Talk:Vision

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Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.[edit]

It currently says:

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.

However, Google Books finds it in THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL - AUGUST 1996 on page 5 of the AFSA NEWS section.

"We are operating on the premise that while vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare."

The section is written by Ed Rowell.

Further, when I searched for the original Japanese version I found http://www.academygakuin.com/blog/2015/06/615.html

The author starts by saying:

これは面白い格言です。 英文の方が有名なようでよく見かけます。「日本のことわざ」とあるのですが、いろいろ調べてみてもそれらしきものが見当たりません。

Translation provided by Google:

This is an interesting saying. English sentences seem to be famous and I often see them. There is "Japanese proverb", but I do not find anything like that even if I examine it in various ways.

Misterattribution (talk) 06:41, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Japanese_proverbs also casts doubt on it being a "Japanese proverb".

I have since found that Soichiro Honda is often given credit. However, no source is ever given.

「理念なき行動は凶器であり、行動なき理念は無価値である」

http://selftaughtjapanese.com/2014/03/14/a-look-at-a-japanese-proverb/

The earliest occurance of that quote found by Google Books is from 1998.

Misterattribution (talk) 19:30, 8 January 2019 (UTC)