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Joachim du Bellay Quotes and Sayings

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In my opinion butlers ought To know their place,
and not to play The Old Retainer night and day.
- Joachim du Bellay

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws.
- Joachim du Bellay

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage,
or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns,
experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of
his life among his family.
- Joachim du Bellay

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

 

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

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

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

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

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

Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
- Dan Rather

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them.
All they really want is to be maintained in the good
opinion they have of themselves.
- Albert Camus

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point
should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike,
friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising,
in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more
believable than the product itself.
- Leo Burnett

In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful.
- Leo Bogart

Both of these branches of evolutionary science,
are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection;
this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws
of heredity and adaptation.
- Ernst Haeckel

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
- Dale Carnegie

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary
to the emancipation of the mind.
- John Maynard Keynes

Everyone is entitled to our opinion.
- Tre Cool

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has
rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper,
and render them more important.
- Hosea Ballou

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the
problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the
atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world.
- Paul Dirac

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written,
in my opinion.
It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.
- Sarah McLachlan

I am really only interested in new information,
not freelance opinion.
I don't really care what you think off the top of your head.
- Tucker Carlson

It is my opinion that human history can make no sense
unless evil doings are recognized for what they are,
and that they are bearable only if somehow they may be redeemed.
- Simon Conway Morris

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent,
anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant
for anyone who is not content to the average person.
- William Ralph Inge

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
- Jean Rostand

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion;
it shows that society is rotten to the core.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way.
Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform
opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
- Jacques Ellul

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities;
ideas generated there filter down through the teaching
profession and the students into the general public.
- B. Carroll Reece

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be
overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
- Sallust

I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we
have too high an opinion of ourselves.
We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
- Angela Carter


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