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It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
Robert Anton Wilson
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Children see things very well sometimes - and idealists even better.
The idealists will always be in society, and we will survive.
There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money - and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact.
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
I would agree that President Carter didn't live up to the expectation we all had when he came in 1976. My husband and I were young idealists who worked on his campaign.
What about Jesus Christ? I say that he was a precursor of idealists; a precursor of socialists.
Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.
I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher.
I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists.
The early idealists and companies and governments have all assumed that the Internet will bring freedom. Yet China proves that this is not the case.
Too often people view idealists as naive.
True idealists are rare; they are the dedicated workers, who would, if need be, die at the stake.
Teachers are by nature idealists, and they believe anything can be learned.
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