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 223 "The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream. The oak
224 sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the
225 soul, a waking angel stirs. DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY."
226 Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in
227 the ascendency. The world depression brought the opportunity you have been
228 waiting for. It taught people humility, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
229 The world is filled with an abundance of OPPORTUNITY which the dreamers
230 of the past never knew.
231 A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which
232 the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack
233 of ambition.
234 The world no longer scoffs at the dreamer, nor calls him impractical. If you think
235 it does, take a trip to Tennessee, and witness what a dreamer President has done
236 in the way of harnessing, and using the great water power of America. A score of
237 years ago, such a dream would have seemed like madness.
238 You have been disappointed, you have undergone defeat during the depression,
239 you have felt the great heart within you crushed until it bled. Take courage, for
240 these experiences have tempered the spiritual metal of which you are made –
241 they are assets of incomparable value.
242 Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass
243 through many heartbreaking struggles before they "arrive." The turning point in
244 the lives of those who succeed, usually comes at the moment of some crisis,
245 through which they are introduced to their "other selves."
246 John Bunyan wrote the Pilgrim's Progress, which is among the finest of all
247 English literature, after he had been confined in prison and sorely punished,
248 because of his views on the subject of religion.
249 Henry discovered the genius which slept within his brain, after he had met with
250 great misfortune, and was confined in a prison cell, in Columbus, Ohio. Being

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