idealism

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on idealism, socialism, and vices

It is a socialist ideal that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on idealism

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

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Howard Taft on earth, god, heaven, idealism, judgment, justice, and love

I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.

William Taft (1857 - 1930)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on genius, idealism, and talent

Genius is talent provided with ideals.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on beauty, idealism, and names

The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Orville Douglas on belief, challenge, civilization, competence, decisions, freedom, generations, idealism, men, politics, time, and world

We have a system which, though far from perfect, is strong with idealism. It gives elbow room for men of all races and all beliefs. It is vital and dynamic. And it works. We have the means of shaping the world in our pattern. If we do, freedom will be assured for all men. The decision is in the hands of this generation. It is a challenge to our political competence. For Western civilization it is the greatest challenge of all time.

William Orville Douglas (1898 - 1980)

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A Quote by William George Jordan on confidence, control, crisis, harmony, idealism, life, nature, power, purpose, and quality

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of a life self-centered, self-reliant, and self-controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute confidence, and conscious power, ready to be focused in an instant to meet any crises.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 7

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A Quote by William James on dreams, idealism, and play

Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Will to Believe

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A Quote by William James on idealism, passion, and poets

The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: Collected Essays.

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on art, authority, idealism, life, and people

No art can conquer the people alone-the people are conquered by an ideal of life upheld by authority.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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