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#1. The Bible holds up before us ideals that are within sight of the weakest and the lowliest, and yet so high that the best and the noblest are kept with their faces turned ever upward. It carries the call of the Saviour to the remotest corners of the earth; on its pages are written the assurances of the present and our hopes for the future - Author: William Jennings Bryan
Ideals quotes by William Jennings Bryan
#2. In any case, ideals are something we strive for; they are somewhere on the horizon of our efforts; they provide meaning and direction; they are not, however, static quotas that we either fulfill or do not. - Author: Vaclav Havel
Ideals quotes by Vaclav Havel
#3. The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible's teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. This same sense of man patterned the convictions of those who framed the English system of law inherited by our own Nation, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. - Author: Ronald Reagan
Ideals quotes by Ronald Reagan
#4. Look at your life as an experiment. Make a comprise with all your doubts and fears: For a year or two, do what you can to move toward your ideal scene, in a easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way. See what happens. - Author: Mark Allen
Ideals quotes by Mark Allen
#5. The level of 'acceptable' dishonesty we Christians allow to avoid facing uncomfortable truths betrays our ideals as shallowly held. - Author: Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Ideals quotes by Jamie Arpin-Ricci
#6. 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. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Ideals quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#7. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America. - Author: Walt Disney
Ideals quotes by Walt Disney
#8. Once you have seen and felt your ideal future, you will be ready and able to pay any price to get there. - Author: Jim Rohn
Ideals quotes by Jim Rohn
#9. The only analogy I have before me is Socrates. My task is a Socratic task, to revise the definition of what it is to be a Christian. For my part I do not call myself a "Christian" (thus keeping the ideal free), but I am able to make it evident that the others are still less than I. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Ideals quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#10. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but giving up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair - these are the long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. You are as young as your faith and as old as your doubts; as young as you self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. - Author: James E. Faust
Ideals quotes by James E. Faust
#11. People didn't fight for grand causes or great purposes, but for the closest and most personal of reasons. They might say the fought for high ideals, but in practice they fought for the comrades beside them and their loved ones at home. - Author: Jack Campbell
Ideals quotes by Jack Campbell
#12. Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England. - Author: Karel Capek
Ideals quotes by Karel Capek
#13. Thus, neither my government nor myself, personally, are without ideals and responsibilities. - Author: Fatos Nano
Ideals quotes by Fatos Nano
#14. The message of the United States is not nuclear power. The message of the United States is a spiritual message. It is the message of human ideals; it is the message of human dignity; it is the message of the freedom of ideas, speech, press, the right to assemble, to worship, and the message of freedom of movement of people. - Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
Ideals quotes by Hubert H. Humphrey
#15. There is less difference than many suppose between the ideal Socialist system, in which the big businesses are run by the State, and the present Capitalist system, in which the State is run by the big businesses. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
Ideals quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#16. Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. - Author: Ron Paul
Ideals quotes by Ron Paul
#17. I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that. - Author: David Lloyd
Ideals quotes by David Lloyd
#18. A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Ideals quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#19. It's an old, established rule, but "golden hour" lighting is ideal because the first and last hours of sunlight are diffuse and warm. For that reason, women with photos taken outside during those hours tended to look great. - Author: Amy Webb
Ideals quotes by Amy Webb
#20. Prayer is essentially a process by which ideals are enabled to become operative in our lives. It may be more than this, but it is at least this. - Author: Georgia Harkness
Ideals quotes by Georgia Harkness
#21. Pulitzer's Gold is a goldmine of inspiration for both journalists and non-journalists. Those in the newspaper business, who now find themselves obsessing about staff cutbacks and circulation declines, should embrace this book as a reminder of the highest ideals, and the absolute thrills, to be found in their profession. As for regular readers, Pulitzer's Gold offers marvelous storytelling, real-life adventures, and absolute proof that journalism can change our world for the better. - Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Ideals quotes by Jeffrey Zaslow
#22. The priest raises his foot. In it he feels a dull, heavy pain. This is no mere formality. He will now trample on what he has considered the most beautiful thing in his life, on what he has believed most pure, on what is filled with the ideals and the dreams of man. - Author: Shusaku Endo
Ideals quotes by Shusaku Endo
