He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.
I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience.
I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
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.
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is generally understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else.
You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea.
You can kill a man, but not an idea.
What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.
Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
Every idea I get I have to deny, that's my way of testing it.
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.
A good idea turns every cog in your mind, making you scared of bed in case the whole machine grinds to a halt.
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