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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: Ideas


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation, TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. Below is this month's set, on the theme of 'IDEAS'.

"If you want to have a great idea, have lots of ideas."
Linus Pauling, US chemist (1901-1994)

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, businessman (1833-1896)

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all."
Edward de Bono, Maltese psychologist, writer (b.1933)

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet (1749-1832)

"You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea; you cannot put an idea up against the barrack-square wall and riddle it with bullets; you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell your slaves could ever build."
Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist, nationalist (1880-1964)

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow."
Charles Brower, US explorer, adventurer (1863-1945)

"If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person."
Ralph Bunche, US diplomat (1904-1971)

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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