70 Open Minded Quotes That Will Expand Your Thinking

Open Minded Quotes

Explore 70 open-minded quotes that help you see things in new ways. Let these quotes inspire you to discover all the exciting possibilities life has to offer.

Open Minded Quotes

Open-minded people don’t care to be right. They care to understand. There’s never a right or wrong answer. Everything is about understanding.

Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does

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

Talking to someone with an open mind is seriously one of my favorite things because there's never an end to what you can talk about and learn.

Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

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

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
-The Dalai Lama


The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.


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

Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you can fly.

The art of being wise is the art of being open-minded.
-George Jacob Holyoak

You’re just looking for the best answer possible, not just the one you can come up with inside your own head.
-Ray Dalio

Be very, very patient and very open-minded, and listen to what people have to say.
-A. J. McLean


To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
-Mark Twain


The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know.


With an open mind, we gain insight into ideas and expressions that we may have overlooked or not noticed at all.
-James Van Praagh


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


Try to open up your mind a little, and move away from rigid opinions of what people should do and be unless you have been there.
-Ann Rule


We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
-Albert Einstein


Don’t let your mind be so open that your brains fall out.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


The first principle is that you must not fool yourself  and you are the easiest person to fool.
-Richard Feynman

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
-Vince Lombardi

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
-Pablo Picasso


The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know."
-Albert Einstein


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you.
-Mary Kay Ash

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
-Dorothea Brande

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
-Paulo Coelho

The only way to deal with closed minds is to ignore them.
-Scott Adams


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

Famous Quotes About Being Open Minded

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
-Albert Einstein


Closed-minded people always think they are right. Open-minded people know they may be wrong.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
-Dr. Seuss


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
-Henry David Thoreau


We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
-Max DePree
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
-Stephen Hawking

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.
-Shunryu Suzuki

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
-Eleanor Roosevelt


I not only use all the brains that I have but all that I can borrow.
-Woodrow Wilson

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
-Carl Rogers

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
-Joseph Campbell

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
-Norman Vincent Peale

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
-Richard Feynman


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


Open your mind before you open your mouth.
-Subroto Bagchi


Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.
-Martha Stewart


Have an open mind allow different ideas into your way of thinking.


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

You have to keep your mind as wide-open as your eyes, because almost nothing is what it seems.
-Jonathan Maberry


Accept all that is given to you with an open mind. Every gift, whether it warmed your spirit or brought disappointment is a blessing.

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

Open Mindedness Quotes

Open Mindedness Quotes

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
-Peter Drucker

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.


The only way to learn is to listen, and the only way to understand is to listen without prejudice.

The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as though they were impossibilities.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being open-minded doesn't mean that you have to agree with everything you hear. It just means that you're willing to listen and consider other perspectives.

Quotes About Having An Open Heart And Mind

An open mind and an open heart are the keys to success.

An open heart and an open mind are the gateways to a better life.


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

If you can open people's hearts first, then maybe people's minds get opened after that.

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.
-Maya Angelou

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.

Open Minded Person Quotes

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
-Alan Watts


The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open
The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open.
-Frank Zappa

Be open to change, but don't let it change you.
-Maxime Lagace

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
-Dale Carnegie

Be respectful of other people's opinions, even if you don't agree with them.

The truly open mind is one that can entertain a thought without accepting it.
-Alan Watts

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.

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