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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.
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
Identical twins are ideal lab specimens for studying the difference between learned and inherited traits since they come from the womb preloaded with matching genetic operating systems. Any meaningful differences in their behaviors or personalities are thus likely to have been acquired, not innate.
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her won way is without enemies.
The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.
When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.
E. Stanley Jones
You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.
I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
D. H. Lawrence
It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
T. S. Eliot
I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work.
It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.
Benjamin E. Mays
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
In an ideal world, nobody's work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
William J. Mayo
Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
Marquis de Sade
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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