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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

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

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

The world has reached such a degree of interdependence... that international cooperation has become essential... the only self-supporting region of the world is the whole world... Only one opinion and only one market cover the face of the earth.
Salvador De Madariaga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Central Africans are free to express their opinions without fear of imprisonment.
Francois Bozize

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

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

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

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

If my opinion is of any worth, the fieldfare is the greatest delicacy among birds, the hare among quadrupeds
Martial

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

I believe that artists should never relinquish all production control, which, in my opinion, is entering dangerous territory.
Veruca Salt

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

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

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

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

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

A wise politician will never grudge a genuflexion or a rapture if it is expected of him by prevalent opinion.
Frederick Scott Oliver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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