125 Great Idea Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of great idea quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about good idea.

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Top 10 Great Idea Quotes (BEST)

  1. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. Little minds think and talk about people. Average minds think and talk about things and actions. Great minds think and talk about ideas. — Benjamin Franklin
  3. Let's go to Brunch. What a great idea! Why would you want to sleep in on a Sunday when you can go pay $18 for eggs? Now, you're thinking. — Bill Burr
  4. Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words. — Brian Tracy
  5. The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. — Bill Russell
  6. Don't trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover. — Jimmy Breslin
  7. It may be easily shown, and is of no small significance, that the two great ideas of which the Anglo-Saxon is the exponent are having a fuller development in the United States than in Great Britain. — Josiah Strong
  8. My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. — Jane Austen
  9. Everyone has a great idea but only a few have great work ethic. — Patrick Bet-David
  10. The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me. — Elizabeth Blackwell

Short Great Idea Quotes

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  • Great minds discuss ideas, medium minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. — Indian Proverbs
  • It’s only after you’re bored that you have the great ideas. — Naval Ravikant
  • Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. — Seth Godin
  • My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. — Oprah Winfrey
  • We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. — Steve Jobs
  • You build your program from the ideas of great coaches. — Don Meyer
  • A great idea solves multiple problems at the same time. — Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy. — Bertrand Russell
  • Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid. — Michel Gondry
  • You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance. — Wallis Simpson

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We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. — Steve Jobs

Great idea quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

Brilliant Idea Quotes

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What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age. — Sylvia Plath

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. — Lee Iacocca

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate. — Adam Rickitt

Great idea quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF. — Anatoly Karpov

That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it. — Shawn Fanning

The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion. — Lytton Strachey

Great idea quote Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

I have found out one thing and that is, if you have an idea, and it is a good idea, if you only stick to it you will come out all right. — Cecil Rhodes

Bernanke has cultivated this idea that he is a brilliant scholar of The Great Depression, but that’s not true at all. — David Stockman

People like to think the creative process is romantic. The artist drifts to sleep at night, to be awakened by the subliminal echoes of his or her next brilliant idea. The truth, for me at least, is that creativity is primarily the result of hard work and study. — Grant Achatz

There are many really stupid ideas that wind up being brilliant, if you can implement them. — Gene Simmons

Good Idea Quotes

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A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed. — Nelson Mandela

Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society. — Antonin Scalia

The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man was the idea that somehow he could make himself good enough to deserve to live with an all-holy God. — Martin Luther

Great idea quote Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last. — Ronaldinho

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. — Terence McKenna

I'm not a party animal. I'm a chill homebody. I like to watch movies and go out to eat. That's my idea of a good time. I'm definitely able to be social. — Jhene Aiko

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The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. — Linus Pauling

People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. — John Forbes Nash

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Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. — Josh Billings

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Good Concept Quotes

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Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life. — Joseph Murphy

We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept. — Philippe Starck

People aren't very good listeners, by nature. Part of being a good communicator is recognizing and understanding that and trying to make the complex simple. I try to capture a concept, an idea or a moment in a few words. If they remember it, job done. — Mike Tomlin

Great idea quote To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you need a not-to-do list
To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you need a not-to-do list. Use this tip for your personal success and business goals. Start writing down aspirations you don’t need to get done right now and use as monthly moonshot goals. I prefer to call this a “not-yet-list.” It helps keep your “to-do-list” shorter without losing sight of a great idea. Eventually items from the not-yet-list move to the to-do-list.

Don't allow the opinions of other people to shape your concept of him. Get to know him yourself, and let the goodness of God change you from the inside out. — Judah Smith

When I came up with Ethereum, my first thought was, 'Okay, this thing is too good to be true.' As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good - fundamentally, completely sound. — Vitalik Buterin

The only way you will ever awaken is through silence, not through analyzation of facts. Not by sorting out good and bad, but through simple silence, letting go. Letting go of all thoughts, all the hurts, all the dogmas and concepts. Letting go of these things daily. — Robert Adams

No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance. — Mia Hamm

I suggest you take a look at yourself. Not the concepts, not the ideas, not the goods, not the bads. But a timeless purity of existence. A witness to the beauty that is. — Prem Rawat

To reject this inhuman Communist ideology is simply to be a human being. Such a rejection is more than a political act. It is a protest of our souls against those who would have us forget the concepts of good and evil. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. — J. B. Priestley

Great Design Quotes

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A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. — Louis Kahn

To live our lives and miss that great purpose we were designed to accomplish is truly a sin. It is inconceivable that we could be bored in a world with so much wrong to tackle, so much ignorance to reach and so much misery we could alleviate — William Wilberforce

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. — Otto von Bismarck

We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can. — David Brainerd

One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again. — Renzo Piano

You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can't do a great ad without good typography. — Herb Lubalin

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If you can design one thing, you can design everything. — Massimo Vignelli

The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world. — Alicia Keys

Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are. — Gianni Versace

I am going to design, in a great hurry, and I believe to build a station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc. etc. It is at Paddington, in cutting, and admitting of no exterior, all interior and all roofed in. — Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Interesting Ideas Quotes

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To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. — Steve Jobs

Graffiti writers will never stop. They'll just evolve. It's interesting what ideas people come up with and how it all extends forward. — Ben Eine

I write from my knowledge not my lack, from my strength not my weakness. I am not interested if anyone knows whether or not I am familiar with big words, I am interested in trying to render big ideas in a simple way. I am interested in being understood not admired. — Lucille Clifton

