If we aspire to less than we can be, we will get exactly that.

The size of our futures depends on the size of our dreams.

Our dreams are the path to a new kind of present. They not only show us what we seek; they show us what it will take to get there. Most of all, they make the length and difficulty of the journey worthwhile.

Joan Chittister, The Art of Life: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day, 47-50.