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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like other important immigrant communities,
the Jewish experience in the United States represents
the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America.
- Jan Schakowsky

What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?
- Alan Cohen

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

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
- Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

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

The world does not owe men a living,
but business,
if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living.
- Owen D. Young

We knew we?d never find someone called Rock Hard,
which was our ideal name, and for a while we toyed
with the idea of just creating the character but never letting him get seen.
- James Frank

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic,
serenity, sorcery and mystery.
- Luis Barragan

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

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

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

I absolutely realize that a celebrity spokesperson is not ideal.
- Janeane Garofalo

When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
- Ellen Key

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

There is no absolute point of view from which real
and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
- T. S. Eliot

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

What happened after publication of our paper was that,
for the next 40 years, people said, all right,
we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions.
- Merton Miller

There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
- Calvin Coolidge

It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the
spectators and too cold for the players.
- Red Smith

A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection.
Nothing less.
- Pir Vilayat Khan

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

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
- Marquis de Sade

We know the ideal isn't where the action is.
- Joseph Epstein

My ideal is to wake up in the morning and run around the meadow naked.
- Daryl Hannah

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

Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right
combination of insecurity,
exercise, bulimia and surgery.
- G. B. Trudeau

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
- Voltaire

Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the
essential content of the original thought:
sudden and lasting betterment.
- Johan Huizinga

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

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage,
is a fiction.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

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

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream,
so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen

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

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 reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted,
are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has
not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
- William Ellery Channing

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle
to live up to his own highest idea,
and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near
as possible to the Truth.
- Swami Vivekananda

Reality does not conform to the ideal,
but confirms it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested
by any government or nation,
not even the most belligerent.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Our ideal of the future is that she should continue
to render that service of her own free will.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

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

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour,
always inspired by the ideal.
- Sarah Bernhardt

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge
that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern,
at least it is better than breaking them.
- Learned Hand

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England
with the fire of the Elizabethans,
the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement
and pure ideals of the Victorians.
- H. P. Lovecraft

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

The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified,
furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
- Felix Adler

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

Junk is the ideal product...
the ultimate merchandise.
No sales talk necessary.
The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
- William S. Burroughs

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

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

Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical,
too.
- Charles Van Doren

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry -
the old maid,
the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn

All men are homosexual, some turn straight.
It must be very odd to be a straight man because your
sexuality is hopelessly defensive.
It's like an ideal of racial purity.
- Derek Jarman

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany.
Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
- Richard Wagner

Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay,
is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
- Arthur Keith


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