“Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.”
― George Carlin
Simple definition of Idealist is : the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty,
- behavior or thought based on a conception of things as they should be or as one would wish them to be; idealization
- a striving to achieve one’s ideals
- imaginative treatment in art that seeks to show the artist’s or author’s conception of perfection; representation of imagined types, or ideals
- PHILOS. any of various theories which hold that:
- things exist only as ideas in the mind rather than as material objects independent of the mind
- things in the material world are actually manifestations of an independent realm of unchanging, immaterial models or forms
Examples from the Web for Idealism
idealism as noun is:
- The act or practice of envisioning things in an ideal and often impractical form.
- Pursuit of one’s ideals, often without regard to practical ends.
- Idealized treatment of a subject in literature or art.
- Philosophy The theory that the object of external perception, in itself or as perceived, consists of ideas.
Some more interesting quotes.
“The idealist hopes. The romantic sees doom. The postmodernist sees doom and hopes.”
, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic
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“God save me from idealists.”
― Jim Butcher
, Grave Peril
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“They said that I should lose my ideals and begin to believe in the methods of practical politicians. Now, I have not lost my ideals in the least; my faith in fundamentals is exactly what it always was. What I have lost is my childlike faith in practical politics.”
― G.K. Chesterton
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“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”
― Ayn Rand
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“Cynics are – beneath it all – only idealists with awkwardly high standards.”
― Alain de Botton
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“He loved the people just as much as he feared and detested persons.”
― Sinclair Lewis
, It Can’t Happen Here
“Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?”
― Edith Wharton
, The House of Mirth
I guess everyone of has an Idealist within us – hidden somewhere, waiting to come out at the appropriate place mostly in spoken word and not in Deeds and that is the problem we find in the C Suite Club. – me ! 🙂