"The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels."
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"No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism."
"Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?"
"There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal."
"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous."
"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
"What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real."
"Ideals are the worlds masters."
"Words without actions are the assassins of idealism."
"When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay."
"You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth."
"Don't use that foreign word ideals. We have that excellent native word lies."
"Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows."
"Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve."
"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."
"A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less."
"The enemy of idealism is zealotry."
"Idealist: a cynic in the making."
"The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it."
"The idealist is incorrigible: if he is thrown out of his heaven he makes an ideal of his hell."
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