Ideas Quotes

Henry besseme - i had an immense advantage over many others...
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. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F Scott

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
Steven Patrick Callahan
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - A trial of spiritual resolve the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
Ronald Reagan
Samuel johnson - language is only the instrument of science, and...
Ideas shape the course of history.
John Maynard Keynes

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
Rmy de Gourmont
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 West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non - Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington
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
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle is a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.
Nathaniel Brandon
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
Helen Kelle
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self - Opinionated thinkers.
John Owen
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
Fran Lebowitz
Some have half - Baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Author Unknown
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
Mary Beth Danielson
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 Fitzgerald Kennedy
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France
The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
William O. Douglas
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - A trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
Ronald Reagan
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - - The things we live by and teach our children - - Are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
Walt Disney
Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people.
Unknown
Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as suits.
Paul Graham, September 2004
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
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)
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard
When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - Say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - It is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - Possessing them - That what has been said has still not been said enough.
Eugene Delacroix
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
Karl Poppe
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.
Hortense Calishe
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Mohandas Ghandi
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance.
Sidney Madwed
To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.
Geoffrey Parsons
In the realm of ideas it is better to let the mind sally forth, even if some precious preconceptions suffer a mauling.
Robert F. Goheen
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The men who come on the stage at one period are all found to be related to each other. Certain ideas are in the air.
Julie Arabi
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