Totaram was a remarkably able man. His writings in Hindi show a perception, idealism, tolerance, wit, balance, and shrewd practicality seldom matched by any of his European or Indian contemporaries, and as a debater he was supreme.
Whenever one comes to close grips with so-called Idealism, as in war time, one is shocked by its rascality.
There are two types of expression: the loka dharma and the natya dharma . Loka dharma is very natural, similar to the behavior of daily life, nitya dharma is an idealized behavior that is used in dance....one were a realistic behavior and the other stylized, saying that Indian art has always favoured Idealism on stage.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.buckley, william f., jr.
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty Idealism is not uncommon; it is the combination that is necessary, and that combination is rare.theodore roosevelt
Women have been charged with deviousness and duplicity since the dawn of civilization so they have never been able to pretend that their masks were anything but masks. It is a slender case but perhaps it does mean that women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of Idealism.Germaine Greer
Here, then, is what I wanted to tell you of my architecture. I created it with courage and Idealism, but also with an awareness of the fact that what is important is life, friends and attempting to make this unjust world a better place in which to live.oscar niemeyer
We must rekindle the fire of Idealism in our society, for nothing suffocates the promise of America more than unbounded cynicism and indifference.joseph ("joe") biden
We have busied ourselves and contented ourselves long enough with speaking and writing; now at last we demand that the word become flesh, the spirit matter; we are as sick of political as we are of philosophical Idealism; we are determined to become political materialists.
Modern transcendental Idealism, Emersonianism, for instance, also seems to let God evaporate into abstract Ideality. Not a deity in concreto, not a superhuman person, but the immanent divinity in things, the essentially spiritual structure of the universe, is the object of the transcendentalist cult. In that address of the graduating class at Divinity College in 1838 which made Emerson famous, the frank expression of this worship of mere abstract laws was what made the scandal of the performance.william james
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of Idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.Immanuel Kant
Rectilinearity and one-sidedness, woodenness and petrification, subjectivism and subjective blindness voilà the epistemological roots of Idealism.
Visionary Idealism is a male art form. The lesbian aesthete does not exist. But if there were one, she would have learned from the perverse male mind.camille paglia
We remain in the Romantic cycle initiated by Rousseau: liberal Idealism canceled by violence, barbarism, disillusionment and cynicism.camille paglia
In the Gospels, for instance, we sometimes find the kingdom of heaven illustrated by principles drawn from observation of this world rather than from an ideal conception of justice; ... They remind us that the God we are seeking is present and active, that he is the living God; they are doubtless necessary if we are to keep religion from passing into a mere Idealism and God into the vanishing point of our thought and endeavour.george santayana
Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with Idealism.thomas sowell
In fact, we had a number of extreme leftists and trade unionists among us, and they seemed to take it for granted that we all agreed that the rich must somehow be forced to surrender their ill-gotten gains. Yet there was an air of good humor about their Idealism that made me feel they would not be too offended if I admitted that I regard socialists as well-meaning but muddle-headed brigands.colin wilson
... without Idealism, politics becomes a form of accounting, a management of purely material interests.
We will compromise on almost anything, but not on our values, or our aesthatics, or our Idealism, or our sense of curiosity.
A doctrine which, because of its little-circumspect Idealism, offends not just faith, but reason itself.
...in Sikhism epistemological Idealism also leads to metaphysical Idealism. Sikhism starts with plurality of objects and ends in monism. It evolves a comprehensive metaphysical system of absolute dynamic non-dualist view of the Reality.
America's daily political vitriol is an undeniable fact. Against that depressing background, it is good to be able to celebrate an American invention which, for all its faults, tries to spread around the world a combination of unpaid Idealism, knowledge and stubborn civility.
All skepticism is a kind of Idealism . Hence when the skeptic Zeno pursued the study of skepticism by endeavoring existentially to keep himself unaffected by whatever happened, so that when once he had gone out of his way to avoid a mad dog, he shamefacedly admitted that even a skeptical philosopher is also sometimes a man, I find nothing ridiculous in this. There is no contradiction, and the comical always lies in a contradiction.