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I have heard many arguments which influenced my opinion, but never one which influenced my vote.
Sir James Fergusson

There is only one opinion poll that I am interested in and that is the one that will take place on election day.
Michael Howard

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.
Lord Byron

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

You may fail to shine, in the opinion of others, both in your conversation and actions, from being superior, as well as inferior to them
Fulke Greville

My opinion changes rapidly - one minute I can think it is very good and the next time I look at it, I see all the flaws and weaknesses therein.
Charles Gounod

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
Paulo Coelho

Yes is the answer to that question. I've enjoyed being in government... if it would be useful for me to serve I would like to do that. [saying he would like to work for Gordon Brown despite his previous opinions of him!]
Charles Clarke

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding)
John Locke

Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
John Selden

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

Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
Samuel Butler

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
Wim Wenders

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
Adam Smith

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

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
Thomas Huxley

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
Voltaire

Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
George Gallup

Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force
Blaise Pascal

If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill

Mark has been a big part of my success in the last 10 months and we had a great run together, but we've had a difference of opinion regarding some aspects of my game. [on sacking Mark Petchey as coach]
Andrew Murray

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts
Finley Dunne

I have heard many arguments which influenced my opinion, but never one which influenced any vote (Attributed)
Sir James Ferguson

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.
Andre Maurois

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth
Joseph Joubert

I agree, she has a good backhand, but that's it. Not a good serve. She plays well, obviously. From my opinion, it's nothing special. (On Sesil Karatancheva)
Magui Serna

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
Ulysses S Grant

I have the courage of my opinions, but I have not the temerity to give a political blank cheque to Lord Salisbury.
George Joachim

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world
Thomas Carlyle

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

We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours.
John Stuart Mill

With this type of thing there are always different opinions and mine is that it is impossible to blame either one of us. [on a crash with Heidfeld]
Michael Schumacher

It's taboo for me to date wrestlers [on her father's opinion of her dating wrestlers]
Stephanie McMahon

We had a discussion but I didn't ask for his opinion [on Mourinho moaning]
Raymond Domenech

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Bertrand Russell

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
Neil Gaiman

The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
John Dawkins

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain

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

It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Joseph Goebbels

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Agatha Christie

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
Jack Kerouac

People talk about escapism as though it's something nasty but escapism is wonderful in my opinion.
Margaret Forster

And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own (Satires)
Persius

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
William Hazlitt

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
Georg Lichtenberg



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