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Idealist Quotes

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I'm an idealist without illusions.
- John F. Kennedy

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Inside every cynical person,
there is a disappointed idealist.
- George Carlin

I am an idealist.
I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
- Carl Sandburg

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
- Henry Ford

 

The leader has to be practical and a realist,
yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
- Eric Hoffer

Sometimes people call me an idealist.
Well, that is the way I know I am an American.
America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
- Woodrow Wilson

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage,
concludes that it will also make better soup.
- H. L. Mencken

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The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the
whole question of standards and leadership because
of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt

I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
- Roger Moore

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
- Irving Layton

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
- Malcolm De Chazal

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
- Stanley Kubrick

Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must
realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
- Sargent Shriver

I think it's realistic to have hope.
One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing:
'I despair.
The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist.
It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us
to survive as a human species.
That's very realistic.
- Studs Terkel

My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning.
If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up,
it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone,
one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons.
So anything to do with education or learning,
my father would spare no expense.
- Hugh Jackman

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris

I was very excited about the idea that I could be an idealist,
that I could be my age, the eager beaver who had hope
in the justice system and the one who gets disappointed just like the audience.
- Elisabeth Rohm

I am a realist as well as an idealist,
and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in
opposition to try to work within what are always arduous
circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
- Todd Gitlin

Children see things very well sometimes -
and idealists even better.
- Lorraine Hansberry

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds.
They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
- Emma Goldman

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
except themselves.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The idealists will always be in society,
and we will survive.
- John Zorn

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

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers,
idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
- Logan P. Smith

The idealists dream and the dream is told,
and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back
the truth and apply it to human life,
and progress and growth and higher human ideals come
into being and so the world moves ever on.
- Anna Howard Shaw

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement,
that has not operated in the interests of money,
and for the time being permitted by money -
and that without the idealists among its leaders having
the slightest suspicion of the fact.
- Oswald Spengler

I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists,
idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal
dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than
for the speculative philosopher.
- Moses Mendelssohn

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank


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