Favorite Quotations ~  Ideals & Idealism, 2 RFK: His Many Sides

"Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals." ~ Ralph Bunche

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach. ~ William Ellery Channing

An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity. ~ George Santayana

If you believe in an ideal, you don't own you, it owns you. ~ Raymond Chandler

There is a spark of idealism within every individual which can be fanned into flame and bring forth extraordinary results. ~ Louis Brandeis

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

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

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