Open Mindedness Quotes

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For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.


The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
— Graffiti

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An open mind collects more riches than an open purse.
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.
— Chinese proverb

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Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.


Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.


The greatest leaders in God's tribe have been those men who have left room for doubt.


The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.


When we are closed to ideas what we hear is criticism. When we are open to ideas what we get is advice.
Another thing I think should be avoided is extremely intense ideology because it cabbages up one's mind.

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We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.


The danger of psychedelic drugs, the danger of mind-opening, the danger of consciousness expansion, the danger of inner discovery is a danger to the establishment.


The challenge of creative beings is to be suspicious of every discourse, thought, affirmation, or proposal that presents itself as "the only possible path." There are always others. There is always another possibility.


Ah, snug lies those that slumber
Beneath Conviction's roof.
 Their floors are sturdy lumber,
Their windows weatherproof.
But I sleep cold forever
And cold sleep all my kind,
For I was born to shiver
In the draft of an open mind.
The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it's a belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.

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Often it is our own knowledge that is the biggest obstacle to us touching suchness [reality]. That is why it's very important to learn how to release our own views. Knowledge is the obstacle to knowledge. If you are dogmatic in your way of thinking, it is very difficult to receive new insights, to conceive of new theories and understandings about the world.

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