37 Quotes About Open Mindedness


Sometimes you need to reach beyond the standard and norm to seek new understanding. These quotes about open mindedness will encourage you to take new strides in being empathetic and understanding.

“A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.”

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

“A mind once opened never closes.”

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it’s an open mind.”

“An open mind but not an empty head.”

“An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.”

“An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.”

“An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.”

“An open-minded person sees life without boundaries, whereas a close-minded person can only see what’s beyond their eyes.”

“Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependent upon popular opinion?”

“As the old saying goes, in the expert’s mind there are few possibilities, but for one with the beginner’s mind, the world is wide open. Designers understand the need to take risks, especially during early explorations of the problem.”

“Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

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

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

“I don’t need other people to have an open mind for me to be happy. I’m the only one who needs an open mind.”

“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”

“I’m for open-mindedness and tolerance. I’m against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of ‘We have the truth.’ The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.”

“If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.”

“If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.”

“If you don’t go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors.”

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

“It is increasingly important to be open-minded.”

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”

“Many a person thinks he or she has an open mind, when it is merely vacant.”

“Once you become consciously aware of just how powerful your thoughts are, you will realize everything in your life is exactly how YOU allow it to be.”

“Only an open mind is big enough to contain the secrets of the universe.”

“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.”

“Open your mind before your mouth.”

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”

“The problem with open-mindedness is that it can become empty-mindedness.”

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”

“There is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.”

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

“Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart.”

“Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.”

There are many ways that our thinking can dictate our feelings and choices. Being open minded to situations requires you to break thinking patterns.