37 Quotes About Closed Mindedness

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Are you opened minded or closed minded? To change how you look at problems, you will need to change your thinking patterns. Here are some shocking quotes about closed mindedness that will help you to reflect on your current perspective.

“A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.”

“A closed mind is a dying mind.”

“A closed mind stumbles over the blessings of life without recognizing them.”

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“Apparently there’s nothing more dangerous than a religious criminal.”

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

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”

“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.”

“Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.”

“Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.”

“Ignorance is death. A closed mind is a catafalque.”

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”

“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.”

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people.”

“I’ve come up with my own cure for a closed mind: try it once, and see.”

“Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut.”

“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.”

“Small thoughts fit easily into a closed mind, but big thoughts require an open one.”

“The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by.”

“The danger of a closed mind is that it can also leave good things like love, compassion and reason on its outside.”

“The hardest thing to open is a closed mind.”

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

“The only real stupidity is that of a closed mind.”

“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.”

“There is nothing more dangerous than a humiliated man.”

“This alone is to be feared – the closed mind, the sleeping imagination, the death of the spirit. The death of the body is to that, I think, a little thing.”

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

“Travellers with closed minds can tell us little except about themselves”

“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.”

“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

There is always a way to get through those that are closed minded. Finding the right approach is all you need.