Quotation Explorer - 'Opinion'

Unfortunately, money make us happy - look around then say your opinion! - Deyth Banger
If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."[Freedom of the Park, Tribune, 7 December 1945] - George Orwell
But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically. - René Descartes
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding. - Bill Bullard
In my opinion, being a Christian is a noticeable behavior. If you have to tell somebody you’re a Christian, then you’re probably not doing it right. - Steve Maraboli
Decisions of character come from understanding that they are accountable to God only, not to family, spouses, religious leaders, corporations, public opinion or your own ego. - Shannon L. Alder
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell
Knowledge is true opinion. - Plato
Everyone has their opinion and everyone loves it. Nobody wants to accepts others opinion. So to make them happy be diplomatic and speak unclearly, let them interpret your thoughts by themselves, let them think what they want to think - Jagdish Poudel
Of all the problems which will have to be faced in the future, in my opinion, the most difficult will be those concerning the treatment of the inferior races of mankind. - Leonard Darwin
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. - Ambrose Bierce
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Washington once advised his adopted grandson that where there is no occasion for expressing an opinion, it is best to be silent. For there is nothing more certain than that it is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends. - Ron Chernow
The only way I can be angry at you is when I have thought, said, or done something that is unkind in my own opinion. - Byron Katie
It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. - Franklin P. Jones
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
Voice your opinion and let the confidence in you stand still - Somya Kedia
Before the battle begins and the outcome has been decided, let the adversary know that you are a fearless competitor, worthy of a second opinion. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
What the soul sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudice and opinion. - Sri Aurobindo
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. - Flannery O'Connor
One opinion can make a fool out of a once wise person - Will Leamon
The only opinion I have is that I could never look someone in the eye and tell them that they didn’t love someone that they know they love. It’s not my job to judge and it’s not a job I’d want. I love people a lot. All kinds. If we were meant to be the same then we wouldn’t be human. - Hayley Williams
He who has an opinion of his own, but depends on the opinion and tastes of others is a slave.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. - Edmund Burke
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. - John Stuart Mill
When you live your life seeking the opinion and approval of others, you become a slave in your mind and soul to others. This is the worst form of slavery. - Dr. Bien Sufficient
Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth. - Edgar Watson Howe
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. - Edith Sitwell
If the people you talk to on a daily basis are not the ones living your life dealing with your daily obstacles, are not uplifting for your well being then why should you buy into their opinion? - Matthew Donnelly
Somewhere along the journey i lost myself; i learnt to be who they told me to be, i lived that girl for decades until their truth showed me; the words they were preaching didnt match the the steps they were walking, so i was done with their opinion and went on my unique way. - Nikki Rowe
In my opinion, Nigeria matters! The body of Christ matters - Sunday Adelaja
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. - Mark Twain
All what we think and know is an illusion. Nothing exists. Everything is an opinion. - Ash Vaz
Halloween was the best holiday, in my opinion, because it was all about friends, monsters, and candy, rather than family and responsibility. - Margee Kerr
There is no problem to relish pride when people praises you but at the same time, one must also be of the opinion that ‘this should not be so’. - Dada Bhagwan
I’m tired of ignorance held up as inspiration, where vicious anti-intellectualism is considered a positive trait, and where uninformed opinion is displayed as fact. - Philip Plait
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. - Edmund Burke
Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion. - Red Haircrow
You are entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to dictate mine. - Michelle N. Onuorah
It's a free world to do as you please, within the law, however it's also free to have an opinion - as well as morals, ethics and decency. - Auliq-Ice
The truth is this: People that give you focus, energy and anger do care. If you were nothing then you wouldn't be able to affect them. Behind every over reaction was first the thought that your opinion mattered and your respect was once of value or you wouldn't get the response you got. - Shannon L. Alder
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast. - W. S. Gilbert
Sometimes people who adamantly assert an opinion or view don't even hold it themselves. - David J. Lieberman
I just never let anything bother me, man. I know myself really well. Nobody's opinion of me can shake my opinion of myself. - Ruben Studdard
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. - William Seward
One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality. No matter what you going through don't give up. - Adedayo Olabamiji
Never let the opinion of another affect your opinion of yourself. - Teresa Mummert
Mrs. MacAndrew shared the common opinion of her sex that a man is always a brute to leave a woman who is attached to him, but that a woman is much to blame if he does. - W. Somerset Maugham
