115 Closed Mind Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Closed Mind Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A closed mind is a dying mind. — Edna Ferber

The hardest thing to open is a closed mind. — Ahmed Kathrada

The more you think you know, the more closed-minded you'll be. — Ray Dalio

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I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. — Gerry Spence

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. — Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Once you've decided that something's absolutely true, you've closed your mind on it, and a closed mind doesn't go anywhere. Question everything. That's what education's all about. — David Eddings

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

Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt. — Milton Glaser

In the spiritual search doubt is beneficial, a closed mind is not. Doubt used wisely assists enlightenment; a closed mind assists ignorance. — Ian Gardner

If you never change your mind, why have one? — Edward De Bono

Short Closed Mind Quotes

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  • When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you. — Napoleon Hill
  • The day is coming when even the most closed-minded ridiculers will have to face the truth. — David Icke
  • Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out. — Groucho Marx
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. — Mark Twain
  • The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive. — Elliot Page
  • The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body. — Pat Buchanan
  • The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by. — Danny Wallace
  • The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize. — Irene Joliot-Curie
  • All genius is simple. It involves close observation and a momentous act of self trust. — Howell Raines
  • There is nothing more dangerous than a humiliated man. — Nelson Mandela

Top 10 Closed Mind Quotes

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The hardest thing to open is a closed mind. — Ahmed Kathrada

It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. — Clara Barton

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril. — Harry S Truman

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril. — Harry S. Truman

When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you. — Napoleon Hill

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I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. — Gerry Spence

The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. — Ogden Nash

The more grateful you are for everything good that comes into your life, the more closely you place your mind in contact with that power in life that can produce greater good. — Christian D. Larson

When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event. — Robert M. Pirsig

A closed mind is a dying mind. — Edna Ferber

Closed Mind Image Quotes

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Closed mind quote by Groucho Marx

Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out. — Groucho Marx

Closed mind quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Having A Closed Mind Quotes

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I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit. — Jacqueline Cochran

Don't accuse anyone with the temerity to question your sad supernatural fantasies of having a 'closed mind' or being 'blind to possibilities'. A closed mind asks no questions, unthinkingly accepting that which it wants to believe. The blindness is all yours. — Charlie Brooker

Before this address to my countrymen is closed, I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us, the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last. — Mercy Otis Warren

Closed mind quote Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it trut
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.

We live in a big world, and it is important for us to be aware of culture other than our own. Learn something new, whether you think you're interested in it or not. That's the opposite of having a closed mind or a closed door. — Donald Trump

I believe that my observations have always led me to find that the so-called realist moves about the world with a closed mind, ringed as it were with concrete and cement, and that the so-called romantic is like an unfenced garden in and out of which truth can wander at will. — Joseph Roth

Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. — Dalai Lama

Closed mind quote Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.

They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind. — Anthony Trollope

If any of you ... have a mind to make himself heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputations, and a close enemy of most men who would wish you well. — John Jay Chapman

I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. — John Steinbeck

The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison. — Virat Kohli

What Is Mind Quotes

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It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. — Swami Vivekananda

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. — Caroline Myss

What makes us human is not our mind but our heart, not our ability to think but our ability to love. — Henri Nouwen

Closed mind quote It is when you finally learn that your  are all in your mind that your real life
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. — Buddha

You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible — Kai Greene

To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? — Albert Einstein

What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out, and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster. Your mind opens up to the possibilities. — Mae Jemison

God’s Word is absolutely true. You may not understand how God is going to bring about what He’s promised you, but He is keeping every promise that He has ever made. He will never deceive you or disappoint you, and He will never change His mind about what He’s told you. — Charles Stanley

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. — Ramana Maharshi

Close Mindedness Quotes

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As people's opportunities to succumb to confirmation bias increases online - only seeking out information that confirms their prejudices - ignorance, extremism, and close-mindedness have continued to rise unabated. — Maajid Nawaz

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. — Sathya Sai Baba

What makes me angry is closed mindedness, prejudice against those who are different from you, reveling in one's own ignorance. — Jinkx Monsoon

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

Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief — Napoleon Hill

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. — Napoleon Hill

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. — John Fairclough

To me, anything that is a church is really just far too close minded. — Marilyn Manson

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. — George Bernard Shaw

Closing your mind to religion is no different than the close-mindedness that religions can cause. — Carlton Mellick III

Open Mind Quotes

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Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. — Maya Angelou

If you are open-minded and ready to learn, there are many things which you can learn not only from books and instructors but from the very life experience itself. — Haile Selassie

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. — Frank Zappa

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Have a mind that is open to everything, yet attached to nothing. — Wayne Dyer

I want to inspire people to really open up their minds and not be one-sided or biased or hypocritical. — ASAP Rocky

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. — Marcel Proust

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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. — Albert Einstein

A kind heart, an open mind, a willing body and a loving spirit make a powerful person. — Susan McCann

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More Closed Mind Quotes

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And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and do it gladly so. — Julius Caesar

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. — Johnny Cash

I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life. — Dalai Lama

Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before. — Erich Fromm

Start your day with a quote that you love. Start your day by looking at a picture of someone that you love. Start your day with a work of art that inspires you. Make the first thing that you see so closely connected to your purpose that your monk-mind naturally comes alive. — Jay Shetty

If the origin of life is the origin of evolution & nothing comes before life then we are indeed stuck. I don’t think we need to be. Let’s shed the dogma, ego, & closed minds & ask the question clearly. How do we detect the onset of evolution BEFORE biology? — Lee Cronin

Listen closely to your invisible thoughts. What do you hear? What are your words implying? That is their potency. What do you want? Name it and rearrange the structure of your mind to imply you no longer desire it, because you already have it! — Neville Goddard

Christianity is, I believe, about expanded life, heightened consciousness and achieving a new humanity. It is not about closed minds, supernatural interventions, a fallen creation, guilt, original sin or divine rescue. — John Shelby Spong

Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered. — Joel Osteen

So one day, in a fit of trying to do something different, I just dyed my hair dark brown and got my first role a week later, after which I thought: 'People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair colour changes everything!' — Emma Stone

Being called close-minded by religious people is a bit like being called yellow by a bunch of bananas. — Pat Condell

Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote. — Steven G. Calabresi

The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes. With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me. — Willem de Kooning

Non-attachment is not the elimination of desire. It is the spaciousness to allow any quality of mind, any thought or feeling, to arise without closing around it, without eliminating the pure witness of being. It is an active receptivity to life. — Stephen Levine

A saucer flew right over (us), put down three landing gears, and landed out on the dry lakebed. (The cameramen) went out there with their cameras toward the UFO.... I had chance to hold (the film) up to the window. Good close-up shots. There was no doubt in my mind that it was made someplace other than on this earth. — Gordon Cooper

The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll. Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion, not stubborn and closed minded. — Anton Szandor LaVey

Apparently there's nothing more dangerous than a religious criminal. — James Cook

Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. Faith is, above all, openness - an act of trust in the unknown. — Alan Watts

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. — Shunryu Suzuki

Buddhist meditation doen't necessarily mean sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed. Simply observing how your mind is responding to the sense world as you go about your business - walking, talking, shopping, whatever - can be a really perfect meditation and bring a perfect result. — Thubten Yeshe

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