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Opinions quotes and quotations

In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln

We should never let ourselves be burnt for our opinions; we are not that sure of them. But perhaps for this -- that we may have and change our opinions.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Thomas Mann

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

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
Bethania McKenstry

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

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell

Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion--what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.
Henry David Thoreau

It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Mark Twain

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.
Francis Jeffrey

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
George Bush

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

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

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

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
Lawana Blackwell

I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Mark Twain

When I want your opinion I'll give it to you.
Laurence J. Peter

There are as many opinions as there are experts.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Do not chose to be wrong for the sake of being different.
Lord Samuel

All empty sould tend toward extreme opinions.
William Butler Yeats

The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.
Elizabeth Drew

Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
Mark Twain

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Robert F. Kennedy

We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Facts are stubborn things.
Alain Rene Le Sage

Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
Mark Twain

You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
Plato

You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.
Senator Patrick Leahy

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

Sure 'tis an orthodox opinion, That grace is founded in dominion.
Samuel Butler (1)

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.
Walter Pater

With books and money placed, for show Like nest eggs, to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.
Samuel Butler (1)

For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinion is by a wager.
Lord Byron

His deeds inimitable, like the Sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of Precedent for poore men's facts.
George Chapman

The deep slumber of a decided opinion.
Author Unknown

But in every matter the consensus of opinion among all nations is to be regarded as the law of nature.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong.
John Dryden

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Jane Austen

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Bible

Facts are cheels that winna ding, An' downs be disputed.
Robert Burns

As the saying is, So many heades, so many wittes.
Elizabeth I

It is not often that an opinion is worth expressing, which cannot take care of itself.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monuments of the safety with which errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson

All men do not, in fine, admire or love the same thing.
Horace

Intolerant only of intolerance.
I.S.S.G.

Dogmation is puppyism come to its full growth.
Douglas Jerrold

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Alain Rene Le Sage

There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity. - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne,
Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself--and how little I deserve it.
W. S. Gilbert

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

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

If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself.
Blaise Pascal

Even opinion is of force enough to make itself to be espoused at the expense of life.
Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

Opinion is the queen of the world.
Blaise Pascal

One should respect public opinion in so far as it is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russel

He adopts the opinion of others like a monk in the Sorbonne.
Blaise Pascal

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
Bernard M. Baruch

I had grown tired of standing in the lean and lonely front line facing the greatest enemy that ever confronted man--public opinion.
Clarence Darrow

Force and not opinion is the queen of the world; but it is opinion that uses the force.
Blaise Pascal

He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Tryon Edwards