The dreamers of today fare better.
The world has become accustomed to new discoveries. Nay, it has
shown a willingness to reward the dreamer who gives the world a
"The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but
"The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and
in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. DREAMS
ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY."
Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your
star is now in the ascendency. The world depression brought the
opportunity you have been waiting for. It taught people humility,
tolerance, and open-mindedness.
The world is filled with an abundance of OPPORTUNITY which the dreamers
of the past never knew.
A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which
the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference,
laziness, or lack of ambition.
The world no longer scoffs at the dreamer, nor calls him impractical.
If you think it does, take a trip to Tennessee, and witness what
a dreamer President has done in the way of harnessing, and using
the great water power of America. A score of years ago, such a dream
would have seemed like madness.
You have been disappointed, you have undergone defeat during the
depression, you have felt the great heart within you crushed until
it bled. Take courage, for these experiences have tempered the spiritual
metal of which you are made—they are assets of incomparable value.
Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start,
and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they "arrive."
The turning point in the lives of those who succeed, usually comes
at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced
to their "other selves."
John Bunyan wrote the Pilgrim's Progress, which is among the finest
of all English literature, after he had been confined in prison
and sorely punished, because of his views on the subject of religion.
O. Henry discovered the genius which slept within his brain, after
he had met with great misfortune, and was confined in a prison cell,
in Columbus, Ohio. Being FORCED, through misfortune, to become acquainted
with his "other self," and to use his IMAGINATION, he
discovered himself to be a great author instead of a miserable criminal
and outcast. Strange and varied are the ways of life, and stranger
still are the ways of Infinite Intelligence, through which men are
sometimes forced to undergo all sorts of punishment before discovering
their own brains, and their own capacity to create useful ideas
Edison, the world's greatest inventor and scientist, was a "tramp"
telegraph operator, he failed innumerable times before he was driven,
finally, to the