#23. There is a lot of sixties-bashing going on these days that I don't agree with at all. I feel that extremely important ideals were brought to the forefront of the collective consciousness at that time. Granted, drug use was so pervasive that our generation did not as a group have the capacity to manifest our ideals to any great extent. But many of the people who were young in the sixties and who were most touched by that collective ethos are still touched. - Author: Marianne Williamson
Ideals quotes by Marianne Williamson
#24. Once we recognize the power of propaganda, we need to ask whether its exercise is consistent with those democratic ideals to which lip-service is commonly accorded. - Author: Randal Marlin
Ideals quotes by Randal Marlin
#25. One must first seek to love plants and nature, and then to cultivate that happy peace of mind which is satisfied with little. He will be happier if he has no rigid and arbitrary ideals, for gardens are coquettish, particularly with the novice. - Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
Ideals quotes by Liberty Hyde Bailey
#26. It took many years to cleanse Arabia of its "false idols." It will take many more to cleanse Islam of its new false idols - bigotry and fanaticism - worshipped by those who have replaced Muhammad's original vision of tolerance and unity with their own ideals of hatred and discord. But the cleansing is inevitable, and the tide of reform cannot be stopped. The Islamic Reformation is already here. We are all living in it. - Author: Reza Aslan
Ideals quotes by Reza Aslan
#27. For Marianne, however - in spite of his incivility in surviving her loss - he always retained that decided regard which interested him in every thing that befell her, and made her his secret standard of perfection in woman; - and many a rising beauty would be slighted by him in after-days as bearing no comparison with Mrs. Brandon. - Author: Jane Austen
Ideals quotes by Jane Austen
#28. In my ideal world, it would be a soulful connection to the role because you've shared a lot of the same experiences as the character and you just feel so right in it. That's the first thing I look for. - Author: Giles Matthey
Ideals quotes by Giles Matthey
#29. When you can get others to admire your ideals and to want what you want, you do not have to spend as much on sticks and carrots to move them in your direction. Seduction is always more effective than coercion, and many values like democracy, human rights, and individual opportunities are deeply seductive. - Author: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Ideals quotes by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
#30. The business of art is to enlarge and correct the heart and to lift our ideals out of the ugly and the mean through love of the ideal ... The business of art is to appeal to the soul. - Author: Florence Earle Coates
Ideals quotes by Florence Earle Coates
#31. Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power. - Author: Patrick Geddes
Ideals quotes by Patrick Geddes
#32. I love being a conservative. We conservatives are proud of our philosophy. Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
Ideals quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#33. You come to a point where you give up on holding yourself to a perfect feminist ideal - it just feels stifling. - Author: Jessica Valenti
Ideals quotes by Jessica Valenti
#34. I recognize thart even you, yourself, will change. Your ideals will change, your tastes will change, your desires will change. Your whole understandings of who you are had better change, because if it doesn't change, you've become a very static personality over a great many years, and nothing would displease me more. And so I recognize that the process of evolution will produce changes in you. - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Ideals quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#35. Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible. - Author: Karl A. Menninger
Ideals quotes by Karl A. Menninger
#36. No institution which does not continually test its ideals, techniques and measure of accomplishment can claim real vitality. - Author: John Milton
Ideals quotes by John Milton
#37. Violence is the fear to other's ideals. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Ideals quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#38. 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. - Author: Alfred Kinsey
Ideals quotes by Alfred Kinsey
#39. Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice – now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! You aren't a child anymore. The sooner you set yourself to your spiritual program, the happier you will be. The longer you wait, the more you'll be vulnerable to mediocrity and feel filled with shame and regret, because you know you are capable of better. From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do – now. - Author: Epictetus
Ideals quotes by Epictetus
#40. We're a nation of hope, of high ideals. - Author: Cory Booker
Ideals quotes by Cory Booker
#41. Permitted to inhabit neither the realm of the ideal nor the realm of the real, to be neither aspiration nor companion, beauty comes to us like a fugitive bird unable to fly, unable to land. - Author: Elaine Scarry
Ideals quotes by Elaine Scarry
#42. We can be enthused by - yes, that's right, enthused - by the noblest of ideals, but only on condition that we don't have to expend any effort, that we don't have to make any sacrifices, and above all on condition that the ideals can be achieved free, gratis, that we needn't pay anything. Paying is something we really resent; on the other hand, receiving, that's really up our street, and that goes for everything. Let's have every kind of blessing (nothing less will do, it must be every kind) and, whatever happens, let no one tell us what to do on any score, and then we too shall prove that we can be all sweetness and light. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ideals quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#43. I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I'm in favor of the music industry ... standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about social justice, ... we're not about a coherent set of national ideals, we're not about wisdom. We're about choosing what WE want to listen to and ignoring everything else ... . We're about giving ourselves a mindless feel-good treat every five minutes. ... We're about persuading ten-year-old children to spend twenty-five dollars on a cool little silicone iPod case that costs a licensed Apple Computer subsidiary thirty-nine cents to manufacture. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
