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Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.
The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me.
It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions.
I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean, you know, for people on the outside, the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important, serious, even glamorous kind of thing to do.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
Arnold H. Glasow
When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.
You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.
Orison Swett Marden
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
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