Subject: Intelligence » Ideas

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools.

(1741 – 1794) French writer

When an error has been detected and corrected, it will be found to have been correct in the first place

Corollary: After the correction has been found in error, it will be impossible to fit the original quantity back into the equation.

A good idea is one that hits the other fellow with a bolt of envy.

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

British clerk of the House of Commons

Every day I add to the list of things I refuse to discuss; the wiser the man, the longer the list.

(1741 – 1794) French writer

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when a man has only one idea.

Émile Chartier (1868 – 1951) French philosopher, journalist & pacifist

A poem is no place for an idea.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

Any simple idea will be worded in the most complicated way.

Ideas endure and prosper in inverse proportion to their soundness and validity.

Who’s cruel idea was it to put an “s” in the word “lisp”?

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

We all agree your theory is crazy… but is it crazy enough to be true?

(1885 – 1962) Danish physicist

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

Laziness is the mother of nine inventions out of ten.

Man invented language to satisfy his inner need to complain.

(1935 – ) screenwriter, author, director & producer

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

He objected to ideas only when others had them.

(1906 – 1990) British historian

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea and that was wrong.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

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