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You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase
your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see
Abraham - Success
An amazing thing, the human brain. Capable of understanding incredibly complex
and intricate concepts. Yet at times unable to recognize the obvious and simple.
Abraham - Knowledge
Working in the context of ultra-famous brands
like Dior and Vuitton, creative spirits
are always going to feel reined in. It's
important that they are free to develop
ideas. And rather than detracting from the
principal job, it reinforces it. I think
of that money as venture capital. It's not
a big investment.
Arnault - Creativity
This is an age of mass production. In the
mass production of materials a broad technique
has been developed and applied to their
distribution. In this age, too, there must
be a technique for the mass distribution
Bernays - Propaganda
We are governed, our minds are molded, our
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely
by men we have never heard of. This is a
logical result of the way in which our democratic
society is organized. Vast numbers of human
beings must cooperate in this manner if
they are to live together as a smoothly
Bernays - America
Just as women supplement men in private
life, so they will supplement men in public
life by concentrating their organized efforts
on those objects which men are likely to
ignore. There is a tremendous field for
women as active protagonists of new ideas
and new methods of political and social
housekeeping. When organized and conscious
of their power to influence their surroundings,
women can use their newly acquired freedom
in a great many ways to mold the world into
a better place to live in.
Bernays - Women
No serious sociologist any longer believes
that the voice of the people expresses any
divine or specially wise and lofty idea.
The voice of the people expresses the mind
of the people, and that mind is made up
for it by the group leaders in whom it believes
and by those persons who understand the
manipulation of public opinion. It is composed
of inherited prejudices and symbols and
clichés and verbal formulas supplied
to them by the leaders.
Bernays - Propaganda
They govern us by their qualities of natural
leadership, their ability to supply needed
ideas and by their key position in the social
structure. Whatever attitude one chooses
to take toward this condition, it remains
a fact that in almost every act of our daily
lives, whether in the sphere of politics
or business, in our social conduct or our
ethical thinking, we are dominated by the
relatively small number of persons.. a trifling
fraction of our hundred and twenty million..
who understand the mental processes and
social patterns of the masses. It is they
who pull the wires which control the public
mind, who harness old social forces and
contrive new ways to bind and guide the
Bernays - Government
It is once your ideas have been transformed
into enough money, and if all failed, you
would still live your lifestyle, and you
understand that just because you have made
more money than most, you are not better
than the common person. We are all going
to die broke. (Blixseth's definition of
Blixseth - Success
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many
great executioners are without ideas. One
without the other is worthless.
Blixseth - Ideas
I think if you look at people, whether in
business or government, who haven't had
any moral compass, who've just changed to
say whatever they thought the popular thing
was, in the end they're losers.
Bloomberg - Change
Taxes are not good things, but if you want
services, somebody's got to pay for them
so they're a necessary evil.
Bloomberg - Business
America is an idea, but it's an idea that
brings with it some baggage, like power
brings responsibility. It's an idea that
brings with it equality, but equality even
though it's the highest calling, is the
hardest to reach. The idea that anything
is possible, that's one of the reasons why
I'm a fan of America. It's like hey, look
there's the moon up there, let's take a
walk on it, bring back a piece of it. That's
the kind of America that I'm a fan of.
I find it impossible to stop my brain from
churning through all the ideas and possibilities
facing me at any given moment.
Branson - Brain
There is no substitute for knowledge. To
this day, I read three newspapers a day.
It is impossible to read a paper without
being exposed to ideas. And ideas.. more
than money.. are the real currency for success.
Broad - Money
There's no way to put a limit on what one
may accomplish individually if the intent
is an impeccable intent. Don Juan's teachings
are not spiritual. I repeat this because
the question has come to the surface over
and over. The idea of spirituality doesn't
fit with the iron discipline of a warrior.
The most important thing for a shaman like
don Juan is the idea of pragmatism.
Castaneda - Warrior
What's wonderful about Google is that as
long as you bring ideas to the table, it
doesn't matter what else is going on.
