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You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles -- events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.

Author: Harry Browne (1933)

Profession: American Financial Advisor, Writer

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.

Author: Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912)

Profession: American Architect, Leader of the Chicago School

The road winds up the hill to meet the height; Beyond the locust hedge it curves from sight -- And yet no man would foolishly contend. That where he sees it not, it makes an end.

Author: Emma Carleton


I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

No man sees far, most see no farther than their noses.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Aim for the highest.

Author: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Profession: American Industrialist, Philanthropist

Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

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.''

Author: John Jay Chapman (1862-1933)

Profession: American Author

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Author: Arthur C. Clarke (1917)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

Vision -- It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing...

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

It's easy to say ''no!'' when there's a deeper ''yes!'' burning inside.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.

Author: Robertson Davies (1913)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Journalist