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Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. - John Galsworthy


No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it. - Alfred North Whitehead


Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. - Bertrand Russell


Life without idealism is empty indeed. We must have hope or starve to death. - Pearl S. Buck


Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive. - William Frank Buckley Jr.


No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism. - Sir Winston Churchill


Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral. - Richard Milhous Nixon


Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. - Mikhail Bakunin


It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously. - Henry Louis Mencken