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To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.
It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
David Herbert Lawrence
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
Christian Nestell Bovee
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.
The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.
The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.
We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system.
Henry Louis Gates
A well balanced, inclusive approach, according to certain standards and ideals, is essential for the proper governance of any country.
Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.
William J. Clinton
When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals.
Alfred North Whitehead
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected.
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
E. W. Howe
Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.
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