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n. (plural of ideal English)

Ideals (sculpture)

Ideals is an outdoor 1992 bronze sculpture by Muriel Castanis, located at the Portland State Office Building in northeast Portland, Oregon.

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It may be that there have been many moonstruck and misleading ideals that have from time to time perplexed mankind.

Every one of the popular modern phrases and ideals is a dodge in order to shirk the problem of what is good.

In the opening pages of that excellent book MANKIND IN THE MAKING, he dismisses the ideals of art, religion, abstract morality, and the rest, and says that he is going to consider men in their chief function, the function of parenthood.

He has only to drift in the large loose notions common to all artists of the second rank, and people will say that business men have the biggest ideals after all.

It was, in brief, that conservative ideals were bad, not because They were conservative, but because they were ideals.

Shaw forbids men to have strict moral ideals, he is acting like one who should forbid them to have children.

He who had laid all the blame on ideals set up the most impossible of all ideals, the ideal of a new creature.

These may be exaggerations of beauty and courage, but beauty and courage are the unconscious ideals of aristocrats, even of stupid aristocrats.

In the actual practice of life we find, in the matter of ideals, exactly what we have already found in the matter of ritual.

We find that while there is a perfectly genuine danger of fanaticism from the men who have unworldly ideals, the permanent and urgent danger of fanaticism is from the men who have worldly ideals.

When men tell us that the old Liberal politicians of the type of Gladstone cared only for ideals, of course, they are talking nonsense--they cared for a great many other things, including votes.

Chamberlain or, in another way, Lord Rosebery, care only for votes or for material interest, then again they are talking nonsense--these men care for ideals like all other men.

But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.

Christian moral-social ideals still alive in the Russian commune can thus ward off chaos.

It testifies that Dostoevsky had by no means abandoned his earlier ideals, and was striving to integrate them with his more recently acquired convictions in some coherent fashion.