A Quote by Giancarlo Menotti on achievement, beginning, clarity, day, gifts, god, hell, and vision

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.

Giancarlo Menotti (1911 -)

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A Quote by Georgia O'Keefe on friendship, time, flowers, sight, vision, perception, patience, and art

Still - in a way - nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven't the time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O'Keefe

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on hope and vision

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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A Quote by George Eliot on lies, responsibility, tolerance, and vision

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

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on death, feeling, heart, lies, silence, stupidity, and vision

If we had a keen vision and feeling it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 20, 1872.

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A Quote by George Eliot on chance, force, illusions, life, past, soul, present, truth, vision, and world

For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities - a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces - a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 16, 1866.

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A Quote by George Eliot on vision


Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1871-72).

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A Quote by G. Walter Fiske on challenge, character, conscience, discontent, good, guidance, idealism, imagination, judgment, life, motives, nobility, power, progress, vision, and world

An IDEAL is a vision of the Ought-To-Be - some good to be attained. . . . An ideal is a challenge to a better life. First we must see it in imagination; then we must long to make it a part of ourselves; then we shall guide our conduct by it, we shall live it. An ideal is both light and power. It is light for conscience and motive-power for will. It is a standard by which we judge between right and wrong. When we see a noble ideal lived out in another's life, it gives us a holy discontent with ourselves until we make it our own and it makes more beautiful and strong our own character. This is the way of all progress, as the world grows better, for there is no progress without ideals. . . .

G. Walter Fiske

Source: quoted by Loyd J. Ericson from G. Walter Fiske, Jesus’ Ideals of Living, Abingdon Press, 1922

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A Quote by Florence Scovel Shinn on achievement, failure, justice, vision, and work

Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and discouragement.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on blessings, eternity, friendship, god, life, men, men and women, opportunity, peace, soul, vision, and women

Men and women who turn their lives over to God will find out that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life to God will find he has eternal life.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: The New Era, May 1973/75, p20.

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