Suicide is belated acquiescence in the opinion of one's wife's relatives. - H. L. Mencken
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. - Bertrand Russell
Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. - W. Somerset Maugham
If we agree that God did not create poverty, then in my opinion, poverty came in to being as a consequence of human rights violations. - Q. M. Sidd
It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. - Murray N. Rothbard
Difference of opinion is a clash, and to clash is a ‘weakness’. - Dada Bhagwan
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for. - Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
It is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value. - Alexander Hamilton
Religion is a belief or a curriculum. It can't hurt people or start wars. People hurt people, and people start wars. The real problem is the narcissist, for he can't control his anger and believes no one else is entitled to their own opinion or beliefs . - Mamie Thornbrue
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. - Democritus
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature. - Cicero
had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed.{Edison's opinion of the great Robert Ingersoll} Thomas A. Edison - He
Sometimes it's not about your opinion; it's about what's right...and knowing the difference. - Nina Guilbeau
But, in my opinion, if I am not formed for love, it follows that I am not formed for marriage. - Charlotte Brontë
I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write. You have to spend a lifetime in love with words. - Craig Claiborne
I considered the case and realized that if something can exist in opinion without existing in reality, or exist in reality without existing in opinion, the conclusion is that of the two parallel lives, only opinion is necessary not reality, which is only a secondary consideration. - Machado de Assis
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. - Plutarch
Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large. - Plato
Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. - Thomas Jefferson
Religion has to be protected; difference of opinion is not to be protected. - Dada Bhagwan
Ideological opinion is not merely distinct from knowledge but the enemy of knowledge. - Roger Scruton
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
In your opinion, where do private and political life, personal history and History meet? You know the answer, Maya. You say it unhesitatingly - in art and literature. - Abdourahman A. Waberi
I represent the public, not public opinion. - Theodore Roosevelt
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have - and I think he is a dirty little beast.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read."[As quoted in Literary Censorship in England (in Current Opinion, Vol. 55, No. 5, November 1913)] - George Bernard Shaw
Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. - Horace Mann
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. - William Hazlitt
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one - Thomas Carlyle
There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion. - Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. - Thomas Jefferson
Pain is slight if opinion has added nothing to it; ... in thinking it slight, you will make it slight. Everything depends on opinion. It is according to opinion that we suffer. A man is as wretched as he has convinced himself that he is. - Seneca
We do not want to deny existence. Yet we also do not want to limit existence. Thus, we observe and honor without forming opinion, labeling, or adding a story to the object of our observation. - Alaric Hutchinson
Sometimes you must agree with someones opinion for the sake of being polite and modest, but within you, you know that you are not foolish and crazy. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Don't allow yourself to be held hostage by the opinion of others. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
I don't care what people say about how I look or even their opinion on my relationship. But the moment you judge my character is when we have a problem. - Rachelle Friedman
The universe is flux, life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. - Fran Lebowitz
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. - Herbert Spencer
Physical pleasures are not associated with attachment-abhorrence; the belief in an opinion itself is attachment-abhorrence. - Dada Bhagwan
I don't give a damn for anybody's opinion, I only care about the facts. So I'm not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned. - Richard Dawkins
It is my opinion that a story worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then. - C.S. Lewis
Prejudice is opinion without judgement. - Voltaire
You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself-and how little I deserve it. - W. S. Gilbert
What makes you a Man? In My opinion it is the same thing that makes you a woman. It's what makes us all who we are. The capacity to care. If you stop caring, you stop being. The measure of anyone is determined by their capacity to care. - Tim Dutton
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. - Bertrand Russell
An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it. - Jef Mallett
If unconventional ideas = sperm, then public opinion = abortion. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As long one is not able to let go of the insistence on a certain opinion [faith, sect], he has not earned the right for Moksha [Ultimate Liberation]. He is not worthy of Moksha if he is in the sect. He is only worthy of material happiness; he is worthy of a celestial life. - Dada Bhagwan
I'm of the opinion and quite certain that our 'personal histories' with God are meant to be well informed by the Scriptures - R. Alan Woods 2007
They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience. - Giordano Bruno
Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it. - Lady Gaga
