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If I Dare to Dream
There's nothin' I can't do
Any dream on any day
is the one that could come true

Cause inside my heart
the answers are all there
If I Dare to Dream!

Dare To Dream
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Lyrics by
Pamela Phillips Oland



Whatever your goal, whatever your dream,
go after it with everything you have in your heart!

Jace Carlton



"I'm gonna be somebody,
one of these days I'm gonna break these chains,
I'm gonna be somebody, someday,
you can bet your hard earned dollar I will."

from the song
"I'm Gonna Be Somebody"
Travis Tritt
written by
Stewart Harris and Jill Colucci

You say you don't seem to have enough motivation
to pursue your dreams?
Well, then I say you've chosen the wrong dreams,
or you're just not dreaming big enough!
Jace Carlton

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

If we did the things we are capable of
we would astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Only as high as I reach can I grow.
Only as far as I seek can I go.
Only as deep as I look can I see.
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Karen Ravn

No bird soars too high,
if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

What's life without a few risks?
Vanessa Wolfe

The person who goes farthest
is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Dale Carnegie

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great.
Orison Swett Marden

Every day is a new day we've been blessed with to start again.
Put blinders on the past and make the most of this moment!
Jace Carlton

When we look at our lives we must keep everything in perspective.
The past is simply that ... it's past, it's behind us,
there's nothing more we can do with it
except learn and grow from our experiences.
The future is unknown to us all, it's a mystery,
but it's a mystery we have control over!
The choices we make today create our future,
so let's dream and plan and act as if we cannot fail!
Jace Carlton

An arrow can be shot by dragging the bow back.
Similarly, if life is dragging you back with difficulties, be patient;
it is getting ready to launch you to greater heights.


The person who goes farthest
is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Dale Carnegie
American Author and Lecturer
1888 - 1955

Believe in and act on your dreams!

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare
that they are difficult.

Roman Dramatist, Stoic Philosopher and Politician
4 B.C. - 65 A.D.

No one reaches a high position without daring.

Pubilius Syrus
Assyrian Writer
1st Century B.C.

First you jump off the cliff
and you build wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury
American Author

Dare to dream, dare to try, dare to fail.
In doing so, you will succeed.


To do anything truly worth doing,
I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.

Og Mandino
Best-Selling Inspirational Author and Speaker, Magazine Editor
1923 - 1996

Live boldly.
Take risks.
Make somebody say
"What the heck was THAT all about?!"


Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your permission.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Former First Lady (1933-1945)
Author, Speaker and Humanitarian

Vicki Sample

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great ones make you feel that
you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain
American Author and Humorist

Farida Iskanderova

Hold out your hands.
Move, get ready, give thanks.
Imagine and let go.
Act and have faith.
Do what you can, when you can, all you can.

Because never again,
not in a million years, not over 10,000 lifetimes,
will you ever again be as close as you are today.


If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something new,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily ...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.


Someday I shall try my wings
and wheel and soar
through uncharted seas of air!

Eileen Lynch

Nancy Clays

When once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been,
and there you will always long to return.

Leonardo da Vinci

The world would have you agree
with its dismal dream of limitations.
But the light would have you soar
like the eagle of your sacred visions.

Alan Cohen

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better
than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

Heather Holte

You would not have thought of it
if it wasn't meant for your attainment.

Jace Carlton

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss it,
you will land among the stars!

Les Brown

Phyllis Adams

Make your plans as fantastic as you like,
because 25 years from now they will seem mediocre.
You will wonder why you did not make them 50 times as great.

Henry Curtis

You're setting your sights too low.
Broaden the scope of your horizons.
Extend the depth of your vision.
See more in you than you think there is to be seen.

Neale Donald Walsch

There is a thought in your mind right now.
The longer you hold on to it,
the more you dwell upon it,
the more life you give to that thought.
Give it enough life, and it will become real.
So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.

Ralph Marston

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

The human spirit will overcome any obstacles
in the way of a dream.


Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure,
than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much
because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is,
and then rise above it.


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It's not hard to make decisions

when you know what your values are.
Roy Disney


It is truly said: It does not take much strength to do things,
but it requires great strength to decide what to do.

Chow Ching Lie
Chinese Writer and Pianist
b. 1936

Your life changes the moment you make
a new, congruent, and committed decision.

Anthony Robbins

A real decision is measured
by the fact that you've taken a new action.
If there's no action,
you haven't truly decided.

Anthony Robbins

You must know that in any moment
a decision you make can change the course of your life forever:
the very next person you stand behind in line,
or sit next to on an airplane,
the very next phone call you make or receive,
the very next movie you see
or book you read or page you turn
could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open,
and all the things that you've been waiting for
to fall into place.

