Ideals Quotes

The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause. So it is better to be bossed by men of little faith, who set their hearts on toys, than by men animated by lofty ideals who are ready to sacrifice themselves and others for a cause. - The Ordeal of Change) - Eric Hoffer

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. - Edward Howe Forbush

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. - Cecil B. de Mille

Our ideals are our better selves. - Amos Bronson Alcott

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. - Maya Angelou

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. - Joseph A. Schumpeter

The ideals men die for often become the prejudices their descendents kill for. - Paul Eldridge

Now different races and nationalities cherish different ideals of society that stink in each other's nostrils with an offensiveness beyond the power of any but the most monstrous private deed. - Rebecca West

We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.- Sai Baba

 

Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.- Kevyn Aucoin

 

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.- Susan B. Anthony

 

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.- Maya Angelou

 

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.- James Lane Allen

 

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.- James Lane Allen

 

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.- James Allen

 

Our ideals are our better selves.- Amos Bronson Alcott

 

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.- Alfred Adler

 

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.- Alexander Haig

 

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals.- Gordon Getty

 

No fashion has ever been created expressly for the lean purse or for the fat woman: the dressmaker's ideal is the thin millionaires.- Katherine Fullerton Gerould

 

I absolutely realize that a celebrity spokesperson is not ideal.- Janeane Garofalo

 

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.- Mohandas Gandhi

 

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.-Jonathan Lethem

 

The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals.-Cliff Shaw

 

The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest.-John Buchanan Robinson

 

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.-Christian Nestell Bovee

 

The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.-Jan Peter Balkenende

 

The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.-Anna Howard Shaw

 

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.-George Lucas

 

The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.-Valentina Tereshkova

 

The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice.-Garet Garrett

 

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.-Gertrude Stein

 

The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals.-Harold Ford

 

The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes.-Boris Trajkovski

 

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.-Robert Smithson

 

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.-Golda Meir

 

There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.-Helen Thomas

 

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.-Ibrahim Babangida

 

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.-Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals, and he can just rock straight out. His vocals are incredible. And we all are really competent musicians.-Mike McCready

 

These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.-Rob Morrow

 

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher.-Robert Shea

 

Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.-Dennis Potter

 

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.-Susan B. Anthony

 

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.-H. P. Lovecraft

 

If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe.-James Talent

 

In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.-Mark Foley

 

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.-Noam Chomsky

 

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.-David Herbert Lawrence

 

It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.-Kamisese Mara

 

It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals.-Martin Sheen

 

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.-Bertrand Russell

 

It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world.-Lester B. Pearson

 

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.-Anne Frank

 

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.-Daniel Barenboim

 

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.-Edward W. Howe

 

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.-Cecil B. DeMille

 

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.-Walt Disney

 

My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.-Andre Braugher

 

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.-Camille Paglia

 

My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals.-Gordon Getty

 

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.-Woodrow Wilson

 
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