Our job is not to set things right but to see them right.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all, heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Look well to this day. 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. Look well therefore to this day.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is going.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last.
We go where our vision is.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
My interest is in the future; as I'm going to be spending the rest of my life there.
Our thoughts take the wildest flight; even at the moment when they should arrange themselves in thoughtful order.
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.
There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
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