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9 Idealism Quotes

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.

William F. Buckley, Jr. Quotes

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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 Quotes

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble

Helen Keller Quotes

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Idealists...foolish enough to throw caution to the winds...have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

Emma Goldman Quotes

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Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup

Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

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You'll never succeed in idealizing hard work. Before you can dig mother earth you've got to take off your ideal jacket. The harder a man works, at brute labor, the thinner becomes his idealism, the darker his mind.

D.H. Lawrence Quotes

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It went beyond idealism and that ridiculous term activism, which basically means talking about something but doing nothing. We made giving exciting.

Bob Geldof Quotes

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Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.

Jacques Barzun Quotes

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