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

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

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

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

Those who differ most from the opinions of their fellow men are the most confident of the truth of their own
Sir James Mackintosh

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

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

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

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
Tocqueville

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

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

There is no democracy in physics. We can't say that some second-rate guy has as much right to opinion as Fermi
Luis Walter Alvarez

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

On good friend Nicole Kidman: 'I've never worked with her. I met her through a couple good girlfriends of mine. She has a great sense of humor. She laughs easily. I like hanging out with people who laugh easily. Contrary to popular opinion, I like to be a little silly.'
Russell Crowe

'When I want your opinion, I'll give it to you!'
Anonymous

It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says 'there is no wisdom without leisure.'
W B Yeats

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

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them
Flannery O'Connor

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

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

I've never been influenced by their opinions anyway but now we are talking tennis and they didn't know anything [on tennis journalists].
Tim Henman

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
Warren Buffett

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

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

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates

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

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

I would say that it's quadruple what I've had when I've won major championships in the past. I've gotten faxes and phone calls from all over the world. It's been overwhelming. It's really changed my opinion of humanity.
Greg Norman

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

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

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

Opinion polls are not worth the paper they are written on, in my view, through the conference season. They don't settle down again until November.
Norman Tebbit

The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.
Cicero

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

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

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

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

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton

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

If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
Samuel Butler

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

Comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about.
Matt Lucas

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

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.
Dame Edith Sitwell

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
Robert G Allen

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

Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
Georg Lichtenberg

The world is governed by opinion.
Thomas Hobbes

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

Of course liberty is not licence. Liberty in my view is conforming to majority opinion.
Hugh Scanlon



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