Quote by Henry David Thoreau
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
This quote by Henry David Thoreau suggests that if we choose to remain blind and ignorant, the truth or enlightenment becomes a kind of darkness to us. It emphasizes the importance of being aware and conscious in order to truly experience the light of knowledge and understanding. Thoreau posits that each day holds the potential for growth and enlightenment, implying that our journey towards knowledge is ongoing and that there is always more to discover. The mention of the sun as the morning star implies that there are endless possibilities beyond what we currently perceive.
To associate with other like-minded people in small, purposeful groups is for the great majority of men and women a source of profound psychological satisfaction. Exclusiveness will add to the pleasure of being several, but at one; and secrecy will intensify it almost to ecstasy.
In order to lead a country or a company, you've got to get everybody on the same page and you've got to be able to have a vision of where you're going. America can't have a vision of health care for everybody, green economy, regulations - can't have a bunch of piece-meal activities. It's got to have a vision.