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Ideas -- Wise Sayings About Ideas


A good idea that is shared with others will live forever.  

A person is not rewarded for having brains, but only for using them.

A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense.

A wise man is one who learns from everyone.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Anyone who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.

Best place for the knocker is right outside the door.

Even the richest soil, if uncultivated, produces only weeds.

Every day is Judgment Day.  Use a lot of it.

Everyone should keep a mental wastebasket for disposing of what's not worth remembering.

Faultfinders are all alike--they demand very much in others, but are satisfied with very little in themselves.

Few doors are open to him who knocks all of the time.

Few doors to success are marked, "Pull," but most of them say, "Push."

Finding fault is the most common type of unskilled labor.

Good and bad luck are often mistaken for good and bad judgment.

Good ideas do not drop into closed minds.

Good judgment is sometimes the result of lessons learned from using bad judgment.

Great minds discuss ideas.  Good minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people. 

Grin and bear it if you must--but work and change it if you can.

He that inquires much learns much.

He who has never made a mistake has never made anything

Ideas are like children: your own are very wonderful.

If a man could have half his Wishes, he would double his troubles.  (<"" />Franklin)

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.

If you admit you're all wrong when you are, you're all right.

If you are contented with what you have done, you will never reach your potential.

If you don't aim high, you will never hit high.

 If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it. 

If you leave nothing to chance, you'll do few things wrong, but you'll also do few things.

If you want to change your circumstances, perhaps you should change yourself.

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. 

Keep your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind.

Keeping your eye too closely on the future may obscure present opportunities.

Lack of good reason for doing a thing is a good reason for not doing it.

Looking at the bright side of things will never impair your eyesight.

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.

Many a failure never gets his head above water because he never sticks his neck out. 

Many have a good aim, but they fail to pull the trigger.

Minds, like parachutes, work only when they are open.

Most people resist change--but without it, progress is impossible.

Much talent is wasted for want of a little courage

One person cannot hold another person down without stooping.

People who wait for their ship to come in usually find it a hardship.

Self-confidence is essential to great undertakings. 

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Some men never change their opinion because it's been in the family for generations.

Some people get their exercise by jumping to conclusions.

Some people stand for nothing because they fall for everything.

Sometimes problems are more elusive than solutions.

Success comes in cans.  Failure comes in can'ts.

Success is never final and failure is never fatal.

Success is often just an idea anyway.

The best proof of wisdom is the result.

The greatest undeveloped territory in the world lies under your hat.

The man who believes is the man who achieves.

The road to success is almost always under construction.

Those who can, do.  Those who can't, criticize. 

Well-conceived plans are a big step towards a job well done.

You don't know what you can do till you try.


Last updated: Jul, 2010
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