Ideas Quotes

Pablo picasso - god is really only another artist, he made the...
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

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
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw
Miriam beard - certainly, travel is more than the seeing of...
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live only about a hundred years.
Thomas Alva Edison

Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Prove
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
I believe that there never was a creator of a philosophical system who did not confess at the end of his life that he had wasted his time. It must be admitted that the inventors of the mechanical arts have been much more useful to men that the inventors of syllogisms. He who imagined a ship towers considerably above him who imagined innate ideas.
Voltaire
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Abraham Lincoln
There are well - Dressed foolish ideas just as there are well - Dressed fools.
Diane Ackerman
The test of a first - Fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in 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 Fitzgerald
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 greatest ideas are the simplest.
William Golding, Lord of The Flies
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 church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963
At least two - Thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
Aldous Huxley
Reading transports me. I can go anywhere and never leave my chair. It lets me shake hands with new ideas.
Rolfe Neill
Equal participants doing similar things will generate lots of new ideas.
Tom McMakin, CEO, Great Harvest
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman Rickove
Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.
Hortense Calishe
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
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
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
George Santayana
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Goethe
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Dr. Linus Pauling
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
Ours is the age of substitutes instead of language, we have jargon instead of principles, slogans and instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.
Eric Bentley
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
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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
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
You have to let people challenge your ideas.
Tom Kasten, VP, Levi Strauss and Co.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - A place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Tommy Smothers