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Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea keeps them whole.

Jacques Barzun

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.

Arnold Bennett

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!

Miguel de Cervantes

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

While it is true that without a vision the people perish, it is doubly true that without action the people and their vision perish as well.

Johnetta Betsch Cole

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.

John Galsworthy

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

Carl Gustav Jung

When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.

Ellen Key

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

Nelson Mandela

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.

H. L. Mencken

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Alexander Smith

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.

Bruce Springsteen