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Ideals Quotes
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

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I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

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.
- Anne Frank

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

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Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Our ideals are our better selves.
- Amos Bronson Alcott


 

Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes
as much as by material constraints.
- Naomi Wolf

Do not use that foreign word "ideals."
We have that excellent native word "lies."
- Henrik Ibsen

Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which
is desirable in that which is possible.
- Walter Lippmann

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals,
destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia

An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement
an America that inspires awe in its strength.
- Adam Schiff

The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them,
as may suit his own interest.
- John Buchanan Robinson

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine
democracy and serious scholarship.
These two, indeed, seem to go together.
- Woodrow Wilson

A child learns to discard his ideals,
whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
- Karl Kraus

Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service.
- Barbara Castle

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.
The person who makes a success of living is the one
who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille

I love judges, and I love courts.
They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall
meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
- William Howard Taft

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals;
others by their acts.
- Harold Nicolson

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if
their ideals are threatened.
- Maya Angelou

Once you don't vote your ideals...
that has serious undermining affects.
It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
- Ralph Nader

The reality is we talk a lot about it,
but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it,
and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals.
- Harold Ford

You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
- Roger McGough

Don't use that foreign word "ideals."
We have that excellent native word "lies."
- Henrik Ibsen

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social
changes and political upheavals,
we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

I think it's really terrifying that a country based
on the foundations and ideals of God,
is now systematically removing God from everything.
Everything!
- Stephen Baldwin

We must have ideals and try to live up to them,
even if we never quite succeed.
Life would be a sorry business without them.
With them it's grand and great.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks
are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.
- Robert Smithson

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
- James Naismith

Ideals are the worlds masters.
- J. G. Holland

Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand,
Cher, and my mom.
- Kevyn Aucoin

It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly
reflects our values and highest ideals.
- Martin Sheen

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the
community and to other people -
all people -
has been improved.
I think less about myself and more about my community today.
- Andre Braugher

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
- Ralph Bunche

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on
to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity.
Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.
The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen;
times come when force must be used to uphold right,
justice and ideals.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
- Edward W. Howe

Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards -
the things we live by and teach our children -
are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
- Walt Disney

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread
ideals than through force of arms.
- Ron Paul

These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.
- Rob Morrow

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them,
but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
- Carl Schurz

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I am only doing now what I have ever done;
and ever will continue to do -
that is adapting past experience to present reform
in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought
have never been forgotten and are as relevant today
as they were 40 years ago.
- George Lucas

My music is all about an idealistic human personality.
I have 19th-century ideals.
- Gordon Getty

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

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America
was founded more than 229 years ago.
- Steve Buyer

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard
the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment
and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
- John Boehner

To have striven, to have made the effort,
to have been true to certain ideals -
this alone is worth the struggle.
- William Osler

He who does not believe has no soul.
He is empty.
He has no ideals.
He has nothing to live for.
He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life.
He is a poor, poor man.
- Robert Ley

A well balanced, inclusive approach,
according to certain standards and ideals,
is essential for the proper governance of any country.
- Laisenia Qarase

America's Veterans have served their country with the
belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
- John Doolittle

Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.
- Dennis Potter

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued -
they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky

To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth,
I attribute in a large degree the success that was
mine on the bicycle tracks of the world.
- Major Taylor

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world -
no ideals.
- Golda Meir

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.
- Juliette G. Low

I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position.
We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals.
- Frederica Montseny

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement,
in the overwhelming virtue of diversity,
these were our religion.
My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

When a society abandons its ideals just because most
people can't live up to them,
behavior gets very ugly indeed.
- Judith Martin


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