A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
It is better to entertain an idea than to take home to live with you for the rest of your life.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
There is no such thing as a new idea. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.
Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.
Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework.
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
Research your idea. See if there's a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don't know if there's a need for it. You also have to research your competition.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
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.
When you once get an idea in which you believe with all your heart, work it out.
Everything begins with an idea.
When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
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