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"Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness." - Mick Jagger

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

"Moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness." - Friedrich Schlegel

"We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"One thing must be avoided at all costs: narrow-mindedness, pedantry, dull pettiness." - Bruno Schulz

"The obsession with moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"I actually do propose open-mindedness, but open-mindedness to the Word of God." - Eric Ludy

"Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace." - Salman Rushdie

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

"People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence." - Philip Pullman

"A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow mindedness." - Nelson Mandela

"I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness." - Christopher Hitchens

"A man's mind grows narrow in a narrow place." - Samuel Johnson

"Wedlock is a narrow business." - Sally O'Reilly

"Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his specialty alone." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his specialty alone." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"To start blindly with a statement is a sign of arrogance and narrow-mindedness, and will lead to conflict. To start blindly with a question is a sign of uncertainty and honesty, and will lead to wisdom." - Scott Watson

"Faith was intended precisely for the simple, but the quest for certainty and simplicity becomes dangerous when it leads to fanaticism and narrow-mindedness. When reason as such becomes suspect, then faith itself becomes falsified." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion." - John Acton

"There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion." - Lord Acton

"We have no right to dictate, through irresponsible action or narrow-mindedness, the future of our children, and our children's children. There has been enough destruction, enough death, enough waste." - Abdallah II

"Minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness." - Baruch Spinoza

"Is it not arrogance or narrow-mindedness to claim that there is only one way of salvation or that the way we follow is the right way? I think not. After all, do we fault a pilot for being narrow-minded when he follows the instrument panel while landing in a rainstorm? No, we want him to remain narrowly focused!" - Billy Graham

"Music dissolves the straight and narrow." - Mason Cooley

"The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts." - Thubten Yeshe

"Truth is narrow, but grace is wide." - Alan Hirsch

"Whispering makes a narrow place narrower." - Matthew Tobin Anderson

"Let's be cautious about narrow nationalism." - James A Forbes

"You narrow hope when you define it..." - Barbara Hambly

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." - T S Eliot

"Spirituality can go hand-in-hand with ruthless single-mindedness when the individual is convinced his cause is just" - Michela Wrong

"In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims." - Friedrich Schiller

"The notion that black folks have nothing to learn from scholarship that may reflect racial or racist biases is dangerous. It promotes closed-mindedness and a narrow understanding of knowledge to hold that "race" is such an overwhelming concept that it negates the validity of any insights contained in a work that may have some racist or sexist aspects." - Bell Hooks

"But, if the knowledge of the occult powers of nature opens the spiritual sight of man, enlarges his intellectual faculties, and leads him unerringly to a profounder veneration for the Creator, on the other hand ignorance, dogmatic narrow-mindedness, and a childish fear of looking to the bottom of things, invariably leads to fetish-worship and superstition." - H. P. Blavatsky

"Liberals and conservatives disagree over what are the most important sins. For conservatives, the sins that matter are personal irresponsibility, the flight from family life, sexual permissiveness, the failure of individuals to work hard. For liberals, the gravest sins are intolerance, a lack of generosity toward the needy, narrow-mindedness toward social and racial minorities." - E. J. Dionne

"Here I am, back in Mecca. I am still traveling, trying to broaden my mind, for I've seen too much of the damage narrow-mindedness can make of things, and when I return home to America, I will devote what energies I have to repairing the damage." - Malcolm X

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain

"Take heed of mad folks in a narrow place." - George Herbert

"A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together." - Celia Green

"A narrow Fellow in the Grass Occasionally rides" - Emily Dickinson

"I'm too old to recover, too narrow to forgive myself." - Lillian Hellman

"The most learned are often the most narrow-minded men." - William Hazlitt

"Consistency is the sign of a narrow mind." - Glen Cook

"Every heresy has been an effort to narrow the Church." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"To marry is to narrow one's possibilities horribly." - Jude Morgan

"Time,- that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities." - Charles Caleb Colton

"We are all experiments in enthusiasms, narrow and preordained." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear." - John F Kennedy

"Your views are as narrow as your tie." - Bernard Herrmann

"Not necessarily narrow so much as impatient, intense." - James Salter

"I can't get through the gate. The gate is narrow." - Drew Brees

"Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind - compassion opens it." - Dalai Lama

"One thing about being narrow-minded: you'll never be lonely." - Mort Sahl

"In narrow and gloomy streets, keep your spirit high!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I seek to widen, narrow narratives of women of color." - Michaela Angela Davis

"It's hard to narrow down your influences in comedy." - Cameron Esposito

"Timidity keeps me safe and sad in a narrow room." - Mason Cooley

"So vast is art, so narrow human wit." - Alexander Pope

"Disinformation is most effective in a very narrow context." - Frank Snepp

"I was raised in a very sheltered, narrow environment." - Faye Wattleton

"The most learned are often the most narrow minded." - William Hazlitt

"Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path." - Tommy Lasorda

"We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes." - Phil Bredesen

"The spreading wide my narrow Hands / To gather Paradise-." - Emily Dickinson

"In a narrow sphere great men are blunderers." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism." - Said Musa

"In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"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

"All I know for sure is that issues like race, like class, are always best approached with compassion and open-mindedness." - Ezra Koenig

"If parents instill a sense of civic-mindedness - and there is no better way to do that than by example - their children will probably follow." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"If parents instill a sense of civic-mindedness - and there is no better way to do that than by example - their children will probably follow." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"Sages say the path is narrow and difficult to tread, narrow as the edge of a razor." - Upanishads

