Ideals Quotes

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

The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.

Victor Hugo

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Hermann Hesse

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

John Galsworthy

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

Bill Moyers

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.

Leo F. Buscaglia

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.

George Santayana

Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.

Gustave Flaubert

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

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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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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