Ideas Quotes

William o. douglas - the way to combat noxious ideas is with other...
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

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
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
Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
Richard adams - the thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the...

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
I will ignore all ideas for new works on engines of war, the invention of which has reached its limits and for whose improvements I see no further hope.
Sextus Julius Frontinus
Chinese prove - the man who strikes first admits that his ideas...
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Napoleon Hill
The best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvie
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 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
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
Helen Kelle
Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.
Bishop Vincent
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman Rickove
Life - Transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
Bell Hooks, O Magazine, December 2003
When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions.
Walter Lippmann
Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
Alfred North Whitehead
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
Midge Decto
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 policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.
Robert Hutchins
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
George Santayana
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
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
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 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
Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.
J. William Galbraith
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
Author Unknown
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Dr. Linus Pauling
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
William Lippmann
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
Thomas Mann
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
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
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
Don Marquis
The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Marie Curie
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
Anon.