Ideas Quotes

Abraham lincoln - he can compress the most words into the smallest...
If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea.
Richard Hofstadte

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
Alfred North Whitehead
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Mohandas Ghandi
Helen kelle - tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas....
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

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
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live only about a hundred years.
Thomas Alva Edison
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
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
Linus Pauling
My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things.
Mary Manin Boggs
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood
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
Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one - Ideaed individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Laurence Sterne
We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him - - But we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration - - we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey.
Albert E. Cliffe
But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus.
Henry Louis Mencken
Life - Transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
Bell Hooks, O Magazine, December 2003
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
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
Archibald MacLeish
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
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)
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
Author Unknown
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
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
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
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.
Hortense Calishe
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
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
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
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
William Lippmann
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.
Albert Einstein
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Tommy Smothers