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Labor gives birth to ideas.

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courageous patience.
Once I thought ideas were exceptions not the rule. That is not so. Ideas are so plentiful that they ride by on air. You've only to reach out and snatch one...
When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
Not the one who has many ideas, but the one who has a single conviction may become a great person.
It is useless to send armies against ideas.
The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
If at first an idea doesn't sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.
An idea discovered is much better possessed.
Think for thyself one good idea, but known to be thine own, is better than a thousand gleaned from fields by others sown.
When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.
The point, simply, is that we are doing more rediscovering these days than discovering coming anew upon truths that ignorant people refused to examine, over the centuries, because the wise people who held custody of the fundamental truths of nature were unpopular.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.
It isn't easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.
Some people entertain ideas; others put them to work.
It's a pretty good idea to be of good cheer but not all the time. Just at the most unexpected times.
The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.
An idea is worth nothing if it has no champion.
Ideas won't work unless you do.
Many ideas are good for a limited time -- not forever.
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.
Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin. It should make you jump up and do something.
I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial.
People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold for the mines.
A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.

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