Ideals quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#44. My ideal city is more like the city (New York and Paris come to mind, but it sort of applies to all) that existed up to and including the 1930s, when different classes lived all together in the same neighborhoods, and most businesses of any sort were mom-and-pop, and people and things had a local identity. - Author: Luc Sante
Ideals quotes by Luc Sante
#45. Nothing worse than a weak man with ambition, who gains power because those before him died rather than because his ideals were grand. - Author: Melina Marchetta
Ideals quotes by Melina Marchetta
#46. The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise. - Author: Herbert Croly
Ideals quotes by Herbert Croly
#47. Now is the time to lead your ideal life. - Author: Phil Cousineau
Ideals quotes by Phil Cousineau
#48. The essence of education is, in the words of William James, to teach a person what deserves to be valued, to impart ideals as well as knowledge, to cultivate in students the ability to distinguish the true and good from their counterfeits and the wisdom to prefer the former to the latter. - Author: William J. Bennett
Ideals quotes by William J. Bennett
#49. I happen to think we've set our ideal on the wrong objects; I happen to think that the greatest ideal man can set before himself is self-perfection. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Ideals quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#50. We have come to a generation which seeks advance without ideals - discovery without stars. - Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
Ideals quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#51. Europe is equal to its historical task. Against the anti-spiritual, anti-heroic 'ideals' of America-Jewry, Europe pits its metaphysical ideas, its faith in its Destiny, its ethical principles, its heroism. Fearlessly, Europe falls in for battle, knowing it is armed with the mightiest weapon ever forged by History: the superpersonal Destiny of the European organism. Our European Mission is to create the Culture-State-Nation-Imperium of the West, and thereby we shall perform such deeds, accomplish such works, and so transform our world that our distant posterity, when they behold the remains of our buildings and ramparts, will tell their grandchildren that on the soil of Europe once dwelt a tribe of gods. - Author: Francis Parker Yockey
Ideals quotes by Francis Parker Yockey
#52. 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. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
Ideals quotes by Jonathan Lethem
#53. A well balanced, inclusive approach, according to certain standards and ideals, is essential for the proper governance of any country. - Author: Laisenia Qarase
Ideals quotes by Laisenia Qarase
#54. Be what you yearn to be, and stop living for false ideals. - Author: E.M. Markoff
Ideals quotes by E.M. Markoff
#55. 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. - Author: Wendy Kopp
Ideals quotes by Wendy Kopp
#56. Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose. In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires ... - Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
Ideals quotes by Elizabeth Hardwick
#57. Patriotism is not 'my country right or wrong'; patriotism means loving the ideals for which America stands and having the courage to speak up when these ideals are distorted for personal or political gain. The American government was instituted to be the servant of the people, not our master. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Ideals quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#58. The framework of the artist's ideas is clearly only that which he is forever seeking for universality, and must be far wider than the framework of the ideals of the patriot. - Author: Sean O Faolain
Ideals quotes by Sean O Faolain
#59. 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. - Author: Carolyn Coats
Ideals quotes by Carolyn Coats
#60. Feminism is comprised of values that are important to you as a woman, not ideals arrived at by forced consensus to which you should adjust your own life. - Author: Daisy Hernandez
Ideals quotes by Daisy Hernandez
#61. Capitalism has run its course, and we shall have to look for other ideals than the ones that capitalism has encouraged. - Author: Edmund Wilson
Ideals quotes by Edmund Wilson
#62. The ideal state is meekness, or humility, or the semi-invalid state of the old. Year after year I am becoming nobler and nobler. If I can live to be decrepit enough, I shall be a saint. - Author: Charles Fort
Ideals quotes by Charles Fort
#63. The world has always been betrayed by decent men with bad ideals. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
Ideals quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#64. We should be able to stand up for our ideals and not get struck down. We should be able to protest in our streets without the need for armed protection. A world of life, liberty, and love should be allowed to blossom in our towns and cities. - Author: Rivera Sun
Ideals quotes by Rivera Sun
#65. Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents. - Author: Ron Lewis
Ideals quotes by Ron Lewis
#66. Want me to say it? Want me to confess what makes me an actual felon and reserves me a choice spot in hell?"

"Please, Alexandria Patra," Preton said, "tell me all your regrets."

Her eyes narrowed. "I taught children to surrender their developing minds to concepts like the greater good or the good of society which can't exist in any form in this world without actual kids being trampled underneath their untouchable banners."

Pointing at her own chest, she added, "I taught children that in order to live up to those 'higher' ideals they must be obedient - to others, must sacrifice their dreams - to the needs of others. I taught them it was more important to be a part of a group than to stand on their own judgment. I told the non-conforming kids they should feel guilty for wanting to live on their own terms."

Alexa swept a hand forward, pointing it at Preton. "I then delivered every ego-stripped, dream-crushed child to the power mongers of the world like you, who will use this universally accepted mirage of morality to control them. - Author: S.W. Southwick
Ideals quotes by S.W. Southwick
#67. Remember: It cost God everything to make you holy. When you choose to live below that calling – making excuses for compromise and cultural ideals – you're spurning the identity Jesus died to provide. - Author: Phylicia Masonheimer
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#68. The exotic and the erotic ideals go hand in hand, and this fact also contributes another proof of a more or less obvious truth - that is, that a love of the exotic is usually an imaginative projection of a sexual desire. - Author: Mario Praz
Ideals quotes by Mario Praz
#69. Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense. - Author: Mitt Romney
Ideals quotes by Mitt Romney
#70. If one is not a living mockery of one's own ideals, one has set one's ideals too low. - Author: Charles Ludlam
Ideals quotes by Charles Ludlam
#71. These ideas grew out of the Enlightenment; their roots are in Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, Humboldt's Limits of State Action, Kant's insistence, in his defense of the French Revolution, that freedom is the precondition for acquiring the maturity for freedom, not a gift to be granted when such maturity is achieved. With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order. In fact, on the very same assumptions that led classical liberalism to oppose the intervention of the state in social life, capitalist social relations are also intolerable. - Author: Noam Chomsky
Ideals quotes by Noam Chomsky
#72. The various forms of education or 'normalization' imposed upon an individual consist in making him or her change points of subjectification, always moving towards a higher, nobler one in closer conformity with the supposed ideal. Then from the point of subjectification issues a subject of enunciation, as a function of a mental reality determined by that point. Then from the subject of enunciation issues a subject of the statement, in other words, a subject bound to statements in conformity with a dominant reality - Author: Gilles Deleuze
Ideals quotes by Gilles Deleuze
#73. I hated labels anyway. People didn't fit in slots
prostitute, housewife, saint
like sorting the mail. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water. - Author: Janet Fitch
Ideals quotes by Janet Fitch
#74. Orchids were not made by an ideal engineer; they are jury-rigged from a limited set of available components. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Ideals quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#75. Do not expect Plato's ideal republic; be satisfied with even the smallest step forward, and consider this no small achievement. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
Ideals quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#76. There are two generic and invariable features that characterize utopias. One is the content: the authors of utopias paint what they consider to be ideal societies; translating this into the language of mathematics, we might say that utopias bear a + sign. The other feature, organically growing out of the content, is to be found in the form: a utopia is always static; it is always descriptive and has no, of almost no, plot dynamics. - Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin
Ideals quotes by Yevgeny Zamyatin
#77. I do not refute ideals, I just out on gloves when I deal with them ... - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Ideals quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#78. For me, marriage is a grotesque, unforgiving, clunky contrivance. Yet society pushes it as a shimmering ideal. - Author: George Meyer
Ideals quotes by George Meyer
#79. It struck him that the truly characteristic thing about modern life was not its cruelty and insecurity, but simply its bareness, its dinginess, its listlessness. Life, if you looked about you, bore no resemblance not only to the lies that streamed out of the telescreens, but even to the ideals that the party was trying to achieve. - Author: George Orwell
Ideals quotes by George Orwell
#80. It is part of the amazing originality of Christ that there is to be found in his teaching no word whatever which suggests a difference in the spiritual ideals, the spheres, or the potentialities of men and women. - Author: Maude Royden
Ideals quotes by Maude Royden
#81. Each model I have represents a type of ideal women to me. - Author: Yves Saint-Laurent
Ideals quotes by Yves Saint-Laurent
#82. It's difficult to put your own bare ass out on the limb every time you sit down to write a poem. But that's really sort of the ideal. Because if we don't discover something about ourselves and our world in the making of a poem, chances are it's not going to be a very good poem. So what I'm saying is that a lot of our best poets could be better poets if they wrote less and risked more in what they do. - Author: Sam Hamill
Ideals quotes by Sam Hamill
#83. I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position. We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals. - Author: Federica Montseny
Ideals quotes by Federica Montseny
#84. Even when you cherish democratic ideals, it is never easy to turn them into effective democratic institutions. This process will take decades. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
Ideals quotes by Condoleezza Rice
#85. A fraternity is an association of men, selected in their college days by democratic processes, because of their adherence to common ideals and aspirations. - Author: Newton D. Baker
Ideals quotes by Newton D. Baker
#86. Those who would sacrifice a generation to realize an ideal are the enemies of mankind. - Author: Eric Hoffer
Ideals quotes by Eric Hoffer
#87. I'm the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like, 'What would be your ideal thing to do in the summer?' - Author: Dwyane Wade
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#88. People do things in the names of good, and in the name of ideals, but the world isn't that simple. So they end up doing things that aren't necessarily good. Even if they think they're doing the right thing, but when viewed from a different perspective they can look barbaric and crazy. - Author: Matt Damon
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#89. If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for, but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia. - Author: Hans Bethe
Ideals quotes by Hans Bethe
#90. Let the will embrace the highest ideals freely and with infinite strength, but let action first take hold of what lies closest. - Author: Franz Grillparzer
Ideals quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#91. The effort of building an ideal society always leads to violence, often to very extensive violence. Because, whether we like it or not, it is not possible to create an ideal society with imperfect people. And this, unfortunately, we are. So the main purpose for Nazism as well as for Communism was to create a 'new person'. In order to make room for it, the world needed to be rid of its non-perfect models. - Author: Mart Laar
Ideals quotes by Mart Laar
#92. The perception of the West as mostly a "knight of democracy" has been replaced with the disappointed belief that pragmatism, often cynical and selfish, lies at the core of Western policies. For many Russians it was a grave disillusion, a crushing of ideals. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#93. Cities can be places that represent the best of our ideals: where Americans of all different backgrounds can come together and, through their interactions, and even through their unity, spawn true American greatness. - Author: Cory Booker
Ideals quotes by Cory Booker
#94. Shakespeare has way too many lines. My ideal theatre piece is about 40 minutes long with no interval. - Author: Daniel Craig
Ideals quotes by Daniel Craig
#95. You're going to turn it into a fascist corporate theme park where the few people who can still afford the price of admission no longer have an ounce of freedom. - Author: Ernest Cline
Ideals quotes by Ernest Cline
#96. The man of the future who will redeem us not only from the hitherto reigning ideal but also from that which was bound to grow out of it, the great nausea, the will to nothingness, nihilism; this bell stroke of noon and of the great decision that liberates the will again and restores its goal to the earth and his hope to man; this Antichrist and anti-nihilist; this victor over God and nothingness - he must come one day. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Ideals quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#97. The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas. - Author: Karl Marx
Ideals quotes by Karl Marx
#98. My worst mistake has been not grasping that time goes by. It was going by and there I was, set in the attitude of the ideal wife of an ideal husband. Instead of bringing our sexual relationship to life again I brooded happily over memories of our former nights together. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#99. It's not that parents love their children less than in generations past. It's that they no longer receive consistent societal support for the belief that parenting is their highest priority ... TV messages championed rather then detracted from wholesome ideals ... maybe "the old days" before the societal changes of the '60s weren't perfect, but they allowed a bevy of family-friendly forces to surround parents with encouragement for their mission ... - Author: Diane Medved
Ideals quotes by Diane Medved
#100. There are two ways to think about all this. One way is that life is absurd to start with and that only a mad man goes out and tries to change the world, to fight for good and against evil. The other way is that life is indeed absurd to start with and that it can be given meaning only if you live it for your ideals, visions and poetic truths, and despite all the skepticism of all the Sancho Panzas' in the world, saddle up whatever worn out horse you've got and go after those visions. - Author: Leonard Bernstein
Ideals quotes by Leonard Bernstein
#101. Our culture sends some amazingly contradictory messages about what an ideal mother is like. Mothers try to live up to these ideals without recognizing the contradictions or the improbability of the task. As mothers, you are often expected to have a fulfilling career, time for personal interests, a rewarding marriage, involvement in your communities, a thorough grasp of current events - and be able to provide baked goods at a moment's notice. - Author: Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
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#102. A man's ideal woman is the one he couldn't get. - Author: Helen Rowland
Ideals quotes by Helen Rowland
#103. There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation. - Author: Warren G. Harding
Ideals quotes by Warren G. Harding
#104. The scriptures of all three of the great monotheisms show that they began similarly as popular movements in protest against the privilege and arrogance of power, whether that of kings as in the Hebrew bible, or the Roman Empire as in the Gospels, or a tribal elite as in the Quran. All three, that is, were originally driven by ideals of justice and egalitarianism, rejecting the inequities of human power in favor of a higher and more just one. - Author: Lesley Hazleton
Ideals quotes by Lesley Hazleton
#105. All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans. - Author: Billy Bragg
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#106. There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values. - Author: Ibrahim Babangida
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#107. I love talking about the challenges [Newark, NJ] has because of the way they are always brilliantly disguised as opportunities..the biggest global challenge that there is is a challenge of the spirit, a challenge of our vision, a challenge and a test of our ideals, of who we SAY we are GOING TO BE. - Author: Cory Booker
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#108. Hope is the virgin of the ideal world, who opens beaten to as in the midst of every tempest. - Author: Arsene Houssaye
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#109. Don't judge a man by what he says his ideals are, judge him by what he does. Look at what the Color Prince has done. They're wrong, Teia. They're liars and murderers. It doesn't mean everything we do is right. It doesn't mean our house doesn't need a thorough cleaning. I just don't think we need to burn it to the ground to do it. - Author: Brent Weeks
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#110. Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#111. I think it's really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything! - Author: Stephen Baldwin
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#112. Religious leaders and men of science have the same ideals; they want to understand and explain the universe of which they are part; they both earnestly desire to solve, if a solution be ever possible, that great riddle: Why are we here? - Author: Arthur Keith
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#113. The future that I see celebrates those types of like-minded ideals and ideas. I don't know what's coming, but I know that we're not going to get knocked out so easy. - Author: J.H. Wyman
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#114. Ideals are great as long as they don't get in the way of what we want to do. - Author: Lawrence Fagg
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#115. Sometimes, you have to manufacture your own history. Give fate a push, so to speak. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#116. True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere - a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world. - Author: Maurice Saatchi
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#117. I believe that only through a truly educated citizenry can the ideals that inspired the Founding Fathers of our nation be preserved and perpetuated. - Author: David O. McKay
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#118. New York is the city of privilege. Here is the seat of the Invisible Power represented by the allied forces of finance and industry. This Invisible Government is reactionary, sinister, unscrupulous, mercenary, and sordid. It is wanting in national ideals and devoid of conscience ... This kind of government must be scourged and destroyed. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#119. My ideal of conversation that includes wide representation of perspectives, informed by the consensus view of current experts, pursued with an attempt to find a position with which all can live, brings the expert and the public dimensions together. - Author: Philip Kitcher
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#120. We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities. - Author: Indira Gandhi
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#121. My screenplays are very detailed. The reason they're detailed ... you have to think on your feet. You have to be ready to change because there are no such things as ideal conditions. - Author: Deepa Mehta
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#122. Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality. - Author: George Wald
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#123. The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#124. My ideal guy would be funny and fun to be around. - Author: Miranda Cosgrove
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#125. Models walking down the street are very rarely recognized as such. It is often the same as it was for me: models were the school freaks. Way too thin and their eyes way too far apart. They were not the ideal. But then they put on fantastic clothes, have their make up done and you have this special beauty. It's a creation. - Author: Crystal Renn
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#126. If nothing else, all these years as a spy had taught her something important--regimes changed. Ideals changed. There was no such thing as an agency or government or political party that had only the good of the people in mind. You gave your loyalty to the right people at the right time to achieve your goal, and the rest was up for negotiation. - Author: Kate Cross
