Ideas Quotes

Henry ward beeche - all words are pegs to hang ideas on....
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

There is nothing easier than lopping off heads and nothing harder than developing ideas.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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
Bruce lee - ideas are the beginning of all achievement....
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins

Dirk struik, a concise history of mathematics, vol. i - mathematics is a vast adventure in ideas; its...
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
Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
Steven Patrick Callahan
There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.
Emile Chartie
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - A trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
Ronald Reagan
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
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
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Successful innovators recognize that discovery of great ideas come from looking at the same thing as everyone else and observing something different.
Reed Markham, Author, Effective Speechwriting
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
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 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
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France
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
My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things.
Mary Manin Boggs
We are prisoners of ideas.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self - Opinionated thinkers.
John Owen
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
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
William Lippmann
Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.
Charles Fillmore
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
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
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 best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvie
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
William Golding, Lord of The Flies
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
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Stanislaus J. Lec
The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men.
E. M. Cioran
The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
William O. Douglas