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We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.
In the modern era, our nation experienced constant hardship and difficulties. The Chinese nation reached the most dangerous period. Since then, countless people with lofty ideals to realise the great revival of the Chinese nation rose to resist and fight, but failed one time after another.
I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
My films are about ideals that clash with the world. Every time it's a man in the lead, they have forgotten about the ideals. And every time it's a woman in the lead, they take the ideals all the way.
Lars von Trier
As I've moved along - not only my life, but my career and things like that - you look at yourself and start going, 'Oh, man, are you still doing what you set out to do? Are the ideals you had still the same?' Sometimes you measure up and sometimes you don't.
He 's ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn't succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse.
Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
Movies are more than a commodity. Movies are to our civilization what dreams and ideals are to individual lives: They express the mystery and help define the nature of who we are and what we are becoming.
Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
Richard Le Gallienne
The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice.
Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning.
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.
Pundits are used to analyzing the gap between what our ideals suggest and what our security interests require.
My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
History does not record in its annals any lasting domination exercised by one people over another, of different race, of diverse usages and customs, of opposite and divergent ideals. One of the two had to yield and succumb.
I regard affirmative action as pernicious - a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.
Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints.
Most of my ideals and stuff really come from my mother.
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.
Europe and Africa share proximity and history, ideas and ideals, trade and technology. You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people. Migration presents policy challenges - but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development, promote decent work, and strengthen collaboration.
We're all slight hypocrites who fall short of our ideals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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