In this post, you will find great Idealism Quotes from famous people, such as Billy Corgan, Henry Cabot Lodge, Riz Ahmed, Teresa Heinz, Gunnar Myrdal. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Anyone driving great social change, willingly or not, is going to be a fascinating contradictory mix of idealism and ego.
The Negro problem, like all other political problems, is fundamentally a moral issue. This is realism, not idealism. Those of my colleagues who believe that they are particularly ‘hard boiled’ because they overlook the fact that human beings are struggling for their consciences are simply unrealistic.
The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.
My parents are wonderful people and they instilled in me an idealism for which I’m grateful.
Joining the Liberal Party was a no-brainer for me… And when you are a young man, you don’t get a calculator out saying, ‘Am I going to get to power?’ You get propelled forward by idealism.
Idealism loses to pragmatism when it comes to winning elections.
I think a lot of people start out full of idealism and fresh ideas. And then a lot of times, being re-elected becomes more important than staying true to your principles.
The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.
At present, our country needs women‘s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.
The enemy of idealism is zealotry.
Teens are passionate, questioning, curious, have a bit of the idealism I still cling to, and they’re making decisions for the first time that can alter the course of their lives – and sometimes, the course of the world.
A lot of my idealism was frustrated by the end of the ’60s because of the way things went with the assassinations and the sense that the political establishment was so fixed in its ways you couldn’t change anything.
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
My father was possessed of an extraordinary romantic idealism, an unwavering belief in certain principles. He was always talking about the past. Always. Of course, it has a powerful effect on me.
Idealism, unrealistic idealism, is always contrasted with the reality of the people, of the man in the street. The details of daily life are always more convincing than the political fantasies of the earlier generations.
It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism.
Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism.
Look, I would say that anyone who does this work and doesn’t have a strain of idealism is an adrenaline junkie or completely narcissistic. There is no other justification. You’re risking your life, and if anything happens, it’s our families who suffer tremendously.
Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?
The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America. He must guide his conduct by the idealism of our people.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
If a young person has any idealism at all, it’s strongest about the time he finishes college.