idealism

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on christianity and idealism

The only analogy I have before me is Socrates. My task is a Socratic task, to revise the definition of what it is to be a Christian. For my part I do not call myself a "Christian" (thus keeping the ideal free), but I am able to make it evident that the others are still less than I.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: Kierkegaard in Attack Upon "Christendom" (1855)

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A Quote by Solon on citizenship and idealism

The ideal state is that in which an injury done to the least of its citizens is an injury done to all.

Solon (c.640 - c.558 BC)

Source: Poetae Lyrici Graeci

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A Quote by Sir William Osler on adversity, courage, danger, despair, disappointment, failure, idealism, life, patience, principles, and superiority

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!

Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on good, idealism, illusions, rest, and sleep

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on idealism and illusions

Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

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A Quote by Samuel Ullman on idealism, life, and people

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years people grow old only by deserting their ideals.

Samuel Ullman

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A Quote by Samuel Ullman on enthusiasm, idealism, life, and soul

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm, wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

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A Quote by Sacha Guitry on faith, idealism, justice, and wives

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.

Sacha Guitry (1885 - 1957)

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A Quote by Ronald Arbuthnot Knox on evil, faith, good, idealism, kindness, life, loyalty, men, thinking, world, and worth

All men who have ideals . . . live by some kind of faith, by committing themselves to some kind of loyalty which is not universally recognized as the common property of all thinking men. They must have something-something outside themselves, to make them feel life is worth living, that good rather than evil is the explanation of the world.

Ronald Arbuthnot Knox (1888 - 1957)

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A Quote by Robin Lane Fox on expectation, good, idealism, improvement, neighbors, perfection, and work

Gardeners work with an ever-receding ideal of perfection; no sooner is something growing well than they see how to place it better or give it a better neighbor. To other's eyes, all may look as well as could be expected, but a good gardener's eye sees more to be improved.

Robin Lane Fox

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