Quotes by idealism

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  • Ian Mcewan
    Ian Mcewan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
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    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
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    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.
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    British writer, playwright 1867-1933
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    Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
  • William F. Buckley
    William F. Buckley
    American political commentator and journalist 1925-2008
    William F. Buckley
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    Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
  • Mikhail Bakunin
    Mikhail Bakunin
    Russian politicial theorist 1814-1876
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    Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
  • David Wolf
    David Wolf
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    Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
  • Bill Moyers
    Bill Moyers
    American journalist 1934-
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    Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
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    In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    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.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    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.
  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
    Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
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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.
  • Don Henley
    Don Henley
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    Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Proverb Don't look back, you can never look back.
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