What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real.
H. F. Hedge Quotes
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.