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You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller

Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow


 

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is research.
- Anonymous

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Incite a riot of new ideas.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
- Lewis Black

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
- Thomas Jefferson

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
- Stephane Mallarme

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

Wealth flows from energy and ideas.
- William Feather

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- Howard Aiken

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Intelligence is really a kind of taste:
taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who
have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them.
Good food is a global thing and I find that there is
always something new and amazing to learn -
I love it!
- Jamie Oliver

We need to give each other the space to grow,
to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.
We need to give each other space so that we may both
give and receive such beautiful things as ideas,
openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
- Max de Pree

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being
inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their
positive effect as part of a whole solution.
- John Thune

The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later.
- Louis Aragon

The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance
of the ideas that underlie modern art.
- Thom Mayne

It is nice to be around people who think differently than you.
They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.
- Tucker Carlson

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources
and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards
starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

There are many selfish people who are extremely original,
then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up,
that is an insincere move.
- Daniel Smith

Students need to learn how to think critically,
how to argue opposing ideas.
It is important for them to learn how to think.
You can always cook.
- Charlie Trotter

My ideas have undergone a process
of emergence by emergency.
When they are needed badly enough,
they are accepted.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas
and theories as of obsessions.
- Emile M. Cioran

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas,
i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society,
is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
- Karl Marx

Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps
on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad,
are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.
- Boris Yeltsin

Once we start collecting, the more you have,
the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from
responding to the present and taking on new ideas what
the artists are doing now.
- David Elliott

Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas
and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
- Mac Thornberry

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt.
- Francis Picabia

A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own.
This is common sense.
- Franz Liszt

We manage to bounce ideas off one another.
Every band fights, but at the end of the day,
we're very positive about the way we fight.
At least we come out with a result.
- Keith Emerson

But I don't sit down at dinner and have clever ideas.
- Mark Rylance

A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way,
although it is somewhat abstracted.
- Thurston Moore

The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those
who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Filmgoers are starved for new ideas,
voices and visions.
- Robert Redford

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked
a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger.
This tiger has other ideas.
- John F. Kennedy

Working with (new collaborators) and letting people
in to try new melodies and new lyrical ideas was very hard.
- Gwen Stefani


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