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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
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
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
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.
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.
Don't make me into this airy-fairy, moralist, idealist because I'm not.
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.
I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
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.
Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
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.
I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
Malcolm De Chazal
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.
Idealist: a cynic in the making.
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.
I'm an idealist.
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