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On ideas ...

If you have one good idea, people will lend you 20.

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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author

From 'Aphorisms' (1893).

To an imagination of any scope the most far- reaching form of power is not money, it is the command of ideas.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., US Supreme Court Justice

'The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes,' (1943).

An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work.

William Feather, US corporate lawyer

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'The Business of Life' (1991).

(c) Copyright 2001. The Christian Science Monitor


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