Dream: (vision...visualize...conceive... )

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 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 Wilson 1856

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. --- T.E. Lawrence 1888

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Don't start living tomorrow

tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today. --- Anon xxxx

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Dreams don't have to come true at age 20, 30, or 40; they often occur long past when you thought possible. --- Anon xxxx

Every man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of the world. --- Arthur Schopenhauer 1788

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. --- Langston Hughes 1902

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

I have a dream. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. --- Arthur Schlesinger

If you can dream it, you can become it. --- William Arthur Ward

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. --- William Arthur Ward

If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! (American Revolutionary War) --- Patrick Henry

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn. --- Kalidasa

Look to this day… In it lies all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesteday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. --- Sanskrit Proverb

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. --- Dr. Rob Gilbert

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest. --- Henry Van Dyke

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream. --- George Sand 1804

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