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Ideals quotes by Paul Carus
#1. The truth us that other systems of geometry are possible, yet after all, these other systems are not spaces but other methods of space measurements. There is one space only, though we may conceive of many different manifolds, which are contrivances or ideal constructions invented for the purpose of determining space. #Quote by Paul Carus
Ideals quotes by Octave Feuillet
#2. The ideal itself is but truth clothed in the forms of art. #Quote by Octave Feuillet
Ideals quotes by Mark Webber
#3. It's really interesting for me as a filmmaker to go back and look at the films I've made and see where I was at that point in my life and also where my ideals were and the beliefs that I had and look at the ways I've grown and evolved and apply that to the next thing. #Quote by Mark Webber
Ideals quotes by Terry Pratchett
#4. I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Ideals quotes by Tracy Lee Simmons
#5. History and literature rebuke our self-sufficiency; that's one reason why we ought to study them. It's not so much that people of olden times were the finest exemplars of higher humanity, for they too fell short of their ideals, as must all who aspire to higher things--that's what ideals are for. It's that we have abandoned those ideals once animating our civilization, refusing to learn them anew with each generation. We have assumed their transfer to be automatic. We have not indeed jettisoned the hope and drive that keep us working for a better world (that's the good news), but we have forgotten to cultivate ourselves as individuals. #Quote by Tracy Lee Simmons
Ideals quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#6. Our lives are encumbered with the dead wood of this past; all that is dead and has served its purpose has to go. But that does not mean a break with, or a forgetting of, the vital and life-giving in that past. We can never forget the ideals that have moved our race, the dreams of the Indian people through the ages, the wisdom of the ancients, the buoyant energy and love of life and nature of our forefathers, their spirit of curiosity and mental adventure, the daring of their thought, their splendid achievements in literature, art and culture, their love of truth and beauty and freedom, the basic values that they set up, their understanding of life's mysterious ways, their toleration of other ways than theirs, their capacity to absorb other peoples and their cultural accomplishments, to synthesize them and develop a varied and mixed culture; nor can we forget the myriad experiences which have built up our ancient race and lie embedded in our sub-conscious minds. We will never forget them or cease to take pride in that noble heritage of ours. If India forgets them she will no longer remain India and much that has made her our joy and pride will cease to be. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Ideals quotes by Calvin Coolidge
#7. It is very difficult to reconcile the American ideal of a sovereign people capable of owning and managing their own government with an inability to own and manage their own business. #Quote by Calvin Coolidge
Ideals quotes by Lawrence Lessig
#8. Some blame the drug companies. I don't. They are corporations. Their managers are ordered by law to make money for the corporation. They push a certain patent policy not because of ideals,but because it is the policy that makes them the most money. And it only makes them the most money because of a certain corruption within our political system-a corruption the drug companies are certainly not responsible for. The corruption is our own politicians' failure of integrity. #Quote by Lawrence Lessig
Ideals quotes by Toni Braxton
#9. My ideal kinda guy, if I was really gonna go there even though he's married, is Mark Wahlberg. To me he's a little black and white, the kinda guy who would understand if I pull my weave out. #Quote by Toni Braxton
Ideals quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#10. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Ideals quotes by D. Elton Trueblood
#11. Our religion is one which challenges the ordinary human standards by holding that the ideal of life is the spirit of a little child. We tend to glorify adulthood and wisdom and worldly prudence, but the Gospel reverses all this. The Gospel says that the inescapable condition of entrance into the divine fellowship is that we turn and become as a little child. #Quote by D. Elton Trueblood
Ideals quotes by Dallas Willard
#12. There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas This is never more true than with our ideas about God. #Quote by Dallas Willard
Ideals quotes by Wendy Kaminer
#13. Secularists are often wrongly accused of trying to purge religious ideals from public discourse. We simply want to deny them public sponsorship. #Quote by Wendy Kaminer
Ideals quotes by Jack London
#14. When a man journeys into a far country, he must be prepared to forget many of the things he has learned, and to acquire such customs as are inherent with existence in the new land; he must abandon the old ideals and the old gods, and oftentimes he must reverse the very codes by which his conduct has hitherto been shaped. #Quote by Jack London
Ideals quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#15. The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Ideals quotes by Kat Banyard
#16. individuals have their flesh cut and pulled, surgery companies proclaim it as an empowering choice, and the stifling cultural ideals about women's appearance are left unscathed #Quote by Kat Banyard
Ideals quotes by Darío Fernández-Morera
#17. Those who portray Islamic Spain as an example of peaceful coexistence frequently cite the fact that Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups in al-Andalus sometimes lived near one another. Even when that was the case, however such groups dwelled more often than not in their own neighborhoods. More to the point: even when individual Muslims, Jews, and Christians cooperated with one another out of convenience, necessity, mutual sympathy, or love, these three groups and their own numerous subgroups engaged for centuries in struggles for power and cultural survival, manifested in often subtle ways that should not be glossed over for the sake of modern ideals of tolerance, diversity, and convivencia. #Quote by Darío Fernández-Morera
Ideals quotes by Caroline Kennedy
#18. Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things.
