Ideas Quotes

Bishop vincent - ideas are the factors that lift civilization....
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

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
Warren Bennis
Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
Hortense calishe - this is my answer to the gap between ideas and...
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

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
Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people.
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
Thomas Mann
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
My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things.
Mary Manin Boggs
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
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them.
Karl Kraus
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
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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 history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men.
E. M. Cioran
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 man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Prove
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas and the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., (dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919)
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
A committee is a cul - De - Sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks (ca. 1907)
This coffee plunges into the stomach... the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop... the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp - Shooters.
Honore de Balzac
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
Karl Poppe
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
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
William Golding, Lord of The Flies
The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
J. Arthur Thomson
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
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
Hector Berlioz
Life - Transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
Bell Hooks, O Magazine, December 2003
Reading transports me. I can go anywhere and never leave my chair. It lets me shake hands with new ideas.
Rolfe Neill
Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official - - Not to say arbitrary - - In their ideas, and are apter and apter with each passing day to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.
William Adams
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.
Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be.
William Shakespeare
The best ideas are common property.
Seneca, Epistles
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
The more words you know, the more clearly and powerfully you will think and the more ideas you will invite into your mind.
Wilfred Funk
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge