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Letter "I" » ideals
«Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.»
«A conviction of self-worth and passion for ideals fuse in a life attitude that is positive, free, noble and spiritually enhancing.»
«Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.»
«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.»
Author: Carl Schurz
, Through the Desert
«Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.»
«In our appetite for gossip, we tend to gobble down everything before us, only to find, too late, that it is our ideals we have consumed, and we have not been enlarged by the feasts but only diminished»
«A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about he globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.»
«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.»
«If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.»
«It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that hold the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.»