In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible. #Quote by Caroline Kennedy
Ideals quotes by James Arthur
#19. My ideal reader is somebody who reads my poems out loud. #Quote by James Arthur
Ideals quotes by Ruth Bernhard
#20. My quest, through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify, and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity. #Quote by Ruth Bernhard
Ideals quotes by Philip Yancey
#21. The gospel presents both high ideals and all-encompassing grace. Very often, however, the church tilts one direction or the other. Either it lowers the ideals, adjusting moral standards downward, softening Jesus' strong commands, rationalizing behavior; or else it pulls in the boundaries of grace, declaring some sins worse than others, some sinners beyond the pale. Few churches stay faithful both to the high ideals of gospel and its bottomless grace. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Ideals quotes by Giovanni Papini
#22. The man who is alone, who stands on his own feet, who is stripped bare, who asks for nothing and wants nothing, who has reached the apex of disinterested­ness not through blind renunciation but through ex­cess of clear vision, turns to the world which stretches out before him as a burned prairie, as a devastated city - a world in which no churches, asylums, refuges, ideals, are left - and says: "Though you promise me nothing I am still with you, I am still an atom of your energies, my work is part of your work; I am your companion and your mirror as you march on your merciless way. #Quote by Giovanni Papini
Ideals quotes by Thomas Mars
#23. In an ideal world people would know the words just for the show and then forget them right after. #Quote by Thomas Mars
Ideals quotes by Tom Lehrer
#24. The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. #Quote by Tom Lehrer
Ideals quotes by Veronica Roth
#25. Maybe Dauntless was formed with good intentions, with the right ideals and the right goals. But it has strayed far from them. And the same is true of Erudite, I realize. A long time ago, Erudite pursued knowledge and ingenuity for the sake of doing good. Now they pursue knowledge and ingenuity with greedy hearts. I wonder if the other fractions suffer from the same problem #Quote by Veronica Roth
Ideals quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#26. Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Ideals quotes by Boris Pasternak
#27. And then the two basic ideals of modern man- without them he is unthinkable- the idea of free personality and the idea of life as sacrafice #Quote by Boris Pasternak
Ideals quotes by George Takei
#28. People can do great things, George. They can come up with noble, shining ideals. But people are also fallible human beings, and we know they made a terrible mistake. - Takekuma Norman Takei #Quote by George Takei
Ideals quotes by Wentworth Miller
#29. My rule is you want someone whos got both feet on the ground. An ideal girlfriend might be someone who works in the business and can understand what youre going through but is not an actor themselves - is willing to run lines with you but when you start acting crazy, they throw up their hands and take you for what you are and be accepting. #Quote by Wentworth Miller
Ideals quotes by Epictetus
#30. Many people who have progressively lowered their personal standards in an attempt to win social acceptance and life's comforts bitterly resent those of philosophical bent who refuse to compromise their spiritual ideals and who seek to better themselves. #Quote by Epictetus
Ideals quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#31. Many who think themselves infinitely superior to the aberrations of Nazism, and sincerely hate all manifestations, work at the same time for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Ideals quotes by Cliff Shaw
#32. The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals. #Quote by Cliff Shaw
Ideals quotes by Abigail George
#33. Like water our ideals for writing what seems at first to be a calling to pen a masterpiece, it at first can be pure, fluid even (words can come easily) but we also have to learn to work with what our eyes glaze over as weak substitutes, words that we think have no substance to what we are learning towards. What is every poet's intention? Their intention is to forge, nullify, create, defend, fill the reader with the awe and inspiration that every poet themselves craves. They want to carve a name for themselves in the annals of history, leave a not so quiet legacy behind. Poets want immortality or rather they want their words to become immortal. Perhaps even Marlowe and Shakespeare had discussions about this. #Quote by Abigail George
Ideals quotes by Barack Obama
#34. That is the difference we make in the world. And our own safety - our own security - depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation, and uphold the values that we stand for - timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the Earth. #Quote by Barack Obama
Ideals quotes by Bruce Watson
#35. The volunteers merely dropped in for a summer, then went home to question America. Some would spearhead the events that defined the 1960s - the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement. Others, spreading ideals absorbed in Mississippi, would be forever skeptical of authority, forever democrats with a small d, and forever touched by this single season of their youth. But first, they had to survive Freedom Summer. #Quote by Bruce Watson
Ideals quotes by John Dewey
#36. It is not truly realistic or scientific to take short views, to sacrifice the future to immediate pressure, to ignore facts and forces that are disagreeable and to magnify the enduring quality of whatever falls in with immediate desire. It is false that the evils of the situation arise from absence of ideals; they spring from wrong ideals. #Quote by John Dewey
Ideals quotes by Ken Liu
#37. I have seen the poor suffer when nobles seek the purity of ideals. I have seen the powerless die when princes believe in the nostalgia of their dreams. I have seen the common people torn from peace and thrown into war when kings yearn to test the clarity of their vision. #Quote by Ken Liu
Ideals quotes by Johnny Hart
#38. Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation. #Quote by Johnny Hart
Ideals quotes by Red Smith
#39. It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players. #Quote by Red Smith
Ideals quotes by Nido R. Qubein
#40. You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this nothing works unless you do. #Quote by Nido R. Qubein
Ideals quotes by Ezra Miller
#41. I went to a school that was founded on a lot of very radical ideals of how education should be changed. But what's happening to schools like that sort of all over the country is in economic pressure they're becoming more and more preparatory because that's what people will really pay the money for private schooling for now. #Quote by Ezra Miller
Ideals quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#42. True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Ideals quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#43. when the humanist revolution preached the stirring ideals of human liberty, human equality and human fraternity. Since 1789, despite numerous wars, revolutions and upheavals, humans have not managed to come up with any new value. All #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Ideals quotes by As I Lay Dying
#44. We've focused so long on ideals of freedom that it is this very belief that oppresses us.
