Ideas Quotes

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe it.

Don Marquis

Ideas can no more flow backward than can a river.

Victor Hugo

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.

Elbert Hubbard

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Mary Kay Ash

The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

An idea gets us interested, but a dream gets us excited.

David DeNotaris

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

Mark Twain

Ideas wonít keep; something must be done about them.

Alfred North Whitehead

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.

John Erskine

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

Linus Pauling

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

There is only one way in which a person acquires a new idea: by the combination or association of two or more ideas he already has into a new juxtaposition in such a manner as to discover a relationship among them of which he was not previously aware.

Francis A. Cartier

Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.

Edward R. Murrow

Our world has changed over the years because new ideas were acted upon. People may not have had all the answers, but as they began to take action, the answers became clear!

Catherine Pulsifer

Ideas won't work unless you do.


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

Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen

The Web is the ultimate marketplace of ideas, governed by the laws of big numbers.

Chris Anderson

If you cannot be openminded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.

Bryant McGill

The real battlefield is the realm of ideas.

Bryant McGill

I always look for people whose ideas coincide with mine, and then I'm ready to give them a chance to make a name for themselves.

Sir Michael Elias Balcon

There is the world of ideas and there is the world of practice; the French are often for suppressing the one and the English the other; but neither is to be suppressed.

Matthew Arnold

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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