Opinion Quotes

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

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

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

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

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world
Thomas Carlyle

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
Georg Lichtenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.
W B Yeats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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