We all want to be free, yet we find ways to forfeit liberty to our own impulses, to our own consumption. #Quote by As I Lay Dying
Ideals quotes by Dan Rather
#45. [I]nclusion, not assimilation, should be the key concept in seeking, ever seeking, a more perfect national union. Our own history has shown that we are stronger as a mosaic than a melting pot. Our nation is bound together more by ideals than by blood or land, and inclusion is in our cultural DNA. We should feel proud that we are not all the same, and that we can share our differences under the common umbrella of humanity. #Quote by Dan Rather
Ideals quotes by Anagarika Govinda
#46. The cloud represents the creative power of the mind, which can assume any imaginable form. It is the ideal medium of creation for the enlightened mind, which manifests itself on the plane of timeless meditative vision. #Quote by Anagarika Govinda
Ideals quotes by William Graham Sumner
#47. Ideals are very often formed in the effort to escape from the hard task of dealing with facts, which is the function of science and art. There is no process by which to reach an ideal. There are no tests by which to verify it. It is therefore impossible to frame a proposition about an ideal which can be proved or disproved. It follows that the use of ideals is to be strictly limited to proper cases, and that the attempt to use ideals in social discussion does not deserve serious consideration. #Quote by William Graham Sumner
Ideals quotes by D.R. Khashaba
#48. The ruinous abdication by philosophy of its rightful domain is the consequence of the oblivion of philosophers to a great insight first beheld clearly by Socrates and re-affirmed by Kant as by no other philosopher. Science, concerned solely and exclusively with objective existents, cannot give answers to questions about meanings and values. Only ideas engendered by the mind and to be found nowhere but in the mind (Socrates), only the pure transcendental forms supplied by reason (Kant), can secure the ideals and values and put us in touch with the realities that constitute our moral and spiritual life. Twenty-four centuries after Socrates, two centuries after Kant, we badly need to re-learn the lesson. #Quote by D.R. Khashaba
Ideals quotes by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
#49. Like the ideals of freedom and democracy, the right to stand one's ground was held to be an exclusively white prerogative. Even when threatened by a mob, black people were to back down or submit - never to stand up for themselves. #Quote by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
Ideals quotes by James E. Talmage
#50. No jot, iota, or tittle of the temple rites is otherwise than uplifting and sanctifying. In every detail the endowment ceremony contributes to covenants of morality of life, consecration of person to high ideals, devotion to truth, patriotism to nation, and allegiance to God. #Quote by James E. Talmage
Ideals quotes by Abba Eban
#51. A nation writes its history in the image of its ideal. #Quote by Abba Eban
Ideals quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#52. Idolatry is permissible in Hinduism when it sub serves an ideal. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Ideals quotes by James Ishmael Ford
#53. In the spiritual life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends. #Quote by James Ishmael Ford
Ideals quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#54. The old ideals are dead as nails
nothing there. It seems to me there remains only this perfect union with a woman
sort of ultimate marriage
and there isn't anything else. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Ideals quotes by Russell L. Ackoff
#55. Man seeks objectives that enable him to convert the attainment of every goal into a means for the attainment of a new and more desirable goal. The ultimate objective in such a sequence cannot be obtainable; otherwise its attainment would put an end to the process. An end that satisfies these conditions is an ideal… Thus the formulation and pursuit of ideals is a means by which to put meaning and significance into his life and into the history of which he is part. #Quote by Russell L. Ackoff
Ideals quotes by Gustave Courbet
#56. The principle of realism means denial of the ideal. #Quote by Gustave Courbet
Ideals quotes by Ivan Krastev
#57. Democracy has always been in crisis: democracy is all about practicing the art of bearable dissatisfaction. In democratic societies, people often complain about their leaders and their institutions. The gap between the ideal democracy and the existing one cannot be bridged. #Quote by Ivan Krastev
Ideals quotes by Janet Fitch
#58. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water. I #Quote by Janet Fitch
Ideals quotes by Michael Shaara
#59. A man who has been shot at is a new realist, and what do you say to a realist when the war is a war of ideals? #Quote by Michael Shaara
Ideals quotes by Barack Obama
#60. On Memorial Day we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died. #Quote by Barack Obama
Ideals quotes by Gary Hamel
#61. Business leaders must find ways to infuse mundane business activities with deeper, soul-stirring ideals, such as honor, truth, love, justice, and beauty. #Quote by Gary Hamel
Ideals quotes by E. M. Forster
#62. If high ideals make a young man rude, the sooner he gets rid of them the better, #Quote by E. M. Forster
Ideals quotes by Barbara Castle
#63. Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. #Quote by Barbara Castle
Ideals quotes by Martha Beck
#64. It isn't necessary to know exactly how your ideal life will look; you only have to know what feels better and what feels worse ... Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than on how you think an ideal life should look. It's the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of the Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives. #Quote by Martha Beck
Ideals quotes by Francis Bacon
#65. Velazquez found the perfect balance between the ideal illustration which he was required to produce, and the overwhelming emotion he aroused in the spectator. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Ideals quotes by Woodrow Wilson
#66. My urgent advice to you would be, not only always to think first of America, but always, also, to think first of humanity. You do not love humanity if you seek to divide humanity into jealous camps. Humanity can be welded together only by love, by sympathy, by justice, not by jealousy and hatred. I am sorry for the man who seeks to make personal capital out of the passions of his fellowmen. He has lost touch with the ideal of America. For America was created to unit mankind ... #Quote by Woodrow Wilson
Ideals quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#67. The onlooker turns from the artist who has higher ideals and who cannot see his life purpose in an art without aims. #Quote by Wassily Kandinsky
Ideals quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#68. Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Ideals quotes by Henri Cazalis
#69. We see but in dreams the ideal. #Quote by Henri Cazalis
Ideals quotes by Anthony Burgess
#70. The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and failed musician, short-sighted, colour-blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books that I have read. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Ideals quotes by Steven Erikson
#71. ...and justice itself became a commodity, mutable in imbalance. Truth was lost, a chimera reshaped to match agenda, prejudices, thus cosigning the entire political process to a mummer's charade of false indignation, hypocritical posturing and a perverse contempt for the commonry. Once subsumed, ideals and the honor created by their avowal can never be regained, except by outright, unconstrained rejection, invariably instigated by the commonry, at the juncture of one particular moment of such brazen injustice that revolution becomes the only reasonable response. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Ideals quotes by Isaac Marion
#72. We smelted our ideals under great heat and pressure until the soft parts burned away, and what emerged was a tempered frame rigid enough to endure the cruel world we'd created. #Quote by Isaac Marion
Ideals quotes by James Maxton
#73. Give us our parliament in Scotland. We will start with no traditions. We will start with ideals. We will start with purpose, with courage. We will start with the aim and object that there will be 134 men and women, pledged to 134 Scottish constituencies, to spend their whole brain power, their whole courage and their whole soul in making Scotland into a country in which we can take people from all the nations of the earth and say: this is our land, this is our Scotland, these are our people, these are our men, our works, our women and children: can you beat it? #Quote by James Maxton
Ideals quotes by Joseph Campbell
