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Opinion quotes (55)
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Opinion
Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.
Daisy Bates Category: Opinion
Where there is much desire to learn there of necessity will be much arguing much writing many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton Category: Opinion
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russell Category: Opinion
The foolish and dead never change their opinions.
Unknown Category: Opinion
As you put into practice the qualities of patience punctuality sincerity and solicitude you will have a better opinion of the world around you.
Grenville Kleiser Category: Opinion
I have opinions of my own strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.
George Herbert Walker Bush Category: Opinion
If it cant be expressed in figures it is not science; it is opinion.
Lazurus Long Category: Opinion
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell Category: Opinion
He that never changes his opinions never corrects his mistakes will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Tryon Edwards Category: Opinion
Ready made opinions can be distributed day by day through the press radio and so on again and again till they reach the nerve cell and implant a fixed pattern in the brain. Consequently guided public opinion is the result according to Pavlovian theoreticians of good propaganda technique and the polls [are] a verification of the temporary successful action of the Pavlovian machinations on the mind.
Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo MD Category: Opinion
Private opinion is weak but public opinion is almost omnipotent.
Henry Ward Beecher Category: Opinion
So many heads so many wits.
John Heywood Category: Opinion
Popular opinions on subjects not palpable to sense are often true but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill Category: Opinion
The more opinions you have the less you see.
Wim Wenders Category: Opinion
He who has an opinion of his own but depends on the opinion and tastes of others is a slave.
Klopstock Category: Opinion
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
Oscar Wilde Category: Opinion
As for the differences of opinion upon speculative questions if we wait till they are reconciled the action of human affairs must be suspended forever. But neither are we to look for perfection in any one man nor for agreement among many.
Junius Category: Opinion
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Venning Category: Opinion
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.
Virginia Woolf Category: Opinion
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Opinion
The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat or takes its milk on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is but the milk is more likely to be watered.
Samuel Butler the Younger Category: Opinion
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain Category: Opinion
The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacythe strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men. A weird life it is to be living always in somebody else's imagination as if that were the only place in which one could become real.
Thomas Merton Category: Opinion
When an opinionated person starts to challenge something his mind shuts out all that could clear up the matter. The argument irritates him however just it might be and it seems that he is afraid of discovering the truth.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable Category: Opinion
So many and so many and such glee.
John Keats Category: Opinion
As our inclinations so our opinions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Opinion
We are all more average than we think.
Gorham B. Munson Category: Opinion
My opinions may have changed but not the fact that Im right.
Ashleigh Brilliant Category: Opinion
The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.
Jeff Cooper Category: Opinion
There never were in the world two opinions alike no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Opinion
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
Kate O'Brien Category: Opinion
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Thomas Mann Category: Opinion
It is hard enough to remember my opinions without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche Category: Opinion
GOOD is good and bad is bad and nowhere is the difference between good and bad so wide and so fateful as in human character. For character makes destiny in the individual and in the race.
Edward O. Sisson Category: Opinion
A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert V. Prochnow Category: Opinion
Some praise at morning what they blame at night But always think the last opinion right.
Alexander Pope Category: Opinion
None so blind as those that will not see.
Matthew Henry Category: Opinion
When people have no other tyrant their own public opinion becomes one.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton Category: Opinion
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Proverb Category: Opinion
The fewer the facts the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow Category: Opinion
So many men so many thoughts. Quot homines tot sententiae
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) Category: Opinion
If you want to know your true opinion of someone watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.
Arthur Schopenhauer Category: Opinion
Men are never so good or bad as their opinions.
James Mackintosh Category: Opinion
It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Paul Joseph Goebbels Category: Opinion
Someones opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown Category: Opinion
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis Category: Opinion
He who has no opinion of his own but depends upon the opinion and taste of others is a slave.
Friedrich Klopstock Category: Opinion
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Albert Einstein Category: Opinion
FLOP v. Suddenly to change ones opinions and go over to another party. The most notable flop on record was that of Saul of Tarsus who has been severely criticised as a turn-coat by some of our partisan journals.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Opinion
I share no mans opinions; I have my own.
Ivan Turgenev Category: Opinion
To obtain a mans opinion of you make him mad.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Category: Opinion
New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke Category: Opinion
I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter for that I have determined for myself. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. Salmon P. Chase diary entry for September 22 1862 Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P Chase p. 88 (1903 reprinted 1971). According to the Chase account Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg Abraham Lincoln: The War Years p. 584 (1939). Although these words are not used the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincolns cabinet Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles vol. 1 pp. 142-43 (1911).
Abraham Lincoln Category: Opinion
In every country where man is free to think and to speak difference of opinion will arise from difference of perception and the imperfection of reason; but these differences when permitted as in this happy country to purify themselves by free discussion are but as passing clouds overspreading our land transiently and leaving our horizon more bright and serene.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Opinion