32 Quotes About Dreams And Hopes Everyone Should Keep in Mind

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Heather Wolf

Every day is a new day to hope, dream and try again.  – Heather Wolf

It can be difficult sometimes to deal with failure.

You might feel like quitting is the best possible option.

In reality, every sunrise is a new opportunity.

Tomorrow might bring the success that today failed to bring.


Abdul Kalam

Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep. – Abdul Kalam

A dream should keep you awake at night.

It should make you want to plot a course so you can achieve it.

It should haunt you.

Dreams should never let you go.

Even while asleep, you can make a dream become reality if you’re committed to what you want.


Wim Wenders

Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.   Wim Wenders

Dreams do not drive fear away.

They help us to understand that fear can be a motivational tool.

It can help us achieve great things.

Fear can also cause us to isolate from the world if we allow it to overwhelm the senses.

Every step forward toward your goal is you being courageous.


Jonas Salk

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. – Jonas Salk

Nightmares can jolt you awake from the deepest slumber.

They can be disturbing and scary.

The same is true with life.

There are many things about this world today that are disturbing and scary.

If we stay focused on our dreams and what we hope to achieve with our lives, then the nightmares don’t go away.

They do become less important.


Irish Proverb

Hope is the physician of each misery. Irish Proverb

It’s been said that “misery loves company.”

Negativity seems to be contagious.

If you can introduce hope into that setting, it can literally cut through that negativity.

Even in the darkest night, a small speck of light will shine brightly.

That is hope.


Barbara Sher

As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.  Barbara Sher

Ever feel like you’re just a ship passing through in the night?

Life doesn’t have to be that way.

When you start chasing your dreams, then every moment seems to have a greater meaning to it.

Even simple things, like a morning cup of coffee, become treasured moments.

Experience life and it won’t feel like it is passing you by.


Carl Sandburg

Nothing happens unless first we dream. – Carl Sandburg

Dreams become ideas.

Ideas become potential.

Potential becomes reality.

This is the path that we all follow when pursuing our greatest hopes.

If we are unwilling to dream, then we cannot achieve our full potential.

It really is that simple.


Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Some people ignore their dreams, writing them off as a fantasy of youth.

Others give up on their dreams, dismissing them because they are viewed as being unachievable.

Then there are the rare few who pursue their dreams with everything they have.

The pursuit of a dream might not always be 100% successful, but there is a beauty in that journey – whether it succeeds or it fails.


Robert H. Schuller

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. – Robert H. Schuller

We’ve all been hurt at some point in our lives.

That hurt causes us to lash out, become aggressive, or even deny that it every happened.

It’s easy to stay in these hurtful moments too, allowing them to fester into a simmering pot of righteous hatred.

Or you can choose to forgive, let the hurt begin to heal, and pursue dreams of your own design.


Les Brown

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. – Les Brown

When we help other people, we’re creating a community that supports each other.

We benefit from the dreams that others have and they benefit from ours.

Each step we take together is a step that can lead us closer to the promised land.

So if it’s in your means to help someone today, then do it.

Expect nothing in return.

Soon enough, you’ll find others are doing the same for you.


James Dean

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

Our time on this world is finite.

We know that one day each of us will die.

What does not die, however, are our dreams. Our ideas. The inspiration we leave in those around us.

So live for those moments, create perfection in this day, because tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us.


Stephen Butler Leacock

It may be that those who do most, dream most. – Stephen Butler Leacock

There are some people who just seem to have everything.

They’ve got the car, the house, the job – all the trimmings this world has to offer.

They dreamed big, worked hard, and got what they wanted.

That is a possibility for everyone.

The only problem is that sometimes envy gets in the way.

Focus on your dream instead of the outcomes that someone else has worked hard to achieve.


Earl Nightingale

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

We like to see instant success in our society today.

If a venture isn’t immediately profitable, then we tend to abandon it.

Then we’ll start on a new idea, hoping once again for instant success.

Sometimes the biggest dreams are accomplished one step at a time.


Terri Guillemets

The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing. – Terri Guillemets

If you read or listen to the news today, there are a lot of stories that can be discouraging.

People at war. Constant arguing over politics. Conversations that go nowhere because no one is willing to listen.

But if you stop and listen to what is going on outside of that negativity and despair, you’ll hear that hope is still calling.

Listen to what it has to say, then act upon the instructions.


Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

Nothing is impossible.

We only believe things are impossible because no one has ever had the courage to try something so audacious.

So be the one who blazes a trail forward.

Pursue your dream with everything you have and you’ll always have a chance for it to come true.


Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that can not fly …  Langston Hughes

Don’t give up on a dream.

Life might have you in pause at the moment, but that doesn’t mean your dreams need to die.

Earn that paycheck. Support your family. Go to the basketball games to see your kids play. That’s important.

So is the chance to come back to a dream one day.

Keep it alive and all your hard work will pay off one day.


Joanne Madeline Moore

Don’t let others hijack your dreams. Be captain of your own ship and master of your own destiny. – Joanne Madeline Moore

Many people have great ideas. Big dreams. A huge potential for success.

