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If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange 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.




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French
Si tu as une pomme, que j’ai une pomme, et que l’on échange nos pommes, nous aurons chacun une pomme. Mais si tu as une idée, que j’ai une idée et que l’on échange nos idées, nous aurons chacun deux idées.”

German
Wenn du einen Apfel hast, und ich habe einen Apfel, und wir tauschen die Äpfel, wird jeder von uns nach wie vor einen Apfel haben. Aber wenn du eine Idee hast, und ich habe eine Idee, und wir tauschen diese Ideen aus, wird jeder von uns zwei Ideen haben.”




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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione
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An idea is a meteor.”
Victor Hugo
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Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo
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- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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