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.
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.
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.
Quotes about idea:
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.
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.
For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.
Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
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