Ideas Quotes

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

Walter Bagehot

If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.

Ralph Johnson Bunche

Men may move mountains, but ideas move men.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There are no children of whom we are fonder than those that are born of our brains, to whom we are father and mother in one.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

mile Auguste Chartier

Ideas have consequences, and totally erroneous ideas are likely to have destructive consequences.

Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen

Ideas consume the ages as passions consume men. When man is cured, humanity may possibly cure itself.

Honor de Balzac

Ideas are more powerful than guns.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them.

Alexander Graham Bell

Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art.

Julia Cameron

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Callimachus of Cyrene

Mathematics, in the development of its ideas, has only to take account of the immanent reality of its concepts and has absolutely no obligation to examine their transient reality.

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Having lots of ideas doesn't mean you're clever, any more than having lots of soldiers means you're a good general.

Nicolas Chamfort

Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it; ideas are just as mortal and just as immortal as organised beings are.

Samuel Butler

Ideas are like shadows , substantial enough until we try to grasp them.

Samuel Butler

This is serious, and you gotta keep your mind open in case an idea comes alongyou want there to be some room for it to fit in.

Orson Scott Card

It is safe to wager that every public idea and every accepted convention is sheer foolishness, because it has suited the majority.

Nicolas Chamfort

An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the better.

Samuel Butler

Ideas and opinions, like living organisms, have a normal rate of growth which cannot be either checked or forced beyond a certain point. They can be held in check more safely than they can be hurried. They can also be killed; and one of the surest ways to kill them is to try to hurry them.

Samuel Butler

An idea, in the highest sense of that word, cannot be conveyed but by a symbol.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I never imagined so many people would be enjoying it this much. I wrote this book essentially as a group of fictional characters exploring ideas that I found personally intriguing.

Dan Brown

If I'm not at my desk by 4 AM, I feel like I'm missing my most productive hours. In addition to starting early, I keep an antique hour glass on my desk and every hour break briefly to do pushups, sit-ups, and some quick stretches. I find this helps keep the blood (and ideas) flowing.

Dan Brown

Ideas should be neutral. But man animates them with his passions and folly. Impure and turned into beliefs, they take on the appearance of reality. The passage from logic is consummated. Thus are born ideologies, doctrines, and bloody farce.

Emil Cioran

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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