Ideals Quotes

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

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

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

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

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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