If a door is shut, attempts should be made to open it; if it is ajar, it should be pushed until it is wide open. In neither case should the door be blown up at the expense of those inside.— Julius Nyerere
Most Powerful Wide Open quotations
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light.
Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.
A positive attitude opens the door to positive opportunities, which leads to a positive life.
If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully!
Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything.
Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.
The door of God’s mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners ‘Come.’
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air.
Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
Caught like a leaf in the wind Lookin' for a friend Where can you turn Whisper the words of a prayer and you'll find Him there Arms open wide, love in His eyes Jesus - He meets you where you are Jesus - He heals your secret scars All the love you're looking for is Jesus The friend of a wounded heart
Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.
My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism.
The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide open spaces surrounded by teeth.
I think when your heart hurts this much it means you opened it wide once- and that is something to be proud of.
Everything becomes a lesson when youre open to learn.
There are two types of paparazzi. The ones who hide who get you with your mouth hanging wide open or jumping up and down like an idiot on the street. I much prefer them to the ones who come out and follow you.
This is a time when all of God's people need to keep their eyes and their Bibles wide open. We must ask God for discernment as never before.
In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.
Lise: Paris has ways of making people forget.
Jerry: Paris? No, not this city. It's too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.
Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one's back they are a heavy weight.
Things aren't ever what they seem to be when you first look at them.
What's important is that you keep your mind wide open and try to understand what's going on from a lot of different angles.
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable, yet at the same time to sit with the mystery and the awe and with the unbearable pain - to just be with it all.
My soul is not asleep. It is awake, wide awake. It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches, its eyes wide open far-off things, and listens at the shores of the great silence.
I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open park-like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand.
We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.
The artist has to be something like a whale swimming with his mouth wide open, absorbing everything until he has what he really needs.
Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
We are all living in cages with the door wide open.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible and not having to meet anyone else's requirement but your own.
Everything becomes a lesson when you're open to learn.
Open wide the windows of our spirits and fill us full of light;
open wide the door of our hearts, that we may receive and entertain Thee with all our powers of adoration.
Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice.
And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.
Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.
I believe that dreams - day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing - are likely to lead to the betterment of the world.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.
All this is suggested by the system of procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, "with eyes wide open."