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The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.
B. F. Skinner
Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
William S. Burroughs
Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
Of all the nonsense written about love, none is more absurd than the notion that ideal love is selfless. To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.
To some extent, we've always had an admiration for extroversion in our culture. But the extrovert ideal really came to play at the turn of the 20th century when we had the rise of big business.
The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it.
Nothing, indeed, is more dangerous to the young artist than any conception of ideal beauty: he is constantly led by it either into weak prettiness or lifeless abstraction: whereas to touch the ideal at all, you must not strip it of vitality.
In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.
Marian Wright Edelman
My childhood was protected by love and a comfortable home. Yet, while still a very young child, I began instinctively to feel that there was something lacking, even in my own home, some false conception of family relations, some incomplete ideal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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