Opinion Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
Voltaire

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

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 only one opinion poll that I am interested in and that is the one that will take place on election day.
Michael Howard

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

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

Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions
Sir James Mackintosh

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

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

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

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

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

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

We had a referee who in my opinion wasn't up to the required standard and that isn't bleating about the referee [lost the game then, Steve?]
Steve Cotterill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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