is achieving a cherished ambition.

“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 (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”


“We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.”

Jesse Jackson (born 1941); politician, civil rights activist

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963); writer, theologian, scholar

“Your life is an occasion; rise to it.”

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“You've got to have a dream, if you want to have a dream come true.”

Dennis Waitley (born 1933); writer

“If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945); 32nd U.S. President

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.”

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967); poet, historian, novelist

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul. ”

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964); American general and field marshal

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. ”

Michael Phelps (born 1985); American swimmer; most decorated Olympian of all-time

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic

“Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”

Arnold H. Glasgow humorist

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977); author, diarist

“One can never consent to creep when one feels the copmpulsion to soar.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”

Bruce Barton (1886-1967); politician, author, executive

“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”

James Dean (1931-1955); actor

“Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the skies.”

Garth Brooks (born 1962); singer, songwriter

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ”

Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist

“Go confidently in the direction of our dreams! Live the life you've imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962); U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.”

James Allen (1864-1912); writer

“Someone with their feet planted firmly on the ground has no hope of reaching the stars.”

Kelsey Dunn

“No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. ”

Jesse Jackson (born 1941); politician, civil rights activist

“Everybody likes to go their own way to choose their own time and manner of devotion. ”

Jane Austen (1775-1817); novelist

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”

Jonas Salk

“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 (1952-2004); actor, producer, director, and writer; best known for his role as Superman

“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.”

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527); philosopher, writer

“A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding.”

Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis (1929-1994); First Lady of the United States

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

Carol Burnett (born 1933); comedian

“Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk.”

Shirley Hufstedler (born 1925); US Secretary of Education from 1979-1981

“All our dreams can come true; if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney (1901-1966); film producer, director, animator, entrepreneur

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849); poet, author

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.”

William James (1842-1910); psychologist, philosopher, author

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

Earl Nightingale (1921-1989); entrepreneur, motivational author

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”

Maya Angelou (born 1928); Poet, dancer, producer, playwright, director, author

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”

Brian Littrell (born 1975); singer, formerly of the Backstreet Boys

“I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this: Dream a great dream.”

John A. Appleman author

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Paulo Coelho (born 1947); poet, writer

“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”

Earl Nightingale (1921-1989); entrepreneur, motivational author

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832); philosopher, scientist, author

“Don't tell us the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”


“You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950); playwright, Nobel Prize winner

“Mind is all that counts. You can be whatever you make up your mind to be.”

Robert J. Collier (1876-1918); writer

“If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake them up.”


“Every fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying.”

Harry Anderson (born 1952); actor, magician

“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 (1952-2004); actor, producer, director, and writer; best known for his role as Superman

“Dreams and actions are not so different as usually thought, as all actions of men are founded upon dreams, and their end - is a dream too.”

Theodor Herzl (1860-1904); founder of Zionist movement

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970); motivational author

“Hold fast to dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”

James Langston Hughes (1902-1967); poet, novelist

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Anatole France (1844-1924); critic, writer

“Let the beauty that we love be what we do.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic

“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 (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

Jesse Owens (1913-1980); Olympic athlete

“Hold fast to dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”

James Langston Hughes (1902-1967); poet, novelist

“Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?”

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954); Mexican painter

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

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

Gloria Steinem (born 1934); American feminist, writer, editor

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890); Post-Impressionist painter

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams.”

Pope John XXIII (1881-1963); 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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I can think of one really special person that touched many lives through his music, however his untimely and early death was saddening. This person is israel-kamakawiwo from Hawaii. He redid the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" against all odds. Many people like him would have shyed away from the public eye, but not this young man - bless his soul. His voice, his skill made him famous, and wonderfully- the world looked past his heavy weight stature. It is a wonderful thing that people accepted him for who he was, not how he looked. Something that happens around the world every single moment, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade. It shows, we all can be less judgemental of persons if we open our hearts and souls and truely get to know a person, in person - not just on a computer or TV. His legacy to me is that there are NO BOUNDARIES TO WHAT A BEING CAN ACCOMPLISH IF THEY ARE WILLING TO IGNORE ALL THE NEGATIVITY DIRECTED AT THEM. That being said, I can personally speak from real life experiences. His song would make such a heart felt and touching impact across many generations. For the many people that have left remarks stating "I want" as the first words need to think, do they really want to do what they claim, if yes, all that is needed is ACTION. A desire or goal is nothing without the ACTION to take steps towards the want. If youd like more fresh perspectives like this, please let me know and the time will be made to better this world and all our relationships. Best, Stephen Mark
Stephen Mark 7 months ago from Canton, GA USA

Dream then do.
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I want to own my own business within the next year.
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