#74. The familiar life horizon has been outgrown: the old concepts, ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Ideals quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#75. The logical upshot of liberalism's hatred of hypocrisy is that it is better for the liar to champion lying, the glutton to advocate gluttony, the adulterer to celebrate adultery, than for someone to preach the right thing if he himself occasionally does the wrong thing. Better to let your failings define you and be happy about it, than to let your ideals define you but then fall short of them, for that opens you up to the charge of hypocrisy. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Ideals quotes by Ibn Warraq
#76. It is the West that has liberated women, racial minorities, religious minorities, and gays and lesbians, recognizing and defending their rights. The notions of freedom and human rights were present at the dawn of Western civilization, as ideals at least, but have gradually come to fruition through supreme acts of self-criticism. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Ideals quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#77. Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Ideals quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#78. Cynical conformism tells us that emancipatory ideals of more equality, democracy and solidarity are boring and even dangerous, leading to a grey, overregulated society, and that our true and only paradise is the existing 'corrupted' capitalist universe. Radical emancipatory engagement starts from he premise that it is the capitalist dynamics which are boring, offering more of the same in the guise of constant change, and that the struggle for emancipation is still the most daring of all ventures. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Ideals quotes by Jean Rostand
#79. The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same. #Quote by Jean Rostand
Ideals quotes by Anonymous
#80. Republicans gave the keys to the kingdom to a man who paid hush money to shut up a porn star he'd been sleeping with while married to his third wife, who'd recently given birth to their son. Are we surprised he's run afoul of the party's more cherished ideals? #Quote by Anonymous
Ideals quotes by Oswald Spengler
#81. The question of whether world peace will ever be possible can only be answered by someone familiar with world history. To be familiar with world history means, however, to know human beings as they have been and always will be. There is a vast difference, which most people will never comprehend, between viewing future history as it will be and viewing it as one might like it to be. Peace is a desire, war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals ... #Quote by Oswald Spengler
Ideals quotes by Emil Cioran
#82. It is enough for me to hear someone talk sincerely about ideals, about the future, about philosophy, to hear him say "we" with a certain inflection of assurance, to hear him invoke "others" and regard himself as their interpreter - for me to consider him my enemy. #Quote by Emil Cioran
Ideals quotes by Matthew Henson
#83. There can be no conquest to the man who dwells in the narrow and small environment of a groveling life, and there can be no vision to the man the horizon of whose vision is limited by the bounds of self. But the great things of the world, the great accomplishments of the world, have been achieved by men who had high ideals and who have received great visions. The path is not easy, the climbing is rugged and hard, but the glory at the end is worthwhile. #Quote by Matthew Henson
Ideals quotes by Terence Fisher
#84. He 's ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn't succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse. #Quote by Terence Fisher
Ideals quotes by Roger Kimball
#85. We -- the industrialized, technologized world -- have never been richer. And yet to an extraordinary extent we in the West continue to inhabit a moral and cultural universe shaped by the hedonistic imperatives and radical ideals of the Sixties. Culturally, morally the world we inhabit is increasingly a trash world: addicted to sensation, besieged everywhere by the cacophonous, mind-numbing din of rock music, saturated with pornography, in thrall to the lowest common denominator wherever questions of taste, manners or intellectual delicacy are concerned. Marwick was right: 'The cultural revolution, in short, had continuous, uninterrupted, and lasting consequences'. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Ideals quotes by Voltaire
#86. An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. #Quote by Voltaire
Ideals quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#87. A philistine is a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or her group and time. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Ideals quotes by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
#88. Before us is mighty, so to speak, transformative and preparatory work. From a period which is creative, immediate and elemental, we must proceed to a period which is critical, conscious and cultural. These are the two worlds between which exists the entire abyss. The contemporary generation has the misfortune of being born between these two worlds, before this abyss. Herein is explained its frailty, diseased anxiety, hungry search for new ideals and a certain fateful impotency in all of its efforts. The best youth and vigor of talent is not expended on vital creativity but on an internal destructiveness and struggle with the past, on the passage across the abyss to that land, to that shore, to the frontiers of a free and divine idealism. How many people are perishing in this passage or are losing their strength irrevocably!...

("On The Reasons For The Decline And On The New Tendencies In Contemporary Literature") #Quote by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
Ideals quotes by Tarryn Fisher
#89. You have to be willing to be happy. Despite the mess of your life - just accept what's happened, throw away your ideals, and create a new map of happiness to follow. #Quote by Tarryn Fisher
Ideals quotes by Sam De Jong
#90. People link the 80s to that very liberal theme, growing up in a very liberal world, having ideals or not having ideals. The 80s were an confusing era. #Quote by Sam De Jong
Ideals quotes by Floriano Martins
#91. Ideals make reason inaccessible. #Quote by Floriano Martins
Ideals quotes by Anwar Ibrahim
#92. If we in Asia want to speak credibly for Asian values, we must be prepared to also champion those ideals which are universal and belong to humanity as a whole ... It is altogether shameful, if ingenious, to cite 'Asian values' as an excuse for autocratic practices and the denial of basic rights and civil liberties. #Quote by Anwar Ibrahim
Ideals quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#93. One must know oneself as one is, not as one wishes to be, which is merely an ideal and therefore fictitious, unreal; it is only that which is that can be transformed, not that which you wish to be. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Ideals quotes by Walter Pater
#94. Poetry, at all times, exercises two distinct functions: it may reveal, it may unveil to every eye, the ideal aspects of common thingsor it may actually add to the number of motives poetic and uncommon in themselves, by the imaginative creation of things that are ideal from their very birth. #Quote by Walter Pater
Ideals quotes by Howard Bloom
#95. From our best qualities come our worst. From our urge to pull together comes our tendency to tear each other apart. From our devotion to a higher good comes our propensity to the foulest atrocities. From our commitment to ideals comes our excuse to hate. Since the beginning of history, we have been blinded by evil's ability to don a selfless disguise. We have failed to see that our finest qualities often lead us to the actions we most abhor, murder, torture, genocide and war. #Quote by Howard Bloom
Ideals quotes by Erich Fromm
#96. All genuine ideals have one thing in common: they express the desire for something which is not yet accomplished but which is desirable for the purpose of the growth and happiness of the individual. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Ideals quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#97. Humanly speaking, it is possible to understand the Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways. But Jesus knows only one possibility: simple surrender and obedience - not interpreting or applying it, but doing and obeying it. That is the only way to hear his words. He does not mean for us to discuss it as an ideal. He really means for us to get on with it. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Ideals quotes by Odd Nerdrum
#98. I have no ideals. I have no will that the world should be any better or worse or anything ... Because I know that for every genius there exists a robbing murderer. There is nothing to do about that. The world is such that if you want to find the intensity within the genuine, you will at the same time find the criminals around the nearest corner. And if you eliminate that genetic quality in the human being, then everyone will become very inactive and very boring, but on the other hand we get rid of criminality. #Quote by Odd Nerdrum
Ideals quotes by Roger Zelazny
#99. You were correct, for all men have within them both that which is dark and that which is light.
