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:
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.
The earliest occurance of that quote found by Google Books is from 1998.
Misterattribution (talk) 19:30, 8 January 2019 (UTC)