The dreamers are saviours of the world. Humanity cannot forget its dreamers. It should not let their ideal fade away and die as it lives in them. It knows them as the realities which it shall one day see and know.A composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet or a sage, they are all the makers of the after-world. They are the architects of heaven. The world is beautiful because they have lived; without them, the labouring humanity would perish.
Cherish your vision. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart. Cherish the beauty that forms in your mind. Cherish the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment of these; if you but remain true to them, your world will at least be built.
To desire is to want, to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be, your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at least unveil.
The thoughtless, the ignorant, and the indolent seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of luck and fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, “How lucky he is!” Observing another becoming intellectual, they exclaim, “How highly favoured he is!” And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, “How chance aids him at every turn!”
They do not see the trials, failures and struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain the experience. They have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have put forth. They have no idea of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realise the vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heartaches; they only see the light and joy, and call it ‘luck’. They do not see the long and arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it a ‘good fortune’. They do not understand the process, but only perceive the result and call it ‘chance’.
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart this you will build your life by, this you will become.