It takes time to earn trust and it takes time to learn to be open enough to work in at team in an effective way so that every contribution is "valuable" regardless of your personal opinion. - Auliq Ice
PREJUDICE, n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support. - Ambrose Bierce
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. - Quentin Crisp
How could a state be governed, or protected in its foreign relations if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion. - Thomas Hobbes
People with too high an opinion of themselves get cut down; people with too low an opinion of themselves get pushed around.... - Lolly Daskal
Truth, at times is just an accepted opinion - santhosh Namballa
I have decided to take on the biggest in my opinion challenge facing Christianity today. Which unfortunately is largely seen in the African continent and other developing countries. This challenge is ignorance! - Sunday Adelaja
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless. - Oscar Wilde
Listening is the best way to complement and value others opinion. - Debasish Mridha
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. - Voltaire
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde
Experience is not necessarily accumulated over the extent of time lived. In my opinion, it is accumulated over the degree and variety of activities a person has been involved in - Nike Thaddeus
We are also not what others think of us. Our reputations do not define our true worth. Every person we know has an opinion of us. We drive ourselves crazy wondering what those opinion are and trying to change the ones that aren’t favorable. - Toni Sorenson
Your opinion should be based on what you see with your own eyes, hear with your own ears & feel with your own heart. - Tanya Masse
Be careful! If the opinion of others is your gauge, then it is also your goal. If you concern yourself with what others think, then you can only go as far as others think. You're better than that! - Steve Maraboli
Most non-readers are nothing but an agglomeration of third-hand opinion and blindly received wisdom. - Tom Bissell
Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
The attitude of the city on his action was of no importance to him, not because he was going to leave the city, but because any outside attitude on the situation seemed superficial. He was completely indifferent to popular opinion. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
As one attains the age of 18 having fully acquired the basic education, one becomes responsible for whatever decision he makes, whatever opinion he chooses to accept and whatever style of life he chooses to live.Above age 18, the waywardness of a child depends on the child. - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
Other people's opinion have no impact on your self esteem unless you allow it. - Kishore Bansal
The law is an opinion with a gun. - Stefan Molyneux
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion. It is easy in solitude to live 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
One’s skill is never complete, one’s knowledge is forever lacking, one’s taste is invariably altered, one’s opinion ever subject to controversy. There is a complete and constant urge towards improvement. - Andrew Loomis
A joke is a good camouflage. Next best comes sentiment... But the best camouflage of all - in my opinion - is the plain and simple truth. Because nobody ever believes it. - Max Frisch
I would have been glad to agree to let them all proceed henceforth in complete ignorance of psychology, if they would forget my opinion of chocolate sodas or the story of the amusing episode on a Spanish streetcar. - B.F. Skinner
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind. - Richard Greenberg
We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
[Justice George Sutherland said, in the majority opinion for the Carter Coal case] 'One who does a thing in order to avoid a monetary penalty does not agree; he yields to compulsion precisely the same as though he did so to avoid a term in jail. - Jim Powell
In general there should be gay characters in YA because a) surprise, there are gay folks everywhere and b) in my opinion as a father, there’s not a damn thing wrong with my child encountering gay folks in her literature, because see point a). - John Scalzi
A fellow can't keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it. - Unknown
This is one place an opinion has to be made: that this body is a betrayal. - Dada Bhagwan
One can give ‘correct’ opinion only if one has an open mind. - Dada Bhagwan
Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. - أبو حامد الغزالي
people can be creul,people can be mean, what they say about us is not true it makes it there opinion, and it doesnt mean thats how the rest of the world see's it. - Rick Riordan
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others. - Virginia Woolf
It is much easier to break the rules when one s surrounded by strangers. One does not know any of them, so one cannot really care for their opinion. - Monica Fairview
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain
I am firmly of the opinion that people who can’t speak have nothing to say. It’s one more thing we do to the poor, the deprived: cut out their tongues allow them a language as lousy as their life - William H. Gass
No one can control his own opinion or his own belief. My belief was forced upon me by my surroundings. I am the product of all circumstances that have in any way touched me. - Robert G. Ingersoll
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The biggest cause of divorse in my opinion is marriage - Paul V. Walters
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forebearing. - Epictetus
We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion on us. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. - Franklin P. Jones
Everywhere I go, I am asked if I think university stifles writers. My opinion is that it doesn't stifle enough of them. - Flannery O'Connor
Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life. - Israelmore Ayivor
