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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself.
Leo Burnett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world
Thomas Carlyle

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

I've always avoided expressing an opinion about where I think the Republican movement should go - if it should go anywhere at all. [Possibly expressing an opinion that it shouldn't go anywhere at all there, Guy Green?]
Guy Green

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

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

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

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

It is interesting to note that everyone has a different take on the world, a different opinion, and given the same inputs have completely different outputs.
Penelope Fitzgerald

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are all assumed, these days, to reside at one extreme of the opinion spectrum, or another. We are pro-abortion or anti-abortion. We are free traders or protectionist. We are pro-private sector or pro-big government. We are feminists or chauvinists. But in the real world, few of us holds these extreme views. There is instead a spectrum of opinion.
Michael Crichton

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

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

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



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