Having a certain inner lightness and being open minded enriches an individual’s quality of life.
But to stay open minded from the heart, one needs to drop rigid opinions, dogmas, and beliefs that drain the psyche inside out.
A close minded person is argumentative, quickly reacts, and always wants to prove to the other that they are default right.
Since they prefer to understand rather than quickly judge, an open minded person is more sensible, compassionate, and a great listener.
Unless you are willing to drop the blue-colored glasses (heavily judgmental eyes) and try to put yourself in other’s shoes, an open attitude is far away from reach.
Also, the more you travel, meet new people, live in different cultures for a while, adopt a nomad lifestyle and come out of your comfort zone with a social acquaintance, living an open minded life will become easier and easier.
As Bryant Grill beautifully quotes, ‘ If you cannot be open minded, then you do not possess the ideas, your ideas possess you.’
And that’s how a narcissist and xenophobic individual’s mind is born.
We hope these positive and inspiring open minded quotes and sayings help you be open to new possibilities in life and welcome every day with a big heart.
Best Open Minded Quotes and Sayings
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
– Albert Einstein
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw
An open-minded person sees life without boundaries, whereas a close-minded person can only see what’s beyond their eyes.
– Kaoru Shinmon
An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.
– Mark Twain
If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.
– Bryant McGill
The problem with open-mindedness is that it can become empty-mindedness.
– Christopher Hitchens
An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart.
– Robert M. Sapolsky
There is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.
– James Randi
An open mind is as welcoming as an open door.
– Nick Lopez
The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by.
– Danny Wallace
An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.
– Virginia Hutchison
Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.
– Martha Stewart
A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.
– Henry Flynt
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
– Richard Dawkins
If you don’t go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors.
– Mark W. Perrett
Many a person thinks he or she has an open mind, when it is merely vacant.
Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart.
– Byron Katie
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
– Frank Zappa
An open mind is better than a clenched fist.
– Matshona Dhliwayo
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
– Terry Pratchett
Open your mind before your mouth.
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.
– Gail Rubin Bereny
The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.
– Albert Einstein
If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
– Natalie Clifford Barney
Only an open mind is big enough to contain the secrets of the universe.
– Vera Stanley Alder
An open mind but not an empty head.
– Edward Tufte
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.
– Byron Katie
An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.
– Mike Hernacki
In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.
– Ashleigh Brilliant
Beware: open-mindedness will often say, ‘Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.
– Criss Jami
A mind once opened never closes.
No one ever died from an open mind.
– Jillian Michaels
An open heart is an open mind.
– Dalai Lama
Having an open mind is the most important precondition for creating new ideas.
– Eraldo Banovac
An open mind is not an end in itself but a means to the end of finding truth.
– Peter Kreeft
Open your mind before you open your mouth.
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