Most popular ideal quotes
An ideal is a port toward which we resolve to steer.
The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.
The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
The ideal, after all, is truer than the real: for the ideal is the eternal element in perishable things.
It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit: divorced from it, they remain barren.
Ideals are like the stars. We never reach them but, like the mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them.
It makes me feel old, sometimes, when I speak at a campus and I find that what students are most in awe of is the fact that I'm a millionaire. When I went to school, it was right after the sixties and before this general wave of practical purposefulness had set in. Now students aren't even thinking in idealistic terms, or at least nowhere near as much. They certainly are not letting any of the philosophical issues of the day take up too much of their time as they study their business majors. The idealistic wind of the sixties was still at our backs, though, and most of the people I know who are my age have that ingrained in them forever.