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Openness Quotes

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Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

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

Hopefully, 21 years later, Judge Roberts possesses
an openness with respect to issues of gender-based wage discrimination.
- Olympia Snowe

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound
to the starless midnight of racism and war
that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood
can never become a reality...
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their
minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness.
- Neil Kurshan

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
- Herbie Hancock

In all my public and private acts as your president,
I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor
with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
- Gerald R. Ford

We will work with industrial or Dept.
Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals
of openness firm we're proud to work with the military,
and they respect that in turn.
- Charles Vest

Apple does great products, but at the end of the day
we think consumers want choice,
consumers want openness.
- Rob Glaser

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the style that motivates me,
as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
- Herbie Hancock

More socialism means more democracy,
openness and collectivism in everyday life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

We must honor our country's tradition of openness and
continue to welcome new immigrants.
- Jose Serrano

In this world, the greatest courage is to drop the mind aside.
The bravest man is who can see the world
without the barrier of the mind, just as it is.
It is tremendously different, utterly beautiful.
There is nobody who is inferior and there is nobody who is superior -
there are no distinctions.
- Osho

Faith is a state of openness or trust.
- Alan Watts

I was a bit of a big mouth my whole life.
I'm a person who expresses themselves with a lot of openness.
- Anne Heche

We need to give each other the space to grow,
to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.
We need to give each other space so that we may both
give and receive such beautiful things as ideas,
openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
- Max de Pree

Openness about death has led to greater care about all aspects of dying.
- Polly Toynbee

In Japan they prefer the realistic style.
They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none.
I want to leave them wide open to every possibility.
I think my readers understand that openness.
- Haruki Murakami

The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me.
That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination.
But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town.
It was a college town.
It had record stores and was a liberal place.
- Matthew Sweet

The Obama administration has now taken exactly the
same position as the Bush administration.
I don't see how you can keep people from knowing who
visits the White House and adhere to a policy of openness and transparency.
- Anne Weismann

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation
of intellectual achievement,
of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness,
of social justice and of equal opportunity.
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

The United States basically accepted protection abroad
as the price of post-war recovery.
Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity,
it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness.
- Larry Summers

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise,
since everyone suffers.
To suffering must be added mourning,
understanding,
patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort,
only our attention and our openness to let the information through.
Although the brain absorbs universes of information,
little is admitted into normal consciousness.
- Marilyn Ferguson

There is more openness in LA to possibilities than
on the East Coast of America.
There is a pioneering spirit there that stems from
the reason people went out there in the first place-to find something new.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I think Maine needs people.
It needs diversity.
It needs to be able to respect people.
Openness is crucial for this state because we don't
want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation.
We want young families.
- John Baldacci

Well we are hoping that the power of the community
of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights
are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going
try to undermine the freedom,
the openness of our societies and our security.
- Douglas Feith

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic
Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions.
The development has not been without problems,
since some people have resisted it and others have
pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
- Francis Arinze

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin


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