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There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

Author: P. W. Bridgman (1882-1961)

Profession: American Professor, Philosopher

Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

Every new idea is an impossibility until it is born.

Author: Ron Brown

Profession: Secretary of Commerce

If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person.

Author: Ralph Bunche


Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

We are governed not by armies, but by ideas.

Author: Mona Caird


Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.

Author: Julie Cameron

Profession: American Author of "The Artist's Way"

It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.

Author: Elias Canetti (1905)

Profession: Austrian Novelist, Philosopher

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one.

Author: Alain Chartier (1385-1435)

Profession: French Writer

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.

Author: Arthur C. Clarke (1917)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

Author: David H Comins