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If you like the story then don't hold back in telling me about it, and if you don't then please keep your opinions to yourself!
Erle Gardner

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

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
W H Auden

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

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

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

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

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinion and uncommon abilities.
Walter Bagehot

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

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

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

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

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

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.
Charles A Dana

Performers who discourse strong political opinions often seem aghast that some people respond negatively to them: in the form of not attending their performances, or not buying their music, or opposing their speaking at other entertainment venues.
Lester Dent

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

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

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

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson

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

It does not matter if you think I'm clever or otherwise, my opinions are still the same and equally valid.
Thomas Harrison

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

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
Chuang Tzu

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

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

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
Douglas Macarthur

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

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

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

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world
Thomas Carlyle

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
William Ralph Inge

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

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

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

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Francis Bacon

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
Thomas Hobbes

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

In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
Harry S Truman

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

'Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater.' (On Jayne Mansfield)
Bette Davis

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Edward Bernays

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

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

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

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

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

My opinion is, that power should always be distrusted, in whatever hands it is placed.
William Jones

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



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