Success is hastened or delayed by one's habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.
Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas.
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.
Short + Idea quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.
The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting
There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.
Ideas do not need weapons.
Everything, at first, is an idea, a special creation.
All idea Quotes ⇑
This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.
Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
My mother had always told her kids: if you're about to do something, and you want to know if it's a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.
It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this book survives, his ideas live.
For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Throughout history, people with new ideas, who think differently and try to change things, have always been called troublemakers.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.
I don't care that they stole my idea... I care that they don't have any of their own
It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place
Practice the truth you hear and read about, so that it is not just an idea but a conviction born of experience. If reading books on theology satisfies your desire for God, you have not grasped the purpose of religion.
Books can also provoke emotions. And emotions sometimes are even more troublesome than ideas. Emotions have led people to do all sorts of things they later regret-like, oh, throwing a book at someone else.
Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and sometimes they're amiable and sometimes not.