Favorite Quotations ~  Ideals & Idealism Her Ideal Man

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


The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all. ~ Penn Jillette

You have to believe in what you are doing so strongly it becomes a reality. ~ Anita Roddick

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

It may be that idealism requires naiveté to survive, because no war ever goes as planned, and peace can be just as confounding. ~ Nancy Gibbs

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

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

Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more. ~ Jean Paul Richter

Ideals are like stars. We never reach them but, like the mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them. ~ Carl Schurz

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

Do not expect Plato's ideal republic; be satisfied with even the smallest step forward, and consider this no small achievement. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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