Quotations on Ideals

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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.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Values, Country, Ideals, Job)

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Values, Ideals, Illusion, World)

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Contradiction, Freedom, Ideals, Liberty, Teaching)

I think it's really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: God, Country, Ideals, Now)

The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Men, Money, Dignity, Gentlemen, Ideals, Result, Security, Sense)

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Fans, Ideals, Integrity, Media, Musicians)

My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Family, Life, People, Commitment, Community, Ideals, Today)

I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: America, Ideals, Veterans, Years)

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Constitution, Freedom, Ideals, World)

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Dignity, EnglFreedom, Ideals, Inheritance, Will)

Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: Health, Ideals, Service)

Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: Government, Policy, Example, Ideals, Problems)

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)

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.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: American, Americans, Ideals, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Survival, Democracy, Existence, Freedom, Ideals, May)

Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Society, Ideals, Loyalty, Principles, Spiritual)

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Keywords: Success, Goal, Dedication, Ideals, Living)

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: Movies, Adulthood, Entertainment, Ideals, Influence, Objectives)

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Belief, America, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Ideals, Veterans, World)

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
- Norman Douglas
(Keywords: Advertising, Ideals, Nation)

Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them.
- Charles Edison
(Keywords: Bosses, Democracy, Dictators, Ideals, State, Will)

He 's ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn't succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse.
- Terence Fisher
(Keywords: Idealism, Ideals, Succeed)

In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
- Mark Foley
(Keywords: Education, Faith, Trust, Discipline, Compassion, Ideals, Schools, Understanding)

The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals.
- Harold Ford
(Keywords: Opportunity, Ideals, Reality, Republican, Talk)

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)

Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

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.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: People, Heart, Ideals, Wonder)

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Time, Ideals, Will)

From slavery to segregation, we remember that America did not always live up to its ideals. In fact, we often fell far short of them. But we also learned that fundamental to our national character is the drive to live out the true meaning of our creed.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Character, America, Fact, Ideals, Meaning, Slavery)

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Christianity, Ideals, World)

Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
- Patrick Geddes
(Keywords: Power, Ideas, Ideals, Influence)

My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals.
- Gordon Getty
(Keywords: Music, Ideals, Personality)

I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
- George Grosz
(Keywords: Beliefs, End, Fight, Ideals, Self, Stupidity)

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
- Alexander Haig
(Keywords: Life, Affirmation, Ideals, Practice)

As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: Equality, People, America, Earth, Freedom, Ideals, Nations, Now, Result)

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
- Edward W. Howe
(Keywords: Work, Clothes, Ideals, Living)

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Keywords: Ideas, Communication, Community, Ideals, Tradition, Understanding, World)

I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: American, Ethics, Ideals, World)

President Reagan always gave the credit to the American people and American ideals. He treated his job as a valuable temporary loan from the American people, a loan that should be respected and returned with dutiful appreciation.
- William L. Jenkins
(Keywords: People, American, Appreciation, Credit, Ideals, Job, President)

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
- Ali Hoseini Khamenei
(Keywords: Causes, Ideals, Will)

Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Heart, Ideals, Tradition, Will)

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem
(Keywords: Religion, Belief, Values, Virtue, Civil rights, Diversity, Ideals, Parents)

Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents.
- Ron Lewis
(Keywords: Religion, Positive, America, Congress, Freedom, Independence, Ideals, Nation)

He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life. He is a poor, poor man.
- Robert Ley
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Ideals, Joy, Light, Man, Nothing, Poor)



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