Quotes About Close Mindedness

Quotes tagged as "close-mindedness" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Isaac Asimov
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
Isaac Asimov

Thomas Paine
“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

Benjamin Franklin
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

Milan Kundera
“It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth.”
Milan Kundera, Encounter

Brooks Atkinson
“The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.”
Brooks Atkinson

“One’s opinion should only be as strong as one’s knowledge on the matter.”
Eric Hirzel

Ashly Lorenzana
“A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me?”
Ashly Lorenzana

Eric Schmidt
“A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do it.”
Eric Schmidt

“The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter.”
Eric Hirzel

Criss Jami
“Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Criss Jami
“It's not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Pride is a fallacy. None of us are greater than the sum of our parts.”
Eric Hirzel

Criss Jami
“One of the biggest contradictions in self-proclaimed open-mindedness is to say that we're all one but when a true bigot comes around tell him we're all different. It's usually the case that neither side is correct. One might have the right to do something, anything, but sure enough, that doesn't mean it's right and a benefit to other people.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“To be more precise about it, it is neither close nor open-mindedness but wisdom, discernment, and a pure heart that God wants.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The ego is what drives a self-serving individual who hates to admit they are wrong.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Danielle Valenilla
“One day the world will be so badly wounded that those who try to repair it will only be called "close-minded.”
Danielle Valenilla, Fun Dip & Other Misfortunes

Criss Jami
“God is not a God of confusion, although at times one's judgment, for a period, may become clouded in the mi(d)st of one's growth process. I stopped fooling myself into thinking that Christ is always for the cool kids and never for those upright and uptight religious people everybody hates.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Ken Ilgunas
“... But these skeptics are only selectively skeptical. They think themselves enlightened for resisting all this new proof and remaining steadfast in mistrusting anything that someone else says. But it is a false enlightenment to accept only those ideas that align with one's worldview and reject those that don't.”
Ken Ilgunas, Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

Criss Jami
“It's a huge disservice to classify all minds as either closed or open. I find the best minds are closed by openable windows.”
Criss Jami

Moonshine Noire
“...few truly understood how disheartening it was to be cut off from worlds so strange and distant they remained to us fantasies rather than distant realities, too surreal and foreign to be touched. Their minds were fixated on what they knew to be real, unable to create the atmospheres of the nebulous realms that lay just beyond our reach, just beyond the dimming horizon, our celestial limits.”
Moonshine Noire

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