Ideas Quotes

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Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Spinoza

There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal.
The National, Paris, 1850
If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.
Harold Abelson
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The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
Edward De Bono

Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
Fixed ideas are like a cramp in the foot - The best remedy against it is to tread on it.
S? ren Kierkegaard, Journal, july 6., 1838
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
Judge John Kane, US District Court
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long - Established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
Henry Besseme
Be not astonished at new ideas for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Spinoza
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - At the age of fifty, say - That a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about... It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, 1977
The test of a first - Rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.
John Haldane
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
Alfred North Whitehead
It is useless to send armies against ideas.
Georg Brandes
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination (1950)
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Prove
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
The best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvie
All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood
Successful innovators recognize that discovery of great ideas come from looking at the same thing as everyone else and observing something different.
Reed Markham, Author, Effective Speechwriting
To die for an idea it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true.
H. L. Mencken
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
A. Whitney Griswold
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
John Maynard Keynes
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman Rickove
God is really only another artist, he made the elephat, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas.
Pablo Picasso
There are well - Dressed foolish ideas just as there are well - Dressed fools.
Diane Ackerman
The test of a first - Rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.
Robert Hutchins
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
H. L. Mencken
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.
Joseph Addison
Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.
J. William Galbraith
A committee is a cul - De - Sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks (ca. 1907)
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.
Emile Chartie
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.
Alexander Osborn