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If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

Les Brown

If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.

Yiddish Proverb

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.

Joyce Chapman

If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.

Donald Trump

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.

JOHN LENNON

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.

Luigi Pirandello

In dream consciousness we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.

Pir Vilayat Khan

In dreams begins responsibility.

William Butler Yeats

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.

William Wordsworth

In the one instance, the dreamer, or enthusiast, being interested by an object usually not frivolous, imperceptibly loses sight of this object in a wilderness of deductions and suggestions issuing therefrom, until, at the conclusion of a day dream often r

Edgar Allan Poe, Berenice

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.

Man Ray

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure

It is a shame that when we have a good dream we are asleep at the time.

P.K. Shaw

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.

Robert Southey

It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Erma Bombeck

It's not what the dream is but what the dream does.

John Johnson

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Friedrich von Schiller

Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.

John Thomas "Spider" Salley

Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of necessity will be our dreams.

St. Basil

Let the dream go. Are there not other dreams In vastness of clouds hid from thy sight That yet shall gild with beautiful gold gleams, And shoot the shadows through and through with light? What matters one lost vision of the night? Let the dream go! ...

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Let Them Go

Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.

Source Unknown

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

Charles Lindbergh

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

Napoleon Hill

Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some Gods would dream of.

Sister Corita Kent

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Joseph Campbell

No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.

Source Unknown

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

JESSE JACKSON

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

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

Marian Wright Edleman

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

CARL SANDBURG

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

CARL SANDBURG

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away

Tom Clancy

O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.

Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant, Preface to a Modern Mythology, 1926

Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu.

Chuang Tzu

One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.

Jean Cocteau

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

E. V. Lucas

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

E. V. Lucas, 365 Days and One More

Only in dreams does the happiness of the earth dwell.

Ruckett

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

Terry Pratchett

Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.

Herbert Kaufman

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.

Gerard De Nerval

Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.

John Bunyan

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.

Source Unknown

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.

NORMAN COUSINS

People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.

Dorothy Gilman

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Tupac Shakur

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.

Gaston Bachelard

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.

John Locke

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

Oscar Wilde

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?" frequently attributed to Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy, who used it in a speech which his brother, Edward F. (Teddy) Kennedy quoted at RFK's funeral.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.

Neil Kendall

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.

Walt Disney

Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, When absent souls in fancy meet.

Thomas Moore, from: To Julia

t may be those who do most, dream most.

Stephen Leacock

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All

Edgar Allan Poe, Dream Within A Dream, A

That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.

William Shakespeare

That, Verena managed after some suspenseful seconds, is, she said, regarding her gloved hands, remarkable. Very. I wouldn't have credited either of you with so much imagination. Or is it that I am imagining? Quite likely I'm dreaming of myself in a wet tr

Truman Capote, The Glass Harp

The antonyms for dreams are actuality, certainty, existence, fact, reality, substance, and truth.

James Dye

The best love affairs are those we never had.

NORMAN LINDSAY

The best thing in every noble dream is the dreamer...

MONCURE CONWAY

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.

Carl Gustav Jung, The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man

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

ANAIS NIN

The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.

Henry Miller

The dust of many crumbled cities settles over us like a forgetful doze, but we are older than those cities. We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former sta

Rumi, The Dream That Must Be Interpreted

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

William Faulkner

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.

James Allen

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.

ELIZABETH GILBERT

The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality or give up the battle in despair.

MARGARET MEAD

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.

Vic Braden

The more you can dream, the more you can do.

Michael Korda

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

Kahlil Gibran

The notion of this universe, its heavens, hells, and everything within it, as a great dream dreamed by a single being in which all the dream characters are dreaming too, has in India enchanted and shaped the entire civilization. The ultimate dreamer is Vi

Joseph Campbell, The Mythic Image

The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.

Austin O'Malley

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

WILL DURANT

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

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

EDWARD KENNEDY

There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.

Robert Francis Kennedy

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Robert Kennedy

There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.

William S. Burroughs

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.

James Russell Lowell

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

VICTOR HUGO

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

Michel de Montaigne

Thought are but dreams till their effects are tried.

William Shakespeare

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.

Anais Nin, The Diaries of Ana

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

Alfred A. Montapert

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

ANATOLE FRANCE

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is 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

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.

Antoine Rivarol

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

Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it.

John Sterling

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

MARK TWAIN

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.

Peter Ustinov

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

Erich Fromm

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

Erich Fromm, The Forgotten Language

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

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.

Novalis

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest

William Shakespeare

We bless and curse ourselves. Some dreams are divine, as well as some waking thoughts. Donne sings of one Who dreamt devoutlier than most use to pray. Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. We are scarcely less afflicted when we remember some unwor

Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.

Eric Hoffer

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

Woodrow Wilson

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 WILSON

We have within reach, now, the attainment of almost every dream of mankind.

Gene Roddenberry, on receiving his honorary Doctorate at Emerson College, Boston in the early 1970s

We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Denis Waitley

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

Jesse Jackson

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright.

SAMUEL GOMPERS

What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?

Woody Allen

What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and there plucked an strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Johann von Goethe

When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.

Isaac Asimov

When I dream, I am ageless.

Elizabeth Coatsworth

When one of your dreams come true, you begin to look at the others more carefully.

Anon.

When the mind has a tendency to dream, it is a mistake to keep dreams away from it, to ration its dreams. So long as you distract your mind from its dreams, it will not know them for what they are; you will always be being taken in by the appearance of th

Marcel Proust, Within A Budding Grove Vol. 2 of Remembrance of Things Past

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.

DOM HELDER CAMARA

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!

Source Unknown

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

Leo Burnett

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. Ecclesiasticus 34:2

Bible

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

GLORIA STEINEM

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

VIRGINIA WOOLF

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.

Walt Disney

You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.

Source Unknown

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

JAMES A. FROUDE

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Diana Ross

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

You have the courage and power to live your dreams.

Les Brown

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

Donald Trump

You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the par

John Lennon

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one.

JOHN LENNON

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.

Barbara Sher

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

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

You will achieve grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day -- not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag

Og Mandino

Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it

Source Unknown

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Gustav Jung

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

CARL JUNG

You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you t

Anthony Robbins

You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.

Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson

You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.

Eric Burdon


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