Selected Quotes about Idealism

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. -- Henry Ford

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -- H. L. Mencken

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. -- Carl Sandburg

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. -- Logan Pearsall Smith

It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them. -- Mark Twain

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

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt ... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves. -- Robert Anton Wilson

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. -- David T. Wolf

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