Ideas Quotes

We have nothing against ideas. We’re against people spreading them.

Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the […]

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances.

Little words never hurt a big idea.

It’s just as sure a recipe for failure to have the right idea fifty years too soon, as five years too late.

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.

It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable.

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.