Invent

Sometimes it’s good to have a screw loose, it gives your ideas more free play.

Prof. Dr. Achim Kampker – German engineer and company founder: StreetScooter GmbH (b. 1975)

Realize ideas

Ideas are worthless until you get them out of your head to see what they can do.

Tanner Christensen – American product designer, author, artist and entrepreneur (“Creative Something”)

Inspiration

Inspiration is contagious.

Ryan Boutin – Canadian entrepreneur and marketer, CEO Zeal Media Inc. (b. 1976)

Check

I check every offer. It could be the offer of my life.

attributed to Henry Ford – American engineer and industrialist (1863-1947), Quotations book 2018

Go ahead and do it

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.

Grace B. M. Hopper – American compoter pioneer, member of the US Navy (1906-1992), Quotations book 2017

New ideas

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.

John Cage – American composer, musical theorist and writer (1912-1992), from an interview with Richard Kostelanetz, published in “Conversing with Cage” (1988), Quotations book 2017

Ideas

Ideas attract even more ideas!

Dr. René Siegl – Austrian manager (b. 1959), Quotations book 2017

Conflicts

Treat conflicts always as a clash of ideas, not of people.

Prof. Robert Kegan – American developmental psychologist and author (b. 1946), Quotations book 2016

Talent

Talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among nonconformists, dissenters and rebels.

David Ogilvy – legendary British advertising executive and entrepreneur (1911-1999), from “Confessions of an Advertising Man” (1971), Quotations book 2015

Inspiration

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.

attributed to Dr. Sigmund Freud – Austrian neurologist, psychologist and religion critic, founder of psychoanalysis (1856-1939), Quotations book 2016

Vision

Capital isn’t scarce, vision is.

Michael Milken – American financer, benefactor and innovator in medical science (b. 1946)

Ideas

If I knew what my five best ideas were, that is all i would own.

Jean-Marie Eveillard – French stox investor (*1940)

Let go

Creativity requires the courage to tolerate insecurity.

attributed to Erich Fromm – German-born American psychoanalyst (1900-1980), Quotations book 2013

Ideas

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.

Lee Iacocca – American entrepreneur, savior of Chrysler (b. 1924), Quotations book 2013

What instead of how

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George Smith Patton – American general (1885-1945), Quotations book 2013

Simplify

Ideas that have great results are always simple ones.

Leo N. Tolstoy – Russian writer (1828-1910), from “War and peace” (1869), Quotations book 2012

Business model

Our business model derives from our ideas, not the money.

David de Rothschild – French banker, Rothschild & Cie. (b. 1942), on the question, how the Rothschild bank managed tnot to be involved into the financial markets turbulences, Quotations book 2012

Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.

Albert Einstein – German physicist, Nobel Prize in physics 1921 (1879-1955), Quotations book 2011

Idea

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

attributed to Thomas Alva Edison – American inventor (1847-1931)

Growth

Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. – American physician and writer (1809-1894), from “The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table”, Capitel 11 (1858)

Good theories

I like good theories. They work better.

often falsely attributed to Albert Einstein

Resources

Isreael’s lack of natural resources, such as oil, is actually a benefit, because it has required us to be innovative and to engage in hard work.

Stef Wertheimer – Israeli entrepreneur, founder of ISCAR (b. 1926), Quotations book 2009

Possibilities

There are more possibilities in the universe than one can imagine.

chosen by Sir John Marks Templeton – British value investor and philanthropist (1912-2008)

Opportunities

You do things when the opportunities get along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of Ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930)

Creave thinking

To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.

Benjamin Franklin – American politician, writer and scientist (1706-1790)

Concentration

It’s better to do a lot of work on one idea, than do some work on a lot of ideas.

Mike Onghai – American investor (b. 1970), Quotations book 2007

New ideas

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), Quotations book 2006

Planning

It’s not the plan that is important, it is the planning.

Dr. Graeme Edwards – Australian specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Quotations book 2004

Ideas

It’s not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

Wisdom – Quotations book 2004

Consequences

Because Ideas have consequences

Slogan of the Hillsdale Academy – The Hillsdale Academy is an American School in Michigan, Quotations book 2003