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idealism
used in Atlas Shrugged

9 uses
  • Maybe I'm just a hopeless idealist, looking for the impossible.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (41% in)
  • I mean that your attitude may be highly idealistic-as I am sure it is-but, unfortunately, most people do not share your lofty frame of mind and will misinterpret your action in the one manner which would be most abhorrent to you.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (54% in)
  • He is the man whom people call an idealist.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (88% in)
  • He saw me approaching-and he did not know, but I knew, what made him whirl upon me and cry, Tin so sick of all of you Impractical idealists!
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (61% in)
  • I have never believed in the efficacy of idealists-have you? and this is no age for impractical idealism.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (30% in)
  • I have never believed in the efficacy of idealists-have you? and this is no age for impractical idealism.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (30% in)
  • Cuffy Meigs tried to avoid her; his manner was part scorn, as if he considered her an impractical idealist, part superstitious awe, as if she possessed some incomprehensible power with which he preferred not to tangle.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (55% in)
  • You who've never grasped the nature of evil, you who describe them as 'misguided idealists'-may the God you invented forgive you! they are the essence of evil, they, those anti-living objects who seek, by devouring the world, to fill the selfless zero of their soul.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (66% in)
  • We can't adopt an idealistic theory, which-"
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (28% in)

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