Quotes and Sayings about Ideals



"When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Dreams, Ideals)

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Men, Ideals)

"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
(Related: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

"Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Mom, Growing up, Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."
- John Boehner
(Related: Revolution, Ideals)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"The great artist is a slave to his ideals."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Artist, Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Family, Life, People, Commitment, Community, Ideals, Today)

"Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals."
- Ralph Bunche
(Related: Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: America, Ideals, Veterans, Years)

"Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: 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
(Related: Dignity, EnglFreedom, Ideals, Inheritance, Will)

"Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Success, Goal, Dedication, Ideals, Living)

"Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Feelings, Ideas, Children, Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Belief, America, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Ideals, Veterans, World)

"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Heart, Ideals, Wonder)

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."
- Anne Frank
(Related: People, Heart, Ideals)

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

"Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Inferiority, Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Christianity, Ideals, World)

"The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Ideals, Income, Justice)

"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
(Related: Power, Ideas, Ideals, Influence)

"My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Affirmation, Ideals, Practice)

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Men, Ideals)

"Ideals are the worlds masters."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Ideas, Communication, Community, Ideals, Tradition, Understanding, World)

"Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Ideals)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Soul, Ideals, Joy, Light, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Ideals, Understanding)

"I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that."
- David Lloyd
(Related: People, Circumstances, Compromise, Forget, Ideals, Right, Sense)

"For we, too, have our ideals, even if we differ from those who have tried to establish a monopoly of idealism."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Idealism, Ideals)

"Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back?"
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Peace, Purpose, Ideals, World)

"If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: EnglFire, Ideals, Taste, World)

"Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Ideals, United)

"We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Fact, Ideals, Will, World, Youth)

"The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago."
- George Lucas
(Related: Ideals, Principles, Today, Years)

"It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Faith, Discipline, Difference, Ideals, Law, Principles, Punishment, Religious, Right, Teaching, Wrong)

"When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can't live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Society, People, Behavior, Ideals, Ugly)

"There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals, and he can just rock straight out. His vocals are incredible. And we all are really competent musicians."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Conviction, Ideals, Musicians)

"You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Dress, Guilt, Ideals, Will)

"The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Government, Ideals, World)

"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

"We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: Business, Life, Ideals, Succeed)

"I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position. We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Ideals, Old)

"Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future."
- Alberto Moravia
(Related: Future, Ideals, Inheritance, Laws, Obligation)

"These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Ideals)

"Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Democracy, Ideals, Vote)

"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals."
- James Naismith
(Related: Body, Ideals, Mind)

"Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Failure, Forget, Ideals, Objectives, Principles)

"We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts."
- Harold Nicolson
(Related: Ideals)

"We've got very large freshman class, it's historic in its size, so there's people that are extremely diverse in their backgrounds and their viewpoints. I think that we're going to see a conservative group of people coming together, focused on some real ideals that are going to be extremely important."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: People, Class, Conservative, Ideals)

"One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle."
- William Osler
(Related: Effort, Ideals, Struggle, Worth)

"My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Ideals, Liberalism)

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Example, Force, Ideals)

"I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Ideals)

"It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Change, Peace, Mistake, People, Cooperation, Ideals, World)

"Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Ideals, Word)

"Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded."
- David E. Price
(Related: Arrogance, Country, Help, Hypocrisy, Ideals, Justice, Liberty)

"A well balanced, inclusive approach, according to certain standards and ideals, is essential for the proper governance of any country."
- Laisenia Qarase
(Related: Country, Ideals)

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Idea, Argument, Ideals, Right)

"A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Character, Ideals, Man, Personality)

"Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Contrast, Democracy, Ideals, Possibilities)

"The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Interest, May)

"But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideals, Interest)

"Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Determination, Concern, Deep, Feeling, Ideals, Principles)

"Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Men, Ideals)

"It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Fate, Ideals)

"Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Happiness, Men, Life, Constitution, Country, Rights, Ideals, Liberty, Pursuit, Today, United)

"An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement an America that inspires awe in its strength."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Hope, Strength, America, Ideals)

"Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity."
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Opportunity, Achievement, American, Ideals, Justice)

"Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them."
- Carl Schurz
(Related: Ideals, Sea)

"I've always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Ideas, America, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Ideals, Laws, Struggle)

"The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on."
- Anna Howard Shaw
(Related: Men, Life, Truth, Dream, Progress, Growth, Being, Ideals, World)

"The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals."
- Cliff Shaw
(Related: Ideals)

"This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Ideals)

"But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Ideals, Principles)

"It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Values, Ideals, Pleasure, Support)

"Ideals are not something I can control. It's not logic that convinces me of something, it's what my heart says. My heart has a way of involving me in things, which can only be good for the music."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Music, Heart, Control, Ideals, Logic)

"The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Ideals, Nostalgia)

"The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Aspirations, Ideals, Logic)

"Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Ideals)

"I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Love, God, Earth, Heaven, Ideals, Judges)

"Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood."
- George Takei
(Related: Family, Father, People, Blood, Country, Ideals, Understanding)

"And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again."
- George Takei
(Related: Country, Ideals, Nation, Order)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Ideals, World, Youth)

"The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions."
- Valentina Tereshkova
(Related: Change, Life, Bible, Ideals, Party, Principles, Will)

"There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: Peace, Music, Poetry, Hatred, Ideals, Living, Students, Teachers)

"The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Values, Being, Rights, Ideals, Language, Religious)

"I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Faith, Civilization, Future, Ideals, Israel, Nation, Now)

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
- Samuel Ullman
(Related: Soul, Enthusiasm, Ideals, Living, May, Old, Skin, Years)

"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Brothers, Conviction, Duty, Freedom, Future, Generations, Ideals, Now, Order, Suffering)

"I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them."
- Mae West
(Related: Ideals, Man)

"The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Force, Ideals, Justice, Right)

"My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Democracy, Ideals, University)

"Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Women, Ideals)

"When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Men, Duty, Ideals)