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Unformatted text preview: ind what “they” say if you meet with temporary
defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH
IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS.
Henry Ford, poor and uneducated, dreamed of a horseless carriage, went to work
with what tools he possessed, without waiting for opportunity to favor him, and
now evidence of his dream belts the entire earth. He has put more wheels into
operation than any man who ever lived, because he was not afraid to back his
Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began
where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand
failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical
dreamers DO NOT QUIT! Whelan dreamed of a chain of cigar stores, transformed 27 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH his dream into action, and now the United Cigar Stores occupy the best corners
Lincoln dreamed of freedom for the black slaves, put his dream into action, and
barely missed living to see a united North and South translate his dream into
The Wright brothers dreamed of a machine that would ﬂy through the air. Now
one may see evidence all over the world, that they dreamed soundly.
Marconi dreamed of a system for harnessing the intangible forces of the ether.
Evidence that he did not dream in vain, may be found in every wireless and radio in the world. Moreover, Marconi’s dream brought the humblest cabin, and
the most stately manor house side by side. It made the people of every nation on
earth back-door neighbors. It gave the President of the United States a medium
by which he may talk to all the people of America at one time, and on short notice.
It may interest you to know that Marconi’s “friends” had him taken into custody,
and examined in a psychopathic hospital, when he announced he had discovered
a principle through which he could send messages through the air, without the
aid of wires, or other direct physical means of communication. 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 new idea.
“The greatest achievement was, at ﬁrst, and for a time, but a dream.”
“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. 28 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH The world no longer scoffs at the dreamer, nor calls him impractical. If you think
it does, take a t...
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- Spring '12