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Augustine says that you don't understand a nation by the throw weight of its military or the strength of its research universities or the size of its population, but by looking at what it loves in common. To assess a nation, you look at the health and strength of its ideals. And there's no question that the common love in America is freedom.
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
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
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.
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.
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
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.
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.
The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.
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.
Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.
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.
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.
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.
Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
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.
Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints.
Democracy isn't solely about polite conversations in parliaments. It needs to be continually refreshed with raw passions, anger and ideals.
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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