A man is a thing of many divisions, not a pure, clear flame such as you once were. His intellect often wars with his emotions, his will with his desires ...
his ideals are at odds with his environment, and if he follows them, he knows keenly the loss of that
which was old, but if he does not follow them, he feels the pain of having forsaken a new and noble dream.
Whatever he does represents both a gain and a loss, an arrival and a departure. Always he mourns that
which is gone and fears some part of that which is new. Reason opposes tradition. Emotions oppose the
restrictions his fellow men lay upon him. Always, from the friction of these things, there arises the
thing you called the curse of man and mocked; guilt! #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Ideals quotes by Walter Isaacson
#100. Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from the times of Cardinal Richelieu through chapters on Theodore Roosevelt the realist and Woodrow Wilson the idealist. Kissinger, a European refugee who has read Metternich more avidly than Jefferson, is unabashedly in the realist camp. "No other nation," he wrote in Diplomacy, "has ever rested its claim to international leadership on its altruism." Other Americans might proclaim this as a point of pride; when Kissinger says it, his attitude seems that of an anthropologist examining a rather unsettling tribal ritual. The practice of basing policy on ideals rather than interests, he pointed out, can make a nation seem dangerously unpredictable. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Ideals quotes by Eliot Noyes
#101. A design may be called organic when there is an harmonious organization of the parts within the whole, according to structure, material, and purpose. Within this definition there can be no vain ornamentation or superfluity, but the part of beauty is nonetheless great-in ideal choice of material, in visual refinement, and in the rational elegance of things intended for use. #Quote by Eliot Noyes
Ideals quotes by Yann Martel
#102. A zoo is not an ideal place for an animal - of course the best place for a chimp is the wilds of Tanzania - but a good zoo is a decent, acceptable place. Animals are far more flexible than we realize. IF they weren't, they wouldn't have survived. But my opinion about zoos came after research. Initially I had the opinion that most people have, that they are jails. #Quote by Yann Martel
Ideals quotes by Mitt Romney
#103. Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense. #Quote by Mitt Romney
Ideals quotes by Dave Gibbons
#104. I always start drawing any job by planning out to some degree the locales and trying to nail the characters. If they're existing characters, I'll draw them several times on rough paper just to get a feeling for them. The ideal when you're drawing a comic is to have everything in your head, not to have to refer to notes. #Quote by Dave Gibbons
Ideals quotes by Franz Liszt
#105. Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light. #Quote by Franz Liszt
Ideals quotes by Tina Fey
#106. We're gonna promote freedom. Usher in democratic values and ideals. And fight terror-loving terrorists. #Quote by Tina Fey
Ideals quotes by Fatos Nano
#107. Thus, neither my government nor myself, personally, are without ideals and responsibilities. #Quote by Fatos Nano
Ideals quotes by A.J. Darkholme
#108. Sometimes it's best to trade an ideal for something more practical that you can guarantee. #Quote by A.J. Darkholme
Ideals quotes by Wendy Kopp
#109. Persistent inequality costs the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars a year, undermining our global competitiveness, our democracy, and our ideals as a nation. #Quote by Wendy Kopp
Ideals quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#110. I looked for great men, but all I found were the apes of their ideals. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Ideals quotes by Laozi
#111. If a country is governed with tolerance, the people are comfortable and honest. If a country is governed with repression, the people are depressed and crafty. When the will to power is in charge, the higher the ideals, the lower the results. Try to make people happy, and you lay the groundwork for misery. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice. Thus the Master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will. She is pointed, but doesn't pierce. Straightforward, but supple. Radiant, but easy on the eyes. #Quote by Laozi
Ideals quotes by Bonnie Dee
#112. It was a simple lesson, really. He could never, ever allow misplaced ideals to seduce him. He would not employ death as a tool. #Quote by Bonnie Dee
Ideals quotes by Douglas MacArthur
#113. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair; these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. Whatever your years, there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what next, and the joy and the game of life. #Quote by Douglas MacArthur
Ideals quotes by Monica Esposito
#114. Only here [in the Center] a new union can occur, as the Mysterious Pass is the ideal space and time to experience the interpenetrating fluctuations of Yin and Yang. The Mysterious Pass is therefore the primordial Chaos (hundun) containing the germ of life-the pre-cosmic sparkle of Original Yang and Original Yin-which is the prime mover and the materia prima of the alchemical work. #Quote by Monica Esposito
Ideals quotes by Kamala Harris
#115. My daily challenge to myself is to be part of the solution, to be a joyful warrior in the battle to come. My challenge to you is to join that effort. To stand up for our ideals and our values. Let's not throw up our hands when it's time to roll up our sleeves. Not now. Not tomorrow. Not ever.

