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

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

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

Comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about.
Matt Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm no bimbo. I'm opinionated and I do have a brain...
Christina Aguilera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
Thomas Hobbes

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

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

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
Thomas Huxley

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

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them
Flannery O'Connor

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth
Joseph Joubert



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