Sight Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sight quotes, sight sayings, and sight proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.      

Mark Twain

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.      

Thomas Carlyle

The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.     

Charles De Lint

The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.      

Plautus

Sight is something you take for granted until you think you might lose it.      

Paul Coffey

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.      

Victor Hugo

To examine oneself makes good use of sight.      

Zhuangzi

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.      

Anita DeFrantz

Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.      

Rumi

Sight is about what lies right in front of us. Vision is what lies ahead.      

Thomas Haden Church

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.     

William Faulkner

The man who views the world at 50 the same he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.     

Muhammad Ali

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.     

Ovid

As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see.     

Julius Caesar

It is a darned sight easier to find six men who can tell exactly how a thing ought to be did than to find one who will do it.     

Josh Billings

Eyes of youth have sharp sight, but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.     

Elizabeth I

The sight of a cage is only frightening to the bird that has once been caught.     

Rachel Field

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.     

Carl Sandburg

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.     

Helen Keller

I don't ask for the sights in front of me to change, only the depth of my seeing.      

Mary Oliver

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.      

Mao Zedong

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.      

Andre Gide

Failure is where success likes to hide in plain sight.      

Scott Adams

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.     

Barbara Bush

We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.     

Gloria Gaither

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.     

Augustine BIRRELL

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.     

Helen Keller

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.      

Alexander Pope

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.      

George Eliot