Years from now, our children and our grandchildren will look up and lock eyes with us. They will ask us where we were when the stakes were so high. They will ask us what it was like. I don't want us to just tell them how we felt. I want us to tell them what we did. #Quote by Kamala Harris
Ideals quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#116. It is equally impossible to forget our Friends, and to make them answer to our ideal. When they say farewell, then indeed we beginto keep them company. How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual Friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Ideals quotes by Ida Tarbell
#117. Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to denumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals. #Quote by Ida Tarbell
Ideals quotes by Oscar Niemeyer
#118. Architecture was my way of expressing my ideals: to be simple, to create a world equal to everyone, to look at people with optimism, that everyone has a gift. I don't want anything but general happiness. Why is that bad? #Quote by Oscar Niemeyer
Ideals quotes by Kenneth G. Ortiz
#119. We must never think we know it all so perfectly. There are always new developments, new ideals, and new ways to do the same thing easier and more efficiently. #Quote by Kenneth G. Ortiz
Ideals quotes by Jennifer Homans
#120. It is often said, rather flatly, that Russian ballet was a mix of French, Scandinavian (through the teacher Johansson), and Italian sources - that Russia, through Petipa, absorbed all of these and made them her own. This is certainly true; but what really changed ballet was the way it became entwined with Imperial Russia herself. Serfdom and autocracy, St. Petersburg and the prestige of foreign culture, hierarchy, order, aristocratic ideals and their ongoing tension with more eastern folk forms: all of these things ran into ballet and made it a quintessentially Russian art. #Quote by Jennifer Homans
Ideals quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#121. Away with all ideals. Let each individual act spontaneously from the forever incalculable prompting of the creative wellhead within him. There is no universal law. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Ideals quotes by Sacha Guitry
#122. An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. #Quote by Sacha Guitry
Ideals quotes by Ossian Everett Mills
#123. This it is to be a man of the highest type: to be and not seem; to do and not simply to talk; to have the right ideal, the true motive and patiently to transform conduct in accordance with it. #Quote by Ossian Everett Mills
Ideals quotes by Ken Akamatsu
#124. History's shown that in this world, when you take your ideals too far, all you ever create is Hell. #Quote by Ken Akamatsu
Ideals quotes by Alfred Kinsey
#125. If biologists so often forget the most universal of all biologic principles [variation], it is not surprising that men and women in general expect their fellows to think and behave according to the pattern that may fit the law-maker, or the imaginary ideals for which the legislation was fashioned, but which are ill-shaped for all real individuals who try to live under them. #Quote by Alfred Kinsey
Ideals quotes by Fatima Jinnah
#126. The movement of Pakistan which the Quaid-e-Azam launched was ethical in inspiration and ideological in content. The story of this movement is a story of the ideals of equality, fraternity and social and economic justice struggling against the forces of domination, exploitation, intolerance and tyranny. #Quote by Fatima Jinnah
Ideals quotes by George Santayana
#127. Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. #Quote by George Santayana
Ideals quotes by Jonathan Lethem
#128. 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. #Quote by Jonathan Lethem
Ideals quotes by Charlie Melancon
#129. I think too many of the politicians in Washington have forgotten simple ideals like solving problems and helping neighbors. The Washington game is more about scoring points or sticking it to the other guy. #Quote by Charlie Melancon
Ideals quotes by Norman Rockwell
#130. I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be so and painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers ... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the back yard. #Quote by Norman Rockwell
Ideals quotes by Robert Kennedy
#131. Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances. #Quote by Robert Kennedy
Ideals quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#132. I see anarchism as the theoretical ideal to which we are all gradually evolving to a point where everybody can tell the truth to everybody else and nobody can get punished for it. That can only happen without hierarchy and without people having the authority to punish other people. #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Ideals quotes by Evadne Price
#133. All the ideals and beliefs you ever had have crashed about your gun-deafened ears - you don't believe in God or them or the infallibility of England or anything but bloody war and wounds and foul smells and smutty stories and smoke and bombs and lice and filth and noise, noise, noise - you live in a world of cold sick fear, a dirty world of darkness and despair - you want to crawl ignominiously home away from these painful writhing things that once were men, these shattered, tortured faces that dumbly demand what it's all about in Christ's name ... #Quote by Evadne Price
Ideals quotes by Guy Campion Charlton
#134. Your library is a reflection of your ideal self #Quote by Guy Campion Charlton
Ideals quotes by Edith Wharton
#135. She wanted to surprise everyone by her dash and originality, but she could not help modeling herself on the last person she met, and the confusion of ideals thus produced caused her much perturbation when she had to choose between two courses. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Ideals quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#136. If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else. #Quote by Rabindranath Tagore
Ideals quotes by E.W. Howe
#137. Some people never have anything except ideals. #Quote by E.W. Howe
Ideals quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#138. And the final product of our training must be neither a psychologist nor a brick mason, but a man. And to make men, we must have ideals, broad, pure, and inspiring ends of living, not sordid money-getting ... The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not fame. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Ideals quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#139. ...feminism has to be absolutely utopian and unrealistic, far removed form any semblance of the world we're living in now. We have to hope for and envision something before agitating for it, rather than blithely giving up, and accepting the way things are. After all, utopian ideals are as ideological as the political foundations of the world we're currently living in. Above everything, feminism is a constant work in progress. We are all still learning. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Ideals quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#140. The film industry is a great industry with infinite possibilities for good and bad. Its primary purpose is to entertain people. On the side, it can do many other things. It can popularize certain ideals, it can make education palatable. But in the long run, the judge who decides whether what it does is good or bad is the man or woman who attends the movies. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Ideals quotes by Anna Julia Cooper
#141. One of the most singular facts about the unwritten history of this country is the consummate ability with which Southern influence, Southern ideas and Southern ideals, have from the very beginning even up to the present day, dictated to and domineered over the brain and sinew of this nation. #Quote by Anna Julia Cooper
Ideals quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#142. He was, as every truly great poet has ever been, a good man; but finding it impossible to realize his own aspirations, either in religion or politics, or society, he gave up his heart to the living spirit and light within him, and avenged himself on the world by enriching it with this record of his own transcendental ideal. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ideals quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#143. To the Indian mind there is nothing higher than religious ideals, that this is the keynote of Indian life. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Ideals quotes by Hemant Mehta
#144. Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books. #Quote by Hemant Mehta
Ideals quotes by Ron Paul
#145. Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. #Quote by Ron Paul
Ideals quotes by George Friedman
