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Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
Quote Left The stage is a concrete physical place which asks to be filled, and to be given its own concrete language to speak. I say that this concrete language, intended for the senses and independent of speech, has first to satisfy the senses, that there is a poetry of the senses as there is a poetry of language, and that this concrete physical language to which I refer is truly theatrical only to the degree that the thoughts it expresses are beyond the reach of the spoken language. These thoughts are what words cannot express and which, far more than words, would find their ideal expression in the concrete physical language of the stage. It consists of everything that occupies the stage, everything that can be manifested and expressed materially on a stage and that is addressed first of all to the senses instead of being addressed primarily to the mind as is the language of words...creating beneath language a subterranean current of impressions, correspondences, and analogies. This poetry of language, poetry in space will be resolved precisely in the domain which does not belong strictly to words...Means of expression utilizable on the stage, such as music, dance, plastic art, pantomime, mimicry, gesticulation, intonation, architecture, lighting, and scenery...The physical possibilities of the stage offers, in order to substitute, for fixed forms of art, living and intimidating forms by which the sense of old ceremonial magic can find a new reality in the theater; to the degree that they yield to what might be called the physical temptation of the stage. Each of these means has its own intrinsic poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. Quote Right
Quote Left I should like you to remember two or three fixed principles which shine through all the history of mankind. The first is that mere bigness is not greatness. There is no dignity, no nobleness, in mere bulk. The true greatness of a nation depends upon the character of its ethical ideal and the energy with which it pursues it. I count it a peculiar good fortune for the American nation that it was conceived in liberty and intelligence and swaddled in order and justice, and that its early years were watched over by men who saw in such an organization the best hopes of the human race. But the baptism of the fathers does not guarantee the consecration of their children; and the republic can be kept true to its ideals only by the devoted efforts of each succeeding generation. Thus is it the privilege of the quiet scholar, who sees and speaks the truth, to shape from his study the policy of nations and the course of history. Quote Right
Quote Left The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried. Quote Right
Quote Left The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work. Quote Right
Quote Left To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest. Quote Right
Quote Left The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. Quote Right
Quote Left Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes. Quote Right
Quote Left This is the evolution of a partnership that has already reaped many rewards for both Williams-Sonoma and CBS. We've enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the 'Early Show,' and this new campaign takes that collaboration one giant step forward. We're confident that the penetration in mall and retail centers across the country that Williams-Sonoma offers, as well as their upscale customer base, makes them the ideal partner to launch what is going to be television's most anticipated new schedule. Quote Right
Quote Left A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice. Quote Right
Quote Left Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set Quote Right
Quote Left Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for. Quote Right
Quote Left This is the greatest honour I have ever received in my life. Peace has always been my greatest concern. Yet in my childhood I learned to love it. My mother - an exceptional, brilliant woman - used to speak to me about it when I was still a child, because in those years there were also a lot of wars. Moreover, I am Catalan. Catalonia had the first democratic Parliament much before than England. And it was in my country where there was a beginning of united nations. At that time - the eleventh Century - they met in Toluges - today in France - to speak about peace, because the Catalonian people of that time were already against war. That is why, the United Nations, which work only for the ideal of peace, are in my hearth, because everything relating to peace goes directly there. I have not played the cello in front of an audience since long years but I think I must do it this time. I am going to play a melody from the Catalonian folklore: The singing of the Birds. Birds, when in the sky, go singing: Peace, peace, peace. And this is a melody that Bach, Beethoven and all great people would have admired and loved. And, in addition, it springs up from the soul of my country: Catalonia. Quote Right
Quote Left Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. Quote Right
Quote Left Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy. Quote Right
Quote Left The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real. Quote Right
Quote Left The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this process of competition, to the development of our consciousness. Quote Right
