A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 11, 2014
“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare”

Entry in progress—B.P.
“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare” is often called a Japanese proverb and has been printed on many posters.

Wikiquote: Japanese proverbs
Disputed
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
. Japanese proverb, as quoted in Civilization’s Quotations : Life’s Ideal (2002) by Richard Alan Krieger, p. 280

13 September 1923, Charlotte (NC) Observer, “Kuester, of Charlotte, Speaks in Rutherford,” pg. 4, col. 6: 
His subject was, “Vision Without Action is a Dream.”

Google Books
Guide of Soul and Mind:
The Story of Anderson University

By Barry L. Callen
Anderson, IN: Anderson University and Warner Press
1992
Pg. 399:
On that occasion he quoted futurist Joel Barker as having said wisely: “A vision without action is merely a dream. Action without a vision is just passing time. However, a vision with action can change the world.”

Google Books
Multinational Direct Marketing:
The Methods and the Markets

By Richard Nelson Miller
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
1995
Pg. 1:
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare. — JAPANESE PROVERB

3 June 1997, Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, “Why Leadership Training Matters” by Lori Cope, Progress (Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce), pg. 3, col. 2:
A futurist speaker, Joel Barker sums it all up when he says “Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision just passes time, but vision with action can change the world.”

Google Books
The Money Answer Book:
Quick Answers to Your Everyday Financial Questions

By Dave Ramsey
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
2004
Pg. ?:
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
JAPANESE PROVERB

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • Permalink