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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world
Paul Dirac

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

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

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

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

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.
Charles A Dana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

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

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

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



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