These idealism quotes by famous, infamous and not so famous personalities will give you a deep perception on idealism. For more on impracticality quotations and sayings, read on.

Idealism Quotes

To a large extent, idealism can be described as a philosophy that asserts the importance of individual perceptions over scientific and material viewpoints. Idealism is a word that many a times describes a person, whose thoughts are considered impractical and far from reality. Such people are often less productive, since they tend to escape reality by dreaming too much about a rosy future. For example, thinking of a better idea to repair a broken limb is not actually repairing one now.

To cut the long story short, idealism bets on the power of mind and is concerned with the internal workings of psyche. Idealism states that the world we see around us isn’t the real world, but our perception of it. It also states that the best reflection of the world cannot be felt through any mathematical or physical means but through self-awareness. Idealism offers a few advantages, like positivity for instance. A person who imagines his future to be like a bed of roses tends to believe in happy endings. Thus, there’s no scope for pessimism.  To explore more on school of idealism, check out these famous impracticality quotes and sayings.

I want to live my life, not record it.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

- Jerome K. Jerome

Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.

- Karl Marx

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

- Maya Angelou

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

- Carl Jung

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

- Noam Chomsky

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

- Voltaire

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

- Immanuel Kant

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.

- Anne Frank

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

- Marquis de Sade

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.

- Stanley Kubrick

Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you.

- Elvis Costello

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.

- Alfred Adler

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

- Satchel Paige

When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit

- Gene Simmons

By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.

- Ian Mcewan

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.

- Leo Buscaglia

Ideals are the worlds masters.

- J. G. Holland

I am an idealist. I believe in everything - I am only looking for proofs.

- Carl Sandburg

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.

- H. P. Lovecraft

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.

- Joan Rivers

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.

- Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

- Woodrow Wilson

Great teachers transcend ideology.

- Suzanne Fields

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.

- Susan B. Anthony

The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.

- Charley Reese

I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization. 

- Harriet Tubman

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