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I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
I'm an idealist without illusions.
John F. Kennedy
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Sydney J. Harris
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives.
Don't make me into this airy-fairy, moralist, idealist because I'm not.
My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.
Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.
The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
When I was younger, I was somewhat of an idealist. I guess I'm a little bit more of a realist now. I think there's a lot that can be done to make the world a better place, but it's more about choosing your battles.
I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.
I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic.
I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
Malcolm de Chazal
I'm not an idealist. I know we're not going to be living in a world that's peace and love all the time. But we can live in a world where we kill each other a lot less.
Idealist: a cynic in the making.
Now I call myself a bleeding heart libertarian. Because I do believe in the principles of Libertarianism as an ideal - because I'm an idealist.
I was very excited about the idea that I could be an idealist, that I could be my age, the eager beaver who had hope in the justice system and the one who gets disappointed just like the audience.
I'm an idealist.
I am an idealist, which can be tiring.
Although sometimes I might sound sometimes idealist or too optimistic but I think my father used to say to me in everything bad there's something good that is going to come out of it and there will always be a tomorrow.
You'd be a fool or a deluded idealist to think ethics would be prominent on Wall Street. That is not a statement against people in the money business, just a fact.
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