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Your dream might change our planet.

 Edward Lindaman

If we advance confidently in the directions of our dreams, and endeavor to live the life which we have imagined, we will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau


It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

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

Eleanor Roosevelt


Didn't we all have dreams when we were young?  But the reality of making a living took over when we had to pay our bills, rent our apartments, raise our families, and take care of others.  We sacrificed our dreams, repressed them, or delegated them to the background until they were so far away that we forgot they ever existed.

Lucinda Bassett


There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course, I’ve got dreams.”  Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.  These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box.  It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or bad am I?”  That’s where courage comes in.

Erma Bombeck


 Do not pray for dreams equal to your powers.
Pray for powers equal to your dreams.

Phillips Brooks


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If you can imagine it you can create it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

Sue Ebaugh


Dreams come true.  Without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them.

John Updike

Great dreams contain inexhaustible truths, and orient us, like runes,
toward our futures.  One hesitates to try to explain them; one wants
to dance them, act them out in living gestures.  The more we put
ourselves into a great dream, the more we get back.  Great dreams
are wells that never run dry.

Michael Grosso

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but
significance--and then even the small steps and little victories
along your path will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey


Here is the big picture: Life is too short not to pursue your dreams.
Someday, your life will near its end, and all you will be able to do
is look backward. You can reflect with joy or regret. Those who
dream, who set goals and act on them to live out their dreams, are
those who live lives of joy and who have a sense of peace when
they near the end of their lives. They have finished well,
for themselves and for their families.

Jim Rohn


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Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready
to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens

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.

Bernard Edmonds

You are never too old to set another
goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

If one dream should fall and break into a
thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick
one of those pieces up and begin again.

Flavia Weedn

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you
the strength, the patience, and the passion to
reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become.


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

Mary Manin Morrissey

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.

Karen Ravn


Be careful what you water your dreams with.  Water them with
worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life
from your dream.  Water them with optimism and solutions and
you will cultivate success.  Always be on the lookout for ways to
turn a problem into an opportunity for success.  Always be on
the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

Lao Tzu

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become.  Your vision
is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is
the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

James Allen

It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama
and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open
to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit--enable
them to see visions and dream dreams.

Eric Anderson

I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success--the earliest
spark in the dreaming youth--is this:  dream a great dream.

John A. Appleman



A dream can be nurtured over years and years
and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient.  It will
happen for you.  Sooner or later, life will get weary
of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and
then it will let you in and throw you a real party!

Lester Louis Brown



Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and
reality.  If you can dream it, you can make it so.

Belva Davis


God does not want us to abandon our dreams, but will lovingly work
with us  to refine our unrealistic dreams, to restore our broken dreams,
to realize our delayed dreams, and to redesign our shattered dreams
so both his purposes and our dreams can be fulfilled.

Ken Abraham


Faith and hope are the antidote.  Stay actively involved in manifesting
your dreams and the world created will be one we all want to live in.

Jewel Kilcher


Dare to err and to dream.
Deep meaning often lies in childish games.

Johann Friedrich von Schiller


You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail.
Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.

Les Brown


Reality can destroy the dream; why
shouldn't the dream destroy reality?

George Moore


Dreams are real while they last; can we say more of life?

Havelock Ellis


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.

Chuang Tzu

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The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.  The oak
sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of
the soul, a waking angel stirs.  Dreams are the seedlings of reality.

James Allen

Great dreams contain inexhaustible truths, and
orient us, like runes, toward our futures. . . .
Great dreams are like wells that never run dry.

Michael Grosso


Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Henry David Thoreau



Yes, life can be mysterious and confusing--but there's much of life that's actually rather dependable and reliable.  Some principles apply to life in so many different contexts that they can truly be called universal--and learning what they are and how to approach them and use them can teach us some of the most important lessons that we've ever learned.
My doctorate is in Teaching and Learning.  I use it a lot when I teach at school, but I also do my best to apply what I've learned to the life I'm living, and to observe how others live their lives.  What makes them happy or unhappy, stressed or peaceful, selfish or generous, compassionate or arrogant?  In this book, I've done my best to pass on to you what I've learned from people in my life, writers whose works I've read, and stories that I've heard.  Perhaps these principles can be a positive part of your life, too!
Universal Principles of Living Life Fully.  Awareness of these principles can explain a lot and take much of the frustration out of the lives we lead.




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