Idea Quotes

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
- Carl Schurz

Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
- Howard Aiken

So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.
- J. B. S. Haldane

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

Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
- Jim Hightower

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

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
- John Steinbeck

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
- Thomas A. Edison

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.
- Thomas A. Edison

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
- Charles Dickens

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.
- Ernest Hemingway

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem.
- Robert H. Schuller

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
- Earl Nightingale

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
- Napoleon Hill

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
- Jim Rohn

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

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