Quotes About Open Mind

Quotes tagged as "open-mind" (showing 1-30 of 78)
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

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

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

“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

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

Jeffrey Fry
“An open mind and heart usually lead you to those who have the same.”
Jeffrey Fry

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

Antoine Wilson
“and so I opened my eyes and I opened my mind and I saw something I never would have noticed on a bicycle unless I was going very, very fast down a very long hill. Because of the speed of the bus and how I was exerting no effort, the telephone wires on the side of the road, sagging between poles, went up and down with the same rhythm as my heartbeat.”
Antoine Wilson, Panorama City

Munia Khan
“...now open your mind by closing your eyes
see the unseen world within you which lies

From the poem 'The Unseen World”
Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

Debasish Mridha
“Like a peacock, dance with an open mind and a loving heart to reveal your incredible beauty.”
Debasish Mridha

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

Dada Bhagwan
“One who keeps an 'open mind' will be able to see God!”
Dada Bhagwan

“We Destroy Because We Hate

We Hate Because We Fear

We Fear Because We Don’t Understand

We Don’t Understand Because We Won’t Learn

Illuminate your mind & Educate yourself!”
Ja’son White

Joyce Rachelle
“What advantage has the person who will not listen over the one who cannot hear?”
Joyce Rachelle

“Everybody means by an open mind, a mind which contains their prejudices but not somebody else's.”
John Oulton Wisdom, Man and the Science of Man

“A president should be approachable; understanding of people's problems and needs; he should be fair and equitable; he should listen with an open mind and a closed mouth; he shouldn't make a decision without all the facts and above all else, he must be honest to the people.
Anything else and he shouldn't be president.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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