Ideas Quotes

Matthew arnold - whoever sets himself to see things as they are...
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept.
Carl Lotus Becke

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
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Prove
William o. douglas - the way to combat noxious ideas is with other...
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

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Marie Curie
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
Fran Lebowitz
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
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
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
Karl Poppe
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
You have to let people challenge your ideas.
Tom Kasten, VP, Levi Strauss and Co.
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Tommy Smothers
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France
Ideas are the beginning of all achievement.
Bruce Lee
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Henry Ward Beeche
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
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
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
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live only about a hundred years.
Thomas Alva Edison
Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities.
Ideas, like individuals, live and die. They flourish, according to their nature, in one soil or climate and droop in another. They are the vegetation of the mental world.
Macneile Dixon
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
All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
Author Unknown
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
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
The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second - Rate art of imitation.
Stephen Neill
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
George Santayana
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 teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Elbert Hubbard
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins
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 useless to close the gates against ideas; they overlap them.
Klemens Von Metternich
The best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvie
Equal participants doing similar things will generate lots of new ideas.
Tom McMakin, CEO, Great Harvest