#146. Ideals without power are simply words - they can come alive only when reinforced by the capacity to act. Reality is understanding how to wield power, but by itself it doesn't guide you toward the ends to which your power should be put. Realism devoid of an understanding of the ends of power is frequently another word for thugishness, which is ultimately unrealistic. Similarly, idealism is frequently another word for self-righteousness, a disease that can be corrected only by a profound understanding of power in its complete sense, while realism uncoupled from principle is frequently incompetence masquerading as tough-mindedness. Realism and idealism are not alternatives but necessary complements. Neither can serve as a principle for foreign policy by itself. #Quote by George Friedman
Ideals quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#147. None of us have yet seen an ideally perfect man, and yet without that ideal we cannot progress. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Ideals quotes by William Osler
#148. To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle. #Quote by William Osler
Ideals quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#149. Every person is a creator. We create with our ideas and beliefs. Our daily labor creates a worldly cocoon that enfolds us. We mold out of a granite substance not yet hardened the tutelary angels whose ideological formation will guide our passageway through the jungle of life. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Ideals quotes by Pope Francis
#150. How many young people, how many young people of our Europe, whom we have left empty of ideals, who do not have work ... they take drugs, alcohol, or go there to enlist in fundamentalist groups. #Quote by Pope Francis
Ideals quotes by John Dewey
#151. The religious is any activity pursued in behalf of an ideal end against obstacles and in spite of threats of personal loss because of its general and enduring value. #Quote by John Dewey
Ideals quotes by Adlai Stevenson I
#152. Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free. #Quote by Adlai Stevenson I
Ideals quotes by Yesung
#153. As for my ideal type, I like girls who don't have powerful presence, and not self-centered. I'd like her to have a light skin, and a calm personality. #Quote by Yesung
Ideals quotes by Pierre Bayard
#154. Fictional characters exert a great deal of influence over our choices in love by representing inaccessible ideals to which we try to make others conform, usually without success. But more subtly, too, the books we love offer a sketch of a whole universe that we secretly inhabit, and in which we desire the other person to assume a role. #Quote by Pierre Bayard
Ideals quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#155. As for the Republicans
how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical 'American heritage' ... ) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Ideals quotes by George Will
#156. The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others
this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples. #Quote by George Will
Ideals quotes by Barack Obama
#157. Values are faithfully applied to the facts before us, while ideology overrides whatever facts call theory into question. #Quote by Barack Obama
Ideals quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#158. There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Ideals quotes by Douglas MacArthur
#159. I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only be deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. #Quote by Douglas MacArthur
Ideals quotes by Hannah Arendt
#160. The ideals of homo faber, the fabricator of the world, which are permanence, stability, and durability, have been sacrificed to abundance, the ideal of the animal laborans. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Ideals quotes by SARK
#161. Love imperfectly. Be a love idiot. Let yourself forget any love ideal. #Quote by SARK
Ideals quotes by Shauna Niequist
#162. Food matters because it's one of the things that forces us to live in this world
this tactile, physical, messy, and beautiful world
no matter how hard we try to escape into our minds and our ideals. Food is a reminder of our humanity, our fragility, our createdness. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Ideals quotes by Guy De Maupassant
#163. The fact was that despite himself, without knowing why or how it had happened and very much against his better judgement, he had fallen hopelessly in love. He had fallen as if into some deep and muddy hole. By nature he was a delicate and sensitive soul. He had had ideals and dreamed of an exquisite and passionate affair. And now he had fallen for this little cricket of a creature. She was as stupid as every other woman and not even pretty to make up for it. Skinny and foul-tempered, she had taken possession of him entirely from tip to toe, body and soul. He had fallen under the omnipotent and mysterious spell of the female. He was overwhelmed by this colossal force of unknown origin, the demon in the flesh capable of hurling the most rational man in the world at the feet of a worthless harlot. There was no way he could explain its fatal and total power. #Quote by Guy De Maupassant
Ideals quotes by John Mark Reynolds
#164. The Romans were a strong power before Virgil, but the Greeks had captured their imaginations. While Rome conquered physical Greece, Greek mythology had enveloped Rome. The Empire coul be confident in itself until a Roman poet matched Homer and harmonized Greek civilization with Roman ideals #Quote by John Mark Reynolds
Ideals quotes by Tyler Oakley
#165. My ideal guy is my future husband. Not sure who he is yet, but he's out there. What impresses me in a gay guy? A warm smile, stubble, easy to talk to, thoughtful tattoos, kind eyes, wit, positivity, wanderlust, ambition, and a cute ass. #Quote by Tyler Oakley
Ideals quotes by Bruce Crown
#166. I'd be damned if I listened to the same money-grubbing whores who'd sell their ideals and principles for their fifteen minutes of fame; the ignorant buffoons that live in a one-dimensional 140-character world. Tweet tweet, roar roar, caw caw, more like baa baa. #Quote by Bruce Crown
Ideals quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#167. Being a retired major looks like an ideal thing to me. What a pity you couldn't eternally have been just a retired major. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Ideals quotes by Joseph Campbell
#168. The moral, I suppose, would be that the first requirements for a heroic career are the knightly virtues of loyalty, temperance, and courage. The loyalty in this case is of two degrees or commitments: first, to the chosen adventure, but then, also, to the ideals of the order of knighthood. Now, this second commitment seems to put Gawain's way in opposition to the way of the Buddha, who when ordered by the Lord of Duty to perform the social duties proper to his caste, simply ignored the command, and that night achieved illumination as well as release from rebirth. Gawain is a European and, like Odysseus, who remained true to the earth and returned from the Island of the Sun to his marriage with Penelope, he has accepted, as the commitment of his life, not release from but loyalty to the values of life in this world. And yet, as we have just seen, whether following the middle way of the Buddha or the middle way of Gawain, the passage to fulfillment lies between the perils of desire and fear. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Ideals quotes by Jurgen Habermas
#169. Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities. #Quote by Jurgen Habermas
Ideals quotes by Carolyn Coats
#170. Character and ideals are catching. When you associate with men who aspire to the highest and best, you expose yourself to the qualities that make men great. #Quote by Carolyn Coats
Ideals quotes by Scott McIntyre
#171. The cultification of an imperialist invasion of a foreign nation that Australia had no quarrel with is against all ideals of modern society. #Quote by Scott McIntyre
Ideals quotes by Yip Man
#172. The ideal in Martial Arts is humanitarianism. Accomplishment uses diligence as a goal. #Quote by Yip Man
Ideals quotes by Orlan
#173. Beauty is the product of the dominant ideology. (Thus when ideology changes, the ideal body follows.) We can see that in the history of art. #Quote by Orlan
Ideals quotes by Helen Gahagan Douglas
#174. The discrepancy between American ideals and American practice - between our aims and what we actually do - creates a moral dry rot which eats away at the foundations of our democratic faith. #Quote by Helen Gahagan Douglas
Ideals quotes by Robert Byrd
#175. Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. #Quote by Robert Byrd
Ideals quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#176. In popular government results worth while can only be achieved by men who combine worthy ideals with practical good sense. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Ideals quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#177. I feel safe with him because he is so not my ideal and I feel like I can be myself because I'm not in love with him. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
Ideals quotes by Wataru Watari
#178. You mustn't force images on things.
