It is in its higher forms an artistic product, and admits the ideal element as much as pictures or statues.
Knowledge, or science, he says, is a process of following out the ideal element in experience.
In Lorenzo's soul there is an ideal element, of which he is not ashamed; he aspires; he believes in the expiating power of deeds.
It works by seizing upon the ideal element which is already there, conserving it, and developing it.
Yet it is just after such a perusal that the absolute lack of the ideal element is so strongly borne in upon us.
Mr. Parker's ministry had three periods, in each of which the ideal element was the attraction.
He turned his eyes and saw her emotion, which greatly increased the ideal element in her expressive face.
What is really wanted is the lifting power of an ideal element in human life.