Quotes by idealism
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English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-1978
I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
British writer, playwright 1867-1933
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
William F. Buckley
American political commentator and journalist 1925-2008
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
Russian politicial theorist 1814-1876
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
English writer 1894-1963
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
American journalist 1934-
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word ''experience'' have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
It wasn't idealism that made me, from the beginning, want a more secure and rational society. It was an intellectual judgment, to which I still hold. When I was young its name was socialism. We can be deflected by names. But the need was absolute, and is still absolute.
Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
It went beyond idealism and that ridiculous term activism, which basically means talking about something but doing nothing.... We made giving exciting.
Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Proverb Don't look back, you can never look back.
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