...history should continually seek to challenge our assumptions. It should prompt us to look differently at the world and make us less self-assured about our own ideals and beliefs. - Christopher Kelly
We must not allow our elected officials -many beholden to unaccountable corporate elites- to bastardize and pulverize the precious word democracy as they fail to respect and act on genuine democratic ideals - Cornel West
Dear and most respected bookcase! I welcome your existence, which has for over one hundred years been devoted to the radiant ideals of goodness and justice. - Anton Chekhov
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. - Carl Schurz
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens. - Woodrow Wilson
Love has no contingencies, no expectations, no ideals. Love is a gift to thyself, the experience of divinity in full expression. - Erin Fall Haskell
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
The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity. - Epicurus
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. - Albert Einstein
The deepest and most sublime hatred is a hatred which creates ideals and transforms values—something whose like has never been seen on earth - Fredrich Nietzsche
Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind. - Charlotte M. Mason
Hollywood-Nobody's impressed by anybody because they're all too consumed with trying to cover up their own shortcomings. Hollywood is a microcosm of a world of lazy moral ideals and social indifference where every man is trying to convince himself he's a king. - J. Matthew Nespoli
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated. - Ronald Reagan
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. - George W. Bush
Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them. - Albert Schweitzer
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. - Albert Einstein
Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny. - Unknown
People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible. - Will Rogers
Every great movement needs an agitator. Every leader of spiritual ideals need a John the Baptist. - William Allen White
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
To spend your time trying to make your body flawless is to waste your time. Even if it appears to match some externalized ideals of perfection for a moment, your physical self will wrinkle and age. Work on your mind. Work on your legacy. - Vironika Tugaleva
Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught. - Gordon B. Hinckley
I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them. - Mae West
It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. - D.H. Lawrence
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
There are many fine ideals which are not realisable, and yet we do not refrain from teaching them. - Peretz Smolenskin
Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints. - Naomi Wolf
Every woman should see herself looking uniquely breathtaking, in something tailored to celebrate her body, so that she is better able to appreciate her own beauty and better equipped to withstand the ideals of our narrow-waisted, narrow- minded culture. - Susan Jane Gilman
It is vain to try to sacrifice once for all one'syouthful ideals. - Paul Bourget
Better to let ideals die than people. - Marty Rubin
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein
When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities. - Moutasem Algharati
The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart. - Annie Fellows Johnston
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. - Norman Douglas
Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. - Carl Schurz
Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans. - Jimmy Carter
The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. - Joseph Schumpeter
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Anyone that insults my country, my intelligence, my feminist ideals, all women in general, and a favorite childhood food, and refers to both himself and me in the third person in one sentence automatically gets an honorary spot on my Hate With Every Fiber of My Being For All Time list. - J. T. Geissinger
A tenacious grip on our own ideals, irrespective of hurdles, would propel us towards self-actualization! - Deeba Salim Irfan
Ideals make reason inaccessible. - Floriano Martins
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt
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.
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
I conceive the essential task of religion to be "to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind". - Robert Millikan
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi