idealism

A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, deed, idealism, life, and thinking

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing. . . .

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on beginning, idealism, life, and possibility

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because we have within us the beginning and the possibility of it.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on efficiency, health, idealism, life, success, thought, and vision

We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on idealism

I think, I said, I can make it plain to Benjamin Franklin here that there are at least six personalities distinctly to be recognized as taking part in that dialogue between John and Thomas. Three Johns: 1. The real John; known only to his Maker. 2. John's ideal John; never the real one, and often very unlike him. 3. Thomas' ideal John; never the real John, nor John's John, but often very unlike either. Three Thomases: 1. The real Thomas. 2. Thomas' ideal Thomas. 3. John's ideal Thomas.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on adoption, change, crisis, expectation, exploring, goals, idealism, judgment, radicals, reason, and worth

. . . it is worth discussing radical changes, not in the expectation that they will be adopted promptly but for two other reasons. One is to construct an ideal goal, so that incremental changes can be judged by whether they move the institutional structure toward or away from that ideal. The other reason is very different. It is so that if a crisis requiring or facilitating radical change does arise, alternatives will be available that have been carefully developed and fully explored.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, conscience, conviction, foolishness, friendship, good, idealism, and life

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Manton S. Eddy on country, good, guidance, idealism, patriotism, soul, and world

In a world where so much seems to be hidden by the smoke of falsity and moral degeneration, we Americans must grasp firmly the ideals which have made this country great. We must reaffirm the basic human values that have guided our forefathers. A revival of old-fashioned patriotism and a grateful acknowledgment of what our country has done for us would be good for all our souls.

Manton S. Eddy (1892 - 1962)

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on achievement, christ, circumstances, clarity, desires, direction, feeling, goals, god, growth, heart, idealism, improvement, men, mind, simplicity, understanding, and world

To resolve an issue of improvement of circumstances - to nurture positive growth - the first step is to clearly define and state it in as simple terms as possible. The more concise and clear one's goal is stated - an ideal he desires to achieve - the better he can focus thoughts upon its essentials. One must go beyond what he already understands, by projecting his mind and the feelings of his heart into hitherto unknown areas; and, call upon God for new light upon which to proceed. Such internal direction is available to all persons, because the light of Christ, "was the light of men . . . which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." John 1:4, 9

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on adoption, beginning, desires, discontent, idealism, improvement, life, and mind

When one recognizes a discontented desire for improvement in his life, his mind begins to cast about for ways to resolve the issue - to adopt a new ideal to live by - for moving from where he is to where he desires to be.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on approval, foolishness, god, idealism, inspiration, judgment, meaning, solution, spirit, and spirituality

If the new-found ideal solution to an issue is inspired of God, it will often not make sense to some persons upon whom we have occasionally relied for approval - persons who are sometimes well meaning, but not inspired. The Apostle Paul wrote, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man." 1 Corinthians 2:14,15

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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