The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
We have to live and let live in order to create what we are.
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
You can use your idealism to further your aims, if you realize that nothing is Nirvana, nothing is perfect.
Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality.
Don't use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies.
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.
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.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
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.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
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