"Ideals are dangerous things. Realities are better. They wound, but they're better."
~ Lady Windermere's Fan
by Oscar Wilde
"We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great."
~ Anne Of Avonlea
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.
~ Of Human Bondage
by W. Somerset Maugham