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Open Mind Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
Terry Pratchett, Diggers

Joseph Campbell
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Joseph Campbell

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

T.E. Lawrence
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Ashly Lorenzana
“It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Vera Nazarian
“It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

Ignorance is our deepest secret.

And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Michel de Montaigne
“I find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary’s force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

E.B. White
“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”
E.B. White

Sue Monk Kidd
“Every human being on the face of the earth has a steel plate in his head, but if you lie down now and then and get still as you can, it will slide open like elevator doors, letting in all the secret thoughts that have been standing around so patiently, pushing the button for a ride to the top. The real troubles in life happen when those hidden doors stay closed for too long.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
William Feather

Matthew Kelly
“In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved.”
Matthew Kelly, The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved

Deborah Day
“Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives.”
Deborah Day

“It's a persons ego that leads them away. So I should say, let your mind be open to those things that affects your ego. Learn how to accept your mistakes and learn how to understand mistakes of others.”
Jayson Engay

Toba Beta
“Mind has door. A password can open it.
That word is stored safely in your heart,
waiting for your willingness to retrieve it.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Cameron Conaway
“I’ve learned to fall like the BJJ player, to protect the body through controlling the distribution of force by slapping the mat with hands open. With hands open. Hands open. Open. O Pen.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

“We often think that there is just one way to look at things - the way we always have. In fact, there are an infinite number of ways to look at most everything. An open mind allows for a multitude of perspectives from which to choose in any given moment. That suppleness of mind allows for true choice, and opens us to a whole new realm of possibility.”
Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things - Navigating Everyday Life with Grace

Alaric Hutchinson
“Be honest. This applies to every area of your life. Sketchiness is not an attractive trait. No more trying to cover up your baggage, sweeping things under the rug, withholding truth, blatant lying, or even telling seemingly ‘harmless’ white lies or half-truths – release the need to lie completely! Start NOW.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Sheri   Fink
“Always be open to inspiration. You never know where it may come from. Begin with an open mind, end with an inspired heart.”
Sheri Fink

Haresh Sippy
“Discussions, debates and even arguments will be fruitful if done with an open mind.”
Haresh Sippy

Mouloud Benzadi
“Racists are snakes. Their minds are closed but their mouths are wide open, full of venom, ready to sting and destroy people around them.”
Mouloud Benzadi

Paulo Coelho
“People talked more openly to a psychiatrist than they did to a priest because a doctor couldn't threaten them with Hell”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Izey Victoria Odiase
“When you keep an open mind, possibilities are endless.”
Izey Victoria Odiase, 99 Quotes and Affirmations For Self-Love & Personal Development

Satyajit Ray
“I did not look for a work of art every time I went to a cinema. In fact, I doubt I could have learnt very much if I had seen nothing but masterpieces. - Satyajit Ray in Deep Focus.”
Satyajit Ray, Deep Focus: Reflections On Cinema

Heather E. Heying
“When walking into a system that is new to us, it can be more effective to be naïve to what others have thought, at least at first. If you are already certain of what the solution set of probabilities looks like, you lose some of what it is to be human... You lose access to truth, because the only way you will see what is true is if it is already a match for what you thought beforehand. This is a path that therefore cannot grow your understanding.”
Heather E. Heying

“If you keep your eyes open and brain empty while interacting with the people who are offering you opportunities then you probably won't deny any opportunity.”
Anuj Jasani

Heather Mathes
“Be open to the belief that your food consumption should never bring you guilt and should only bring you the natural pleasure it was designed for. If it’s not, you’re doing it wrong.”
Heather Mathes, Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect

Bryan Magee
“Most people can’t cope with knowing more than they ask.”
Bryan Magee

Anthony T. Hincks
“How can the silence be so deafening?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Anthony T. Hincks
“Words stagnate when a person's mind becomes a dam of tainted lies.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Open your eyes to see humanity!
Open your mind to see love around!
Open your mouth to talk in well manner!
Open your brain to learn new things!
Open your hand to give positivity!
Open your heart to forgive the people!
Open your secrets to save the characters!”
Sonal Takalkar

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