Despise no new accident in your body, but ask opinion of it… There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s observation, what he finds good and of what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health. - Francis Bacon
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. - Carl Sandburg
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic... - J.K. Rowling
Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
It is natural that people should differ most, and most violently, about the unknowable . . . There is all the room in the world for divergence of opinion about something that, so far as we can realistically perceive, does not exist. - E. Haldeman-Julius
You may say what you want to, but in my opinion she had more sand in her than any girl I ever see; in my opinion she was just full of sand. - Mark Twain
Never allow yourself to be defined by some else's opinion of you....unless they hold a higher opinion of you than you have for yourself. - Audrey Moralez
Opinion about religion might be different, but religion should be one and that is the well being of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. - Richard Avedon
In my opinion, works of art should be viewed as gifts; something precious given from a point of empathy, where personal enrichment is vastly superior to the value of the gift, and the giver begs for nothing but for the gift to shine on its own. - Kevin Focke
Ignorance of Scripture is the root of every error in religion, and the source of ever heresy. To be allowed to remove a few grains of ignorance, and to throw a few rays of light on God's precious word, is, in my opinion, the greatest honor that can be put on a Christian. - J.C. Ryle
The culture without children is forever immature, self-obsessed and rightous. They cannot help the high opinion they have of themselves; there's no kids around to show them otherwise. - James Wilson
He who thinks we are to pitch our tent here, and have attained the utmost prospect of reformation that the mortal glass wherein we contemplate can show us, till we come to beatific vision, that man by this very opinion declares that he is yet far short of truth. - John Milton
It is always wise to never act on any advice, suggestion or opinion of a person whose views, more often than not, remain in sync with the broadcast reviews and news. - Anuj Somany
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. - John Maynard Keynes
A baby is the symbol of the future, hope for the future, and our opinion in the future. - Debasish Mridha
He that complies against his will is of the same opinion still. - Samuel Butler
In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. - Bill Watterson
You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. - Harlan Ellison
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell
Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor; and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. - Robert Heinlein
We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs - or we don't. Either we accept our fixed versions of reality- or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha's opinion, to train in staying open and curious - to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs - is the best use of our human lives. - Pema Chödrön
Wisdom is creating your own opinion. Everyone else is following someone else’s opinion. - Debasish Mridha
I am, now as before, of the opinion that I did the best that I could do for my nation. I therefore do not regret my conduct and will bear the consequences that result from my conduct. - Sophie Scholl
The first secret of success: Believe in Yourself. Nothing changes in your life until you believe you can do things that are important to you. And if you have a low opinion of yourself, nobody else is likely to raise it. - Steve Goodier
In a materialistic society, man is likely to value the opinion of a rich man over that of a poor one; even when coming to opinions that have absolutely nothing to do with moneymaking. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
For, in his opinion, to study nature was a form of worship. - Iain Pears
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion. - Unknown
If there were ever such a thing as a unique opinion, history would probably be less inclined to repeat itself. - Gavin Mills
Everybody's got their opinion on who they think you are or how strong or how weak you are, but at the end of the day all that matters is who you know you are, don't ever forget that. - Tilicia Haridat
Pride is pride not because it hates being wrong, but because it loves being wrong: To hate being wrong is to change your opinion when you are proven wrong; whereas pride, even when proven wrong, decides to go on being wrong. - Criss Jami
I have interacted with the police complaints and internal affairs division twice and both times I came away with the opinion that I was dealing with a blatantly corrupt group of people. - Steven Magee
And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it. - Neil Gaiman
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. - Jane Austen
The crux of whole problem of the world is that most people take most often an opinion as a fact and a fact as an opinion; and this is all usually done out of self-vested interest only. - Anuj Somany
Public opinion is the worst of all opinions. - Nicolas Chamfort
In Vitrag-Vignan [science of vitraag lords, the enlightened ones] there cannot be the slightest of the [wrong] insistence; moreover, there can be no insistence on one’s own opinion. - Dada Bhagwan
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
I always have my own opinion before my boss says his. - Gerry Geek
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. - Benjamin Franklin
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
I guess each of us, at some time, finds one person with whom we are compelled toward absolute honesty, one person whose good opinion of us becomes a substitute for the broader opinion of the world.
Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn't hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor. - Hugh Elliott
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others. - Sir Henry Taylor
Skepticism is my nature. Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation. - Jerry DeWitt
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion. - Cicero
The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion. - Ludwig von Mises
Sense isn’t democratic. A senseless opinion that’s advocated by 'the majority' is still senseless. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live 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
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. what a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Accountability in police can best be done in an assembly where everyone concerned will come and share their views and opinion to the activities of the police because there's a whole lot of excesses in the police force that must be corrected for effective policing and better society's trust on them. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Perfection is an opinion not a fact. - Julian Ross Quintero
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
We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Insistence on one’s own opinion can never lead to attainment of Moksha [Ultimate Liberation]. Only those who are free of insistence will attain Liberation. - Dada Bhagwan
Feedback is an opinion, grounded in observations and experiences, which allows us to know what impression we make on others. - Sheryl Sandberg
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. - Bertrand Russell
Pride of opinion has been responsible for the downfall of more men on Wall Street than any other factor. - Charles Henry Dow
But I will only be able to claim it if I am offered it. Tell me, Dr. Blevens, in your opinion, is there a limit to how much knowledge one person is allowed to accumulate? Have I reached my quota? - Robin Oliveira
A difference of opinion does two things if you allow it, expands the mind and widens the heart. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
When people come to a conclusion that is contrary to popular opinion, there’s a calm resolution to them, for they are experiencing a short burst of pride. They have just captured an intellectual territory, and they will hold that territory. - Mike Klepper
I wish there were strict laws to stop people from corrupting other people's mind with their negativity thus influencing them to form biased opinion of someone, some situation or overall way of living. - Arti Honrao
People should be courage to read books, it should be made in such way how I changed my opinion how James Patterson did it. It should be done a way in which people should se the advantages of reading a book. - Deyth Banger
It’s my opinion that only in times of utter depression or lofty peace is it appropriate to be creative. - Nicholas Trandahl
My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass. - Christopher Hitchens
Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or opinion. - Auberon Herbert
Don't ever be afraid to show who you really are, because as long as you are happy with yourself, no one else's opinion matters. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
In my opinion, one of the answers to the question of underdevelopment of nations, is in the CULTURE of DIGNITY OF LABOR. - Sunday Adelaja
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Bertrand Russell
I have notice most writers wants your honest opinion but not your true honest opinion, therefore become upset. Sorry, I will always give my true honest opinion... - Lin
In the houses of the humble a little library in my opinion is a most precious possession. - John Bright
The purpose of a funeral service is to comfort the living. It is important at a funeral to display excessive grief. This will show others how kind-hearted and loving you are and their improved opinion of you will be very comforting. - P. J. O'Rourke
Poverty cannot deprive us of many consolations. It cannot rob us of the affection we have for each other, or degrade us in our own opinion, of in that of any person, whose opinion we ought to value. - Ann Radcliffe
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The opinion of success matters more than the opinions of your critics. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. - John Erskine
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued. - John Holt
You don’t get to have an opinion on whether .999… is equal to 1, for instance. It is equal to 1. People smarter than us have worked hard to figure this stuff out, and we owe it to them and to the universe to respect what they’ve figured out. - John Green
The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong felling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted. - Franz Kafka
Encouragement is the most effective way to change someone’s behavior. When you see the best in them you encourage them to become that and they will want to live up to your high opinion of them. - Kimberly Giles
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. - William Blake
The net has provided a level playing field for criticism and comment - anyone and everyone is entitled to their opinion - and that is one of its greatest strengths. - Sara Sheridan
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress. - Charles W. Eliot
The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts. - Ricky Gervais
And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least. And that’s my opinion, expressed as politely as possible. - David Gaider
Don't ... depend on current fashion or ... popular opinion. - John F. Nash
