In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.— Michael Jackson
Jaw-dropping American Dream quotations
Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason - it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I'd add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.
Yes I know my enemies. They're the teachers who taught me to fight me, compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite, all of which are American dreams.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
In my childhood, America was like a religion.
Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - in jeeps - and upset all my dreams.
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.
Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.
We need to give everybody a chance, treat everybody with respect, and let them share in this great American dream that we have.
This will be the day when we shall bring into full realization the dream of American democracy - a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few.
And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant.
You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
Happiness does not come from football awards.
It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father.
America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream.
The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
Lets make no mistake about this: The American Dream starts with the neigborhoods. If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.
One life. Just one. Why aren't we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?
A goal without a plan is a wish.
To be free . . . to walk the good American earth as equal citizens, to live without fear, to enjoy the fruits of our toil, to give our children every opportunity in life--that dream which we have held so long in our hearts is today the destiny that we hold in our hands.
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... aren't you?
I think the American Dream should be about a greater progressive legislation that allows for what I call a necessary future world of cooperational humanism.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
I am proof that the American dream still exists.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
I hope I epitomize the American dream.
For I came against long odds, from the ghetto to the very top of my profession. I was not immediately good at basketball. It did not come easy. It came as the result of a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice. The rewards, where they worth it? One thousand times over.
You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
My fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me.
To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become governor of the state of California and then stand here... then stand here in Madison Square Garden and speak on behalf of the president of the United States - that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
The prettiest people do the ugliest things.
I love and admire the American culture and the American dream.
I learnt so many things about the American shoe industry and marketing strategies. I caught the secrets of American casual wear, that is elegant and wearable, retro and modern, and mixed it with an Italian touch, luxurious and handmade.
What, after all, is the narrative of the American Dream? It was a discourse formulated between the 1880s and the 1920s in the United States during the great waves of migration and expansion and reforms of the Progressive Era.
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.
Your retirement is an opportunity to live out your dreams and take care of your family. Don’t leave it to chance.
There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering.
Pop art is the American Dream, optimistic, generous, and naive!
Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.
If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream.