Some Thoughts On Idealism From Various Authors

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

H.L. Mencken

“Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.”

Peter M. Senge

“Reality is what people who lack vision see.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“This is an inevitable and easily recognizable stage in every revolutionary movement: reformers must expect to be disowned by those who are only too happy to enjoy what has been won for them.”

Doris Lessing

“It’s hard to renounce heroes unless you have one to start with.”

Joseph Bottum

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