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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
The idealist's program of political or economic reform may be impracticable, absurd, demonstrably ridiculous; but it can never be successfully opposed merely by pointing out that this is the case. A negative opposition cannot be wholly effectual: there must be a competing idealism; something must be offered that is not only less objectionable but more desirable.
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
The actual well seen is ideal.
Nearly all the Escapists in the long past have managed their own budget and their social relations so unsuccessfully that I wouldn't want them for my landlords, or my bankers, or my neighbors. They were valuable, like powerful stimulants, only when they were left out of the social and industrial routine.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.