high ideals

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If high ideals make a young man rude, the sooner he gets rid of them the better," said Mrs.
The great friendship which had sprung up between these two men whose lives and training had been so widely different had but been strengthened by association, for they were both men to whom the same high ideals of manhood, of personal courage, and of honor appealed with equal force.
At such moments she found justification for her treason to her standards, for her violation of her own high ideals, and, most of all, for her tacit disobedience to her mother and father.
He was an estimable young man, honest, amiable, with high ideals.
He said the university needed ever so much more money this year than the state was willing to furnish; and that it must come from wealthy personages who could not but be offended by the swerving of the university from its high ideal of the passionless pursuit of passionless intelligence.
His high ideal of citizenship offers to those who can satisfy its claims the prospect of a fair life; those who fall short are deemed to be different in nature and shut out entirely from approach to the ideal.
Bob Dearsley, President of International Operations, BFO International concludes, "The B2B Marketing Lab has a reputation for very high quality customer service and we were looking to partner with a US organisation that held the same high ideals and were aligned with the same core values.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister admired the progress achieved by the people of Kyrgyzstan towards high ideals of democracy.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars--appointed by the President--selects the finalists based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
He is a man of high ideals who nonetheless delights in basic pleasures, such as sharing a pig's head with his ageing dad.
Paul's sense of responsibility, determination, and high ideals are characteristics of his generation which was coined the "The Greatest Generation.
High ideals of co-operation and peaceful co-existence notwithstanding, it is pointless belonging to any organisation unless there are real benefits which are broadly shared.