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Our ideals are our better selves.
Ideals and Idealism
Amos Bronson Alcott

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When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.
Imagination
Marian Anderson

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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Courage
Aristotle

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

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The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.
Conformity
James Baldwin

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The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
Ideals and Idealism
Stanley Baldwin

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We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.
Age and Aging
Samuel Beckett

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The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
Arts and Artists
Christian Nevell Bovee

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Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
Ideals and Idealism
William F. Buckley

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I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.
Family
William S. Burroughs

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This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal.
Reality
Lord Byron

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The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
Exile
Italo Calvino

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The actual well seen is ideal.
Ideals and Idealism
Thomas Carlyle

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However toplofty and idealistic a man may be, he can always rationalize his right to earn money.
Money
Raymond Chandler

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The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
Ideals and Idealism
Malcolm De Chazal

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No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
Ideals and Idealism
Winston Churchill

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The business of America is business and the chief ideal of the American people is idealism.
America
Calvin Coolidge

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There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
Ideals and Idealism
Calvin Coolidge

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You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
Advertising
Norman Douglas

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Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
Effort
H. W. Dresses

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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Ideals and Idealism
Henry Ford

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

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The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Absence
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
Fidelity
Sacha Guitry

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What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real.
Ideals and Idealism
Francis Herbert Hedge

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[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun