Sunday, 3 March 2013


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A good idea is like a lighted match, easily blown by the cold winds of rigid management. - Richard Kinder

A good idea is like a lighted match, easily blown out by cold winds of rigid management. - Richard Kinder

A man is not clever simply because he has many ideas, just as he is not necessarily a good general because he has many soldiers. - Chamfort

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

A new idea is a light that illuminate presences which simple had no form before the light fell on them. - Susan Langer

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on. - Ovid

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others. Konosuke Matsushita

A powerful idea communicates some of its power to the man who contradicts it. - Marcel Proust

A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words to action. - Theodore Levitt

A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea. - Victor Hugo

A young man must let his ideas grow, not be continually rooting them up to see how they are getting on. - William McFee

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

All great ideas are dangerous. - Oscar Wilde

Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced. - Alfred North Whitehead

Almost everyone who has had an idea that's somewhat revolutionary or wildly successful was first told they're insane. - Larry Page

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. - William Bernbach

An idea is like a cold germ: sooner or later someone always catches it. - Stephen King

An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. - Robert Frost

An idea is salvation by imagination. - Frank Lloyd Wright

An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case, the sooner we get rid of them the better. - Samuel Butler

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. - Buddha

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

An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of a revelation. - William James

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

But having had your bright, fresh, original idea, the really hard part is turning it into a successful product. That's what takes all the sweat. - Trevor Baylis

Capital isnt so important in business. Experience isnt so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isnt any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. - Harvey S. Firestone

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has no time to write down. - Hector Berlioz

Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid. - Michel Gondry

Every idea appears at first as a strange visitor, and when it begins to be realized, it is hardly distinguishable from fantasy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every man believes that if he could get capital interested, he could set the world on fire with his ideas. - Edgar Watson Howe

Every really new idea looks crazy at first. - Alfred North Whitehead

Every time a man puts a new idea across he finds ten men who thought of it before he did – but they only thought of it. - Unknown

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas; he must burst it open, and that in his youth, and so try to test his ideas on reality. - Albert Einstein

Everyone whos ever taken a shower has an idea. Its the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell

Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything. The men who have won fame and fortune through having an idea are those who devoted every ounce of their strength and every dollar they could muster to putting it into operation. - B. C. Forbes

Few ideas are in themselves practical. it is for want of imagination in applying them that they fail. The creative process does not end with an idea - it only starts with an idea. - John Arnold

Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it's done right. - Walt Disney

Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste! - Les Brown

Good ideas do not need to be shouted. They can take care of themselves. - John Daniel Barry

Great ideas are the fuel of progress. - Unknown

Great ideas need landing gears as well as wings. - Adolph Augustus Berle

Great trees are of slow growth; and great ideas have to be before the mind and in the heart a long time before they are sufficiently familiar to have the face of friends. - Reuen Thomas

History, if it has taught us anything at all, has taught us that the strange ideas we deride today will one day be our celebrated truths. - Dan Brown

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away. - Earl Nightingale

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

Ideas come to people who are receptive to them. - Lawrence Block

Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they raise out of the grass - or they are gone. - Thomas Kennedy 

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied. - Arnold H. Glasgow

Ideas wont keep; something must be done about them. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. - Unknown

If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, hed make a fortune. - Griff Niblack

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. - Raymond Inmon

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw

In the realm of ideas it is better to let the mind sally forth, even if some precious preconceptions suffer a mauling. - Robert F. Goheen

It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life. - Randall Jarrell

It is not at all likely that anyone ever had a totally original idea. He may put together old ideas into a new combination, but the elements which made up the new combination were mostly acquired from other people. Without many borrowed ideas there would be no inventions, new movements or anything else that is classed as new. - Dr. George Grier

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. - Aristotle

It is not usually our ideas that make us optimists or pessimists, but it is our optimism or pessimism, of physiological or pathological origin … that makes our ideas. - Miguel de Unamuno

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. - Napoleon Hill

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. - Ken Hakuta

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them. - Jose Marti

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Men love their ideas more than their lives. And the more preposterous the idea, the more eager they are to die for it. And to kill for it. - Edward Abbey

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

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. - Ellen Glasgow

No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves. - Mignon Mclaughlin

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own. - Sydney J. Harris

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of men. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when its the only one we have. - Emile Auguste Chartier 

Once I thought ideas were exceptions not the rule. That is not so. Ideas are so plentiful that they ride on air. You have only to reach out and snatch one. - Rod McKuen 

Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed. - Robert Schuller

Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we're always trying to live up to. - Andrew Cohen

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

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself. - Bernard Baruch

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. - Dr. Linus Carl Pauling

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. Its as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them. - Robert Browning

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

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

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal. - Walter Lippmann

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come. - Everett Mckinley Dirksen

There's an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny. - Irving Berlin

Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action. - Dr. David Seabury 

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. - Friedrich Nietzsche

You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty. They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly - I could seize them with my hands - out in the open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of the nights, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes. - Ludwig van Beethoven

You can talk about an idea forever, but only those with courage and determination will make it materialize for the world to benefit. - Unknown

You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one. - Edward Keating

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

Your power to convince others of your ideas increase proportionately to the level of your enthusiasm shown during the discussion with them. - Unknown

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