We Grow Great By Dreams


We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.  Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which come always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.  -Woodrow Wilson

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    • Ron
    • February 20, 2009

    I’m quite a dreamer… and this quotation is indeed accurate.

    Thank you


    • Sarah Malinak
    • February 20, 2009

    I love inspirational quotes about making dreams come true because so many of us, long before we approach middle age, give up on the dreams we had in our youth and don’t consider dreaming new ones. But it’s having big dreams and reaching beyond our grasp to obtain them that keeps us young and vibrant!

    Being youthful and vibrant middle agers, young elderly, and elderly, continuing to dream and reach for those dreams, continuing to make a difference in the world are the best way we can make a difference for the young ones coming behind us!

    • muhammad
    • February 20, 2009

    i honestly like your quotes. you are a greate writer, how i wish i
    could be a great writer like you. your quotes are highly motivational.

    • Rekha
    • February 20, 2009

    Woh,this was a beautiful thought.
    Never give up, because hard work pays,
    whatever you do in life, give it your best effort!
    Your hard work will pay… And success will be yours.

    • Ritu Gupta
    • February 21, 2009

    Hi.. i am writting some comment first time but i have read your quotes daily. What i say to you bcause there is no enough word I have …How much good and motivated quotes you wrote really a great poet and writer could write this type of quotes……Please suggest me some good books and writer name for self talk, how to creat will power and confidence and personality developement. I would be very grateful to you.

    Regards: – Ritu Gupta

    • shawn
    • February 21, 2009

    I would say that, in terms of good books, I would put “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” at the top of your reading list.

    I wrote a review here:

    • Lisa Miranda Yearwood
    • February 22, 2009

    Hello Shawn,

    Thank you for this timely inspirational thought. Last month I made a decision to become one of those people who “dream big”. This is more encouragement to become and remain a “big dreamer”.

    Thank you,


    • Liza Biju
    • February 23, 2009

    Very nice thought,I like it very much.
    Thank You,
    Liza Biju

    • Sandrs Maloomian
    • February 27, 2009

    Dear Shawn,

    I always look forward to receiving your emails. We all need daily inspiration.
    This quote personifies the internal struggles of transforming the present reality into a desired future reality. It’s those who hold onto their visions and dreams who become the butterflies..

    • esther
    • March 5, 2010

    Dear shawn,

    I have always read your quote and really enjoy them a great deal.
    would like to thanx you for the time you spend on these nice and life changing quotes.

    Thank you,
    Esther meja

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome, Ester. Thanks for your positive feedback. Keep in touch. 🙂

    • Lee
    • March 5, 2010

    So many wonderful things would never come to be if it were not for dreams. It is true, that not all dreams come true but while we dream there is hope for a better life, a cure for cancer, to fall in love and yes maybe even to live happy ever after in a peaceful world. Our future depends on someone’s dream, like the gift of life.

    May your day be blessed with love.

    • ROHIT
    • August 31, 2010




    • laura
    • August 31, 2010

    I love this quote its so true. I don’t know what we would be without dreams. They are like a fire burning within that guides your passion for life.

    • emeka
    • September 8, 2010

    this is wonderful,i love this it so nourished with this i believe i have a dream,keep it up guys

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