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4. About Those Big Dreams

 Last but not least, I would say you should have big dreams, full dreams, not half dreams. You know, it’s very simple. You can’t put a large box in a small box. Well, you cannot put a full life in a small dream box.

Elias Zerhouni
Commencement Address at MIT, 2004

 It is very common … to tell graduates: dream and dream big. I say do more than that. When you dream you are in an unconscious state. It ends. You wake up. It’s not real. You need to create a vision. This takes determination, and a plan that takes your dream to a destination.

– Roger Goodell
Commencement Address at UMass Lowell, 2010

 You must continue to dream the wild dream that you dreamed when you were young.

– Mike Tomlin
Commencement Address at Saint Vincent College, 2008

 I know that luck has a way of happening to people who shoot high, who never sell themselves short.

– Terry Teachout
Commencement Address at Hamilton Holt School, 2011