Ideal People Quotes

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May these Ideal People Quotes inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner.

Also known as the perfect man (al-insanu’l-kamil), the universal man is the brightest mirror of God’s acts, Names, Attributes, and even His Essential Qualities that qualify Him as God. There is a rule that when an attribute is mentioned without it being specified who the one or ones that have it are, then such an attribute belongs to the one who has it at the most perfect level. So, when we talk about the universal man, we mean, first of all, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings. Then come other Messengers and Prophets, and the greatest spiritual guides who are known as “means of Divine help” (ghaws) and “pole” or “axis” (qutb), and “those made near to God” (muqarrabun), and godly ones (abrar), and other saintly people, each according to their rank or degree.

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Man in Solitude

Those who strive to enlighten others, seek happiness for them, and extend a helping hand have such a developed and enlightened spirit that they are like guardian angels. They struggle with disasters befalling society, stand up to “storms,” hurry to put out “fire,” and are always on the alert for possible shocks.– M. Fethullah Gulen

People of service must resolve, for the sake of the cause to which they have given their heart, to cross over seas of “pus and blood.” When they attain the desired object, they must be mature enough to attribute everything to its Rightful Owner, and be respectful and thankful to Him. Their voices and breaths glorify and magnify God, the Sublime Creator. Such people hold everyone in high regard and esteem, and are so balanced and faithful to God’s Will that they do not idolize those whom they praise for their services.– M. Fethullah Gulen

First of all, they understand that they are responsible and answerable for work left undone, must be considerate and fair-minded to everyone who seeks their help, and must work to support the truth. They are extraordinarily resolved and hopeful even when their institutions are destroyed, their plans upset, and their forces routed.– M. Fethullah Gulen

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Ideal People Quotes

People of service are moderate and tolerant when they take new wings and once again soar to the summits, and so rational and wise that they admit in advance that the path is very steep. So zealous, persevering, and confident are they that they willingly pass through all the pits of hell encountered on the way. Such people are so faithful to the cause to which they have devoted themselves that, deeply in love with it, they willingly sacrifice their lives and whatever they love for its sake. So sincere and humble are such people that they never remind others of their accomplishments.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Those who want to reform the world must first reform themselves. If they want to lead others to a better world, they must purify their inner worlds of hatred, rancor, and jealousy, and adorn their outer worlds with virtue. The words of those who cannot control and discipline themselves, and who have not refined their feelings, may seem attractive and insightful at first. How-ever, even if they somehow manage to inspire others, which they sometimes do, the sentiments they arouse will soon wither.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Preferring the sacred cause over all worldly and animal desires; being steadfast in truth, once it has been discovered, to the degree that you sacrifice all mundane attachments for its sake; enduring all hardships so that future generations will be happy; seeking happiness, not in material or even spiritual pleasures, but in the happiness and well-being of others; never seeking to obtain any posts or positions; and preferring oneself to others in taking on work but preferring others to oneself in receiving wages—these are the essentials of this sacred way of serving the truth.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Those who lead the way must set a good example for their followers. Just as they are imitated in their virtues and good morals, so do their bad and improper actions and attitudes leave indelible marks upon those who follow them.– M. Fethullah Gulen

One who represents any stage of the truth must try to embody it with honesty, trustworthiness, consciousness of duty, a high degree of perception, awareness of circumstances, far-sightedness, and absolute chastity. People who hold high office but lack one or more of these virtues must be seen as having one or more serious defects. This is a clear misfortune for those who follow them.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Neither “darkness” nor another light can defeat those whose light comes from them. Such sources of light will burn on throughout their natural life-span in spite of everything, and will illuminate their surroundings.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Those who act according to what they have seen are not as successful as those who act according to what they know. Those who act according to what they know are not as successful as those who act according to their conscience.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Even if explaining knowledge and truth to those ill-mannered and inexperienced is as difficult as dealing with crazy people, enlightened people must do this duty eagerly.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Since everyone cannot understand clear truths on the same level, the way of abstract description was abandoned in favor of demonstration, representation and personification.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Every tree is made up of wood. A tree is differentiated by its fruit, and people are differentiated by their piety.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Some sunny, grassy, bright roads adorned with flowers eventually lead to valleys of death, while other steep, thorny paths intersect with the edge of Heaven.– M. Fethullah Gulen

