„A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.“

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—  Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar Scottish Distiller and Conservative Party politician 1864 - 1930

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„An open mind is really a mark of foolishness, like an open mouth. Mouths and minds were made to shut; they were made to open only in order to shut.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936

Original quote:
For my friend said that he opened his intellect as the sun opens the fans of a palm tree, opening for opening's sake, opening infinitely for ever. But I said that I opened my intellect as I opened my mouth, in order to shut it again on something solid. I was doing it at the moment. And as I truly pointed out, it would look uncommonly silly if I went on opening my mouth infinitely, for ever and ever.
The Extraordinary Cabman, one of many essays collected in Tremendous Trifles (1909)
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„The mind is like an umbrella - it functions best when open.“

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„I like to consider my mind an open door. It's just not a revolving door.“

—  J. Michael Straczynski American writer and television producer 1954

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„Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.“

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„Learning implies a mind that doesn't know.“

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„Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Varianta: Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.

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