I just realized that I don't have to have an opinion about everything--what a relief! - David R. Hawkins
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair. - Thomas Hobbes
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
Contrary to popular opinion, we are all a vast brotherhood of human beings whose very survival hinges not on what we keep, but on what we give. And it is in the giving that we not only survive to live another day, but we thrive to celebrate another day. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If we agree that God did not create poverty then, in my opinion, it came in to being as a consequence of human rights violations. - Q.M. Sidd
Engaging solely to validate your opinion takes away from the character building process. - Unarine Ramaru
I strongly believe it based on trust, we confide in each other. In my opinion when a girl feels loved, she blooms like a flower. He helps me overcome my fears, he is funny, we both accentuate each other life by just being kind and never ending the day without saying we love each other - Jenelle Joanne Ramsami
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors. - Voltaire
In a series of events, all of which had been a bit thick, this, in his opinion, achieved the maximum of thickness. - P.G. Wodehouse
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 future historian will rank as one of the heroes of the nineteenth century.{Stanton's opinion of the great Robert Ingersoll} Elizabeth Cady Stanton - him
When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch. - Bette Davis
The difference between Opinion and News is the adjectives used. - Benjamin Kane Ethridge
In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God. - Orson Welles
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. - Hippocrates
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, forms our true honor. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion. - Ambrose Bierce
I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it? - Joan Baez
What is absolute humility (param vinaya)? It is on the one who has not disrespected anyone in the slightest! Absolute humility lies where there is no dispute, no difference of opinion or any law. Law is bondage. - Dada Bhagwan
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Human beings feel an obligation to have a definate opinion on issues they can never truly know. They need to learn to be satisfied with "I don't know". - Nathanie Randall
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
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. - Bernard M. Baruch
Once an opinion is formed, there will be attachment-abhorrence. A person without opinion is also without attachment-abhorrence. - Dada Bhagwan
A model’s opinion seldom matters. The only time that he is required to open his mouth is when he is required to smile at the camera. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world. - Thomas Carlyle
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. - Bobbe Sommer
Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde
To treat fiction as if it were a religious or moral sermon is about as far from the actuality of literature as it is possible to get and indeed it is, in my opinion, the purest form of intellectual barbarism. - Edward W. Said
It’s perfectly understandable, in my opinion, to find good things in the teachings of Jesus Christ or any other figure, mythical or otherwise. But to base your life on the teachings of Jesus as they are portrayed in the Bible and claim that you are not religious is disingenuous. - David G. McAfee
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. - Thomas Jefferson
An old man's advice is not an opinion - Nathanael Kanyinga
Set a goal. A personal goal. Then achieve it. Forget about what others say. Their opinion does not count. Just do it. - Denise Mansfield Bradberry
Opinion has a significance proportioned to the sources that sustain it. - Benjamin Cardozo
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Bertrand Russell
The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. - Anonymous
People will always have opinions about your decision because they're not courageous enough to take action on their opinion. - Steve Maraboli
Public opinion only affects those who do not know their destiny. - Daryl Baugh
We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers. - Kurt Cobain
Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools. - Socrates
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
If asked for an opinion we’ll say what we think. And by what we think I mean the answer that comes to our mind first, seems most logical and requires the least amount of effort to articulate, while getting us in the least amount of trouble. Really that’s what our communication boils down to. - Aaron Blaylock
It's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of their own miserable, self hating, dysfunctional mind, with their own immature, insecure, self pitying self is its own revenge. Their existence is their karma. - Colleen Truscott Fry
Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. - MacKenzie King
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
Honest differences of opinion should never be permitted to destroy a friendship.
The greatest adventure for a person is to live own life, but even greater daring than that for a man is to live a married life and sustain by offering own opinion to his wife. - Anuj Somany
Society teaches us that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The bill of rights informs us that we have the right to keep it to ourselves. - Brian Randleas
A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens. - Michel de Montaigne
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