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A. J. P. Taylor Quotes and Sayings

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In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Related topics: Power

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of
accuracy would not do well for his clients.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No matter what political reasons are given for war,
the underlying reason is always economic.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
- A. J. P. Taylor

 

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people
are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary
than the specter of Communism.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace,
carried the nations to war by their own weight.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make
peace with the Establishment -
and nothing more corrupting.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Like most of those who study history,
he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the
past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war;
and he discovered this only when the First World War
was already being fought.
Of course he was right.
Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
- A. J. P. Taylor

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
a student of history; and like most of those who study history,
he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson PHOTO

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

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

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

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

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion.
The several sects perform the office of a Censor -
over each other.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

Under no circumstances would it be right for me to go with MGM.
Irene shares my opinion.
- David O. Selznick

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in
the material universe to possess internal order,
and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters,
I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize
every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems
of the position without fear of some simplifications.
- Alexander Alekhine

In my opinion, we've elected a Marxist [Barack Obama]
to be president of the United States.
- Paul Broun

A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion.
Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses;
having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.
- Augustus Hare

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself
and how little I deserve it.
- William Gilbert

His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion.
Incredible how someone could have suffered that long
and come back out of prison with such a good heart
and positive things to say and do.
- Maurice Ashley

In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons,
every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to
violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today.
- Herman Kahn

The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen,
without exception, in my opinion don't work.
A lot of people would disagree with me.
- Stephen Sondheim

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty,
if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away;
but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
- Franz Kafka

The greatest leading man, in my opinion,
will always be Cary Grant.
- Joe Pantoliano

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- Bertrand Russell

Whenever the government of the United States shall break up,
it will probably be in consequence of a false direction
having been given to public opinion.
- James F. Cooper

It is my opinion that time brings all things to fruition;
by time all things are made plain; time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

But since you're asking me, I'll tell you my opinion:
all cornbread is authentic,
as long as it's good, hot, and made with love and fresh ingredients.
- Jeremy Jackson


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