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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.
    Source: Interview published in BBC (website): news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/club/your_reports/newsid_1697000/1697132.stm
  • British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
  • Carolina Herrera
    Carolina Herrera
    Venezuelan fashion designer 1939-
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    Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    Ideas control the world.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    American priest and author 1934-2003
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    Leisure time should be an occasion for deep purpose to throb and for ideas to ferment. Where a man allows leisure to slip without some creative use, he has forfeited a bit of happiness.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
  • Linus Pauling
    Linus Pauling
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    The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
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