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Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

An idea is the only level which moves the world.

Author: Arthur F. Corey

Profession:

Not the one who has many ideas, but the one who has a single conviction may become a great person.

Author: Cotvos

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Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action. Their acquisition obligates each man in some way to change his life, even if it is only his inner life. They demand to be stood for. They dictate where a man must concentrate his vision. They determine his moral and intellectual priorities. They provide him with allies and make him enemies. In short, ideas impose an interest in their ultimate fate which goes far beyond the realm of the merely reasonable.

Author: Midge Decter (1927)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Social Critic

Ideas are the roots of creation.

Author: Ernest Dimnet (1866-1954)

Profession: French Clergyman

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

Author: Dogen

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Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881)

Profession: Russian Novelist

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man. --

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

We are prisoners of ideas.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist