I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.

Idealist: a cynic in the making.

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.

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

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.

Idealist image quote by George Carlin

Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.

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

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.

The idealist is incorrigible: if he is thrown out of his heaven he makes an ideal of his hell.

Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they're on drugs.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Idealist image quote by Carl Sandburg

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

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.

A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act.

To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal.

I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system -- that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.

My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning.

If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.

I'm an idealist without illusions.

Idealist image quote by Carl Sandburg

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

I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.

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

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.

I am a mixture of idealist and realist.

I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic.

I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.

Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.

Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen.

I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic.

Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.