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Virgin founder shares his best quotes on ideas

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In 1969, Richard Branson came up with an idea to start a small record company called Virgin. Forty-five years later and his simple idea exists as one of the biggest companies in the world. If you’re looking for business inspiration, take a look at Branson’s favourite quotes on ideas.

1. ‘‘There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.’’ – Victor Hugo

2. ‘‘No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.’’ – Robin Williams

3. ‘‘Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.’’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4. ‘‘An idea is salvation by imagination.’’ – Frank Lloyd Wright

5. ‘‘The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.’’– John Maynard Keynes

6. ‘‘Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.’’– Alfred North Whitehead

7. ‘‘Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.’’ – Paula Poundstone

8. ‘‘A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.’’ – Antoine de St-Exupery

9. ‘‘No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.’’– Winston Churchill

10. ‘‘Everything begins with an idea.’’ – Earl Nightengale