vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
The dreamers are the saviours
of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all
their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful
visions of their solitary dreamers. Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it
cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them; it knows them as the
realities which it shall one day see and know.
Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet,
sage, these are the makers of the after-world, the architects of heaven. The
world is beautiful because they have lived; without them, labouring humanity
He who cherishes a beautiful
vision, a lofty
ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.
Columbus cherished a vision
of another world, and he discovered it;
Copernicus fostered the
vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed
beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect
peace, and he entered into it.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals;
cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in
mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will
grow all delightful conditions, all, heavenly environment; of these, if you
but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.