Quotation Explorer - 'Ideal'

Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no. - Ewan McGregor
Ideal online reputation isn't something that can be earned by accident. - CR Risk Advisory
An ideal world inhabited by carefree people is nothing more than a utopia. - Eraldo Banovac
I don't think we can afford to emulate the beauty editors of fashion magazines, airbrushing out blemishes and hawking a political ideal in which progressive people have no acne, no stupid remarks. - Anna Bondoc
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. - Robert F. Kennedy
The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don't limit it. - John Eliot, Ph.D.
You know you are capitalism’s ideal puppet (and that education betrayed you) when winning the lottery is your only chance to realizing financial freedom. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If you can find no one to become your ideal to aspire to, no one to be your ultimate example, your idol, your motivation— don't fret! You can and you must become your own ultimate aspiration, your own example, your own idol, ideal, motivation! You go and be what you haven't found yet! - C. JoyBell C.
You can create your ideal job. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A rubber plant is just about the ideal family. - Haruki Murakami
The ideal adventurer needs... the quality of not being content to mind his own affairs... - P.G. Wodehouse
The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation. - John Dalberg
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid. - Karl Kraus
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way. - John Stuart Mill
And I loved the whole idea behind the story, which is that you're beautiful, so don't let other people tell you that you're not just because you don't look like the people in magazines. Or because you're not that weird ideal body image that's out there right now. - Mike Myers
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain
I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company. - Anita Brookner
Let us be sure that the lady of our choice possesses certain tangible qualities that we admire; and if in other ways she falls short of our ideal, we must be patient and call to mind those qualities that first induced us to begin our courting. - Murasaki Shikibu
When asked for the details of an ideal date, I answered, "I want him to take me to a book store, so he can see just how happy I can be. - Camille Cabujat
Sadly enough, individual liberty remains the ideal of revolutionary thinkers even in the 21st Century. - A.E. Samaan
For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us - excitedly finding we were wrong and excitedly waiting for tomorrow to come so we can start over. - Norman Maclean
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. - Tom Lehrer
Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal. - William Allen White
Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions. - George Santayana
No true individual has existed yet, able to live, able to die. Only diseased, tragic, or dismal and ludicrous fools who sometimes hoped to achieve some ideal by fiat, by their great desire for it. But usually by bullying all mankind into believing them. - Saul Bellow, Herzog
The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning--every teacher should know about it. - Daniel Goleman, PhD
The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children. - André Breton
We have to make these young people (of the Depression) feel that they are necessary. (They should be given) "certain things for which youth craves the chance for self-sacrifice for an ideal. - Eleanor Roosevelt
[...]eu nunca tive porra de ideal nenhum, eu queria era salvar a minha, veja que coisa mais individualista elitista capitalista, eu queria era ser feliz, cara, gorda, burra, alienada e completamente feliz. - Caio Fernando Abreu
Make your ideal your new real. - Derek Padula
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. - Sacha Guitry
My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy. - Pamela Anderson
Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. - Neil Gaiman
Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. - Chris Matakas
Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform - Susan Cain
What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal - Thomas S. Monson
The decision as to whether to risk one’s actual life or to surrender the ideal self-conception is a decision about who one is.(from The structure of desire and recognition) - Robert B. Brandom
Life is real, not ideal. - Heather Muzik
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. - G.K. Chesterton
That which he projects ahead of him as his ideal, is merely his substitute for the lost narcissism of his childhood - the time when he was his own ideal. - Sigmund Freud
We often confuse determination with its evil twin: fixation. While determination is our ability to stand our ground while pursuing our goals. Fixation, on the other hand, is an unhealthy attachment to an ideal. - Venugopal Gupta
Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible. - Dr. Karl Menninger
The ideal conditionWould be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;But since we are all likely to go astray,The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach. - Sophocles
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. - George Sand
If the reality is not ideal, resist and refuse the reality and change it no matter how strong it is! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation. - Simone de Beauvoir
