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13 Excellent Quotes from the World’s Dreamers – Past & Present

By: David Brim January 21, 2013

The world that we live in today was shaped by the dreamers of yesterday.   Today, being Martin Luther King day, led me to reflect on the power that dreamers have to make this world a better place.  All of the great innovations and monumental changes across any industry, or Nation were first mere ideas in someone’s mind. Martin Luther King I have a dream Through passion, dedication, proper planning, hard work, and momentum from others, these ideas manifested into the enhanced World that we live in today.  Where there is movement there is change, and where there is change there are opportunities.  Opportunities for growth, innovation and progress whether we are talking about within a company, industry or society.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is a shining example of this, but this can also be seen by many other dreamers, both past and present.

Quotes from the World’s Dreamers

I’ve taken some time to organize some excellent quotes from the World’s dreamers that have inspired me. I hope that you find them as inspirational as I do.

Robert F. Kennedy

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Harriet Tubman

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

Harriet Tubman

Mike Tyson

I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

John Lennon

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

John Lennon

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Oprah Winfrey

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

Oprah Winfrey

Martin Luther King

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

All of these dreamers are truly an inspiration, not only for what they each have accomplished, but for the great inspiration they will continue to be to the generations of dreamers that will follow them. By pursuing your dreams and seeing them into existence you not only make the world a better place, but also inspire others to do the same.

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What other dreamers do you look up to?

About the author

David Brim

David Brim is a marketing consultant, entrepreneur and real estate investment specialist living in Orlando, Florida. He has been involved in many early stage ventures in industries spanning tech, ecommerce, real estate, and finance. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks "Successfully Launching New Ventures" and has been interviewed on Fox, ABC and CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship and internet marketing. Professionally, his primary focus areas include online lead generation, e-commerce, and investment real estate.

Comments

  • KP


    Rich DeVos & Jay Van Andel, for helping folks realize the potential within them and helping them live a positive life.

  • David Brim


    @KP…both of them were extremely successful and through their work helped many others live their dreams as well. Thanks for commenting

  • jean bell


    i still have a dream one love one heart lets get it on for the world

  • Tumi P


    Napoleon Hill, JD Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Dale Carnegie, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Johann Rupert, Anton Rupert, the list goes on… These are some of the greats I think have changed the course of history, and their names are engraved in it forever…

  • Yasmin Choudhury


    I loved that first quote. This post is an ode to all us struggling social entrepreneurs and start ups.

    I had a pretty bad day as a ‘dreamer’ and sometimes it gets all too much, But then you read about Steve Jobs and Robert F. Kennedy (RIP) quotes and think: “Thank goodness that type of thinking is one, where I suddenly feel less all alone.”

    Good post. Well done David.

  • kaaist


    The world is always in need of more dreamers! Here’s another one of my favorites:

    “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” ― Edmund Lee

  • David Brim


    Thanks for sharing! That is a good one 🙂

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