Stealing that dream, however, isn’t going to bring you any success.

Sure – it might bring fame and fortune, but you’ll still feel hollow inside.

The only way to feel complete is to navigate toward your own dreams and work hard to make them real.

You are in charge of your own fate.


Lin Yutang

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. – Lin Yutang

Out in the woods, there are small trails you can see wandering between the trees.

These are the paths of animals as they wander the forest.

You can’t see them, but the trail is evidence that they’ve been there.

You know that the trail will lead to a specific destination.

The same is true with the roads we travel for our dreams.

When enough people keep following the same path, others will recognize it and follow it themselves.


Christopher Reeve

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

Our lives are a series of choices.

We choose to stay in our job.

We choose to stay married.

We choose to continue being a parent.

We choose to live.

This means we can also choose to believe in hope instead of misery, negativity, or despair.

Choose hope and anything that you can imagine has the potential to become reality.


Paulo Coelho

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. – Paulo Coelho

Sometimes things just seem to go your way.

We might call it “fate” or “good luck,” but we can make our own luck.

It comes through our desire to achieve our biggest hopes and dreams.

That desire is motivator to keep our feet moving.

When the universe sees that we’re ready to keep going, it provides us with the resources we need.


S.A. Sachs

Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. – S.A. Sachs

It’s never too late to begin chasing a dream.

No matter how big or small it may be, the first step you take brings hope back into the equation.

Even if it has been decades since you thought about accomplishing your greatest dream, move toward and hope is guaranteed to rise.


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Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.

The past can be tricky.

We must take the lessons from it and apply them to today’s opportunities, but we mustn’t live in regret.

A lack of success can certainly feel disappointing, but that disappointment doesn’t need to define you.

Look for the perfection that can be found in this moment, right now, and your dreams will come back into sight.


Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. – Henry David Thoreau

A touchstone is used to determine the quality of a precious metal, such as gold.

When the touchstone comes into contact with the precious metal, it will leave a mark.

The color of that mark tells the observer what the quality of the precious metal happens to be.

Dreams do the same thing for our personal character.

Each dream is a real reflection of who we are as people.


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

When you set goals for yourself, do you set the bar low?

Or do you set it high?

Easy goals might bring success, but they don’t really gain us anything.

Hard goals might be difficult to achieve, but the process of getting there will help us grow in many different ways.

Sometimes it isn’t the destination that is important, but the journey taken to get there.


Steve Maraboli

We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams. – Steve Maraboli

Being a coward, when used as a verb instead of a noun as Maraboli does here, is a reflection of being “excessively afraid of danger or pain.”

Sometimes we can become too comfortable in our own skin.

We’ve made enough money, have a nice house, raised a family – life is good.

But life could still be better.

The greatest excuse we make is that we are happy when we really are not.

We offer that excuse because we are excessively afraid to risk more.


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There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.

Chasing a dream can take a long time. It may take years.

You may need to travel a long distance, both literally and figuratively.

The person who you are today may not be the person who can achieve your biggest dream.

As we age, we begin to change.

We see the world in a new perspective.

If a dream seems out of reach now, keep reaching for it.

The experience you gain could be what is needed to achieve that dream in the future.


Samuel Johnson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope. – Samuel Johnson

What is your hope today?

Do you want to see your family be able to prosper?

Want opportunities to be given back to you that you feel were taken away by recent politics?

Have three square meals to put on your table every day?

Here’s a crazy thought – that’s not hope.

That’s pleasure.

Millions of people seem to be happy in this world making $1.25 per day or less, having one or two meals per day, and don’t care about politics.

They still have hope that the world can be a better place.


Because they strive to do something good every day.

It is in that striving we go from hope to hope.


Edgar Cayce

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. – Edgar Cayce

Ever had a dream that seemed so real that you felt a sense of dejavu?

Some might say that is your mind remembering things in the wrong direction.

Time might be linear, but it also contains a perceptive quality to it.

Sometimes we can discover the answers we need for future problems by looking at the dreams we have today.


Walt Disney

A dream is a wish your heart makes. – Walt Disney

There are two types of dreams: the dreams of the mind and the dreams of the heart.

The mind is often focused on practical things, like building a business or supporting a family.

The dreams of the heart are our passions.

These are the dreams that inspire us to change the world in some way.

So by all means, chase the dreams of the mind.

Do what you’ve always wanted to do.

Just don’t forget that you have the opportunity to change the world as well.


Vincent McNabb

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. – Vincent McNabb

Humans are intricate beings.

Not only is there a physical and emotional component to our existence, but there is a spiritual one as well.

One unique aspect of virtually all spirituality is the concept of grace.

Giving yourself something that you may not deserve.

Hope can fit into the idea of grace, no matter what you believe.

Just don’t get lost into the great hope that exists after this life.

There’s plenty of work that needs to be done right now as well.


Tom Bradley

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.- Tom Bradley

It’s all up to you.

You can choose to chase your dream.

You can also choose to give up on it.

No one else can make that choice for you.


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