It is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.
—Vincent van Gogh (1853–90) Dutch Painter
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
—Juvenal (c.60–c.136 CE) Roman Poet
People are very open-minded about new things — as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.
—Charles F. Kettering (1876–1958) American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.
—Martha Stewart (b.1941) American Entrepreneur, Television Personality
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
—Richard Dawkins (b.1941) British Evolutionary Biologist, Atheist