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it! — Jamie Oliver

My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts. All they do is make you miserable. Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever. — Della Reese

The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity. — Jay Shetty

We have a visceral reaction to the idea that anyone would make very much money helping other people. Interesting that we don't have a visceral reaction to the notion that people would make a lot of money NOT helping other people. — Dan Pallotta

When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. — Edward Steichen

The ego must be developed, not for its own sake, but because it is needed by society. If you are only interested in self-realization then you cannot make a good painting. To do this you have to have thought about forming, and about how ideas of forming stem from history. — Joseph Beuys

The brain is full of lonely ideas, begging you to make some sense of them, to recognize them as interesting. The lazy brain just files them away in old pigeonholes, like a bureaucrat who wants an easy life. The lively brain picks and chooses and creates new works of art out of ideas. — Theodore Zeldin

Bad Idea Quotes

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Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity. — Renzo Piano

It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion. — Warren Rudman

We never liked prank shows 'cause you feel bad for the people getting pranked. So we came up with the idea of 'Jokers,' which spins it upside down. — James Murray

I never understood the idea that you're supposed to mellow as you get older. Slowing down isn't something I relate to at all. The goal is to continue in good and bad, all of it. — Diane Keaton

My advice to would-be young authors is to read a lot, write a lot, and not worry about creating a finished product. Keeping a journal is not a bad idea either. — Kevin Henkes

I think trading Bitcoin while reading twitter is a bad idea. The news that governments expect you to pay your taxes and abide by existing laws should not be driving panic in the marketplace. The main stream interpretations are almost always the opposite of the true implication. — Michael Saylor

We're not trying to prove the character of God through science. That's a bad idea. What I'm trying to do is clear away the misunderstandings, the debris that prevent people from accepting that God who wants to accept them. — Phillip E. Johnson

Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong. — Pema Chodron

Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups. — Paul Krugman

I know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels when it comes to carbon dioxide, but nuclear energy is by no means clean. We don't know what to do with the waste we already have and it seems like a bad idea to me to make more when we have so many cleaner options such as wind and solar. — Sheryl Crow

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The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. — Condoleezza Rice

Preparing a character is the opposite of building-it is a demolishing, removing brick by brick everything in the actor's muscles, ideas and inhibitions that stands between him and the part, until one day, with a great rush of air, the character invades his every pore. — Peter Brook

Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself. — Ignatius of Antioch

we can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what's new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing. — Margaret J. Wheatley

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. — Benjamin Disraeli

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society. — Robert Kennedy

E. O. Wilson, the Harvard entomologist and evolutionary biologist, is reputed to have said of socialism: 'Great idea. Wrong species.' Any system that is built on a false understanding of human nature is doomed to fail. — Gad Saad

Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. — Leon Trotsky

I must admit that I am not a member of the ugly school. I have a great regard for certain notions of beauty even though to some it is an old fashioned idea. Some photographers think that by taking pictures of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is more profound than happiness. — Saul Leiter

I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows. — Guy Laliberte

In my study I can lay my hand on the Bible in the pitch dark. All truly inspired ideas come from God. The powers from which all truly great composers like Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Beethoven drew their inspirations is the same power that enabled Jesus to do his miracles. — Johannes Brahms

Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –" "Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet." "Great idea though, thanks, Mum. — J. K. Rowling

Every day I watched how a bare metal frame, rolling down the line would come off the other end, a spanking brand new car. What a great idea! Maybe, I could do the same thing with my music. Create a place where a kid off the street could walk in one door, an unknown, go through a process, and come out another door, a star. — Berry Gordy

Stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion, and drive which we eventually honor with the name of action. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great. — Leonard Bernstein

Every one looking downwards becomes impressed with ideas of his own greatness, but looking upwards, he feels his own littleness. — Indian Proverbs

When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great. — Vera Wang

The Internet has really democratized ideas. There are no real gatekeepers any more, because if you have a great idea, and you put it online, people will find it and it will get in front of who it needs to get in front of. — Justin Halpern

Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along. — Elizabeth Warren

It is important to remember that great things have no fear of time. We've got to let go of the idea that what we want to manifest has to be done on our time schedule. — Pablo Picasso

New materials are one of the great afflictions of contemporary art. Some artists confuse new materials with new ideas. — Sol LeWitt

Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it. — Rex Harrison

I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life. — Nick Rhodes

I believe that one of the most sound ideas in dramatic writing is that in order to create the universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific. Universality, I think, emerges from truthful identity of what is. — Lorraine Hansberry

I have never really been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art, which is not the same thing. But I have loved and believed in art and the idea of universal brotherhood so much, that I have put everything I have into them, and I have been blessed. — Josephine Baker

No, life has not disappointed me. On the contrary, I find it truer, more desirable and mysterious every year -- ever since the day when the great liberator came to me: the idea that life could be an experiment of the seeker for knowledge -- and not a duty, not a calamity, not trickery. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The students in your youth ministry don’t need your clever ideas and great programming skills. They need a living model—a man or woman of God who is passionate about his or her faith. — Doug Fields

Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep. — Morley Safer

Strategy equals execution. All the great ideas and visions in the world are worthless if they can't be implemented rapidly and efficiently. Good leaders delegate and empower others liberally, but they pay attention to details, every day. — Colin Powell

The great thing about visual horror films is there's real potential for strong, beautiful imagery. It's the one genre that really lends itself to creating strong images. And I've always loved that idea of windmills - your mind aimlessly spinning. — Tim Burton

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