Ideals Quotes

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Harold Nicolson

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist

George Carlin

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.

Anne Frank

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. De Mille

Ideals do exist, the rest is just temporary interruption.

Vanna Bonta

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 lion does not care about a monkey laughing at him from a tree.

Saddam Hussein

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.

Ralph Johnson Bunche

No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies

Daisy Bates

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

George Norman Douglas

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

Walter Lippmann

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

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

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

John Oliver Hobbes

Some people never have anything except ideals.

E.W. Howe

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

Harold Nicolson

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

Pearl S. Buck

she stood up by sitting down. I'm only standing here because of her.

Rosa Parks

The opposite of an idealist is too often a man without love.

Albert Camus

America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.

George Walker Bush

It is vain to try to sacrifice once for all one's youthful ideals. When a man has loved literature as I loved it at twenty, he cannot be satisfied at twenty-six to give up his early passion, even at the bidding of implacable necessity.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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