Open Mind Quotes

Open Mind Quotes by Anurag Thakur, George Bernard Shaw, E. B. White, Vinod Khosla, John Lennon, Indira Gandhi and many others.

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.
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
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.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting thorough my open mind possessing and caressing m
As my father [JavДЃharlДЃl NehrЕ«] said, you have to keep an open mind, but you have to pour something into it – otherwise ideas slip away like sand between your fingers.
The wind of change, whatever it is, blows most freely through an open mind.
I guess if everything went tits up, having no work whatsoever, obviously you have to do something else. At the moment I don’t see myself quitting, but I’m open minded about it.
As scientists, we keep an open mind, but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence.
I have an open mind to learning new experiences.
If we read history with an open mind, we cannot fail to conclude that, among all the military virtues, the energetic conduct of war has always contributed most to glory and success.
I just have an open mind – that’s the way I live my life, just crossing the bridge when I come to it.
I’m really attracted to authors who take on really tricky material with a very open mind and take a subject matter that you wouldn’t think would be a comedy.
But what I do believe is that if you’re a girl who was born in Homsea, a girl who lives in a nothing kind of house with an ordinary kind of family, then you can’t know everything about the world and that it’s probably good to keep an open mind about things, just in case.
Karen Tayleur
There is scarcely a page of the Bible on which an open mind does not perceive a contradiction, an unlikely story, an obvious error, an historical impossibility of one sort or another.
If you don’t like a place, maybe you don’t know enough about it… Give a culture the benefit of your open mind.
If you disagree with them you may be tempted to interrupt. But don’t. It is dangerous. They won‘t pay attention to you while they still have a lot of ideas of their own crying for expression. So listen patiently and with an open mind.
I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they’re guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I’m feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what’s going on.
Live with an open mind and an open heart. Always choose love over fear and kindness over cruelty.
Chemotherapy is such a hard, hard kiss. Anything we can do to alleviate its side effects should be intelligently explored with an open mind.
I do not suggest that you should not have an open mind … but don’t keep your mind so open that your brains fall out.
The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size
The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind.
And by anarchist spirit I mean that deeply human sentiment, which aims at the good of all, freedom and justice for all, solidarity and love among the people; which is not an exclusive characteristic only of self-declared anarchists, but inspires all people who have a generous heart and an open mind.
An open mind but not an empty head.
Keep an open mind, but don’t let your brain fall out.
The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.
The motivation sometimes comes when you least expect it. I try to keep an open mind.
I don’t believe complete assimilation is possible, at least not for anyone who has an active, open mind. Every step, every entry into the flows of existence can be seen as a beginning, a commencement of a brand new way of seeing oneself in the world. This is the case for everyone.
Good programmers stay open minded to that even though there is no obvious way to improve what they’ve done they… they keep looking and they listen to what other people have to say.
Never stop learning and adapting. The world will always be changing. If you limit yourself to what you knew and what you were comfortable with earlier in your life, you will grow increasingly frustrated with your surroundings as you age.
Entrepreneurial business favours the open mind. It favours people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.
Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity.
Too much of a self-centered attitude creates mistrust and suspicion in others, which can in turn lead to fear. But if you have more of an open mind, and you cultivate a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then, no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep your inner peace.
Sometimes Supreme Court justices surprise you with their decisions – you think they’re going to vote one way, but they vote a different way, and I keep an open mind about that. But I think a moral compass is really important for a Supreme Court justice, as it is for any political appointee.
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.
Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart.
Open mind all the way. Because people have had eyewitness accounts, they’ve seen things, they swear they’ve seen things, and I tend to believe in people rather than – maybe I’m a little naive, but my optimistic outlook on life is to sort of be positive and take everyone at face value.
I’m keeping an open mind as always, because that’s what you have to do.
I just try to keep an open mind, and that’s the way a lot of good things happen.
There are still people who essentially live in intellectual silos and either read Mother Jones or watch Fox News, based on their worldview. And they pick information out that reinforces it rather than keeping an open mind.
While one is in the process of coming up with a truly innovative solution, it is essential to keep an open mind.
The best leaders are very often the best listeners. They have an open mind. They are not interested in having their own way but in finding the best way.
If you go to a team that’s fighting for a playoff spot, you just want to fit in. That’s all you want to do. Go in with an open mind and let yourself take it in.
There’s always a negotiation that goes on to persuade people we are coming to the subject with an open mind but without surrendering too many pawns. We don’t want to misrepresent the fact that we will draw our own conclusions.
A good conservative is someone with an open mind.
Knowing constancy, the mind is open.
With an open mind, you will be openhearted.
Being openhearted you will act royally.
Being royal, you will attain the divine.
Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao is eternal.
Though the body dies, the Tao will never pass away.
It’s sometimes difficult living in France. People are more open minded in England, and of course I’m missing England in terms of football and the passion that the fans show, they’re really passionate.
Are we, like, having a conversation?” “Did you just, like, ask me for advice and listen with an open mind? If so, then yes, I would call this a conversation
When you’re married to Miranda Lambert, you’ve gotta give her her room because she’s a powerful force. I think it’s more about just listening and understanding who she is and what her insecurities may be and how to approach our marriage as an open minded listener and a shoulder to lean on.
Hard work and an open mind – it’s the only way to realize the potential that is inside every one of us.
Some things tend not to work so well for science – things that rely on substantial written contributions by key experts are a case in point – but even there I tend to keep an open mind, because it may just be a case of finding the right formula.
As an athlete, it’s very important to have an open mind and to be willing to learn.
A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa.
To make a change, you must be: willing to commit, willing to change, willing to have an open mind, and willing to take action!
The inexplicable happens all the time. It makes more sense to simply accept things we observe but cannot understand. It is really more scientific to keep an open mind. Until we can understand and explain the things we now label miracles, let us accept them and try to create more of them.
It sounds funny, but I always try to keep an open mind about what I’m writing about. Sometimes I squeak my opinions in there, but generally I don’t. I try to be objective about things that I’m writing about.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
The universities deceive when they say they have no agenda other than to open minds.
I’m willing to meet with anyone, Democrat or Republican, who has a good idea, an open mind and a willingness to come together to tackle the challenges we face.
You’ve got to keep an open mind.
Chris Wallace
When you travel, try having an open mind, not just about the city that you’re in but about the surrounding areas.
I have an open mind – – I read, I study, I study your work and the work of other people with less talent. But that is not what I do in my writing and teaching. Still the love for the text we have in common.
Understand that you dont have all the answers, you just have to start somewhere and keep an open mind.
The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve.
The best gift you can give yourself is an open mind.
My children think I’m the perfect father, but I try to bring them up to know that, ‘when you are old enough you will find some faults in me, so keep an open mind.’
An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart.
I approach all of my movies with an open mind and a willingness to dive in and do what’s asked of me.
Those who take up any subject with an open mind, willing to learn anything that will contribute to their advancement, comfort and happiness, are wise.
I prefer men who are queer. Not gay men, but queer men – guys with an open mind. Bisexual men, because they’re able to understand the different elements of the body without judging that I don’t conform to a certain ideal.
The numbers don’t lie, so make sure to come in with an open mind when it comes to building your bag. For example, the brand that helps you drive it longer and straighter might not suit you best when it comes to your short game.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Fiction can serve in a non-threatening way to open minds and, I hope, hearts to the Word of God.
Reiterating the belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS is an easy thing to do. Understanding the science and politics of the situation is much more complicated and requires study with a critical and open mind.
If you’re doing something in the city, then hopefully you’re speaking to somebody who has an open mind who is walking by. And you’re also speaking to a community of other people who do similar types of work. I like to think that the outdoor community is broad and able and open for anybody to see.
With science and reason throughout history, what people believed turned out to be false. So I like to keep an open mind to all perspectives and learn and become more fully realised as a person. I just feel we’re never going to know what the full picture is.
An open mind isn’t the same thing as an empty head.
Hal Urban
Each country is different. Keep an open mind, and you will able to find where the niche entry level lies – the areas where there are gaps. You have to keep an ear to the ground, and you can find a business opportunity.
Binod Chaudhary
I have always lived my life by thriving on opportunity and adventure. Some of the best ideas come out of the blue, and you have to keep an open mind to see their virtue.
An open mind is prerequisite to an open heart.
To see truth as truth, we don’t need a lot of study. It’s not complicated. What we need is pure observation. An open mind and fresh eyes will serve us well.
Try to keep an open mind.
No one ever died from an open mind.
When I’m asked who my audience is, I say someone with an open mind, which is not a vacant one and sometimes a liberal mind is not the same thing as an open one.
As you accept the responsibility to seek after truth with an open mind and a humble heart, you will become more tolerant of others, more open to listen, more prepared to understand, more inclined to build up instead of tearing down, and you will be more willing to go where God wants you to go.
Smashing heads does not open minds.
The whole cultural diversity and musical diversity, I think they almost go hand in hand, you know? It’s like a mind space or a it’s having an open mind to what else is out there.
I don’t prejudge issues. I come to every case with an open mind. Every case is new to me.
An open mind is the secret in
making friends.
Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
To be prejudiced is the privilege of the thinking human being. … The open mind is the empty mind.
