Quotes by narrow-mindedness

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  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
  • Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty
    American philosopher 1931-2007
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    Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
  • Ben Okri
    Ben Okri
    Nigerian poet and novelist 1959-
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    Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
    Juvenal
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    Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    American political analyst 1952-
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    The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
  • Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale
    English social reformer, founder of modern nursing and statistician 1820-1910
    Florence Nightingale
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    The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
    Juvenal
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    The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    Daniel J. Boorstin
    American historian 1914-
    Daniel J. Boorstin
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    The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinema screen tend to narrow it.
  • Aharon Appelfeld
    Aharon Appelfeld
    Israeli writer 1932-2018
    Aharon Appelfeld
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    The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
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