Only gods were what you should expect perfection from.
You mustn't demand an ideal from anyone.
That is weakness. It is an evil that must be hated. It is negligence that must be punished. It spoils not only yourself, but those around you.
You are allowed to be disappointed with only yourself. You should hurt only yourself. Hate yourself for not following your ideal.
The only one you must not forgive is yourself. #Quote by Wataru Watari
Ideals quotes by Osamu Dazai
#179. They scolded us for not having any real hopes or real ambitions, but if we were to pursue our true ideals, would these people watch and guide us along the way? #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Ideals quotes by Dalton Trumbo
#180. There are lots of idealists around who will say, 'Have we got so low that nothing is more precious than life? Surely there are ideals worth fighting for - even dying for. If not, we are worse than the beasts of the field - and have sunk into barbarity.'

Then you say, 'That's all right. Let's be barbarous - just as long as we don't have war. #Quote by Dalton Trumbo
Ideals quotes by Plato
#181. He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage. He who is a scholar only is too soft, to effeminate. The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action. #Quote by Plato
Ideals quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#182. A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Ideals quotes by Oswald Chambers
#183. To follow Jesus today is to follow a madman according to the ideals of present day civilization. We have the idea that our civilization is God-ordained, whereas it has been built up by ourselves. We have made a thousand and one necessities until our system of civilized life is as cast iron, and then we apologize to the Lord for not following Him. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Ideals quotes by Tony Judt
#184. In a constitutionally ordered state, where laws are derived from broad principles of right and wrong and where those principles are enshrined and protected by agreed upon procedures and practices, it can never be in the long-term interest of the state or its citizens to flout those procedures at home or associate too closely overseas with the enemies of your founding ideals. #Quote by Tony Judt
Ideals quotes by Neil Gaiman
#185. Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Ideals quotes by W. H. Auden
#186. The ideal audience the poet imagines consists of the beautiful who go to bed with him, the powerful who invite him to dinner and tell him secrets of state, and his fellow-poets. The actual audience he gets consists of myopic schoolteachers, pimply young men who eat in cafeterias, and his fellow-poets. This means, in fact, he writes for his fellow-poets. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Ideals quotes by Evelyn Pryce
#187. It is, of course, much easier for a literary character to take a risk for love. The realities of social strata and responsibility mean nothing but a plot point in today's modern literature, but outside of these stories we are not pushing for change. The ideals we embody in our art rarely play themselves out in our lives. What would happen if we took the example of our fictional heroes; what if each of us was a Don Juan? #Quote by Evelyn Pryce
Ideals quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#188. The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll. Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion, not stubborn and closed minded. #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Ideals quotes by Paolo Bacigalupi
#189. When people fight for ideals, no price is too high, and no fight can be surrendered. They aren't fighting for money, or power, or control. Not really. They're fighting to destroy their enemies. #Quote by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ideals quotes by Hassan Rouhani
#190. I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. #Quote by Hassan Rouhani
Ideals quotes by Haruki Murakami
#191. But there's one thing I want you to remember, Kafka. Those are exactly the kind of people who murdered Miss Saeki's childhood sweetheart. Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it's important to know what's right and what's wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form, and continue to thrive. They're a lost cause, and I don't want anyone like that coming in here." Oshima points at the stacks with the tip of his pencil. What he means, of course, is the entire library. "I wish I could just laugh off people like that, but I can't. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Ideals quotes by Mark Foley
#192. 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. #Quote by Mark Foley
Ideals quotes by Jim Talent
#193. 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. #Quote by Jim Talent
Ideals quotes by Guy Verhofstadt
#194. Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations. #Quote by Guy Verhofstadt
Ideals quotes by Kim Harrison
#195. Rachel, we've been over this. This is what I do," he said, crumbs of whiten cheese falling from the knife. "Find a way for your lofty, unrealistic ideals to deal with it. #Quote by Kim Harrison
Ideals quotes by Rufus Jones
#196. Friends come back from their worship with a new sense of ordination, but not the ordination of human hands. Something has happened in the stillness that makes the heart more tender, more sensitive, more shocked by evil, more dedicated to ideals of life, and more eager to push back the skirts of darkness and to widen the area of light and love. #Quote by Rufus Jones
Ideals quotes by Lars Von Trier
#197. My films are about ideals that clash with the world. Every time it's a man in the lead, they have forgotten about the ideals. And every time it's a woman in the lead, they take the ideals all the way. #Quote by Lars Von Trier
Ideals quotes by Alexis G. Roldan
#198. Find a Local Zen Temple To Visit Research the authenticity of the Zen teacher. Find out what school they are from, what country they came from, and the ideals they hold most important. If you're interested in a monastery, #Quote by Alexis G. Roldan
Ideals quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#199. The ideal leader is one who hears the voice of God, and beckons on as the voice calls him and them. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Ideals quotes by Lev Shestov
#200. [Dostoevsky] soon began to notice that the life of freedom came more and more to resemble the life in the convict settlement, and that "the vast dome of the sky" which had seemed to him limitless when he was in prison now began to crush and to press on him as much as the barrack vaults had used to do; that the ideals which had sustained his fainting soul when he lived amongst the lowest dregs of humanity and shared their fate had not made a better man of him, nor liberated him, but on the contrary weighed him down and humiliated him as grievously as the chains of his prison. . . . Dostoevsky suddenly "saw" that the sky and the prison walls, ideals and chains are not contradictory to one another, as he had wished and thought formerly, when he still wished and thought like normal men. #Quote by Lev Shestov

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