Rust is the enemy of iron, lead the enemy of diamonds, and dissipation the enemy of the spirit. If it does not cause its decay and ruin today, it will definitely cause them tomorrow. – M. Fethullah Gulen

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Praying Muslim, calligraphy

The Ideal
This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
Or hard to say.
A self is a self.
It is not a screen.
A person should respect
What he has been.
This is my past
Which I shall not discard.
This is the ideal.
This is hard. – James Fenton

After people have gone, you forget their faults, and you recall the ideal more than the person. – Ann Aguirre

An intimate friend and a hated enemy have always been indispensable requirements for my emotional life; I have always been able to create them anew, and not infrequently my childish ideal has been so closely approached that friend and enemy coincided in the same person. – Sigmund Freud

And it is perhaps one of the causes of our perpetual disappointments in love, this perpetual displacement whereby, in response to our expectation of the ideal person whom we love, each meeting provides us with a person in flesh and blood who yet contains so little trace of our dream. – Marcel Proust

As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man — the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn’t exist. – Nicholas Sparks

At least for me personally, I’ve always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I’m speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience. – Katie Couric

Baptists have long upheld the ideal of a free church in a free state. And from the beginning, they believed that forcing a person to worship against his will violated the principles of both Christianity and civility. – George W. Bush

Conservatism defends those coercive arrangements which a still-lingering savageness makes requisite. Radicalism endeavours to realize a state more in harmony with the character of the ideal man. – Herbert Spencer

Do no look for that ideal person to be with, be that ideal person. – Jeffrey Fry

During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. – Nelson Mandela

Each of us is sometimes a cretin, a fool, a moron, or a lunatic. A normal person is just a reasonable mix of these components, these four ideal types. – Umberto Eco

Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. – Robert Kennedy

Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo. – Jose Marti

Firstly, there is no perfect man. Looking for that it worse than starting the race badly, it means you’re in the wrong race. What women should be searching for is their ideal man – i.e. the one whose values, beliefs and outlook on life synergise with their own. – Matthew Hussey

God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

He who is infatuated with ‘Man’ leaves persons out of account so far as that infatuation extends, and floats in an ideal, sacred interest. Man, you see, is not a person, but an ideal, a spook. – Max Stirner

I always thought ‘chick lit’ meant third-person contemporary funny novels, dealing with issues of the day. I mean, it’s not the ideal term; when I’m asked to describe what I do, I say I write romantic comedies, cause that’s what I feel they are. But I’m quite pragmatic. – Sophie Kinsella

I am attracted to a thug. I like that quality, but I like the other side of it, too. Because all guys who go around behaving in macho ways are really scared little girls. So you have to look beneath the surface. There’s a difference between my ideal man and a man that I’m sexually attracted to, believe me. Therein lies the rub. – Madonna Ciccone

I had often joked in my speeches that I had imaginary conversations with Mrs. Roosevelt to solicit her advice on a range of subjects. It’s actually a useful mental exercise to help analyze problems, provided you choose the right person to visualize. Eleanor Roosevelt was ideal. – Hillary Clinton

I happen to think we’ve set our ideal on the wrong objects; I happen to think that the greatest ideal man can set before himself is self-perfection. – W. Somerset Maugham

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. – Nelson Mandela

I never will allow myself to form an ideal of any person I desire to see, for disappointment never fails to ensue. – Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington

I really do admire you a bit. You’re an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand. I’m an intelligent person with no moral character at all, so I’m in an ideal position to appreciate it. – Colonel Korn – Joseph Heller

I sometimes used to ask myself, what on earth did I love her for? Maybe fore the warm hazel iris of her fluffy eyes, or for the natural side-wave of her brown hair, done anyhow, or again for that movement of her plump shoulders. But, probably the truth was that I loved her because she loved me. To her I was the ideal man: brains, pluck. And there was none dressed better. I remember once, when I first put on that new dinner jacket, with the vast trousers, she clapsed her hands, sank down on a chair and murmured: ‘Oh, Hermann….” It was ravishment bordering upon something like heavenly woe. – Vladimir Nabokov

