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  • You mustn’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

    Susan Cheever (2014). “E. E. Cummings: A Life”, p.11, Vintage
  • The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

  • The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions.

    Thinking   Mind   Done  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.3244, e-artnow
  • Few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning.

    Book   People   Giving  
    Georg Brand, Virginia Woolf, Koizumi Yakumo, Hernández Felisberto (2017). “ON READING: Le plaisir de lire”, p.34, Pieffe Edizioni via PublishDrive
  • Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

    Thomas Henry Huxley (1997). “The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley”, p.359, University of Georgia Press
  • Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief

    Inspire   Mind   Belief  
    Napoleon Hill (2015). “Think and grow rich: Brazilian edition”, p.34, CDG Edições e Publicações LTDA
  • I'm for open-mindedness and tolerance. I'm against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of 'We have the truth.' The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.

  • A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be.

    Will Rogers, Bryan B. Sterling (1995). “Will Rogers Speaks: Over 1,000 Timeless Quotations for Public Speakers (writers, Politicians, Comedians, Browsers ...)”, M Evans & Company
  • The narrow-minded who undertake any work will never be satisfied. They cannot understand the actions of those who are large hearted and broad-minded.

  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

  • In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims.

    Circles   Mind   Vision  
  • 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 (2010). “Diggers: The Second Book of the Nomes”, p.34, Random House
  • Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, can't terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.

  • The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

  • 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.

    Mean   Self   People  
  • One of those disturbing tendencies in academic life is that there is a desire on the part of many in the name of open-mindedness to fall into a kind of relativistic denialism in which all positions are equally legitimate, all positions must be respected, and compromise must be entered into no matter what the starting point or reasonableness of the two parties.

    Fall   Party   Names  
  • There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.

    Napoleon Hill (2015). “Think and grow rich: Brazilian edition”, p.34, CDG Edições e Publicações LTDA
  • We still have a lot of work to do in American culture. More open-mindedness is happening - in some cases rapidly, in some, slowly.

    Culture   Cases   Stills  
  • I had the good fortune to begin my legal career as a law clerk for a judge who really epitomized open-mindedness and fairness. He read the record in detail in every single case that came before me; he insisted on scrupulously following precedents.

    Law   Careers   Judging  
    Opening Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered 9 January 2006
  • A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

  • An educated man must have a "curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected, an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view, tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues, and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt".

    Men   Views   Issues  
  • The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

  • Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

  • If we maintain the open-mindedness of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own. We listen to people in other denominations and religions. We don't find demons in those with whom we disagree. We don't cozy up to people who mouth our jargon. If we are open, we rarely resort to either-or: either creation or evolution, liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna. We focus on both-and, fully aware that God's truth cannot be imprisoned in a small definition.

    Children   Law   Ideas  
    Brennan Manning (2008). “The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out”, p.42, Multnomah
  • In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.

    "Vinod Khosla: Maintain the Silicon Valley Vision". July 13, 2012.
  • The list of qualities (an investor should have) include patience, self-reliance, common sense, a tolerance for pain, open-mindedness, detachment, persistence, humility, flexibility, a willingness to do independent research, an equal willingness to admit mistakes, and the ability to ignore general panic.

    Pain   Mistake   Humility  
    Peter Lynch (2012). “One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In”, p.80, Simon and Schuster
  • If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed. Harmed is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance.

    "Meditations". Book by Marcus Aurelius (Book VI, Chapter 21), circa 170.
  • It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.

    Vincent van Gogh, Mark Roskill (1997). “The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh”, p.110, Simon and Schuster
  • Let yourself be open and life will be easier.

  • Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.

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