Quotes and Sayings about Ideas


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

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put it into practice.
Sydney J. Harris

It is better to have a bad method than to have none.
Charles de Gaulle

Most ideas are born and lost in isolation.
– Scott Belsky

There are two kinds of great power which can shake the earth: Mega earthquakes and big ideas!
Mehmet Murat ildan

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
– Maxwell Maltz

Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true.
– Jonah Lehrer

When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.
– Marianne Williamson

Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.
Neil Gaiman


Ideas do not have to be correct in order to be good; its only necessary that, if they do fail, they do so in an interesting way.
– Robert Rosen

I don’t want to adopt your ideas, I want to give birth to them.
Jarod Kintz

In art one idea is as good as another.
– Willem De Kooning

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.
– Steven Johnson

There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas This is never more true than with our ideas about God.
– Dallas Willard

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
– Marie Curie

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
– Alfred Whitney Griswold

The world has always been betrayed by decent men with bad ideals.
Sydney J. Harris


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