Quote Left ...music is the perfect type of art. Music can never reveal its ultimate secret. This, also, is the explanation of the value of limitations in art. The sculptor gladly surrenders imitative colour, and the painter the actual dimensions of form, because by such renunciations they are able to avoid too definite a presentation of the Real, which would be mere imitation, and too definite a realisation of the Ideal, which would be too purely intellectual. It is through its very incompleteness that art becomes complete in beauty, and so addresses itself, not to the faculty of recognition nor to the faculty of reason, but to the aesthetic sense alone, which, while accepting both reason and recognition as stages of apprehension, subordinates them both to a pure synthetic impression of the work of art as a whole, and, taking whatever alien emotional elements the work may possess, uses their very complexity as a means by which a richer unity may be added to the ultimate impression itself. Quote Right
Quote Left The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. Quote Right
Quote Left Every epoch which seeks renewal first projects its ideal into a human form. In order to comprehend its own essence tangibly, the spirit of the... Quote Right
Quote Left I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous. Quote Right
Quote Left The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth. Quote Right
Quote Left No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished Quote Right
Quote Left 'In 500 years (maybe less) people will look back on us and wonder about many things. No doubt behavior we consider normal today will inspire horror in our more enlightened successors. I am completely opposed to any form of animal exploitation, including animal experimentation, keeping animals in zoos or in circuses, (indeed any form of captivity for animals), the use of leather, fur, wool and silk. I also have begun to wonder whether any domesticated animal can lead an ideal life in the company of humans.' Quote Right
Quote Left In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, high-tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit -- if totally different in form -- from all the romantic architecture of the past. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I absolutely realize that a celebrity spokesperson is not ideal. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Ideal

Quote Left God gave to man free will, carrying with it the power of choice, leading to differing views becoming the common framework of mankind. Nowhere in this creation, did it speak of imposing one's will upon another ( that was man's alone ), thus destroying the origin and ideal. The challenge lies with gathering these strands of diversity that can be woven into a tapestry that endures beyond a single thread. This fabric of humanity is the remnant to survive. Quote Right
Quote Left The chauvinistic mind has Napoleonic roots, where commitment to flawed ideals lacks endurance and truth. With ' Fake News ' and the ' Big Lie ' . . . reality is challenged once again from blind leadership and power. Quote Right
Quote Left Jaisi awam waisa ideal. Quote Right
Quote Left If you don't know your ideals, then you don't know why are you living. February 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left The proper education of youth should be the ideal for any society. Quote Right
Quote Left Thug life is not an ideal life. Quote Right
Quote Left Most politicians are defined by the power they hold, not by the words they speak. Soldiers are defined by their loyalty to the nation they love. Power and loyalty are two different ideals. One is greed, the other is devotion. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm a follower of my own ideals and morals, but not an unscrupulous slave or blind devotee of that! Quote Right
Quote Left Fique atenta a enormidade das tarefas ou as pedras do caminho. Fale sobre o idealismo que pode ser realizado. Acredite nos sonhos. Sonhe sempre. Os sonhos, com o passar do tempo ficam essa coisa teimosa dentro de nossa mente que insiste que algo nos espera enquanto tivermos a coragem de continuar trabalhando, continuar lutando e persistindo. Quote Right
Quote Left Hoje é o dia ideal para trazer memórias e lições de vida e criar e juntar forças para as próximas batalhas. Encontre um motivo, analise com atenção e aja agora mostrar os momentos felizes e memoráveis que vive ou viveu. Acredite: Motivo Atenção e Ação são a santíssima trindade do tbt que leva a fazer quanto mais, mais... Quote Right
Quote Left In the established ideal our realities differ. Quote Right
Quote Left The ideal is established but realities differ, thine is not mine. Quote Right
Quote Left Todas as pessoas no mundo perdem quando uma desiste de lutar por um ideal. Mesmo que deixe de ser o ideal de todas. Todas as pessoas ganham quando uma pessoa honra seu ideal, mantendo-o ainda que exija muito. Acredite: um ideal ainda que de uma pessoa muda o mundo. Quote Right
Quote Left Nunca fale com otimismo cego que ignora a enormidade das tarefas ou as pedras do caminho.Fale sobre o idealismo que pode ser realizado.Acredite nos sonhos.Eu sempre acreditei que os sonhos.Os sonhos, com o passar do tempo ficam essa coisa teimosa dentro de nossa mente que insiste que algo nos espera enquanto tivermos a coragem de continuar trabalhando, continuar lutando e persistindo. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is not just the purgation of emotions in writing or in spoken words. It is an art, something similar to a technical trade that has to be learnt practically and understood frantically. That is what makes a good poet. Each word, each verse and each stanza have their own significance, and they must be used to grace the beauty that comes with the idealism in the poem Quote Right
Quote Left As usual, offended due to 'fund', not 'idealism' Quote Right
Quote Left Our perceptions, ideals and morals are all based on the facts which we thought to be correct; just as sedimentary rock forms, our principles are based on previous principles that were seemingly complete. The truth is, we know nothing. When we can see this, the ego falls, the fight ends: and the happiness begins!h Quote Right
Quote Left An ideal life does not exist, but a happy one can. Quote Right
Quote Left Idealism that is not practical and realistic is like a seedling continuously blowing in the wind - It will never be able to land and take root to grow. Quote Right