The mutual confidence on which all else depends can be maintained only by an open mind and a brave reliance upon free discussion.
When I do interviews, I enter them with an open mind and try to answer the questions the best I can.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
I’ll always have a totally open mind to endless possibilities. I want to do a dance album. Not Techno, but a record that’s exclusively designed for people to dance to. That whole dance genre is kinda into its own world. I’d just like to get in there and mess around with that.
Minds are like oysters. They spoil if you pry them open.
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
A noble heart is a window to find an open mind.
Keep an open mind; it’s the only way new things can get in.
Learning is a process of mutual discovery for teacher and pupil. Keep an open mind to their unexpected responses.
The mental flexibility of the wise man permits him to keep an open mind and enables him to readjust himself whenever it becomes necessary for a change.
I’m mindful I won’t be supported by everyone but I hope that people can keep an open mind and perhaps look at my performance in a broader context.
Those people who shun us just because of the label we’re on, or the fact that we’ve got a video out there that’s getting us somewhere, are only limiting themselves, because they aren’t keeping an open mind.
I was only in Scotland for four months or something, but I look back at that, and it was a big learning curve for me in that short spell. I went there with an open mind to show everyone in Scotland what I was about. Looking back, I am very glad with the decision I made.
Chill out, relax and have an open mind.
We need open minds and open hearts when we wrestle with the past and ask questions of it, and the answers it will provide are in nobody‘s pocket… We should let nobody tell us that they know all that it contains, or try to prescribe or constrain in advance what it has to tell us.
Eamon Duffy
We call ourselves comedy writer-performers, and that encompasses everything, and I certainly have a very open mind about it.
The most important thing is having the right mind – a mind that can see it. Once you have an open mind, you see a lot of auspicious coincidence taking place.
I try to keep an open mind but I’m so tired of the mediocrity.
America faces an enemy who believes in enforced ignorance. And all that we stand for is the open mind, the generous spirit, the ideal of tolerance, freedom, education, opportunity.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.
Curiosity about the world and questioning of the status quo to open minds to alternative visions of the future are essential leadership skills. And they can be learned.
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.
My goal has not ever been to change minds, my goal is to open minds.
The Huddersfield that I like best is a large town with a big heart and an open mind.
Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
James Dewar
I’ve come to understand over the years that you’re not going to please everybody. Some people are not interested in seeing a woman in the role of a broadcaster. But there are a lot of people who do come into this with an open mind, and it’s up to me to prove to them that I’m qualified for the job and can get it done.
I approach this with – with an open mind and I’ll do it on the basis of a deep conviction with President-elect Donald Trump.
Have an open mind and an open heart. I’m not this bad person. I’m just doing what I have to do.
I know friends of mine who have never changed their mind about anything in their lives, despite evidence from all directions. And I think if you can keep an open mind and some understanding, that helps you stay young.
Improvise when obstacles present themselves. Happy accidents are magic! Have an open mind.
I always try to buy just what I need. You get ideas as to what’s in season and what’s best. I think if you have a preconceived idea before shopping, that makes it difficult. You have to have an open mind.
Documentary people have to know that, particularly nowadays, they have to be on a mission. And part of the mission is to – is to be like good journalists: search for the truth, have an open mind, listen to as much as you can of different sides of things.
I want the image of disabled people like myself to change into a picture of strength. Fashion needs to redefine its idea of beauty and have more of an open mind.
The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by.
Names are not always what they seem.
Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.
Science is a method, not a religion, yet it can be just as close-minded. Open minds here Claire. Always open minds. Question everything, accept nothing as fact until you prove it for yourself.
There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.
Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual.
An open mind is not an end in itself but a means to the end of finding truth.
Have an open mind – allow different ideas into your way of thinking.
I’ve hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it’s keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that’s important.
The National Security Adviser is supposed to be an arbiter of policy and open minded in internal debates. But the playing field was never balanced. It was always tilted toward Rumsfeld’s position, which is obviously the same as Bush‘s.
There is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.
The fact of playing an instrument and singing… that I can try to make my dream of singing and becoming a professional musician come true is linked probably to the fact that I traveled a lot, which gave me an open mind and an ability to push my limits.
I didn’t go onto ‘The Voice‘ thinking I was going to go country. I went into it with an open mind and thought whatever happens, happens.
I like to keep an open mind, but I do think there is some form of energy that exists separate to our flesh and blood. I do think that there’s some kind of an energy that leaves the body when it dies, but I certainly don’t have religious beliefs particularly.
I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.
Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.
Faith does not imply a closed, but an open mind. Quite the opposite of blindness, faith appreciates the vast spiritual realities that materialists overlook by getting trapped in the purely physical.
