Dreams So Big Quotes In Essays

Starting a new business is tough. According to the Small Business Administration, about 65 percent of all businesses fail within 10 years after they are launched. There are the challenges of time, leadership, and having enough financial resources to survive long enough to make a profit.

When times get tough, take heart in the fact that you are at least giving your dream a try. The best part is you are working, and hopefully making money, for yourself, not someone else.

Here are 24 quotes from a handful of inspiring and thought-provoking people that just may help you get over your new-business blues and onto the important stuff--realizing your dream.

1. "Get mocked at for as much as you can, fail as much as you can, but don't quit. Let every mockery, every failure, be a source of inspiration for you to reach for greatness, and that greatness will silence your critics." --Ajaero Tony Martins

2. "Never be ashamed! There's some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with." --J.K. Rowling

3. "Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you don't make." --Donald Trump

4. "Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again." --W. Clement Stone

5. "Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." --Ray Kroc

6. "When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." --Mary Kay Ash

7. "Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that." --Anthony Volodkin

8. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." --Helen Keller

9. "Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you." --Tony Hsieh

10. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." --Steve Jobs

11. "Embrace what you don't know, especially in the beginning, because what you don't know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else." --Sara Blakely

12. "Don't try to be original, just try to be good." --Paul Rand

13. "The only thing worse than starting something and failing ... is not starting something." --Seth Godin

14. "When I'm old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, 'Wow, that was an adventure,' not, 'Wow, I sure felt safe.'" --Tom Preston-Werner

15. "What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: Know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed." --Dave Thomas

16. "Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me." --Arianna Huffington

17. "Small business isn't for the faint of heart. It's for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It's for the overcomer." --Unknown

18. "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." --Walter Cronkite

19. "Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." --Zig Ziglar

20. "I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest." --Venus Williams

21. "The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." --Nolan Bushnell

22. "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." --Maya Angelou

23. "I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying." --Jeff Bezos

24. "Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead." --Nelson Mandela

There are big dream quotes for achieving your dreams from some of the world’s most famous leaders and authors of our time. Feel free to share our big dream quotes collection on dreaming big, overcoming fear, goal setting, dream success and dream achievement.

50 Inspiring Dream Big Quotes

1. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.”Stephen Butler Leacock

2. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”Henry David Thoreau

4. “The future you see is the future you get.”Robert G Allen

5. “Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.”Adolph Monod

6. “When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.”Greg Anderson

7. “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.”James Allen

8. “Follow your heart and your dreams will come true.”Anonymous

9. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.”Pamela Vaull Starr

10. “When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

11. “What’s the purpose of living if you don’t go after your dreams?”Samson Reiny

12. “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” – Dr. Dale E. Turner

13. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

14. “Capture your dreams and your life becomes full. You can, because you think you can.”Nikita Koloff

15. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe.”Anatole France

16. “For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win.”Dhirubhai Ambani

17. “No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.”Anonymous

18. “Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone’s gift–yours and mine.”Barbara Sher

19. “Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.” – Anonymous


20. “I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.”Jonas Salk

21. “Any dream worth dreaming is worth the effort to make it come true.” – Evan Gourley

22. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne W. Dyer

23. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  – Lao Tzu

24. “At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.”Christopher Reeve

25. “This one step: choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.”Scott Reed

26. “Life is short, live bold! Be heard, be you, dream big, take risks, don’t wait.” – Misty Gibbs

27. “It’s better to have an impossible dream than no dream at all.” – Anonymous

28. All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” – Brian Tracy

29. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

30. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” – Wendy Wasserstein

31. “If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” – Marcel Proust

32. “Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” – Peter McWilliams

33. “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again, and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” – Anais Nin

34. “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

35. “There is always a realistic way to fulfill any dream. There has never been a dream that you can’t have–at least, not the heart of it, not the part you love the most.” – Barbara Sher

36. “If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

37. “Have the courage to follow your dreams. It’s the first step towards attaining your destiny.” – Nikita Koloff

38. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” – Tupac Shakur

39. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

40. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

41. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Life’s Little Instructions

42. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude

43. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Anonymous


44. “If I can dream, I can act. And if I can act, I can become.”Poh Yu Khing

45. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

46. “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

47. “You can live your dreams if you can embrace change. It’s by taking chances that you’ll learn how to be brave.” – Nikita Koloff

48. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

49. “If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?” – Jiminy Cricket

50. “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


Catherine Hughes is the founder of 8 Women Dream. She is passionate about helping women step out of their own way and strike out into a world waiting for their special talents. She’s a published author and a former award-winning mom blogger. Catherine has helped companies both large and small create engaging web content, social media narratives, and unique blogging platforms. She claims to be a redhead but don’t hold that against her.

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