70 Inspiring Quotes About The Beauty Of Being Open-Minded

The moment that you feel that you know everything there is to know or that you cannot be bothered to consider another opinion, that’s the time that you need to do a self-check. You might be getting close-minded about how you view yourself, your friends and family, and the rest of the world. 

Check out these wise quotes. They’ll help you keep a beautifully open mind.

Quotes About The Beauty Of Being Open-Minded

People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. – Charles Kettering

I want my son to be a man of good heart who reaches out to the world around him with an open mind and a gentle touch. I want him to be a man of belief, but not a man of judgment. – Kent Nerburn

I have found we can all learn something from just about anyone, if we approach others with an open mind, take the time to get to know them, seek out, and listen for what they can teach us. – Ken Poirot

The optimist turns the impossible into the possible; the pessimist turns the possible into the impossible. – William Arthur Ward

frank zappa quote

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. – Frank Zappa

Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling. – Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. – Margaret Mead

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. – Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

dalai lama quote

An open heart is an open mind. – Dalai Lama

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view. – George Eliot, Middlemarch

The thing is, it’s very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right. – Atle Selberg

Open-mindedness is the pioneer that recognizes the opportunity, and is willing to walk in the new light. – Edward Augustus Horton

mike hernacki quote

An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in. – Mike Hernacki

Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier. – Charles Kettering

An open mind is better than a clenched fist. – Matshona Dhliwayo

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll

The greatest freedom is to be free of our own mind. – Osho

sri sri ravi shankar quote

Keeping the mind open to new ideas, not being too anxious about success, putting 100% effort and meditation is the formula for entrepreneurs. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

It is never too late to give up your prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau

An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out. – Virginia Hutchison

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. – Mark Twain

When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir? – John Maynard Keynes

Despite my firm convictions, I have been always a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth. – Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

aristophanes quote

Open your mind before your mouth. – Aristophanes

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease. – Jianzhi Sengcan

To open my mind and see what is truly best for my team is when “I” become successful.

Imagination belongs to hope. It’s the creative dance of possibility. – Sharon Weil

A different species a different set of values a world completely unlike your own. There is a feeling you can only get when you meet the unknown and open your mind. – Nakajima (Gin no Saji). – Hiromu Arakawa

steven aitchison quote

Open-minded people do not impose their beliefs on others. They just accept all of life’s perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace without judging anyone. – Steven Aitchison

In order to achieve great things, you must stretch your beliefs, your efforts, and your tolerance. You will have to face new situations with an open mind, eager to reach your destiny. – Brian Cagneey

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you. – Bryant McGill

An open mind isn’t the same thing as an empty head. – Hal Urban

An open-minded person, who also knows how to relax and enjoy life, is therefore much more capable of problem solving and may amaze those around them. – Michelle Hunt

robertson Davies quote

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Robertson Davies

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea. – Francis Bacon

Encourage suggestions – Let your team members know that while you are not committed to accepting every idea, you are always open to suggestions. – Jeffrey Morales

Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart. – Byron Katie

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

Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress. – Dale Carnegie

milan kundera quote

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. – Milan Kundera, Encounter

Do not be afraid of limitless possibilities. The desert is infinite to the eye as love is to the heart. – Cathy Ostlere

If you don’t go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors. – Mark W. Perrett

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

A great person has two hearts: one heart is bleeding, one heart is tolerant. – Gibran

Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we’ll all be happy. – Ian McKellen

isaac asimov quote

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

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert Einstein

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. – Mark Twain

In retirement as in most walks of life, an open-mind that is receptive to new possibilities proves to be your best asset as you forge ahead and redesign your life to meet your new needs. – Belinda Tucker

We should maintain an open mind and a compassionate attitude if we wish to be at peace. – Beau Norton

Few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning. – Virginia Woolf, The Second Common Reader

mark twain quote

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain

Only limitless thinking and dreaming can manifest limitless abilities and success. – Tavi Castro

As you grew, we encouraged you to be open and direct. As you leave, never lose your honesty with those whom you speak. – Catherine Pulsifer & Byron Pulsifer

An open mind is not an end in itself but a means to the end of finding truth. – Peter Kreeft

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation. It will do both of you good. – Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

True wisdom will enable man to judge other persons with an impartial mind. – M. K. Soni

jodi picoult quote

Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut. – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights. – Brian Tracy

We need to open our minds to the fullness of each person; their opinions, their attributes; their potential. – Byron Pulsifer

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. – Mignon McLaughlin

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

albert einstein quote

The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size. – Albert Einstein

Our attitude, open mindedness, ability to convey ideas, listening skills, patience, compatibility and language skills are some of the factors that define good communication skills. – Zayne Parker

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. – William Feather

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life. – Abraham Maslow

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind. – E.B. White

james a michener quote

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. – James A. Michener

The development of genuine, open-minded patience may very well lead one to also examine one’s experience of anger and its root causes. Although impatience and anger are not the same, they live in the same neighborhood. –Allan Lokos

Be open minded. Your receptiveness to new ideas is Open-mindedness. It relates to the way in which you approach the views and knowledge of others. – S M, Revanth

It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable. – Ashly Lorenzana

You have to be very nimble and very open-minded. Your success is going to be very dependent on how you adapt. – Jeremy Stoppelman

steven johnson quote

The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank. – Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart. – Robert M. Sapolsky

Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open. – Stephen Russell, Barefoot Doctor’s Guide to the Tao: A Spiritual Handbook for the Urban Warrior

richard dawkins quote

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

Opportunities are presented to us each and every day, but do we see them. To see an opportunity we must be open to all thoughts. – Catherine Pulsifer

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. – Buddha Siddhartha

The ability to participate in miracles – true miracles in your life – happens when you open your mind to your limitless potential. – Wayne Dyer

Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn. – A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar