Ideals Quotes

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.

Edgar Watson Howe

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.

William Somerset Maugham

Journalists are like whores; as high as their ideals may be, they still have to resort to tricks to make money

Pierce Thorne

Some people never have anything except ideals.

E.W. Howe

When a man forgets his ideals, he may hope for happiness, but not till then

John Oliver Hobbes

We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things

Tryon Edwards

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

Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.

Walter Lippmann

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

George Norman Douglas

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

Noam Chomsky

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt

Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.

Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883

Ideals are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

Bill Moyers

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Hermann Hesse

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth

Albert Einstein

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 will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.

Robert M. Hutchins

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.

Harold Nicolson

Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices.

George Bernard Shaw

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

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.

Robert Francis Kennedy

Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.

Les Brown

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ... The trite subjects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible.

Albert Einstein 1879

Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate 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.

Carl Schurz

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