confusions of the hour a tried and undisturbed remnant of people who will not become purveyors of coercion and violence who are willing to stand alone if it is necessary for the way of peace and love among men
    Rufus Jones

    They say my work is just a drop in the ocean. I say the ocean is made up of drops.
    Mother Theresa

    Vision is the art of seeing the invisible
    Swift

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give
    Winston Churchill

    If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
    Henry David Thoreau

    There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
    Henry David Thoreau

    Once for all, you must not worry about your success or failure. It does not concern you. Your duty is to work each day, quietly, to accept the failures which are inevitable and to leave to others the care of measuring the applause.
    Ralph W. Emerson

    At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done
    Then they begin to hope it can be done
    Then they see it can be done
    Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago
    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are ?
    Satchel Paige

    ….so in the light walking and abiding….. 
    early Quakers

    ……taking up the burden of the world's suffering…….
    George Fox

    First man: sometimes I'd like to ask God why he allows poverty, famine and injustice to continue when he could do something about it'.
    Second man: what's stopping you ?
    First man: I'm afraid he might ask me the same question
    Anon

    I want to be thoroughly used up when I die - for the harder I work, the more I live. 
    George Bernard Shaw

    Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
    Japanese proverb 

    If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work; but, rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
    Anon

    To the person who does not know where he wants to go, there is no favourable wind
    Seneca

    The dreamers are the saviours of the world
    James Allen

    We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers
    Martin Luther King

    Outstanding people have one thing in common; an absolute sense of mission
    Zig Ziglar

    The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that our aim is too low and we reach it
    Anon

    So long as space remains,
    So long as sentient beings remain,
    I will remain,
    In order to help, in order to serve,
    In order to make my contribution.
    From 'The Open Heart' by the Dalai Lama

    The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.  
    James Allen

    There are three kinds of people; one who watches things happen, one who makes things happen and one who says 'what happened ?'
    Anon

    The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, this you will become
    James Allen

    The world is for those who make their dreams come true
    Harold Gray

    Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't.
    Richard Bach

    Looking up gives light, but at first it makes you dizzy.
    Rumi

    Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
    Oscar Wilde

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind,
    That it can alter all the course of kind.                      
    Edmund Spenser

    The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches.
    Matthew, ch. 13, v. 31-32

    Where there is no vision, the people perish.

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    Thomas Edison

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
    Marianne Williamson

    Meditation is something entirely different from what your books and your gurus have taught you.  Meditation is the process of understanding your own mind. 
    Jeddu Krishnamurthi

    You are the co-creator of your reality, what you think you will indeed create.
    Kim

    Blessings in abundance

    Sacredstar
     
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    This is good inspiration.

    I have something. We did this in school for extra credit and were given points for each one we found. The Earth Science teacher who gave us the project was astounded when two of us came back with a book that had hundreds of the sayings.
    There is a specific name for these particular sayings that gives it one way then flips it to the other possibility.

    Here is one of them.

    Red sky at night sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.

    What are these sayings called? I cannot for the life of me remember.
     
  3. Blue

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    What an excellent collection of sayings, SacredStar, and isn't it a delight to see that none of them proselytise a particular God or faith.

    Let us add to them and make this an even more inspiring Thread.

    Thanks SacredStar. :)

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    "Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do."
    Lin Yutang.
     
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    ah Blue so you finally express the core issue......you appear to a have a problem with the word GOD and faith, so my friend look within to find the root cause? For what we resist will continue to persist, interesting isn't it that some people only turn to GOD when they are very sick or about to die, in their desperation when there is nothing left they do indeed find GOD.

    And so it is that some of us have had to be stripped naked and back to the bare bone to find our way home.

    It is a belief in CS that those that are most against GOD this lifetime have experienced the most spiritual lives of service in past lives and this time maybe you are just meant to have fun!

    All is perfect in this domain.

    Roll on the quotes to inspire us.

    Blessings and hugs

    Sacredstar
     
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    "We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers."

    "We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobile rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind"

    "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

    "Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love."

    Martin Luther King Jnr
     
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    Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity. Saint Therese of Lisieux
     
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    Native American Wisdom about fear of death - Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief

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    Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
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    Sufi-wisdom about understanding a person - Kahlil Gibran

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    To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
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    Native American Wisdom about thinking of the future - Iroquois Confederacy Maxim

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    In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.
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