Cerf - Ideas
We must reject the idea.. well-intentioned,
but dead wrong.. that the primary path to
greatness in the social sectors is to become
"more like a business." Most businesses..
like most of anything else in life.. fall
somewhere between mediocre and good.
Collins - Society
Studies have shown that 90% of error in
thinking is due to error in perception.
If you can change your perception, you can
change your emotion and this can lead to
de Bono - Thinking
I think school is a place where thinking
should be taught.
de Bono - Thinking
Traditional thinking is all about "what
is" Future thinking will also need
to be about what can be.
de Bono - Thinking
Sometimes the situation is only a problem
because it is looked at in a certain way.
Looked at in another way, the right course
of action may be so obvious that the problem
no longer exists.
de Bono - Problems
In the realm of ideas everything depends
on enthusiasm.. in the real world all rests
Wolfgang von Goethe - Ideas
I am absolutely convinced that no wealth
in the world can help humanity forward,
even in the hands of the most devoted worker
in this cause. The example of great and
pure characters is the only thing that can
produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money
only appeals to selfishness and always tempts
its owners irresistibly to abuse it
Einstein - Wealth
I think that only daring speculation can
lead us further and not accumulation of
Einstein - Inspirational
There's no good idea that can't be improved
Eisner - Ideas
Religion has caused more harm than any other
idea since the beginning of time. There's
nothing good I can say about it. People
use it as a crutch.
Flynt - Religion
If I think something's a waste of time or
inappropriate I don't wait to point it out.
I say it right away. It's real time. So
you might hear me say 'That's the dumbest
idea I have ever heard' many times during
Gates - Leadership
If I'd had some set idea of a finish line,
don't you think I would have crossed it
Gates - Ideas
You have an idea of the way you think it
is, and it's not that way at all, it's something
Geffen - Ideas
The artist may be well advised to keep his
work to himself till it is completed, because
no one can readily help him or advise him
with it.. but the scientist is wiser not
to withhold a single finding or a single
conjecture from publicity.
Wolfgang von Goethe - Ideas
Speech has allowed the communication of
ideas, enabling human beings to work together
to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest
achievements have come about by talking,
and its greatest failures by not talking.
It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest
hopes could become reality in the future.
With the technology at our disposal, the
possibilities are unbounded. All we need
to do is make sure we keep talking.
Hawking - Human
Race - Possible
I feel I'm able to serve my customer by
knowing what she or he wants. One of the
ways I'm able to do this is through my website,
and email: people give me great ideas, tell
me what they want, what they don't want.
It's really instrumental, and helps me stay
in touch with people.
Ireland - Customers
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling
technologies into a company that can continue
to innovate for years, it requires a lot
Jobs - Skill
Research your idea. See if there's a demand.
A lot of people have great ideas, but they
don't know if there's a need for it. You
also have to research your competition.
Johnson - Competitive
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes
true happiness. It is not attained through
self-gratification but through fidelity
to a worthy purpose.
Keller - Happiness
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
F. Kennedy - Ideas
My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook
up a few of my own, and make decisions based
on what's good for the shareholders and
for the company.
Knight - Jobs
Ideas - Companies
The meaning of life is that it is to be
lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized
and squeezed into a pattern of systems.
Lee - Life
I think my idea of retirement might be to
one day work a 40-hour week.
McMahon - Ideas
The most dangerous man to any government
is the man who is able to think things out
for himself, without regard to the prevailing
superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably
he comes to the conclusion that the government
he lives under is dishonest, insane and
intolerable, and so, if he is romantic,
he tries to change it. And even if he is
not romantic personally he is very apt to
spread discontent among those who are.
L. Mencken - Danger
The way to deal with superstition is not
to be polite to it, but to tackle it with
all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and
make it forever infamous and ridiculous.
Is it, perchance, cherished by persons who
should know better? Then their folly should
be brought out into the light of day, and
exhibited there in all its hideousness until
they flee from it, hiding their heads in
L. Mencken - Criticism
The most curious social convention of the
great age in which we live is the one to
the effect that religious opinions should
be respected. Its evil effects must be plain
enough to everyone. All it accomplishes
is (a) to throw a veil of sanctity about
ideas that violate every intellectual decency,
and (b) to make every theologian a sort
of chartered libertine. No doubt it is mainly
to blame for the appalling slowness with
which really sound notions make their way
in the world.
L. Mencken - Evil
I don't believe you are simply born with
the ambition of becoming chancellor. But
if you want to make a difference, if you
enjoy putting ideas into practice, then
the post of chancellor has to be the one
presenting the biggest opportunity of all.
Merkel - Change
We all are learning, modifying, or destroying
ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of
your ideas when the time is right is one
of the most valuable qualities you can acquire.
You must force yourself to consider arguments
on the other side.
Munger - Learning
News.. communicating news and ideas, I guess..
is my passion. And giving people alternatives
so that they have two papers to read and
alternative television channels.
Murdoch - Media
When the idea came up, (Newman's Own) I
said, "Are you crazy? Stick my face
on the label of salad dressing?" And
then, of course, we got the whole idea of
exploitation and how circular it is. Why
not, really, go to the fullest length, and
the silliest length, in exploiting yourself
and turn the proceeds back to the community?
Newman - Business
I had one simple idea about telling friends about arts and technology events.
People in the community suggested everything else to us, and that's our theme.
We're really run by the people who use the site. We just run the infrastructure,
and help out with problems.
Newmark - Technology
So far no one had had enough courage and
intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans.
My problems are new, my psychological horizon
frighteningly comprehensive, my language
bold and clear; there may well be no books
written in German which are richer in ideas
and more independent than mine.
Nietzsche - Intelligence
That is the true genius of America, a faith
in the simple dreams of its people, the
insistence on small miracles. That we can
say what we think, write what we think,
without hearing a sudden knock on the door.
That we can have an idea and start our own
business without paying a bribe or hearing
a sudden knock on the door. That we can
participate in the political process without
fear of retribution, and that our votes
will be counted-or at least, most of the
Obama - America
You don't need to have a 100-person company
to develop that idea.
Page - Companies
Weve got all these politicians talking
about better health care and what all, but
believe me, were not going to have
the money to take care of sick people..
or anyone else as far as Im concerned..
if we dont fix our energy problem
right now. Ive got an idea what to
do. It might not be a perfect idea, but
hell, none of my best ideas have been perfect.
Boone Pickens - Politicians
Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival,
but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures
Roddick - Entrepreneurs
I am aware that success is more than a good
idea. It is timing too.
Roddick - Ideas
The main difference between me and other
people who have amassed this kind of money
is that I am primarily interested in ideas,
and I don't have much personal use for money.
Soros - Money
I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that
something I look at is a great opportunity
Stewart - Business
Ideas - Opportunity
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate
result. He does not expect that his advanced
ideas will be readily taken up. His work
is like that of the planter.. for the future.
His duty is to lay the foundation for those
who are to come, and point the way. He lives
and labors and hopes.
Tesla - Science
A major stimulant to creative thinking is
focused questions. There is something about
a well-worded question that often penetrates
to the heart of the matter and triggers
new ideas and insights.
Tracy - Questions
Most everything Ive done Ive
copied from somebody else.
Walton - Opportunity
Great ideas come from everywhere if you
just listen and look for them. You never
know whos going to have a great idea.
Walton - Great
Id still say that visiting the stores
and listening to our folks was one of the
most valuable uses of my time as an executive.
But really, our best ideas usually do come
from the folks in the stores. Period.
Walton - Ideas
At home we have always regarded the dining
table as the prime seat of learning. We
planned it so it was impossible to see or
hear a TV from the table, and it has paid
dividends in the volume of ideas that have
been shared over the evening meal.
Whittaker - Family
There aren't that many original ideas out
Wynn - Ideas
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