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#127. Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#128. If you're thinking, 'Great! I just need to be a superhero to fight perfectionism,' I understand. Courage, compassion, and connection seem like big, lofty ideals. But in reality, they are daily practices that, when exercised enough, become these incredible gifts in our lives. And the good news is that our vulnerabilities are what force us to call upon these amazing tools. Because we're human and so beautifully imperfect, we get to practice using our tools on a daily basis. In this way, courage, compassion, and connection become gifts - the gifts of imperfection. - Author: Brene Brown
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#129. Most of us, however committed we are to our ideals, will find ourselves every now and again reading an attention-grabbing headline from the Daily Mail or some other lowest-common denominator. That's not the same thing as frequenting a site like the white supremacist Stormfront. - Author: Mallory Ortberg
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#130. We know today that there is no such thing as absolute truth, that everything is relative, that everything is dependent on the conditions of time and place; but precisely for that reason, we should be very cautious in judging the "ignorance" of various historical periods. Their ignorance, to the extent that it is manifested in their characteristic social movements, aspirations and ideals, is also relative. - Author: Georgi Plekhanov
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#131. It didn't matter how old you got, the finality of death never changed, and neither did the ideals of loyalty and duty and honor, things this punk had never understood. - Author: Martha Reed
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#132. Most of my ideals and stuff really come from my mother. - Author: Nick Cave
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#133. Cherish your visions.
Cherish your ideals.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. - Author: James Allen
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#134. All great men are play actors of their own ideal. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#135. The violence in the Executioner books is merely stage-dressing for dramatizing the commitment and dedication Bolan has to his ideals and the lengths to which he will go to honor them. We can learn this message of love and commitment and carry it into our own lives without the violence and bloodshed, and of course it is this wish that fuels the writing. I do not want my readers to pick up a gun and follow Bolan's example; I want them to be stirred by his commitment and to find ways to meet the same challenges without resort to violent means. - Author: Don Pendleton
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#136. You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals. - Author: Roger McGough
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#137. 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. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#138. 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. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#139. As soldiers, you will always have to cherish and live up to the three ideals of faithfulness, duty and sacrifice. Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible. If you, too, want to be invincible, engrave these three ideals in the innermost core of your hearts. - Author: Subhas Chandra Bose
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#140. I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them. - Author: Mae West
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#141. Repentance is the biggest punishment of ideal man. - Author: Khem Veasna
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#142. I looked for great men, but all I found were the apes of their ideals. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#143. Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination. - Author: Carl Jung
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#144. I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them. - Author: Alan Ball
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#145. It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#146. I'm reading a book that actually scares me. It is not a form of fear that is embodied in some irrational phobia of a specific object, living being, or an event, but a fear of words, of actions of beings towards one another, how one word or command wrongly distributed can destroy someone or many people. How following blindly into the paths of something you truly believe is right without any rationale to back it up or the thought of the consequences it can cause may blindly lead others to their death. How in that moment, thinking you're doing it for the right reasons, you ignore all the laws of nature that tell you that human life is sacred and that no one man's ideals can ever compensate for its loss. To have the power to destroy and cause suffering without much care. This is a fear of what humanity is turning into, and such a future truly scares me. - Author: Aliaa El-Nashar
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#147. Once you pass a certain age, life becomes nothing more than a process of continual loss. Things that are important to your life begin to slip out of your grasp, one after another, like a come losing teeth. And the only things that come to take their place are worthless imitations. Your physical strength, your hopes, your dreams, your ideals, your convictions, all meaning, or then again, the people you love: one by one, they fade away. Some announce their departure before they leave, while others just disappear all of a sudden without warning one day. And once you lose them you can never get them back. Your search for replacements never goes well. It's all very painful – as painful as actually being cut with a knife. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#148. 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. - Author: Bruce Crown
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#149. The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom. - Author: James Martineau
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#150. So little I know in my innocence. Ideals, like pebbles in a stream wash away, wash away. Life makes no sense. - Author: Kristen Heitzmann
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#151. White supremacy, over time, became a religion of sorts. Faith in the idea that people of the African race were bestial, that whites were inherently superior, and that slavery was, in fact, for black's own good, served to alleviate the white conscience and reconcile the tension between slavery and the democratic ideals espoused by whites in the so-called New World. There was no contradiction in the bold claim made by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence that 'all men are created equal' if Africans were not really people. - Author: Michelle Alexander
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#152. Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. - Author: Alexander Haig
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#153. The process of writing a story isn't about fair. It's about getting to the heart of your story, getting to the truth of it. It transcends ideals of fair and unfair, right and wrong. - Author: Lynn Coady
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#154. And the majority of the world is hypnotized the majority of the time. This is why education is so important. If we are programming children anyway, we might as well keep our ideals high and instill charity, curiosity, generosity, creativity and joy. Just imagine! - Author: Stephen Poplin
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#155. Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#156. Those reporters, writers, photographers, and editors are the best Americans I know. They cherish the ideals of their imperfect profession and of the Republic whose freedoms, equally imperfect in practice have so often made those ideals real. They want desperately to do good, honorable work. In spite of long hours and low pay, they are insistently professional. They are also brave.

