Open Quotes

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.

Simone Weil

It is a critical job of any entrepreneur to maximize creativity, and to build the kind of atmosphere around you that encourages people to have ideas. That means open structures, so that accepted thinking can be challenged.

Anita Roddick

I'd sooner sleep by an open fire and wake up fried.

Brandon Boyd

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.

Anne Roiphe

Test every work of intellect or faith, And everything that your own hands have wrought And call those works extravagance of breath That are not suited for such men as come proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb.

William Butler Yeats

Tis e'er the wont of simple folk to prize the deed and overlook the motive, and of learned folk to discount the deed and lay open the soul of the doer.

John Barth

Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.

Mary Frances Berry

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.

Saul Bellow

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.

Charles D. Ellison

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

The frontiers were sort of wide open. It was that sense of excitement that we really wanted to spark in everybody else wherever we went.

Bill Gates

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman

Every person in this life has something to teach me - and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.

Catherine Doucette

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