What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.
Ideas are the beginning of all achievement
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
Meditation is a busy search in the storehouse of phantasy for some ideas of matters, to be cast in the moulds of resolution into some forms of words or actions; in which search, when I have used my greatest diligence, I find this is the best conclusion, that to meditate on the best is the best of meditations; and a resolution to make a good end is a good end of my resolutions.
Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.
Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.
Real wealth is ideas plus energy.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.
In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Terrorism is a weapons system, ... From time immemorial it has been the weapon of the weak against the strong. The real war on terror is about culture, ideas and perceptions as much as roadside bombs and suicide bombs.
All wine associations are with occasions when people are at their best; with relaxation, contentment, leisurely meals, and the free flow of ideas.
The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas
Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin
In the globalized world that is ours, maybe we are moving towards a global village, but that global village brings in a lot of different people, a lot of different ideas, lots of different backgrounds, lots of different aspirations.
We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment.
The thing which sets off the American from all other men, and gives peculiar color not only to the pattern of his daily life but also adds to the play of his inner ideas, is what, for want of a more exact term, may be called social aspiration
Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events.