I can't ever forget that in Indochina 65 journalists were killed in the course of recording the truth about that war. . . .Reporters and photographers did not stop dying when Vietnam was over. They have been killed in Lebanon and Nicaragua, in Bosnia and Peru, and in a lot of other places where hard rain falls.

I can't believe that these good men and women died for nothing. I know they didn't. They died because they were the people chosen by the tribe to carry the torch to the back of the cave and tell the others what is there in the darkness. They died because they were serious about the craft they practiced. They died because they believed in the fundamental social need for what they did with a pen, a notebook, a typewriter, or a camera. They didn't die to increase profits for the stockholders. They didn't die to obtain an invitation to some White House dinner for a social-climbing publisher. They died for us.

As readers or journalists, we honor them when we remember that their dying was not part of a plan to make the world cheaper, baser, or dumber. They died to - Author: Pete Hamill
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#157. 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. - Author: George Will
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#158. Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#159. To respond in kind to the violence of apartheid was just wrong. Terrorism was based on the use of indiscriminate violence, directed at civilian people because they happened to belong to a particular group, race, or community. [ ... ] It was completely antithetical to our ideals. We were fighting for justice against the system of white supremacy, not against a race. - Author: Albie Sachs
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#160. If a boy fires off a gun, whether at a fox, a landlord or a reigning sovereign, he will be rebuked according to the relative value of these objects. But if he fires off a gun for the first time it is very likely that he will not expect the recoil, or know what a heavy knock it can give him. He may go blazing away through life at these and similar objects in the landscape; but he will be less and less surprised by the recoil; that is, by the reaction. He may even dissuade his little sister of six from firing off one of the heavy rifles designed for the destruction of elephants; and will thus have the appearance of being himself a reactionary. Very much the same principle applies to firing off the big guns of revolution. It is not a man's ideals that change; it is not his Utopia that is altered; the cynic who says, "You will forget all that moonshine of idealism when you are older," says the exact opposite of the truth. The doubts that come with age are not about the ideal, but about the real. And one of the things that are undoubtedly real is reaction: that is, the practical probability of some reversal of direction, and of our partially succeeding in doing the opposite of what we mean to do. What experience does teach us is this: that there is something in the make-up and mechanism of mankind, whereby the result of action upon it is often unexpected, and almost always more complicated than we expect. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#161. It is sometimes said that the tragedy of an artist's life is that he cannot realize his ideal. But the true tragedy that dogs the steps of most artists is that they realize their ideal too absolutely. For, when the ideal is realized, it is robbed of its wonder and its mystery, and becomes simply a new starting point for an ideal that is other than itself. This is why music is the perfect type of art. Music can never reveal its ultimate secret. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#162. We need a stable government, fast!" I kept saying. "Elections are great in principle but this is no time for high ideals."


The president was cool, a lot cooler than me. Maybe it was all that military training…he said to me, "This is the only time for high ideals because those ideals are all that we have. We aren't just fighting for our physical survival, but for the survival of our civilization. We don't have the luxury of old-world pillars. We don't have a common heritage, we don't have a millennia of history. All we have are the dreams and promises that bind us together. All we have…[struggling to remember]…all we have is what we want to be." You see what he was saying. Our country only exists because people believed in it, and if it wasn't strong enough to protect us from this crisis, then what future could it ever hope to have? He knew that America wanted a Caesar, but to be one would mean the end of America. They say great times make great men. I don't buy it. I saw a lot of weakness, a lot of filth. People who should have risen to the challenge and either couldn't or wouldn't. Greed, fear, stupidity, and hate. I saw it before the war, I see it today. My boss was a great man. We were damn lucky to have him. - Author: Max Brooks
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#163. You cannot seek for the ideal outside the realm of reality. - Author: Leon Blum
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#164. I'm sure a lot of the hardcore folks are going to be up in arms and I'm really looking forward to getting into that discussion with them. I don't believe I'm compromising on my gameplay ideals at all. [But] any artist who doesn't want his or her work in front of the largest audience possible is nuts. - Author: Warren Spector
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#165. ...history should continually seek to challenge our assumptions. It should prompt us to look differently at the world and make us less self-assured about our own ideals and beliefs. - Author: Christopher Kelly
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#166. I like myself.

Not once did I ever hate myself.

My basic, but high specs; my decent face; and my pessimistic, but realistic thinking; I didn't hate any single one of them.

But now, for the first time, I was on the verge of hating myself.

I arbitrarily placed my expectations on her, I arbitrarily forced my ideals on her, I arbitrarily acted as if I understood her, and I arbitrarily disappointed myself. Over and over again, I'd warn myself, yet I just wouldn't learn.

- - Even Yukinoshita Yukino tells lies.