"Narrow waists and narrow minds go together." - Nicolas Chamfort

"It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out." - Alexander Pope

"Modern broad-mindedness benefits the rich; and benefits nobody else." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I feel that the only thing that really matters in art and life is to go against the tidal wave of literalism and literal-mindedness-to insist on and live the life of the imagination." - David Salle

"I think we may be seeing the beginnings of a resurgence of civic-mindedness in this country. Hopefully the younger generations, which came out in record numbers during the last presidential election, will pass their enthusiasm on to their children." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"In my view, it's irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others." - Vinod Khosla

"I think we may be seeing the beginnings of a resurgence of civic-mindedness in this country. Hopefully the younger generations, which came out in record numbers during the last presidential election, will pass their enthusiasm on to their children." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"Lo! on a narrow neck of land, 'Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand. Secure, insensible." - Charles Wesley

"A narrow vision is divisive, a broad vision expansive. But a divine vision is all-inclusive." - Tejomayananda

"Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind." - Juvenal

"To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view." - Bertrand Russell

"The practice of law sharpens the mind by making it narrow." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes." - Molly Ivins

"If we are to reclaim our culture, we cannot afford narrow definitions." - Starhawk

"Believe me when I tell you my soul has squeezed into narrow spaces." - Anis Mojgani

"Narrow minds think nothing right that is above their own capacity." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"History takes place between the Fall and the Apocalypse, with a narrow escape route called Salvation." - Mason Cooley

"Antithesis is the narrow gateway through which error most prefers to worm its way towards truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It created in me a yearning for all that is wide and open and expansive. Something that will never allow me to fit in in my own country, with its narrow towns and narrow roads and narrow kindnesses and narrow reprimands." - Anthony Hopkins

"God's plan for moving people from the broad road to the narrow road involves you." - Alistair Begg

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind." - Marva Collins

"Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." - Thomas Gray

"The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas." - Napoleon Hill

"A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world." - Aleister Crowley

"The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences." - Anonymous

"What narrow innocence it is for one to be good only according to the law." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Modred's narrow foxy face, Heart hiding smile, and gray persistent eye." - Alfred Tennyson

"Honor travels in a strait so narrow, Where one but goes abreast: keep then the path." - William Shakespeare

"We write so many songs, it is difficult to narrow them down." - Miranda Lambert

"Narrow souls I cannot abide; There's almost no good or evil inside" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"What a mighty spirit in a narrow bosom. [Ger., Welch' hoher Geist in einer engen Brust.]" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Honour travels in a strait so narrow Where one but goes abreast." - William Shakespeare

"Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells." - William Wordsworth

"I understand personally, ... that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins." - James Baker

"I think in many ways narrow minded-attitudes lead to extreme thinking." - Dalai Lama

"In contrast to reincarnation and karma, all other views seem petty and narrow" - Richard Wagner

"Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake

"It is as though nature must needs make men narrow in order to give them force." - W E B Du Bois

"A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - James D Watson

"It is surely very narrow policy that supposes money to be the chief good." - Samuel Johnson

"The mind grows narrow in proportion as the soul grows corrupt." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"...beauty, she had discovered occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the hand, had infinite variation." - Ian Mcewan

"Libraries can in general be too narrow or too wide for the soul." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"For my life, I confess to you, feels to me today somewhat narrow and circumscribed." - Kenneth Grahame

"Your path is not narrow... so you can't mess it up." - Esther Hicks

"Jesus went before us on the narrow path along which He beckons us to follow Him." - Rose Philippine Duchesne

"In the polling booth narrow self interest wins out over lofty principles." - James Cook

"By buying big - going narrow and deep, as opposed to a diversifying - you maximize your successes." - Richard Chandler

"I don't think the Democrats should think in narrow tactical terms about mid-term elections." - Barack Obama

"This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future,-two eternities!" - Thomas Moore

"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T Washington

"Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places." - Anonymous

"Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live." - George Lancaster Spalding

"There is in true beauty, as in courage, somewhat which narrow souls cannot dare to admire." - William Congreve

"Revenge is always the joy of narrow, Sick, and petty minds." - Juvenal

"Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells." - William Wordsworth

"Creep into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said!" - Matthew Arnold

"I a short life with width to a narrow one with length." - Avicenna

"A resident of over a hundred years in so narrow a world deserved higher homage." - Truman Capote

"Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow...that it passes through" - Bob Dylan

"Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep." - Thomas Gray

"I'm constantly thinking about trying to piece together collaborators... All disciplines can be narrow..." - Judith Weir

"Family, monogamy, romance. Everywhere exclusiveness, a narrow channelling of impulse and energy." - Aldous Huxley

"The more we justify our beliefs, the more narrow-minded we become." - Lin Yutang

"Creep into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said!" - Matthew Arnold

"A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person." - Zig Ziglar

"I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins." - James Baker

"I'm a bit suspicious of people who are narrow in their musical tastes." - Steven Hall

"We have a very narrow view of what is going on." - Daniel Kahneman

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

"I [prefer] a short life with width to a narrow one with length." - Avicenna

"Why has a religious turn of mind always a tendency to narrow and harden the heart?" - Robert Burns

"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire." - William Congreve

"Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places." - E Joseph Cossman

"Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith." - Christopher Fry

"My belief in a day of reckoning keeps me on the straight and narrow." - Albert Gubay

"One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit." - Alexander Pope

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." - Henry David Thoreau



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