Sermon quotes on ideas

Henry Thomas Buckle

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

Albert Einstein

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Ronald A. Heifetz

You cannot expect people to seriously consider your idea without accepting the possibility that they will challenge it. Accepting that process of engagement as the terrain of leadership liberates you personally.


Victor Hugo

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.

C.S. Lewis

My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

Mere Christianity


C.S. Lewis

Theology is practical, especially now… If you do not listen to Theology that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones – bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas.

Oscar Wilde

All great ideas are dangerous.

Howard H. Aiken

Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

Henry Ward Beecher

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887)

Thomas Edison

The ideas I use are mostly the ideas of people who don’t develop them.

Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it’s almost impossible to eradicate.

Movie: Inception, 2010.

Dallas Willard

Wrong ideas about God make it impossible for us to function in relationship with one another.

Robert Oxton Bolt

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

Wilkie Collins

It is quite possible that I may be altogether wrong in this idea. My own impression, however, is, that I am right.

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