Quotations on Idealism

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I am an unapologetic idealist, a dreamer, and an optimist. As a writer and teacher, I find these qualities to be essential. I continue to see ways to improve the world, no matter how many losses or setbacks occur.

We must always stand up for what is right, what is worth fighting for, and those who cannot fight for themselves.

Here are a few quotations about idealism:

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“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

                                                                                John Lennon

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                            Robert Kennedy

 

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“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

                                                                              J. R. R. Tolkien

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17 thoughts on “Quotations on Idealism

  1. Encouraging but don’t you feel cheated by how easily people can be persuaded NOT to think of each other – viz the US election campaign. I thought those of us brought up in the 60s and 70s would naturally be more liberal and altruistic. Not true! The attitudes of my contemporaries often make me ashamed. Thanks for quoting Lennon – wish we heard his music (and words) more often!

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    • Thank you for the commentary. I do not feel cheated, but I do recognize how difficult it often is to make changes and how slowly they can come, including with setbacks. I, however, remain optimistic that real and lasting positive change will still occur.

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