In a democracy, the one thing that cannot be done is to destroy its trust, its hope, its idealism.
Any idealism is a proper subject for art.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It's filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world - where art meets commerce - it can become quite depressing.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
If you didn't have some sense of idealism, then what is there to sustain you?
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.
Leadership is Idealism in Action.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
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