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Quotes About Close Mindedness

Quotes tagged as "close-mindedness" (showing 1-13 of 13)
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

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

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

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

“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

“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
“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

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

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

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

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