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Ideal Quotes
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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

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Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children,
as they are already stretched and pulled to such a
length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

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


 

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That's my ideal day, time with my boys.
- Kenny G

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

The road to perdition has ever been
accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
- Albert Einstein

The vision that you glorify in your mind,
the ideal that you enthrone in your heart -
this you will build your life by,
and this you will become.
- James Lane Allen

Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact
is not a condition of the ideal.
- Robert Smithson

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike

It sounds ideal, a sort of beach childhood.
But it wasn't really.
I didn't use the beach very much at all.
- Miranda Richardson

Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
- Thomas de Quincey

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
- Jules Renard

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals,
how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
- Isadora Duncan

There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be,
which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast.
- Charles Baudelaire

Happiness is not an ideal of reason,
but of imagination.
- Immanuel Kant

The Australian tour was good for us;
it was ideal preparation for us.
- Sachin Tendulkar

The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log
and a student on the other.
- James A. Garfield

The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox
is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect
worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
- Rem Koolhaas

When I came back I had to realize that IC was not in a very good shape -
all the much money that we had because of the huge Ideal success,
was gone.
I was very upset.
- Klaus Schulze

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought,
and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe,
an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
- Emily Post

The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance,
to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this
ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
- Twyla Tharp

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer
to have production without employees and the ideal
of the employee is to have income without work.
- E. F. Schumacher

I never could have planned this, and now I'm in my
ideal situation career-wise and just sort of where I am in my life,
and I'm super happy with how everything's going.
- Shawn Ashmore

Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal.
But it's a different kind of fun.
- Jules Shear

Everything that is, was, and will be,
eternally IS, even the countless forms,
which are finite and perishable only in their objective,
not in their ideal Form.
- H. P. Blavatsky

We're an ideal political family, as accessible as Disneyland.
- Maureen Reagan

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct
though it is inconvenient,
unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
- Walter Lippmann

Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal.
- Esther Williams

I love chapbooks.
They're in some ways the ideal form in which to publish and read poems.
You can read 19 poems in a way you can't sit down and
read 60 to 70 pages of poems.
- Robert Morgan

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition
of mind and heart known as Brotherhood,
however much you preach, posture, or agree,
unless you live it.
- Faith Baldwin

That a marriage ends is less than ideal;
but all things end under heaven,
and if temporality is held to be invalidating,
then nothing real succeeds.
- John Updike

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
- Karl Kraus

You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'.
Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy.
- Rich Lowry

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.
It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
- Jose Rizal

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
- Swami Vivekananda

Remember the refrain: We always build on the past;
the past always tries to stop us.
Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.
- Lawrence Lessig

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art,
because to us it is false and visionary,
was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
- John Ruskin

The ideal, it seems to me, is to show things happening
and allow the reader to decide what they mean.
- John M. Ford

An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is
to become a Benighted Slave.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Newlyweds, they have this ideal, this picture of what marriage is like,
something similar of their favorite memories growing up.
If only it were that simple.
- William Taylor

Without going to what I think is my limit.
I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort,
and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.
- Alain Prost

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does.
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his
or her own way is without enemies.
- Daisy Bates

Who is the ideal reader? God only knows.
- John Barton

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee
has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity,
friendship, peace and universal understanding.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

In my ideal world, no child would suffer.
Charitable instincts would prevail.
There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
- Clay Aiken

Every human being has within him an ideal man,
just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state
a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the
Greek made of the god Apollo.
- Jose Marti

The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God.
If we be a part of such an organic thing,
this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.
- Charles Fort

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
- Adrian Mitchell

When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue,
but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of
human life is no longer a code,
but a character.
- E. Stanley Jones

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.
It has been found difficult and left untried.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
- Joan Rivers

If I can finish a cartoon in 20 minutes,
then that's the ideal editorial cartoon -
it's to the point.
- Paul Conrad

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly
captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
- George Eliot

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

It is this research into pure painting that is the
problem at the present moment.
I do not know any painters in Paris who are really
searching for this ideal world.
- Robert Delaunay

I'm generally competing with the ideal I have set for myself,
and I've found that served me very well.
- Victoria Principal

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
- Booth Tarkington

Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it.
If you have a person you don't need for anything,
that's ideal.
You're just together because you really want to be.
- Kirstie Alley

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair
access and fair opportunity.
This is not equality of result.
It's equality of opportunity.
There's a fundamental difference.
- Robert Reich

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker
is unconsciously expressing his own ideal.
Humor him by all means, draw it all out,
and hold him to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of
conduct though it is inconvenient,
unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
- Walter Lippmann

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision,
to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
- Woodrow Wilson

I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


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