American power in the world relies on these ideals of openness and critical debate.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.
I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do – that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects.
The man is distinguished from the youth by the fact that he takes the world as it is, instead of everywhere fancying it amiss and wanting to improve it, i.e. model it after his ideal; in him the view that one must deal with the world according to his interest, not according to his ideals, becomes confirmed.
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security.
I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.