An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Three people were at work on a construction site. All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what the job was, the answers varied. "Breaking rocks," the first replied. "Earning my living," the second said. "Helping to build a cathedral," said the third.


Peter Schultz (1942-, German businessman, CEO of Porsche)


A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.


Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939, American industrialist, businessman)


I was once ask if a big business man ever reached his objective. I replied that if a man ever reached his objective he was not a big business man.


Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939, American industrialist, businessman)


It is seldom in life that one knows that a coming event is to be of crucial importance.


Anya Seton


The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot.


Anne Sexton (1928-1974, American poet)


Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures kings.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV!


Homer Simpson


Man cannot aspire if he looked down; if he rise, he must look up.


Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish author)


Who is the wise man? He who sees what's going to be born.


Solomon (970-928 BC, Israeli king)


An example of the monkey: The higher it climbs, the more you see of its behind.


St. Bonaventura


Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.


Pamela Vaull Starr


Vision looks inwards and becomes duty. Vision looks outwards and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upwards and becomes faith.


Stephen S. Wise


Vision plus desire equals reality.


Author Unknown


Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.


Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965, American lawyer, politician)


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish satirist)


When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority.


Charles Swindoll (1934-, American pastor, author)


Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits.


Studs Terkel (1912-, American interviewer, actor and writer)


Where there is no vision, the people perish.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Proverbs 29:18


The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness; aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear -- a disastrous circle.


Dorothy Thompson


I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


It is a paradoxical, but profoundly true and important principle of life, that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.


Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883, British economic historian and social reformer)


All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.


Brian Tracy (1944-, Canadian-born American trainer, speaker, author, businessman)

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If we had had the right technology back then, you would have seen Eva Braun on "The Donahue Show" and Adolf Hitler on "Meet the Press."


Ed Turner


We start out in our lives as little children, full of light and the clearest vision.


Brenda Ueland


It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.


James Ramsey Ullman


A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see -- and hits it.


Author Unknown


A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision with a task is the hope of the world.


Author Unknown


Better to aim at a star than shoot down a well; you'll hit higher.


Author Unknown


Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.


Author Unknown


Dwell in though upon the Grandest, And the Grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the Highest, And the Highest you shall be.


Author Unknown


Dwell in though upon the Grandest, And the Grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the Highest, And the Highest you shall be.


Author Unknown


Its marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes.


Author Unknown


Television -- a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.


Author Unknown


The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.


Author Unknown


The man with vision always goes ahead of the man with visions.


Author Unknown


To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.


Author Unknown


Tomorrow belongs to those who have vision today!


Author Unknown


What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.


Author Unknown


When it comes to spotting a blonde hair on a man's coat, every wife has 20-20 vision.


Author Unknown


I always thought that if I was popular I must be doing something wrong.


Suzanne Vega


The artist is the voice of the people.


Alice Walker (1944-, American author, critic)


Inspiration is the richest nation I know, the most powerful on earth. Sexual energy Freud calls it; the capital of desire I call it; it pays for both mental and physical expenditure.


Sylvia Ashton Warner


I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.


Orson Welles (1915-1985, American film maker)


Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.


Eudora Welty


I had to grow up and learn to listen for the unspoken as well as the spoken -- and to know a truth.


Eudora Welty


In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults. They frolic with animals, caress them, share with them feelings neither has any words for.


Jessamyn West (1903-1984, American author)


Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specially interested in almost nothing.


Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985, American author, editor)


The most puzzling thing about TV is the steady advance of the sponsor across the line that has always separated news from promotion, entertainment from merchandising. The advertiser has assumed the role of originator, and the performer has gradually been eased into the role of peddler.


Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985, American author, editor)


One of your most powerful inner resources is your own creativity. Be willing to try on something new and play the game full-out.


Marcia Wieder (American speaker, trainer, author)


There is no balking genius. Only death can silence it or hinder.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919, American poet, journalist)


If you want to look with only one eye then you will only see part of the picture.


Les Williams


No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


I want to use television not only to entertain, but to help people lead better lives.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.


Stevie Wonder (1950-, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer)


There can be no one best way of organizing a business.


Joanne Woodward


TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.


Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959, American architect)


To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is.


Peter Nivio Zarlenga (American businessman, founder of Blockbuster Videos)


What do a few lies on TV matter? They can be swallowed, digested and excreted, or follow people when they doze off to sink into oblivion.


Zhang Jie


You can't hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.


Zig Ziglar (1926-, American sales trainer, author, motivational speaker)

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