We have to live and let live in order to create what we are.
Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
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.
Any map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at.
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
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.
If the professional schools should succeed in producing skilled workers trained in the technique of their craft, nothing could be done with them if they had no ideal.
Idealism and science continue to function in separate compartments; and yet 'the happiness of man on earth' depends upon their combination.
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.
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.
No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
The actual well seen is ideal.
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