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Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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Many have dreamed up republics and principalities that have never in truth been known to exist; the gulf between how one should live and how one does live is so wide that a man who neglects what is actually done for what should be done learns the way to self-destruction rather than self-preservation.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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Nearly all the Escapists in the long past have managed their own budget and their social relations so unsuccessfully that I wouldn't want them for my landlords, or my bankers, or my neighbors. They were valuable, like powerful stimulants, only when they were left out of the social and industrial routine.
~ Willa Cather

 

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No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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Our ideals are our better selves.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows.
~ Joseph Joubert

 

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Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.
~ Ryszard Kapuscinski

 

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Saddle your dreams before you ride em.
~ Mary Webb

 

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Some day the soft Ideal that we wooed confronts us fiercely, foe-beset, pursued, and cries reproachful: ''Was it then my praise, and not myself was loved? Prove now thy truth; I claim of thee the promise of thy youth.''
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

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The actual well seen is ideal.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
~ Stanley Baldwin

 

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The enemy of idealism is zealotry.
~ Neil Kinnock

 

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The further limits of our being plunge, it seems to me, into an altogether other dimension of existence from the sensible and merely ''understandable'' world. Name it the mystical region, or the supernatural region, whichever you choose. So far as our ideal impulses originate in this region (and most of them do originate in it, for we find them possessing us in a way for which we cannot articulately account), we belong to it in a more intimate sense than that in which we belong to the visible world, for we belong in the most intimate sense wherever our ideals belong.
~ William James

 

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The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.
~ Jean Rostand

 

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The idealist is incorrigible: if he is thrown out of his heaven he makes an ideal of his hell.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
~ Malcolm De Chazal

 

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The idealist's program of political or economic reform may be impracticable, absurd, demonstrably ridiculous; but it can never be successfully opposed merely by pointing out that this is the case. A negative opposition cannot be wholly effectual: there must be a competing idealism; something must be offered that is not only less objectionable but more desirable.
~ Charles Horton Cooley

 

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The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
~ Calvin Coolidge

 

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