Dreams

dreamsFar away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. —Louisa May Alcott

I’ll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I’ll do my looking back with my eyes closed. —Tony Arata

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. —Erma Bombeck

The moment of enlightenment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. —Vic Braden

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you. —Tom Bradley

Help others achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours. —Les Brown

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don’t. —Brett Butler, Knee Deep in Paradise

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. —Julia Cameron

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. —Frank A. Clark

When I dream, I am ageless. —Elizabeth Coatsworth

The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle. —Alan Cohen

You have to speak your dream out loud. —Kelly Corrigan

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. —James Dean

Keep your dreams alive. Understand . . . to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. —Gail Devers

A dream is a wish your heart makes. —Walt Disney, Sleeping Beauty

I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral. —Walt Disney

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. —Louise Driscoll

To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. —Bernard Edmonds

When you cease to dream, you cease to live. —Malcolm S. Forbes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. —Anatole France

A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.
—Erich Fromm

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
—James A. Froude

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. —Khalil Gibran

Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. —Kahlil Gibran

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do. —Kahlil Gibran

Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true? —Oscar Hammerstein

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own. —Mark Victor Hansen

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short; be a dreamer, but be a practical person. —Hugh Hefner

In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions. Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions. Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life. Consequently, one person’s vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled. —High Eagle

Dreams are the seedlings of reality. —Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments. —Napoleon Hill

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. —Napoleon Hill

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, Life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. —Langston Hughes

There is nothing like dreams to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. —Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, 1862

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. —Jesse Jackson

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. —Carl Jung

The problems of this world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
—John F. Kennedy

I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream—a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man’s skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

In our dreams we are able to fly . . . and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be. —Madeleine L’Engle

You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one.
I hope some day you’ll join us,
And the world will be as one.
—John Lennon, Imagine

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. —C. S. Lewis

It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn’t match what you dreamed it would be. —Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, September 7, 2004

To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan . . . believe . . . act! —Alfred A. Montapert

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. —Mary Manin Morrissey

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. —Anaïs Nin

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. —Anaïs Nin

Dreams are necessary to life. —Anaïs Nin

In dreams the mind is constantly giving you substitutes just to protect sleep. And the same is happening while you are awake. The mind is giving you substitutes just to protect your sanity;
otherwise you will be scattered in fragments. —Osho, The Book of Secrets

Only dreamers can teach us to soar. —Anne Marie Pierce

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. —Edgar Allan Poe, A Dream Within a Dream

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. —Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

Goals are simply a way of breaking a vision into smaller, workable units. —Nido Qubein

Stand often in the company of dreamers: They tickle your common sense and believe you can achieve things which are impossible. —Mary Anne M.B.L. Radmacher

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. —Christopher Reeve

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream. —Linda Ronstadt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing happens unless first we dream. —Carl Sandburg

Like all dreamers, I confuse disenchantment with truth. —Jean-Paul Sartre

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. —Friedrich von Schiller

I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved! —Robert Schuller

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream. —Robert H. Schuller

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?” —George Bernard Shaw

As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. —Barbara Sher

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. —Gloria Steinem

I dream, therefore I exist. —August Strindberg, A Madman’s Defense

We desire most what we ought not to have. —Publilius Syrus

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. —Howard Thurman

If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
—Henry David Thoreau

Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. —Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. —Henry David Thoreau

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
—Harriet Tubman

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. —Dale Turner

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
—John Updike

Dream big and dare to fail. —Norman D. Vaughan

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. —Denis Waitley

Life is never easy for those who dream. —Robert James Waller

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. —Oscar Wilde

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. —Woodrow T. Wilson

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance—and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. —Oprah Winfrey, O magazine, September 2002

Whatever our dreams, ideas or projects, we plant a seed, culture it and then reap the fruits of our labors. —Oprah Winfrey

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. —Virginia Woolf

Dreams are more real than reality itself, they’re closer to the self. —Gao Xingjian, Dialogue and Rebuttal

I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. —William Butler Yeats, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

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