I don’t know Condoleezza Rice personally. I’m sure she’s a nice lady, and I’m sure she plays the piano well. But she was a very bad National Security Adviser. The National Security Adviser is supposed to be an arbiter of policy and open minded in internal debates.
The sure ways to create new ventures of discovery are to keep an open mind.
For me, it’s all about keeping an open mind; if you are always learning then you are always improving.
The Bush administration actually started out with an open mind towards Iran, by all indications. In fact, early in the administration, the White House tasked the various agencies of government to do an inter-agency review of Iran policy, as it did with Iraq policy and most of the big areas of the world.
I don’t want people to judge books by their cover, I want people to be open minded to the rest of the world.
A positive attitude and an open mind are true characteristics of all good fishermen
Kevin VanDam
What surprised me the most? Christina Hagan, the millennial Congressional candidate and ardent Trump supporter. I walked into her living room in rural Ohio one summer weekend with an open mind, and I’m grateful she offered the same in return.
There are many Welsh who are taciturn, truthful, well formed, open minded, handsome and peaceful, even if no particular individual immediately springs to mind.
We need to be open minded to understand that there are lots of different levels of things going on and we shouldn’t be so quick to judge – and certainly not to judge a whole race, a whole religion or a whole people – and a lot of that is going on.
Have an open mind! Have an empty cup!
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
In dialogue, there is opposition, yes, but no head-on collision. Smashing heads does not open minds.
Chefs are fond of hyperbole, so they can certainly talk that way. But on the whole, I think they probably have a more open mind than most people.
I try to keep an open mind.
The most complete and true happiness comes in moments when you feel right there, completely present, with no ideas about good and bad, right and wrong – just a sense of open heart and open mind.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.
Education is man’s going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
I feel like I’ve got an open mind as far as sounds, for me, as far as I’m concerned I just wanted to make music that had really good melodies.
It is not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You should also have an open mind at the right time.
Tolerance is understanding. It is open to new light. Those who are tolerant are always eager to explore viewpoints other than their own.
I want to win football games first and foremost. But I also want to be enlightened and educated on issues and just keep an open mind, keep a listening ear.
Being a great baker and pastry chef requires the upmost open mind. I try every dessert that comes my way!
If you keep an open mind, you can learn so much from the people around you.
A person who has power has an open mind. Their mind is open and they can see on other levels. Seeing is a quality that comes to a person who has personal power.
Each moment brings new surprises to the one who has no expectations, who comes with an absolutely open mind. Then incredible things start happening. Even if you had wanted them you could not have expected them; you could not have found yourself worthy enough to expect them.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.
Now there’s a man with an open mind – you can feel the breeze from here!
Only an open mind is big enough to contain the secrets of the universe.
Perhaps the most important thing I can tell you about equipment is to experiment and keep an open mind.
I am someone who will listen and someone who has an open mind.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be. It’s self centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
I start writing with an open mind without thinking about genre and realise, only after writing, that it falls under many genres.
Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside – to have a big hear and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.
I think the open mind is the one that’s reachable.
I have a pretty open mind about supernatural stuff – I do believe that there’s more to this world than what meets the eye.
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends‘ are – a search for something ‘safe‘ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.
Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives.
…one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis, and observe the facts with an open mind like a scientist.
There is nothing wrong with listening. You can listen to people; you can hear people‘s concerns. You can keep an open mind and still be perfectly strong.
I think if you keep an open mind and actively look, you find these really great roles that you might have otherwise never even known were out there.
What objectivity and the study of philosophy requires is not an ‘open mind,’ but an active mind – a mind able and eagerly willing to examine ideas, but to examine them criticially.
Intelligent media companies strive to provide both intellectual and comedy programs, groundbreaking and reflective articles, art house and popular movies. Not to be open minded in providing a full range of quality media would be a failure to serve the breadth and depth of the communities we live in.
I’m never sure what’s coming next, but I’m an open minded person and I welcome any challenge.
A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.
I keep an open mind.
If confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.
It’s funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don’t have an open mind about.
An open heart is an open mind.
You don’t want to be so open minded that your brains fall out!
When young players come into the league, they see how pop culture has affected the other sports, like the NBA and the NFL. They come in with more of an open mind.
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
I always want to listen with an open mind.
I have a multicultural background, so I tend to have an open mind about things, and I find other cultures interesting.
Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.
With documentaries, you go in with an open-mind but knowing what you want.
Chris Metzler
I come to every case with an open mind. Every case is new to me.
When you have five little kids, you’re not going to open Mindy Kaling’s latest book. You’re playing with your kids.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Now, there are two ways to approach a subject that frightens you and makes you feel stupid: you can embrace it with humility and an open mind, or you can ridicule it mercilessly.