“Someone once asked me whether I am an idealist or a dreamer. I'm neither. I consider myself an optimistic realist. I see reality, but I give it the benefit of the doubt.”
“The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.”
“An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.”
Sydney J. Harris
“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist”
“The most perplexing form of evil, and especially so for all idealists, is that kind of evil which comes out of our efforts to do good. Perhaps when we try to do good without love, we create evil.”
William Irwin Thompson
“I'm an idealist without illusions.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.”
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