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  The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Don't you get the idea I'm one of those goddam radicals. Don't get the idea I'm knocking the American system.  
 -  Al Capone
  

  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
  

  It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.  
 -  Andre Malraux
  

  Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.  
 -  Andre Malraux
  

  We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.  
 -  Avram Noam Chomsky
  

  You can get in way more trouble with a good idea than a bad idea, because you forget that the good idea has limits.  
 -  Ben Graham
  

  In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.  
 -  Bill Maher
  

  Some idea of inflation comes from seeing a youngster get his first job at a salary you dreamed of as the culmination of your career  
 -  Bill Vaughn
  

  Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.  
 -  Branch Rickey
  

  If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.  
 -  Charles F. Kettering
  

  When I was a kid, we said that we were precluded from going to certain neighborhoods because of the color of our skin Now the neighborhoods are the neighborhoods of ideas, youre not supposed to be there because of the color of your skin.  
 -  Clarence Thomas
  

  You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.  
 -  Edward De Bono
  

  Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, 'What light?' and two more to say, 'I didn't turn it on.'  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.  
 -  Eugene Field
  

  I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure [Jesus Christ].  
 -  Fidel Castro
  

  Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if he was surrounded by bread.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.  
 -  Georges Braque
  

  Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.  
 -  Harvey S. Firestone
  

  The American idea is a free church in a free state, and a free and unsectarian public school in every ward and every village with its door wide open to children of all races and every creed  
 -  Henry Cabot Lodge
  

  It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent  
 -  Henry Louis Mencken
  

  The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  It is not enough to be an upright man, we must be seen to be one; society does not exist on moral ideas only  
 -  Honore De Balzac
  

  Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.  
 -  Georges Braque
  

  The American idea is a free church in a free state, and a free and unsectarian public school in every ward and every village with its door wide open to children of all races and every creed  
 -  Henry Cabot Lodge
  

  It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent  
 -  Henry Louis Mencken
  

  The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  It is not enough to be an upright man, we must be seen to be one; society does not exist on moral ideas only  
 -  Honore De Balzac
  

  Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.  
 -  James Garfield
  

  The American people are going to be ready for an era of realism. Theyve seen the consequences of having too many big ideas.  
 -  James Carville
  

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

  A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.  
 -  Joseph Stalin
  

  When the swords flash let no idea of love, piety, or even the face of your fathers move you  
 -  Julius Caesar
  

  The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.  
 -  Leo Bogart
  

  Let your thoughts meander towards a sea of ideas.  
 -  Leo D Minnigh
  

  A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.  
 -  Marilyn Vos Savant
  

  If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.  
 -  Mary Beth Danielson
  

  A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.  
 -  Mary Kay Ash
  

  It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.  
 -  Maya Lin
  

  Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas  
 -  Paula Poundstone
  

  You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.  
 -  Phil Donahue
  

  Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.  
 -  Phil Donahue
  

  Ideas aren't real estate, they grow collectively and that knocks out the egotistical loneliness that generally infects art.  
 -  Robert Redford
  

  Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.  
 -  Soren Kierkegaard
  

  Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.  
 -  Swami Vivekananda
  

  When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.  
 -  Swami Vivekananda
  

  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 A. Edison
  

  I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end.  
 -  Truman Capote
  

  I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, because I am still looking for ideas.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Motivation comes from the heart. Ideas come from the brain. Achievement and success come from hard working hands.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When the faculties of mind find their poise in truth, all lesser ideas die or disappear through a process of transmutation.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Some of the most creative ideas emerge from a swirl of chaos.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Some people entertain ideas; others put them to work.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes the most powerful ideas come from simply combining two existing ideas nobody else ever thought to unite.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.  
 -  Vachel Lindsay
  

  Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The greatest ideas are the simplest.  
 -  William Golding