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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Ideals:

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
~ Oscar Wilde.

Don't let the alarm clock of life wake you from the dream of your ideals.
~ Irisa Hail.

Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
~ Henrik Ibsen.

Every dogma has its day, but ideals are eternal.
~ Israel Zangwill.

I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
~ Carl Sandburg.

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.
~ Anne Frank.

A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
~ Pir Vilayat Khan.

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
~ Sidney J. Harris.

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
~ Henry Ford.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.
~ H. L. Mencken.

I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going while you've still got them.
~ Mae West.

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny.
~ Carl Schurz.

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
~ John Galsworthy

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
~ William F. Buckley.

Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.
~ Albert Camus.

Materialism is a circumference without a centre. Idealism is a centre without a circumference.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers.

Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices.
~ George Bernard Shaw.

Reality shouts; ideals whisper.
~ Nathaniel LeTonnerre.

Some people never have anything except ideals.
~ E.W. Howe.

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.
~ G.K. Chesterton.

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