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 last unveil.
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.
Your circumstances may be uncongenial,
but they shall not long remain
so when you perceive an Ideal
and strive to reach it.
Morning and Evening Thoughts
Originally from As A Man Thinketh