Subjects — V

Vision & Visionaries Quotations

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. Flawless mental sight! That is genius.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room.

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

The man who goes fishing gets something more than the fish he catches.

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.

No vision and you perish; no ideal and you’re lost. Your heart must ever cherish some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, some rainbow in the sky, some melody to sing to, some service that is high.

We look into mirrors, but we only see the effects of our times on us — not our effects on others.