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.
Dreams are road signs along the nighttime highway of sleep.
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.
Staying up all night is a waste of sleeping, and a waste of sleeping is a waste of dreaming, and dreaming is important because the more dreams you have, the better chance you have of one coming true.
A dream has power to poison sleep.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality.
Henry David Thoreau
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Vincent van Gogh
We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams… we are also more inteligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake.
Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don’t merely dream – but create!
Dreams digest the meals that are our days.
How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal and you have to be willing to work for it.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams…. Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Dream the impossible dream, Fight the unbeatable foe, Strive with your last once of courage To reach the unreachable star.
Listen to the colour of your dreams.
It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn’t match what you dreamed it would be.
Randy K. Milholland
Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language.
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
In a dream you are never eighty.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
If you’re still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
Alas, all the castles I have, are built with air, thou know’st.
Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
So I awoke, and behold it was a dream.
There’s a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams.
Stoddard King, Jr.
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.
The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
Recall the old story of the rather refined young man who preferred sex dreams to visiting brothels because he met a much nicer type of girl that way.
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
You know somebody, and they cry for you. They stay awake at night and dream of you. I bet you never even know they do, but somebody’s crying for you.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King, jr.
To dream of a person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted, mostly.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
Excellence can be obtained if you: care more than others think is wise; risk more than others think is safe; dream more than others think is practical; expect more than others think is possible.
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days. Are you in earnest? 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
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.
H. L. Mencken
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
The best love affairs are those we never had.
You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Castles in the air – they’re so easy to take refuge in. So easy to build, too.
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
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
The people’s prayer, the glad diviner’s theme, The young men’s vision, and the old men’s dream!
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
Daphne Du Maurier
We dream our dreams away.
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.
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: -…
There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own… for you are unique and more wondrous than you know!
Dreams are answers to questions we’re about to ask.
Only lucky people’s dreams come true.
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.