Vision Quotes

I have already shared some quotes on Leadership, Success, Attitude, Personal Growth, Talents, and Passion, and communication.Today I would like to share some quotes on Vision:

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” ~Thomas Edison

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” ~Father Theodore Hesburgh

“Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” ~Vaclav Havel

“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.” ~George Lucas

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“The future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious.” ~Ted Levitt

“To be a successful entrepreneur one needs a vision of greatness for one’s work. If we dream extravagantly we will be inspired to forge a reality beyond the straight jacket of practicalities. There is a profound connection between art and enterprise which allows businesses to overcome the limitations of their existing visions.” ~Sir Ernest Hall

“Where there is no vision the people perish.” ~Proverbs 29:18

“We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” ~Adlai E. Stevenson

“Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” ~Charles R. Swindoll

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~Warren Bennis

“To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership—not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.”  ~Ronald Reagan

“Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.” ~Jon Madonna

Question: What are your favorite vision quotes?

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  • Love the first quote! Think I will use it in the future. No one should “like” to hallucinate!

    • It’s a good one. Ha, so true. Thanks for sharing.

  • I had like the Ronald Reagan quote, it rings true in every aspect of Leadership.

  • You have actually cover probably the best quotes I have on the subject :)

    • Jim,

      I hope you enjoyed them. Thank you for reading them.

  • I have to side with Scripture…where there is no vision :)

  • Keep them coming!

  • I love your first one by Thomas Edison. I know a lot of people with great vision, but no desire to do the hard work to make it real.

    • Jason,

      Yes, hard work is required for success. I also know a lot of people who think they don’t have to work hard because of their IQ and talent. Thank you for sharing.

  • Floyd Samons

    I really like your “quote” posts. Those are great quotes along with the other ones. I can’t think of any famous ones right off the bat, but one comes to mind that I say every year at the beginning of lacrosse season, “We’re beginning with the end in mind.” Simple, but it helps me focus on the basics…. which is what always leads to success.

    • Floyd,

      Great additional quote. I’m glad you enjoy the quote posts. Have a great week.

  • Thanks for sharing these. You have several of my favorites here. Of all of them, Proverbs is the one that resonates…it couldn’t be clearer.

    • I agree with you Skip, the Proverbs one is clear and powerful. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Good quotes today – quotes are invaluable to motivate us and you picked some good ones. I pick a quote or two every week and share them on my blog too – using time tested thoughts to help others is a great thing. Keep up the great work!

    • Craig,

      Yes, quotes have a way of inspiring and encouraging us. I’ll have to start reading your quote post. Thank you for stopping by and sharing.

  • Ha! love that first one by Thomas Edison.
    Great selection of quotes as always

  • Vision is a picture of tomorrow that produces passion today. This is my remix of a Bill Hybels quote from the book Couragous Leadership.

    • Great additional definition of vision. I really like Bill Hybel’s and his books. Thanks for stopping by to read and share.

  • I have to say that the Abraham Lincoln quote is my favorite – after the Proverbs one, that is. I kinda have to say that the Bible’s tops there :)

    • Loren,

      Both are great! Thank you for reading them.