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Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at? ...
by George Byron

Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?
- George Byron

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
- George Byron

The best prophet of the future is the past.
- George Byron

 

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
- George Byron

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life,
and if Virtue is not its own reward,
I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
- George Byron

The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would
have more power over me than any other whatsoever,
for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
- George Byron

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I shall soon be six-and-twenty.
Is there anything in the future that can possibly console
us for not being always twenty-five?
- George Byron

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty;
I woke and found that life was duty.
- George Byron

There is no such thing as a life of passion any more
than a continuous earthquake,
or an eternal fever.
Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
- George Byron

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt,
and vote, and raise the price of corn?
- George Byron

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake,
to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
- George Byron

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding
his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
- George Byron

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands,
perhaps millions, think.
- George Byron

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect
a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
- George Byron

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
- George Byron

Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
- George Byron

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
- George Byron

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler,
And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
- George Byron

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
- George Byron

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment,
and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
- George Byron

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

Her great merit is finding out mine;
there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
- George Byron

I would rather have a nod from an American,
than a snuff- box from an emperor.
- George Byron

Yes!
ready money is Aladdin's lamp.
- George Byron

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts,
you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
- George Byron

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one;
and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron

It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe;
you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
- George Byron

Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it,
stands absurdly too high and will go down.
- George Byron

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away;
A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
- George Byron

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
- George Byron

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is rapture in the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less,
but Nature more.
- George Byron

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness comes when I remember that others' opinions of me
are just their opinions - nothing more.
I find happiness in moving toward my goals
regardless of the applause or the jeers of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

It would be insane for me to
lose sleep over the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came,
if they are in opposition to human rights,
are nothing but dead letters.
- Ernestine L. Rose

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood
as their political opinions,
and much less criticized.
- Ben Hecht

Risk!
Risk anything!
Care no more for the opinions of others,
for those voices.
Do the hardest thing on earth for you.
Act for yourself.
Face the truth.
- Katherine Mansfield

So many men, so many opinions.
- Terence

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree,
by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane


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