Anthony Robbins

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After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty,
after the headlines have been written
and after you are back in the quiet of your room
and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser
and all the pomp and fanfare has faded,
the enduring things that are left are:
the dedication to excellence,
the dedication to victory,
and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can
to make the world a better place in which to live.

Vince Lombardi

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There are no second chances for capturing moments.
Drink in your time with the people you love when they are around you.
These are the moments that make life special.

Scott Carlton


The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams
become images of probabilities

Vic Braden
Psychologist, Author, Sports Educator and Researcher,
Cinematographer, Videographer, Sports Television Commentator


When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things -
define the moment, or let the moment define you.

Kevin Costner

from the movie
"Tin Cup"

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There is only one key to knowledge
and that is desire.

Amelie Nothomb

It doesn't matter how much you want.
What really matters is how much you want it.

Ralph Marston

Everything you want
is just outside your comfort zone.

Robert Allen

The desire to reach the stars is ambitious.
The desire to reach hearts is wise

Maya Angelou

Where there is passion and desire,
there will always be a new frontier.


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Out of our beliefs are born deeds;
out of our deeds we form habits;
out of our habits grows our character;
and on our character we build our destiny.

Herbie Hancock


If you create an act, you create a habit.
If you create a habit, you create
If you create character, you create a destiny

André Maurois
Pen name of Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog
French Author
1885 - 1967

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know;
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who have sought and found how to serve

Dr. Albert Schweitzer
German/French Theologian, Musician, Philosopher and Physician
1875 - 1965
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize - 1952

Our destiny is shaped by our thoughts and our actions.
We cannot direct the wind
but we can adjust our sails


First, recognize that you are not a sheep
who will be satisfied with only a few nibbles of dry grass
or with following the herd as they wander aimlessly,
bleating and whining, all of their days.
Separate yourself now from the multitude of humanity
so that you will be able to control your own destiny.
Remember that what others think and say and do
need never influence what you think and say and do.

Og Mandino

We can't run from who we are;
our destiny chooses us.

Martin Landau to Matt Damon

Look for the dream that keeps coming back.
It is your destiny.


Anu Ram

Discover your destiny and pursue it with passion
and your days will be filled with a sure sense of purpose.
You'll know why you're here on this earth at this time and place.

Jace Carlton

There's a destiny in this life that is ours and only ours,
but discovering it can't be done on our own.
We must seek His power, knowledge and inspiration,
then give thanks for helping us to discover it,
and finally use our faith and courage to achieve
our true destiny.

Jace Carlton

What we receive by reaching our destiny
is not nearly as important
as what we become by stretching towards it.


Destiny is no matter of chance;
it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for;
it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

Man is asked to make of himself
what he is supposed to become
to fulfill his destiny.

Paul Tillich

Watch your habits,
for they will become your character.
Develop your character,
for it becomes your destiny.


The difference between your destiny and your doom
is the direction you are facing
when you are dragged into it.


Dan Brown

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The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few
is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance
under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.

Mark Twain
American Writer and Humorist
1835 - 1910


All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
All your life they will say you're not good enough
or strong enough or talented enough;
they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight
or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this.
a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless.
All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

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Failure will never overtake me
if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino
Best Selling inspirational Author and Keynote Speaker
1923 - 1996

A person with a determined heart
frightens problems away.


There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve
of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Catherine Ladensack

The difference between the impossible and possible
lies in a person's determination.

Tommy Lasorda

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I believe every person has a heart,
and if you can reach it,
you can make a difference.


It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher
to make a difference.

Tom Brokaw

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We look at some people
as if they were special, gifted, divine.
Nobody is gifted and special and divine.
No more than you are, no more than I am.
The only difference,
the very only one,
is that they have begun to understand what they really are
and have begun to practice it.

Richard Bach

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Discover how much your heart can hold.
Give and give and give
until you believe you've given away everything you have
and then take another look in your heart
and you'll discover
it's still overflowing.

Jace Carlton

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You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda


Rosemarie Huysman

Help someone discover something good about themselves
and they will never lose sight
of the good in you.


Resolve to succeed.
The greatest discovery one can make
is that nothing is impossible.


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach,
writing bad blank verse
and searching endlessly for someone wonderful
who would step out of the darkness and change my life.
It never crossed my mind that that person
could be me.

Anna Quindlen

The day will come when,
after harnessing space, the winds,
the tides and gravitation,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day,
for the second time in the history of the world,
we shall have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Anders Rasmussen

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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
American Best-Selling Author

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I believe I am always divinely guided.
I believe I will always take the right road.
I believe God will always make a way where there is no way.

