Top 35 Idea Quotations


What is an idea? Use these quotes from famous people to think about what ideas are and how to get them.

1. "An idea is nothing more or less than a new combination of old elements." – Jack Foster

2. "Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought." – Napoleon Hill

3. "The ability to make big leaps of thought is a common denominator among the originators of breakthrough ideas." – Nicholas Negroponte

4. "Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him." – Channing

5. "The men who build the future are those who know that greater things are yet to come, and that they themselves will help bring them about. Their minds are illumined by the blazing sun of hope. They never stop to doubt. They haven 't time. " – Melvin J. Evans

6. "The inlet of a man's mind is what he learns; the outlet is what he accomplishes. If his mind is not fed by a continued supply of new ideas which he puts to work with purpose, and if there is no outlet in action , his mind becomes stagnant. Such a mind is a danger to the individual who owns it and is useless to the community. " – Jeremiah W. Jenks

7. "All advancement and progress come through ideas, not through physical force or mechanical force." – Emerson

8. "An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." – Buddha

9. "A single idea / the sudden flash of a thought / may be worth a million dollars." – Robert Collier

10. "The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." – Marva Collins

11. "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." – Earl Nightingale

12. "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea." – Napoleon Hill

13. "Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea." – Jim Rohn

14. "Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money." – Owen Laughlin

15. "Ask for prosperous ideas." – Catherine Ponder

16. "Everything begins with an idea." – Earl Nightingale

17. "An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." – Arnold H. Glasgow

18. "When you are finished creating ideas, you are finished!" – Vernon Myers

19. "There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages. " – Mark Twain

20. "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death." – John F. Kennedy

21. "Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!" – Les Brown

22. "Do not worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." – Howard Aiken

23. "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." – John Steinbeck

24. "Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right." – Walt Disney

25. "It just takes one idea to live like a king for the rest of your life." – Ross Perot

26. "Ideas are a dime a dozen . People who implement them are priceless" – Mary Kay Ash

27. "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds." – Mark Twain

28. "Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle." – Ken Hakuta

29. "Ideas will be the major source of new wealth." – Brian Tracy

30. "… new ideas and opportunities come to those who decide what they want and have the courage to pursue it." – Michael Leboeuf

31. "One idea can make you rich. A dozen ideas will make you richer … quicker." – MR Kopmeyer

32. "The one thing no one has figured out how to do is to outsource the creation of ideas." – Keith Ferrazi

33. "The solution to any problem is just an idea." – Marsh Fisher

34. "Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it." – Joseph Murphy

35. "When your mind is functioning correctly, there is an out streaming of light from within in the form of inspiration, hunches, leadings, and intuitive flashes – trust this process of inspiration." In the twinkling of an eye "ideas and plans may flow into your mind. " – Eric Butterworth


Source by Vernon Myers

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