I think my ideal man would speak many languages. He would speak Ibo and Yoruba and English and French and all of the others. He could speak with any person, even the soldiers, and if there was violence in their heart he could change it. He would not have to fight, do you see? Maybe he would not be very handsome, but he would be beautiful when he spoke. He would be very kind, even if you burned his food because you were laughing and talking with your girlfriends instead of watching the cooking. He would just say, ‘Ah, never mind’. – Chris Cleave

I try to build relationships with the actors, at least to some degree beforehand, whether it’s phone calls because I’m from Seattle or all of us meeting in person at some point, which is ideal if at all possible before we get on set together. – Lynn Shelton

I’m social and I meet people and talk to people but I’m not looking for the ideal person to fit my mold and to raise my family with yet. I’m just kind of doing my thing and learning from the people I’m around and who I cross paths with. – Picabo Street

Ideal mental health, like freedom, exists for one person only if it exists for all people. – Phyllis Chesler

If one listens one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person. – Oscar Wilde

In order for an ideal to become a reality, there must be a person, a personality to translate it. – Jesse Jackson

In the supremacy of self-control consists one of the perfections of the ideal man. – Herbert Spencer

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes. – Alfred Adler

Let the one great aim and ideal be to lift up and universalize our affection, so that while it is as deep and intimate as though it has but one object, yet it is ready to be centered on any person, to flow to any point of need. – Nilakanta Sri Ram

Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it. If you have a person you don’t need for anything, that’s ideal. You’re just together because you really want to be. – Kirstie Alley

Most people carry an ideal man and woman in their head, and when the practical relations of the men and women of every day are discussed with reference only to these impossible ideals, we need not marvel at any ridiculous conclusions. – Mary C. Ames

my definition of the ideal man is ‘that particular man with whom a woman happens to be in love at that particular time. – Clare Boothe Luce

My ideal man is Benjamin Franklin-the figure in American history most worthy of emulation … Franklin is my ideal of a whole man. … Where are the life-size-or even pint-size-Benjamin Franklins of today? – Isidor Isaac Rabi

My ideal man is dead white old and on a green sheet of paper. – Nicki Minaj

My ideal man is faithful, honest, and a gentleman who knows how to treat women. – Irina Shayk

My ideal registration system would be an opt-out one, where every single person is registered once they turn 18. In Australia, I’m told, everyone is registered to vote and you pay a fine if you don’t vote. – Sharon Salzberg

My ideal type of women? A person who is completely into me. It’s fine even if she’s so into me that it’s a bit strange. She doesn’t spend time with friends, she doesn’t go out, but instead is unconditionally attached to me. I’m not joking. I really want someone like that. – Lee Joon

My mom has been my support system from day one. Admiring the type of person she is gives me a sense of what to look for in my ideal cheerleader when the time comes. – OMI

Now you, as a young person, may have no faith in your country, or in your church, or in your family. But you can still have faith in an ideal. If you have an ideal in front of you, you will never get lost on the journey of life. It is, after all, the journey that matters. – Edward Bloor

Occasionally, something will happen that will change your opinion of someone irrevocably, that will shatter the ideal you’ve built up around a person and force you to see them for the fallible and human creature they really are. – Marilyn Manson

One may have a right to be unconventional and even eccentric, so long as one is fully competent and a decent person; but one’s ideal as a professor should be to conduct oneself as an admirable human being: just, kind, tolerant, competent, committed, and good-humored. – Robert Audi

Our age is pre-eminently the age of sympathy, as the eighteenth century was the age of reason. Our ideal men and women are they, whose sympathies have had the widest culture, whose aims do not end with self, whose philanthropy, though centrifugal, reaches around the globe. – Frances E. Willard

Person you want to be and assume that you are already that person. If this assumption is persisted in until it becomes your dominant feeling, the attainment of your ideal is inevitable. – Neville Goddard

Possessing the ideal makes a person nervous: you sense the inevitable decline just ahead. – Garrison Keillor

Repentance is the biggest punishment of ideal man. – Khem Veasna

She satisfies my ideal.” Every person carries within his heart a blueprint of the one he loves; what appears to be “love at first sight” is often the fulfillment of a desire and the realization of a dream. – Fulton J. Sheen

