A Quote by Bill Drayton on idea, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and business

It's the combination: big idea with a good entrepreneur: there's nothing more powerful. That's just as true [for] education and human rights as it is for hotel or steels.

Bill Drayton

Source: Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurs:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Joseph Addison on imagination, surprise, curiosity, new, and idea

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on idea, thought, invention, creative, absurd, and einstein

If at first an idea isn't absurd, there's no hope for it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Albert Einstein, from the film '1 Giant Leap'

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A Quote by Bill Drayton on idea, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship

What is the most powerful lever you can imagine? A big idea, but only if it’s in the hands of a truly outstanding entrepreneur. It starts with the person and the idea, and then grows to the institution. All three are intertwined.

Bill Drayton

Source: The Stanford Daily: Interview with Bill Drayton:

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A Quote by David Berman on words, thought, and idea

For it oft happens that a notion, when it is cloathed with words, seems tedious and operose and hard to be conceived, which yet being striped of that garniture, the ideas shrink into a narrow compass, and are viewed almost by one glance of thought.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 41

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Jasper Johns on idea and working

I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea.

Jasper Johns

Contributed by: Wendy

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on freedom, information, idea, nature, and light

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper [(candle)] at mine, receives light without darkening me.

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Zuhri Yuhyi on challenge and idea

Whatever ideas you hear, challenge it. Sometimes people just don't know what they are talking about. No matter how enthuiastic they may be

Zuhri Yuhyi

Contributed by: Zuhri

A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on idea and gifts


An idea comes as close to something for nothing as you can get.

Robert Frost

Source: Newsweek: February 5, 2007

Contributed by: Larry

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