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Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver.
They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!
An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
If you pray for only one thing, .let it be for an idea.
Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.
To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well.
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Everything begins with an idea.
An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.
Man's mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Ideas move fast when their time comes.
It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.
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.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
A crank is someone with a new idea -- until it catches on.
Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.

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