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Quotes about idea

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain / 

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 / 

An idea is a meteor.
Victor Hugo / 

There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione / 

The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness / 

Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg / 

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.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind / 

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 / 

Poetry is the universal art of the spirit which has become free in itself and which is not tied down for its realization to external sensuous material; instead, it launches out exclusively in the inner space and the inner time of ideas and feelings.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Perhaps a man really dies when his brain stops, when he loses the power to take in a new idea.
George Orwell

All men are interdependent. Every nation is an heir of a vast treasury of ideas and labor to which both the living and the dead of all nations have contributed.
Martin Luther King Jr.

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
Albert Einstein

When people speak of ideas that revolutionize society, they do but express the fact that within the old society, the elements of a new one have been created, and that the dissolution of the old ideas keeps even pace with the dissolution of the old conditions of existence.
Karl Marx

Every idea I get I have to deny, that's my way of testing it.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain / 

Art repeats the eternal Ideas apprehended through pure contemplation, the essential and abiding element in all the phenomena of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation / 

Ideas are cheap. It's only what you do with them that counts.
Isaac Asimov

It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable.
Isaac Asimov

Ideas, being only accessible to crowds after having assumed a very simple shape, must often undergo the most thoroughgoing transformations to become popular. It is especially when we are dealing with somewhat lofty philosophic or scientific ideas that we see how far-reaching are the modifications they require in order to lower them to the level of the intelligence of crowds.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind / 

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.

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Victor Hugo

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

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