The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature.
It's not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about.
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.
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.
An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.
Beware: open-mindedness will often say, 'Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.
Human evolution is essentially the progression of information gathering (knowledge) and consciousness, or the advancement in wisdom. A wise person is willing to learn at all stages of life by using their cognitive abilities open-mindedly to examine contradictory beliefs, and rationally meld various schools of thought into a living philosophy, developing over time a logical and systematic method to maintain and evaluate oneself in order to assist a person not merely survive but thrive.
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.
A man who believes everything can be explained by science is just as ignorant as someone who believes everything can be explained by religion.
Don't let someone else's opinion influence your own observations
Thoughts produce things
Don’t be too stereotyped, be ready to explore new opportunities
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
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.
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.
Open-mindedness simplifies knowledge acquisition.
I love keeping an open mind. It's liberating to know the universe and our existence are not limited to my understanding.
I have very strong opinions and don’t want to give them up.. That’s your problem! You’ll be screwed up by those who have the same opinions as you and by those who have the opposite opinions.