Ideas Quotes

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
There are only two kinds of scholars those who love ideas and those who hate them.
Emile Chartie

F scott - the test of a first - rate intelligence is the...
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
David ogilvie - the best ideas come from jokes. make your...
All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
H. L. Mencken
Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live only about a hundred years.
Thomas Alva Edison
Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all.
Matthew Arnold
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
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.
Alexander Osborn
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
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
We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Bill Bernbach
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
William Lippmann
Chinese prove - the man who strikes first admits that his ideas...
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
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Mohandas Ghandi
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
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
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
Anon.
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
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
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
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
Judge John Kane, US District Court
The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
William O. Douglas
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
Fran Lebowitz
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men.
E. M. Cioran
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
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Thomas Alva Edison
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
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
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 teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Elbert Hubbard
We are prisoners of ideas.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world.
Sue Patton Thoele, The Courage To Be Yourself Journal
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Dr. Linus Pauling