Goals & Dreams

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”
Seneca

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
Michelangelo

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not disgrace to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim, is a sin.”
Benjamin Mays

“Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.”
Robert H. Schuller

“You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.”
Les Brown

“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
Brian Tracy

“If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals”
Brian Tracy

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

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
Henry David Thoreau

“To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.”
Alfred Victor Vigny

“You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.”
Les Brown

“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”
Chuck Palahniuk

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”
John Jakes

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
George Sheehan

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

“Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal.”
Carl Schurz

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” 
Emily Dickinson

“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

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
Joseph Addison

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

“I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
Helen Keller

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

“Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.”
Henry David Thoreau

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

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”
J.C. Penney

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

“To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.”
Michael Hanson

“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

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
Michelangelo

“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!”
Kalidasa

“Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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.

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”
Victor Frankl

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
Victor Hugo

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”
John F. Kennedy