idealism

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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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on action, acting, conscience, control, decisions, direction, friendship, idealism, ideas, inspiration, lust, money, popularity, thinking, and words

When one chooses to be directed by his conscientious decisions - thinking and acting according to his divinely inspired ideals - he will be acting for himself with thoughts, words and actions that satisfy his conscience. When unbalanced, a person is likely to become controlled by friends, fashions, public opinion, popular individuals or ideas, carnal lusts of the flesh, or by other externals such as money and things.

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 Louis Lecoin on chance, idealism, society, and war

If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.

Louis Lecoin

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on creation, heart, idealism, and mortality

Egeria! sweet creation of some heart Which found no mortal resting-place so fair As thine ideal breast.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 115.

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A Quote by Konrad Adenauer on home, idealism, needs, and world

When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great world ideals all begin in some home neighborhood.

Konrad Adenauer (1876 - 1967)

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on idealism and life

Make the man within your living ideal.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on brevity, idealism, truth, and wishes

He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us, but simply suggest it with a brief gesture, a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air along which we glide until we find ourselves at the feet of the new.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by John Galsworthy on direction, idealism, and problems

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

John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933)

Source: The Forsyte Saga, 1922.

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