Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Ideas.

The repository contains nine quotes in the category “Ideas.”

Nothing will protect an illogical idea from criticism like calling it practical.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

Everyone calls “clear” those ideas which have the same degree of confusion as their own.

Marcel Proust
1871 — 1922

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

384 — 322 B.C.

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

Walter Bagehot
1826 — 1877

Every vital organization owes its birth and life to an exciting and daring idea.

James B. Conant
1893 — 1978

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke
1632 — 1704

Beware when any idea is promoted primarily because it is “bold, exciting, innovative and new.” There are many ideas that are “bold, exciting, innovative and new,” but also foolish.

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
1932 —     

When everyone is thinking the same, no one is thinking.

John Wooden
1910 — 2010

Good ideas need landing gear as well as wings.