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Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.

Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits.
When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea? O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.
Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
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.
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Lycurgus, Numa, Moses, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, all these great rogues, all these great thought-tyrants, knew how to associate the divinities they fabricated with their own boundless ambition.
When you go to buy, use your eyes not your ears.
Watching television as a passive viewer is like going on vacation for a while, and leaving all of the doors to your house unlocked. Any crap that wants to get in - will.
Remember that everything you see on television is an illusion - and you're only seeing what the magician wants you to see.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
I know my fate. One day there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful -- of a crisis like no other before on earth, of the profoundest collision of conscience, of a decision evoked against everything that until then had been believed in, demanded, sanctified. I am not a man I am dynamite.
One eye sees, the other feels.
The kingdom of God could be realized simply by daring to live differently from the normal conventions. The kingdom of God in the teachings of Jesus was not an apocalyptic or heavenly projection of otherworldly desire. It was driven by a desire to think that there must be a better way to live together than the present state of affairs. And it called for a change of behavior in the present on the part of individuals invested in the vision.
The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.
The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.
We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.
There are lone figures armed only with ideas, sometimes with just one idea, who blast away whole epochs in which we are enwrapped like mummies. Some are powerful enough to resurrect the dead. Some steal on us unawares and put a spell over us which it takes centuries to throw off. Some put a curse on us, for our stupidity and inertia, and then it seems as if God himself were unable to lift it.
St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
Faith is power to believe and power to see...
We go where our vision is.
The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer.
Makers of empire, they have fought for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones.
So shine on through these days we have to fill.
The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him.
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
I always looked ahead.
Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.
I want to use television not only to entertain, but to help people lead better lives.
Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing...
No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.
The world values the seer above all men, and has always done so. Nay, it values all men in proportion as they partake of the character of seers. The Elgin Marbles and a decision of John Marshall are valued for the same reason. What we feel in them is a painstaking submission to facts beyond the author's control, and to ideas imposed upon him by his vision. So with Beethoven's Symphonies, with Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations -- with any conceivable output of the human mind of which you approve. You love them because you say, These things were not made, they were seen.
Aim for the highest.
Perhaps our eyes are merely a blank film which is taken from us after our deaths to be developed elsewhere and screened as our life story in some infernal cinema or dispatched as microfilm into the sidereal void.
Do not look too far for you will see nothing.
There are no clear borders, only merging invisible to the sight.
If you want to look with only one eye then you will only see part of the picture.
Capital isn't scarce; vision is.
Better to aim at a star than shoot down a well; you'll hit higher.