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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
  • Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner
    American politician and U.S. Senator 1811-1874
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    I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
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    ''If everybody minded their own business,'' the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, ''the world would go round a deal faster than it does.''
    Source: Alice in wonderland
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela
    South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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    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.
    Source: De lange weg naar vrijheid
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    English novelist 1899-1966
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    Although she herself was ill enough to justify being in bed had been a person weak-minded enough to give up, Rose Sawyer could see that her brother, the Reverend Samuel Sayer, was far more ill.
  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    Danish scientist and physicist 1885-1962
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    An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    Danish scientist and physicist 1885-1962
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    An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.
  • Bainbridge Colby
    Bainbridge Colby
    American politician and attorney 1869-1950
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    And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
  • Benjamin Hoff
    Benjamin Hoff
    American author 1946-
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    As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
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