Tuesday, March 19, 2013

#935 The actual well seen

I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.  ~ Carl Sandburg

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?  ~ Eliza Cook

The actual well seen is ideal.  ~ Thomas Carlyle

Quotes about ideals, life

- For what ideals do you strive/probe?
- To what extent is utopia (striving for an ideal world) an outdated nineteenth century concept?
- What ideals may we see in our daily lives if we are aware enough?