For not being able to acknowledge something so obvious, I hate myself. - Author: Wataru Watari
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#167. The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#168. The great protagonists are those who fight for their ideas and ideals despite the fact that they receive no recognition at the hands of their contemporaries. They are the men whose memories will be enshrined in the hearts of the future generations. It seems then as if each individual felt it his duty to make retroactive atonement for the wrong which great men have suffered at the hands of their contemporaries. Their lives and their work are then studied with touching and grateful admiration. Especially in dark days of distress, such men have the power of healing broken hearts and elevating the despairing spirit of a people. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#169. Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#170. This workshop where ideals are manufactured
it seems to me it stinks of so many lies - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#171. Very little of what he learned of people's actions began or ended with either the noble ideals or the fiendish wickedness he had been taught lay behind all great struggles. There was something comforting in this. - Author: David Anthony Durham
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#172. The world is God's workshop; the raw materials are His; the ideals and patterns are His; our hands are "the members of Christ," our reward His recognition. Blacksmith or banker, draughtsman or doctor, painter or preacher, servant or statesman, must work as unto the Lord, not merely making a living, but devoting a life. This makes life sacramental, turning its water into wine. This is twice blessed, blessing both the worker and the work. - Author: Maltbie Davenport Babcock
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#173. Ultimately, the challenges of the 21st century can't be met without collective action. Agreement will almost never be easy, and results won't always come quickly. But I am committed to respecting different points of view, and to forging a consensus instead of dictating our terms ... that's how we will advance and uphold our ideals. - Author: Barack Obama
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#174. Our ideals resemble the stars, which illumintate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal. - Author: Carl Schurz
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#175. ...evil is not always opposed to religion. Indeed, when evil appropriates the ideals and institutions of religion, the results are far more damaging than when individuals carry out self-consciously evil acts. - Author: Bill Ellis
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#176. Decadence, decadence, he said to himself. They've lost everything and gained nothing. The French had merely daubed on the finishing touches at the end of a process which had begun five hundred years ago, at least. Their intuitive moral desires coincided with the ideals embodied in the formulas of their religion, yet they could live in accordance neither with those deepest impulses nor with the precepts of the religion, because society came in between with all the pressure of its tradition. No one could afford to be honest or generous or merciful because every one of them distrusted all the others; often they had more confidence in a Christian they were meeting for the first time than in a Moslem they had known for years. - Author: Paul Bowles
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#177. He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals - Author: Henry Miller
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#178. Our practice should be based on the ideal of selflessness. Selflessness is very difficult to understand. If you try to be selfless, that is already a selfish idea. Selflessness will be there when you do not try anything. - Author: Shunryu Suzuki
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#179. But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals. - Author: John Buchanan Robinson
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#180. Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ! - Author: Neymar
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#181. About five years ago, the courses we run in the Field Trials were 52 percent timber. The hawks live in trees, and the quail nest on the ground. Since then we've trimmed back about 1,200 acres of trees to get it closer to the ideal course ratio of 25 percent trees/75 percent open ground. - Author: Rick Carlisle
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#182. An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. Whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized unless you have realized perfection in yourself. - Author: Sri Aurobindo
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#183. From the moment I take office, I will stand up to the special interests and stand with hardworking families so that we can give America back its future and its ideals. - Author: John F. Kerry
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#184. The actual well seen is ideal. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#185. The elimination of force at all costs is Utopian and the new movement which has arisen in the country and of whose dawn we have given a warning is inspired by the ideals which Guru Gobind Singh and Shivaji, Kamal Pasha and Reza Khan, Washington and Garibaldi, Lafayette and Lenin preached. - Author: Bhagat Singh
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#186. All the ills of mankind spring from belonging to a race, a nation, a city, a group of some kind. The ideal would be to belong to none, and to care for allbut who is capable of that? - Author: Louis Dudek
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#187. The high ideals and promises you once dressed the future in are dancing in the embers with the wind. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#188. America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men. - Author: Woodrow Wilson
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#189. Don't assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don't have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory. - Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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#190. One of the very hallmarks of our nation is the ideal of E Pluribus Unum. It is a concept that richly flows from the highest ideals of our nation. - Author: Cory Booker
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#191. A revolution was never fought, throughout history, for ideals. Revolutions were fought for much more concrete things: food, clothes, housing, and to relieve intolerable oppression. ... I know of no one, outside of Patrick Henry, willing to die for an abstraction. - Author: William Powell
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#192. It is not worthiness the Narcissist feels when he or she communicates "I deserve." Narcissistic entitlement has nothing to do with genuine self-esteem, which comes from real accomplishment and being true to one's own ideals. Individuals who feel entitled to respect without giving it in return, or who expect rewards without effort, or a life free of discomfort, are forfeiting any power they might have to shape their own destiny. They assume an essentially passive role and count on outside forces to make them happy. When what they expect doesn't happen, they feel impotent. By claiming entitlement, they demand to live in the fantasy world of the one-year-old child. No wonder they're enraged.

Entitlement and the rage that comes with it are tip-offs to the arrest in healthy development that is narcissism. - Author: Sandy Hotchkiss
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#193. 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. - Author: Walter Isaacson
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#194. My ideal world is, we're there, we're in the EU, trying to make it better. - Author: Boris Johnson
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#195. The ideal project does not exist, each time there is the opportunity to realize an approximation. - Author: Paulo Mendes Da Rocha
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#196. With an open mind, seek and listen to all the highest ideals. Consider the most enlightened thoughts. Then choose your path, person by person, each for oneself. - Author: Zoroaster
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#197. To use the image of Che Guevara to sell vodka is a slur on his name and memory. He never drank himself, he was not a drunk, and drink should not be associated with his immortal memory ... As a supporter of the ideals for which Che Guevara died, I am not averse to its reproduction by those who wish to propagate his memory and the cause of social justice throughout the world. - Author: Alberto Korda
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#198. In homes where high ideals and gospel values are maintained, it is parents, not teachers, who lay the foundation of character and faith in the hearts of their children. - Author: Rex D. Pinegar
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#199. Shakespeare had Polonius truly say, "The apparel oft proclaims the man." (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3). We are affected by our own outward appearances; we tend to fill roles. If we are in our Sunday best, we have little inclination for roughhousing; if we dress for work, we are drawn to work; if we dress immodestly, we are tempted to act immodestly; if we dress like the opposite sex, we tend to lose our sexual identity or some of the characteristics that distinguish the eternal mission of our sex. Now I hope not to be misunderstood: I am not saying that we should judge one another by appearance, for that would be folly and worse; I am saying that there is a relationship between how we dress and groom ourselves and how we are inclined to feel and act. By seriously urging full conformity with the standards, we must not drive a wedge between brothers and sisters, for there are some who have not heard or do not understand. They are not to be rejected or condemned as evil, but rather loved the more, that we may patiently bring them to understand the danger to themselves and the disservice to the ideals to which they owe loyalty, if they depart from their commitments. We hope that the disregard we sometimes see is mere thoughtlessness and not deliberate.

[Ensign, Mar. 1980, 2, 4] - Author: Spencer W. Kimball
Ideals quotes by Spencer W. Kimball
#200. The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth. All true Masons know that they only are heathen who, having great ideals, do not live up to them. They know that all religions are but one story told in divers ways for peoples whose ideals differ but whose great purpose is in harmony with Masonic ideals. North, east, south and west stretch the diversities of human thought, and while the ideals of man apparently differ, when all is said and the crystallization of form with its false concepts is swept away, one basic truth remains: all existing things are Temple Builders, laboring for a single end. No true Mason can be narrow, for his Lodge is the divine expression of all broadness. There is no place for little minds in a great work. - Author: Manly P. Hall
Ideals quotes by Manly P. Hall

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