Famous wisdom quotes - Mabel Hale - No one can rise higher than their ideals. The ideal one has in mind is the limit of perfection to that person. It is impossible to attain to higher things than we strive for; and few, oh, so few, even reach their ideals. So it is imperative that we set before us good and pure ideals, that we set our mark high. It is better to aim at the impossible than to be content with the inferior. Our ideals are shaping our life.