Sting’s my ideal man, because he’s a real man. – Alexander McQueen

The fault with all religions like Christianity is that they have one set of rules for all. But Hindu religion is suited to all grades of religious aspiration and progress. It contains all the ideals in their perfect form. For example, the ideal of Shanta or blessedness is to be found in Vasishtha; that of love in Krishna; that of duty in Rama and Sita; and that of intellect in Shukadeva. Study the characters of these and of other ideal men. Adopt one which suits you best. – Swami Vivekananda

The highest ideal man can form of his own powers, is that which he is destined to attain. Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. This is the law and the prophets. Knock and it shall be opened, seek and ye shall find. It is demonstrated; it is a maxim. – Margaret Fuller

The ideal chief executive as an outside person, an inside person, and a person of action. – Walter Isaacson

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. – Aristotle

The ideal man doesn’t exist. A husband is easier to find. – Britt Ekland

The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy. – Aristotle

The Ideal Man should talk to us as if we were goddesses, and treat us as if we were children. He should refuse all our serious requests, and gratify every one of our whims. He should encourage us to have caprices, and forbid us to have missions. He should always say much more than he means, and always mean much more than he says. – Oscar Wilde

The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others. – Aristotle

The ideal person is not the one with whom one can be happy, but the one without whom one can’t be happy. – Danielle Steel

The ideal reader’s the same, and I suppose this person has never had a face or a gender or an age. It’s just some kind of unknown other who will be sympathetic and read each word carefully and understand what I’m writing about. I suppose every writer feels this. – Paul Auster

The ideal way to get rid of any infectious disease would be to shoot instantly every person who comes down with it. – H.L. Mencken

The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. It’s the person who says, I’m going to become this and then progressively works toward that goal. – Earl Nightingale

The person whose happiness depends on ideal circumstances is going to be miserable much of the time. – Warren W. Wiersbe

The team needs a leader to handle everything with rules and constant stability. Mourinho is the ideal man for that job, and we are delighted about it. – Sergio Ramos

The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow. – Aristotle

There is no such thing as an ideal man. The ideal man is the man you love at the moment. – Francoise Sagan

To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few. – Jean Rostand

Today’s beauty ideal, strictly enforced by the media, is a person with the same level of body fat as a paper clip. – Dave Barry

True love means you love the real person, not an ideal that you have in your head and superimpose over them. That’s illusion and lies to me. – Laurell K. Hamilton

Try becoming a person people want to be with rather than conforming yourself to the false identity of what you conceive their ideal to be. – An Na

Up to that time I never realized that I possessed any particular gift of discovery, but Lord Rayleigh, whom I always considered as an ideal man of science, had said so and if that was the case, I felt that I should concentrate on some big idea. – Nikola Tesla

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to reject the idea that the ideal man is taller, richer, more knowledgeable, more renowned, or more powerful. – Stephanie Coontz

Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. – Margaret Fuller

When developing an idea, I remind myself not to start with compromise. I envision the ideal manifestation of the idea, as if I had no limits in resources, materials, or permission. – Janet Echelman

Whoever is unable to stand up for an ideal with his person, his arm, his blood, is unworthy of that ideal, and no matter how intellectual one may become, what matters is that one remains a man. – Thomas Mann

You Europeans know nothing about America. Because we amass large fortunes you think we care for nothing but money. We are nothing for it; the moment we have it we spend it, sometimes well, sometimes ill, but we spend it. Money is nothing to us; it’s merely the symbol of success. We are the greatest idealists in the world; I happen to think that we’ve set our ideal on the wrong objects; I happen to think that the greatest ideal man can set before himself is self-perfection. – W. Somerset Maugham

You have to have your personal life, and at the end of the day I think what people forget, especially when you’re online, is that you’re a person too, right, and that you’re not this ideal of feminism, that everything you do like feminism just like falls in your wake. – Jessica Valenti

You put the picture of the ideal person in your head and then someone comes along and they don’t fit that ideal at all. But somehow there is something about them that is so attractive. Everyone that I have fallen for has not fit that ideal at all. – Emily VanCamp

You visualize yourself as the person you want to be. You strive to make the ideal in your mind become a reality on the canvas of Time. – Wilferd Peterson

You’re an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand. I’m an intelligent person with no moral character at all, so I’m in an ideal position to appreciate it. – Joseph Heller

You’ve built up this idea about me, this ideal, but I’m not that person. I’m not perfect. I am far from perfect. I’m not worth such a beautiful story. – Stephanie Perkins