Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
Love brings to light a lover's noble and hidden qualities-his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive of his normal qualities.
Every single human being should be the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every human being should be the realisation of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man.
And then all that has divided us will merge And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle And then both women and men will be strong And then no person will be subject to another's will And then all will be rich and free and varied And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old And then all will nourish the young And then all will cherish life's creatures And then all will live in harmony with each other and the Earth And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.
As theologians, we must say more than we can be in the hope that others will make us more than we are. What is crucial is that we not write to justify the limits of our lives.
It is easier to believe in the ideal than it is to achieve it, but it is impossible to achieve the ideal if one does not believe in it.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
The kind of audience that watches 'Matlock' is ideal for a lead-in to the affiliates' newscast in the afternoon. That audience is older.
The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
I'm not an anarchist any longer, because I've concluded that anarchism is an impractical ideal.
For me, announcing wasn't the ideal working condition.
Now, to read poetry at all is to have an ideal anthology of one's own, and in that possession to be incapable of content with the anthologies of all the world besides.
My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.