William Robert Anderson
American Naval Officer and Commander of the USS Nautilus,
the first submarine to successfully cross under the polar ice cap of the North Pole
1921 - 2007

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In music you just can't escape when something is beautiful.
When you are doing something you love,
sleep can wait

Ray Charles
American Vocalist, Musician, Songwriter and Arranger
  1930 - 2004 

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If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'

then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

Ron Atchison
creator of

Ask no one for permission
to perform that which is within you to do.

Albert Lewis Pelton

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Whatever your dream is ...
this is the time,
this is the place, and
you are the one.

What are you waiting for?

Jace Carlton

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives,
that we are dying.
Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day.
Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!
There are only so many tomorrows.
Michael Landon

To be always intending to make a new and better life
but never to find time to set about it is as
to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one
day to the next
until you're dead.

Og Mandino

Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin.

Victor Kiam

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something new,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily ...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.


If you only had one hour to live ...

Who would you call?

What would you say?

Why are you waiting?

Nick Alvarez

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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As long as a person doesn't admit he is defeated, he is not defeated -
he's just a little behind and isn't through fighting.

Darrell Royal

Many of life's failures
are a result of people who did not realize how close they were to success
when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Tony Rita

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If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow.
Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow.
Doubt and action are incompatible.

John Kanary

Human Potential Specialist

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Yes, I am a dreamer.
For a dreamer is one who can find his way by midnight,
and see the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

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All of our dreams can c
ome true -
if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney
Multiple Academy Award-winning American
Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator,
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1901 - 1966

One person says,
"There's no way I'll ever be able to achieve my dreams."
Another person says,
"I'll do whatever it takes to make my dreams come true."
Both will be right.
Which one are you?
Jace Carlton

Never compromise a dream.  Do what you must.
The fears, beasts and mountains before you are part of the plan,
stepping stones to a promised land,
to a time and place that is so much closer than even you expect.
So don't let your eyes deceive, for even as you read these words,
your ship swiftly approaches.
Michael Dooley

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

Jim Rohn
American Entrepreneur, Author, and Motivational Speaker


Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die tomorrow.

James Dean
American Film Actor
1931 - 1955

To the degree we're not living our dreams
our comfort zone has more control of us
than we have over ourselves.

Peter McWilliams
1949 - 2000


Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night

Edgar Allan Poe
American Poet, Short Story Writer, Editor and Literary Critic
1809 - 1849

Love never fails, character never quits,
and with patience and perseverance
dreams do come true.

Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich
National Basketball Association Hall of Famer
1947 - 1988

Dream no small dreams.
They have no power to stir the souls of men

Victor Hugo
French Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Visual Artists, Statesman,
and Human Rights Campaigner
Best Known for
Les Misérables
and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
1802 - 1885

Resolve to succeed!
The greatest discovery one can make
is that nothing is impossible.


Reminding one another of the dream
that each of us aspires to
may be enough to set each other free.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery
French Writer and Aviator

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.

Henry David Thoreau

How do you go from where you are to where you want to be?
I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life.
You have to have a dream, a goal
and you have to be willing to work for it.

Jim Valvano

Perhaps the most exciting realization in the world
is finally understanding that living the life of your dreams
is entirely up to you.
It's also about the scariest.


Aren't dreams awesome?!
Setting goals just isn't enough.
They don't have the PASSION that drives our hearts and souls
to do something really SPECIAL!
Dreams seem to lift us closer to God,
and there ... with Him helping us ...
we can accomplish ANYTHING!

Jace Carlton

Your dreams contain the power to transform
mediocrity into magnificence.

Dawn Stankowski

When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep,
that dream is an illusion.
But when we dream together,
sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open,
then that dream becomes reality!


Be bold with your dreams.
Nurture the dreams that inspire you to go beyond your limits.


Don't be pushed by your problems.
Be led by your dreams.


When your past tries to dominate your thoughts,
let your dreams ignite your day!


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

Eleanor Roosevelt

You must go after your wish.
As soon as you start to pursue a dream,
your life wakes up and everything has meaning.

Barbara Sher

Cherish your visions and your dreams
as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

James Odle, Jr.

One of the only guarantees life offers is that
if we don't pursue our dreams,
they won't have any chance of coming true.

Jason Blume

"Inside Songwriting"
Getting To The Heart of Creativity

Billboard Books

Dream lofty dreams,
and as you dream, so you shall 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.

James Lane Allen

Follow your dream as long as you live,
do not lessen the time of following desire,
for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.


No dreamer is ever too small;
no dream is ever too big.


Nurture the dreams that inspire you
to go beyond your limits.


Follow the trail to your dreams,
not the path of others' expectations.


There is nothing like a dream
to create the future.

Victor Hugo

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If you ever start feeling like you have the
goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world,
all you have to do is go to a state fair.
Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going,
"Ya know, we're alright.  We are dang near royalty."

Jeff Foxworthy

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