"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up."
John Stuart Mill
"Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you are working on." Thomas Alva Edison
"Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything." John Maynard Keys
"Ideas are the mightiest influence on Earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him."
"Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." Albert Einstein
"It's faith in something and enthusiasm in something that makes life worth living." Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." Douglas MacArthur
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, but imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein
"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen." John Steinbeck
"Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal." Walter J. Lippmann
"If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do in business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset." Harvey S. Firestone
"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." John Maynard Keyes
"Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle." Anonymous
"Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings." Anonymous
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses have their bright ideas closer together." Anonymous
"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed." Anonymous
"One man with courage is a majority." Thomas Jefferson
"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin
"Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something." Thomas A. Edison
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it is useless." Thomas Edison
"Alone, we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done." Helen Keller
"We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience." Buddha
"Invention is the natural outcome of creative thinking." Sark
"It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is." George F. Will
"You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience." Serge Kahili King
"Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds and work that nourishes you." Sark
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"A frontier is never a place. It is a time and a way of life." Hal Borland
"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying who hears of what they think." Rumi
"To be surprised, to wonder is to begin to understand." Jose Ortega y Gasset
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown." Claude Bernard
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
"Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates
" Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men for they may act on their dream, open eyes, and make it possible." T.E. Lawrence
"You see things and ask, "Why?" I dream things that never were and I say, "why not?" G.B. Shaw
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too." W.H. Murray.
"Commitment is a starting point, a portal, a door through which new worlds emerge. Commitment starts something. It marks the end of knowing ourselves as merely limited by our histories, our past accomplishments, our judgments and marks the beginning to knowing ourselves as a possibility."
"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism." Shearson Lehman Brothers (ad campaign).
To achieve all that is possible, you must attempt the impossible. To be as much as you can be, you must dream of being more. Your dream is the promise of all you can become. Hallmark
It is in dreaming the greatest dreams, seeking the highest goals that we build the brightest tomorrows. Tomorrows are only todays waiting to happen . Hallmark
Within our reach lies every path we ever dream of taking. Within our power lies every step we ever dream of making. Within our range lies every joy we ever dream of seeing. Within ourselves lies everything we ever dream of being . Hallmark
One dream becomes real … a thousand dreams become possible. Hallmark
Fall in love with life! Embrace your dreams with passion! Look beyond where others have been to see where you would go. Hallmark
Let's dare to think some bold, new thoughts, trust life a little more, unlearn some things that we've been taught. Let's spread our wings and soar." Hallmark
To make a difference in the world you must first dare to be different. When the truth needs to be said, when the work needs to be done, when the help needs to be given … you can make a difference.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time . Andre Gide
The future doesn't lie ahead of you, waiting to happen. It lies deep inside you, waiting to be discovered. So invite the unexpected. It won't care if you're not the perfect host. Hallmark
Maybe good things come to those who wait, but the best things come to those who seize the moment and make it their own . Hallmark
… And so they set sail for the Land of Possibility where anything could happen, and often did."
Behind every success is endeavor … Behind endeavor, ability … Behind ability, knowledge, Behind knowledge, a seeker." Hallmark