Quotes by narrow-mindedness

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  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    I had tried to go to college, and I didn't really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus - I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    I regret the narrow contracted education of the females of my own country.
    Source: Letter to John Adams (30 June 1778)
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
    Source: Up From Slavery (1901)
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims.
  • Vincent van Gogh
    Vincent van Gogh
    Dutch Painter 1853-1890
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    It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
    American spiritual teacher 1955-
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    Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
  • Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch
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    Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
  • Bill Parcells
    Bill Parcells
    American coach in the NFL 1941-
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    My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That's pretty narrow... I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects. I'm not proud of that.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us - ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath.
  • James Watson
    James Watson
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    One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.
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