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Positive Quotes about Ideals

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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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write;
to think only of my own tastes and ideals,
without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester

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

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

We must accept the fact that transport and communications
will bring the world in close relations and the youth
of the world should have standards and ideals in common.
- Juliette G. Low

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what
they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man of personality can formulate ideals,
but only a man of character can achieve them.
- Herbert Read

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

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

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

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our
voices in behalf of our ideals.
- Clara Zetkin

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

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

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

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without
ever going higher than a basement.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

Each social formation, through each of its material activities,
exerts its influence upon the civic whole;
and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
- Patrick Geddes

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

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
- Norman Douglas

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

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

Our ideals are our better selves.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals.
- Cliff Shaw

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

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


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