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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.
D. H. Lawrence
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
If the nation is not capable of preserving itself and reproducing, if it loses it vital bearings and ideals, then it doesn't need foreign enemies - it will fall apart on its own.
Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
E. W. Howe
One of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are Bad Mothers, that we are failing our children and falling far short of our own ideals.
Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals.
Alfred North Whitehead
However great his outward conformity, the immigrant is not Americanized unless his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here. And we properly demand of the immigrant even more than this. He must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment.
Louis D. Brandeis
When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.
Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
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.
Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion.
I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
William Howard Taft
When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can't live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed.
Ideals are the world's masters.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
It's impossible to consider living without ideals. However, when ideas lead to ideology, that's a very dangerous thing. Ideology then leads to creating the image of an enemy, and it leads to the murder and massacre that we've seen since the beginning of time.
Many cults start off with high ideals that get corrupted by leaders or their board of advisors who become power-hungry and dominate and control members' lives. No group with high ideals starts off as a 'cult'; they become one when their errant ways are exposed.
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.
And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.
I think it's really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!
It is a great thing to have a big brain, a fertile imagination, grand ideals, but the man with these, bereft of a good backbone, is sure to serve no useful end.
George Matthew Adams
There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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