Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.— Groucho Marx
Charming Close Mindedness quotations
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
What makes me angry is closed mindedness, prejudice against those who are different from you, reveling in one's own ignorance.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
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.
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.
Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.
The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.
Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.
Man created language to be understood.
It should be normal to understand what people convey to us. Fear, ulterior motives, and closed mindedness are the enemies of understanding.
To me, anything that is a church is really just far too close minded.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.
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.
Closing your mind to religion is no different than the close-mindedness that religions can cause.
What most people call "chaos" is actually incredibly predictable and maddeningly boring - greed, close-mindedness, warring over power.
You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
The notion that black folks have nothing to learn from scholarship that may reflect racial or racist biases is dangerous. It promotes closed-mindedness and a narrow understanding of knowledge to hold that "race" is such an overwhelming concept that it negates the validity of any insights contained in a work that may have some racist or sexist aspects.