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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

This is the future of rock-and- roll, this band, and then they're everywhere. [on record companies manipulating public opinion]
Emma Anderson

The world is governed by opinion.
Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

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

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

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast.
W S Gilbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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