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Opinion Quotes

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

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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

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

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

 

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

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's important to show that, while authorizing the
demonstrations and promoting diversity of opinion,
the Republic can't allow itself to be undermined from within.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is,
in my opinion, a form of optimism.
- Roberto Rossellini

I am not here concerned with intent,
but with scientific standards,
especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact,
an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground.
- Serge Lang

I told him that my own opinion was that the time now
and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep
our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words.
- Henry L. Stimson

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about
as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
- Walter Cronkite

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
- Ambrose Bierce

This war is being played in the realm of public opinion
and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq,
the future of our country, and freedom around the world.
- John Doolittle

I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell...
their heart's in the right place, but their head is
a thoroughly inefficient organ.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings,
and not by the intellect.
- Herbert Spencer

A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling
entitled to your artistic opinion,
feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace,
but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive
measures ever adopted by nations.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures.
The daily media add to this by cutting off the past.
Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
- John Berger

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in
having good people around me and it turned out to be
a pretty good recording in my opinion.
- Ronnie Montrose

What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive.
It is probably nothing more than the affection of the
people with whom I am in contact,
and their good opinion of me.
- Anna Freud

As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage,
but if you choose to do so yourself,
in my opinion there is only one way:
follow the rules.
- Lars von Trier

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

Physical courage, which despises all danger,
will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage,
which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Also, when I didn't like something, I could keep my opinion to myself.
- Robert MacNeil

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

Respect for another man's opinion is worthy.
It is the realization that any opinion is valuable,
for it is the sign of a rational being.
- Sargent Shriver

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon;
which raises the fear that it may not be long before
we're paying somebody not to.
- Franklin P. Jones

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step -
it is an old business procedure.
- Fran Lebowitz

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

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

But this is a little different.
This is the adult acting.
This is a different crowd.
It's more work and more good work.
That's it.
People will have their opinion regardless.
- Shia LaBeouf


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