Ideas Quotes

I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

Emily Jane Bront

The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.


All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.

Immanuel Kant

I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.

Grace Paley

The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on.

Thomas Alva Edison

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.

Freeman Dyson

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Agitation is that part of our intellectual life where vitality results; there ideas are born, breed and bring forth.

George E. Woodberry

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

Judge John Kane

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

Miguel de Unamuno

The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly

Norman Thomas

Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of life.

Robert Hall
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