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Idealism Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Idealism

Please enjoy these Idealism Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

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Life without idealism is empty indeed.
We just hope or starve to death.
- Pearl S. Buck

Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love,
but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for
order amidst their own chaos.
- William Irwin Thompson

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
- Herbert Hoover

 

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination,
perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
- Shirley Chisholm

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism,
more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage
than in any other institution that I have ever known.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.
And politics is the bow of idealism.
- Bill Moyers

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But it is well to remember that we are dealing with
nations every one of which has a direct individual interest to serve,
and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

If a young person has any idealism at all,
it's strongest about the time he finishes college.
- Sargent Shriver

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

The world will never have lasting peace so long as
men reserve for war the finest human qualities.
Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice
and a righteous and dynamic faith.
- John Foster Dulles

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you.
Don't look back, you can never look back.
- Don Henley

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

I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way.
It's a great role.
I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that
we have in the human breast to achieve something.
- Dominic Chianese

Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing
an idea that will help people and,
in this case, children?
- Rod Blagojevich

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism
and the source of cynicism among American reporters
and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For we, too, have our ideals, even if we differ from
those who have tried to establish a monopoly of idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world,
as pastors teach, but idealism.
Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
- H. L. Mencken

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the
loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
- Karl Kraus

If you want to accomplish something in the world,
idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method
that works to achieve the goal.
- Richard Stallman

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
- Bertrand Russell

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based
on a solid foundation of social and political realism.
- Claude McKay

The enemy of idealism is zealotry.
- Neil Kinnock

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men:
it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
- Germaine Greer

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen
drape over their will to power.
- Aldous Huxley

If you didn't have some sense of idealism,
then what is there to sustain you?
- James Carville

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality,
the costs become prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of
the word experience have been perceived,
with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
- Bertrand Russell

Any idealism is a proper subject for art.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate
American help and idealism far more than French perfidy.
It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom -
never.
- Victor Davis Hanson

Idealism springs from deep feelings,
but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
- Jacques Barzun

As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition
that is the most fundamental element in Western culture.
It lies at the base not only of Western religion,
but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.
- Christopher Dawson

Only through the conscious action of the working masses
in city and country can it be brought to life,
only through the people's highest intellectual maturity
and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely
through all storms and find its way to port.
- Rosa Luxemburg

The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives
us our notion of the absolute Self.
To it the first is only preparatory.
This second aspect is the one which from Kant,
until the present time, has formed the deeper problem of thought.
- Josiah Royce

The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment,
the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United
Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control
the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.
- Christopher Dawson

By concentrating on what is good in people,
by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice,
and by asking them to put their faith in the future,
socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
- Ian Mcewan

A lot of my idealism was frustrated by the end of the
'60s because of the way things went with the assassinations
and the sense that the political establishment was
so fixed in its ways you couldn't change anything.
- David Talbot

This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that,
as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent,
and, after a fashion familiar.
I must state it in my own way, although one in vain
seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
- Josiah Royce

Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where
our national interest lies and those from which it
is remote does no good for America.
The weariness of the post-Versailles,
post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.
- Dick Morris

Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance,
it became clear at once that its scientific,
materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature,
was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.
- Trofim Lysenko

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream.
But idealism allied with pragmatism,
with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit,
is very exciting.
It's very real.
It's very strong.
- Bono

No period of history has ever been great or ever can
be that does not act on some sort of high,
idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside,
and we are paying the penalty for it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden.
The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with:
guts,
patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom.
I have seen it.
I know.
I believe that.
- Richard M. Nixon

He 's ruthless only because of his ideals.
Unfortunately he doesn't succeed.
The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him.
Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse.
- Terence Fisher

Over the past decade...
while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual,'
I have been part of a different,
smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda.
- Anita Roddick

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy,
e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false;
and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question,
which is the true one.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

The most powerful form of love is unconditional love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles


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