So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry D. Thoreau
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
Hope is the dream of the waking man.
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.