Ideal - Idealists Quotes

All idealism is falsehood in the face of necessity.

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter.

The idealist is incorrigible. If he is turned out of his heaven, he makes an ideal out of his hell.

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America, my fellow citizens – I do not say it in disparagement of any other great people – America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

We are inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.

An uncompromising ideal gives one a sense of uncomfortable satisfaction.

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.

For high ideals are like the stars that light the sky above… You cannot ever reach them, but lift your heart up high And your life will be as shining as the stars up in the sky.

People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible.

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.