“Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.”
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”
Leo F. Buscaglia
“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.”
“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth”
“We need you, we need your youth, your strength, and your idealism, to help us make right what is wrong.”
“Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos.”
William Irwin Thompson
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