Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
John Stuart Mill quotes
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. quotes
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy quotes
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
Karl Marx quotes
Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter quotes
Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.
James A. Garfield quotes
Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
Walter J. Lippmann quotes
General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes
When I am travelling 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.
Woodrow T. Wilson quotes
Ideas aren't real estate, they grow collectively and that knocks out the egotistical loneliness that generally infects art.
Robert Redford quotes