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."— - Aristotle
Stakleni grad jesam li ga osjetio? Jesam li ga našao? Kuda me to vodi život? Svatko ima svoj Stakleni grad, svaka osoba, svaka nacija, svaka ideologija, religija. Tražiti Stakleni grad značilo je tražiti svoj ideal, tražiti sebe. - Željko Malnar
Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H.L. Mencken
The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. - N. W. Dougherty
If you can't ignore imperfections, then your imaginary ideal soulmate will always remain pending till you grow old and die. - Michael Bassey Johnson
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not divisive.Those fighting to keep those people out - are. - Jon Stewart
William James described success as a combination of two things. An inner ideal which is followed persistently with courage and Outer achievement related to that ideal. - Jim Rohn
Justice is like a great home cooked meal; it may not come at the ideal time, but when it does it is served and delicious. - Robert J. Braathe
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. - Herbert Henry Asquith
Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement. - Colby Dorr Dam
The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. - Mignon McLaughlin
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? - George Bernard Shaw
An ideal marriage is a true partnership between two imperfect people, each striving to complement the other, to keep the commandments, and to do the will of the Lord ["Our Sacred Duty to Honor Woman," Ensign, May 1999). - Russel M. Nelson
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal. - George Eliot
Many pride themselves, staking claim to the noble virtue that is loyalty. However, many resolve to give their allegiance to nothing. How can one demand loyalty, if one stands by nothing, nor commits to the realization of an ideal? - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The Best ideal is the true and other truth is none. All glory be ascribed to the holy Three in One. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. - W. Somerset Maugham
Every ideal comes from us as do all the amenities of life, in order to make our existence as simple reproducers, for which divine Providence solely intended us, less monotonous and less hard. - Guy de Maupassant
Extremities are flawed. Moderation is ideal, save for one occasion.So damn these eyes that weep too much.This mind that thinks too much. But never this heart that loves too much. - Kamand Kojouri
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. - George Santayana
In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true. - Vincent Van Gogh
The only real reason that some relationships and marriages have not yet been ended is because in each case one of the partners has not yet found their ideal partner or someone they love or at least like. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found--in himself.
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. - George Santayana
To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest. - Wallace Stevens
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand. - Richard Feynman
Our mind has its own ideal time, which is no other but the consciousness of the progressive development of our beings. - August Wilhelm Schlegel
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
It's possible to remain long in the state of deprivation if you are not aware you can escape it. Knowing what exists and who you are is enough to inform you to make ideal choices. - Israelmore Ayivor
I've been wondering if in fact ideal platonic love isn't just an intensely concentrated form of what inspires the best teachers. - Edmund Marlowe
There is no permanent ideal of disease resistance, merely the shifting sands of impermanent obsolescence. - Matt Ridley (Author)
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour. - P. G. Wodehouse
THE DISAPPOINTED MAN SPEAKS.--I sought great human beings, I never found anything but the APES of their ideal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention. - Conan O'Brien
Every poet... finds himself born in the midst of prose. He has to struggle from the littleness and obstruction of an actual world into the freedom and infinitude of an ideal. - Thomas Carlyle
I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life. - Alice Walker
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live. - Victor Hugo
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. - L. M. Montgomery
My goal is to write every day. I say it is my ideal. I am careful not to pass judgment or create anxiety if I do not do it. No one lives up to his ideal. - Natalie Goldberg
An ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works like a book-keeper. - E. O. Wilson
Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. - Golda Poretsky
Drudgery is one of the finest touchstones of character there is. Drudgery is work that is very far removed from anything to do with the ideal - the utterly mean grubby things; and when we come in contact with them we know instantly whether or not we are spiritually real. - Oswald Chambers
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
The ideal of a well-stocked mind aiming at excellence in all walks of life has been replaced by the dream of a well-stocked wine cellar, the cellar now being a specially made wine cooler strategically placed in one’s house, to be viewed by even the most unobservant visitor. - Dimitris Mita
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