Quotes About Ideas Are Power

Quotes tagged as "ideas-are-power" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

T.H. White
“There was just such a man when I was young—an Austrian who invented a new way of life and convinced himself that he was the chap to make it work. He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos. But the thing which this fellow had overlooked, my friend, was that he had a predecessor in the reformation business, called Jesus Christ. Perhaps we may assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people. But the odd thing is that Jesus did not turn the disciples into strom troopers, burn down the Temple at Jerusalem, and fix the blame on Pontius Pilate. On the contrary, he made it clear that the business of the philosopher was to make ideas available, and not to impose them on people.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

B.R. Ambedkar
“Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”
B.R. Ambedkar

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One idea lights a thousand candles.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stephen Richards
“When an idea takes hold, nothing can stop it!”
Stephen Richards

Charles Darwin
“I have stated, that in the thirteen species of ground-finches, a nearly perfect gradation may be traced, from a beak extraordinarily thick, to one so fine, that it may be compared to that of a warbler.”
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Williams
“I hope you still think that ideas are more dangerous than material thing," Quentin said. "That is what you were arguing at lunch."
Anthony pondered while glancing from side to side before he answered, "Yes, I do. All material danger is limited, whereas interior danger is unlimited. It's more dangerous for you to hate than kill, isn't it?”
Charles Williams, The Place of the Lion

Mark Dunn
“There is indeed power in words. Most of the lasting change that has been forged in the history of this world came not from a wielding of the swift and bloody sword of battle but from the shaping scalpel of ideas, and what are ideas without the words to deliver them?”
Mark Dunn, Under the Harrow

George Weigel
“Ideas are not intellectuals' toys: ideas have consequences, for good and for ill, in what even intellectuals sometimes call "the real world".”
George Weigel

Patrick Ness
“But the thing about good ideas is that they grow other ideas.”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Victoria Addino
“View a Copycat as a Stray Cat.. They stray through the day hunting down prey. They pick up a scent through steel or cement. They act shy yet their sly. They get around traps, they escape with the bait. When you realize your loss and feel the hard cost without a peep nor a sign, they stand smiling across the finish line.”
Victoria Addino, Sadie's Wish: Three Little Elves

Rahma Krambo
“Ideas begin their life as small seeds, so light they may drift through the air like dust motes. If a human is fortunate enough to catch one, when the light is right, it can be planted, just like a seed. With fertile soil, it may grow into a flower or tree, which will re-seed, thus producing a whole field or forest.”
Rahma Krambo, Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

“Implement an outstanding idea to yield you back a priceless life.”
Nazim Ambalath

Rene Denfeld
“You can get a taste of an idea inside you, and the next thing you know, it won't leave. Until you do something about it.”
Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

Abhishek Ratna
“Make a start, even if you have a controversial idea!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Phil Mitchell
“How many people actually read the Bible and follow it? The truth is right there. How many people know what a marriage or family is all about? Everything starts with an idea, but getting people to act is different. You can't do something well if you don't know what it is or tried it for awhile.”
Phil Mitchell, A Bright New Morning: An American Story

Georg Brandes
“It is useless to send armies against ideas.”
Georg Brandes

“Never under-estimate the value of an idea”
Chinonye J. Chidolue

Abhishek Ratna
“Many a time, we let go of some really good ideas just because we feel they are too controversial.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Salman Rushdie
“Cuidado con el hombre de acción que por fin desea progresar por medio del pensamiento. Un poco de pensamiento es algo peligroso.”
Salman Rushdie

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