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If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Most of the biggest catastrophes that we've witnessed rarely come from information that is secret or hidden. It comes from information that is freely available and out there, but that we are willfully blind to, because we can't handle, don't want to handle, the conflict that it provokes. But when we dare to break that silence, or when we dare to see, and we create conflict, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best thinking.
Open information is fantastic, open networks are essential. But the truth won't set us free until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.

Margaret Heffernan

An open rebuke is better than hidden love!

Bible

Can you train yourself to love the right man? Of course you can. The problem is forgetting about the wrong man, the one passing by who came in a door that was left open without asking permission.

Paulo Coelho

There isn't a closed door in the world that beauty can't open.

American Horror Story (movie)

I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round [...] as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

Charles Dickens

Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.

Bertrand Russell

Math is like water. It has a lot of difficult theories, of course, but its basic logic is very simple. Just as water flows from high to low over the shortest possible distance, figures can only flow in one direction. You just have to keep your eye on them for the route to reveal itself. That’s all it takes. You don’t have to do a thing. Just concentrate your attention and keep your eyes open, and the figures make everything clear to you. In this whole, wide world, the only thing that treats me so kindly is math.

Haruki Murakami

Skepticism is the father of freedom. It is like the pry that holds open the door for truth to slip in.

Gerry Spence

Truth, in science, can be defined as the working hypothesis best fitted to open the way to the next better one.

Konrad Lorenz

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says "Everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved in the writing of this book."?

Carl Sagan

We are designed by evolution to be "informavores", epistemically hungry seekers of information, in an endless quest to improve our purchase on the world, the better to make decisions about our subjectively open future.

Daniel Dennett

Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I`ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut.

Jodi Picoult

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

Terry Pratchett

We spend so much effort trying to keep parts of our lives hidden, even from our closest friends. But those rare times when we do open up, it`s amazing how minor those secrets all end up seeming.

How I Met Your Mother (movie)

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