Opinion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Opinion

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It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
~By Pierre Bayle ~


No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.
~By John Trumbull ~


No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
~By Donald Norman ~


I'm of the opinion that life doesn't always tie up neatly at the end of the episode.
~By Joshua Jackson ~


Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
~By Elihu Root ~


My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Public opinion is a second conscience.
~By William R. Alger ~


My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


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


The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
~By Simone Weil ~


In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.
~By Aleksander Kwasniewski ~


If somebody asks for my opinion, I tell them my opinion, whether it's what they want to hear or not.
~By Payne Stewart ~


In America, public opinion is the leader.
~By Frances Perkins ~


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


There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
~By Winston Churchill ~


The fact that people still know us is, in my opinion, a result of our music and of the big money that runs the music industry today. The people who control the industry are accountants who recycle everything in new, nostalgic packages, and everything else, to make more money.
~By Rick Wright ~


After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
~By John Biddle ~


Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
~By William Godwin ~


Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.
~By Daisy Bates ~


The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.
~By Julius Wellhausen ~


I am not here concerned with intent, but with scientific standards, especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact, an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground.
~By Serge Lang ~


I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.
~By H. P. Lovecraft ~


Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


I am not involved in any 'issues' because it's too sensitive for me - or my wife - to get involved. Every time we express an opinion it becomes a whole thing in itself. And the whole purpose of living in the countryside was to get away from hundreds of people. My wife fell off a horse, and suddenly there are hundreds of people around.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I was really involved with other people's opinions of me, and it got heightened during my film career. I don't have any opinion, good or bad about it, it just was. It's not the way I feel now, and I think yoga has a lot to do with that.
~By Ali MacGraw ~


Interdependence is a fact, it's not an opinion.
~By Peter Coyote ~


Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
~By Walter Cronkite ~


Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
~By Booth Tarkington ~


At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff - at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.
~By Jim Henson ~


No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
~By Carrie Chapman Catt ~


A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.
~By James Madison ~


Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


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.
~By Maggie Gyllenhaal ~


It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
~By Anne Sullivan ~


In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful.
~By Leo Bogart ~


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


What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they're individualized to an extent that you can still follow what's going on if you miss a week.
~By William Devane ~


Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
~By Jane Austen ~


In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
~By George Murray ~


The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before.
~By Asa Gray ~


People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
~By Ben Hecht ~


Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known.
~By Bill Lipinski ~


And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own.
~By Aulus Persius Flaccus ~


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


Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
~By Robert Peel ~


Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
~By Mark Twain ~


Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else.
~By Dana Plato ~


We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
~By Neil Patrick Harris ~


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


If you have any opinions at all or if you're even remotely verbal then they're going to call you fiery.
~By Shirley Manson ~


In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.
~By Henri Coanda ~


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


Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
~By Albert Camus ~


So many men, so many opinions.
~By Terence ~


I am really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed.
~By George G. Simpson ~


No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
~By Edward W. Howe ~


My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists, linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers and scholars going back centuries.
~By Steven Pinker ~


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


Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
~By Albert Speer ~


There can be differences of opinion without there being personal differences.
~By Lynne Cheney ~


Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
~By Dan Rather ~


False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
~By Joseph De Maistre ~


We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody. We may have a difference of opinion, but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing the country and regaining the democratic path.
~By Rafik Hariri ~


What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions.
~By Gore Vidal ~


I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
~By Aaron Eckhart ~


In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
~By William Gilbert ~


It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


My little sister Aliana's opinions are the most important to me. She says, 'I want to look like you, you're so pretty!' But she is very beautiful and so she is trouble in the making! She wants to do what I do. I'm like her second mother and I am very protective of her.
~By Lindsay Lohan ~


It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet.
~By Joe Eszterhas ~


My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion.
~By Dianne Wiest ~


Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
~By Josh Billings ~


Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
~By Peter Benenson ~


Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions.
~By Luke Ford ~


Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.
~By David Hilbert ~


My opinion was that if we had a common enemy we should get together commonly.
~By Julius Rosenberg ~


I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
~By David Eddings ~


It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off. Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion, it's utter filth.
~By Debbie Reynolds ~


My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.
~By Rodney Dangerfield ~

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