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The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause. So it is better to be bossed by men of little faith, who set their hearts on toys, than by men animated by lofty ideals who are ready to sacrifice themselves and others for a cause. (The Ordeal of Change) - Eric Hoffer

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. - Edward Howe Forbush

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. - Cecil B. de Mille

Our ideals are our better selves. - Amos Bronson Alcott

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. - Maya Angelou

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. - Joseph A. Schumpeter

The ideals men die for often become the prejudices their descendents kill for. - Paul Eldridge

Now different races and nationalities cherish different ideals of society that stink in each other's nostrils with an offensiveness beyond the power of any but the most monstrous private deed. - Rebecca West

We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche