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108 Greatest Quotes About Opinion


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
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum. Noam Chomsky
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates
We should realize that an opinion is not easily formed unless a person says and hears the same things every day and practises them in real life. Epictetus
I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable. Charles Darwin
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac
We cannot control what others do to us, but through God we can control the way we respond to them. Joyce Meyer
When we are truly confident and secure, the opinions of others cannot control us. Joyce Meyer
I don't ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life. Al Pacino
Someone's opinion of you isn't reality... unless you decide to allow it!! You are who God says you are!!! Paula White
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions. Henry Kissinger
You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people. Aleister Crowley
In all judgements by which we describe anything as beautiful, we allow no one to be of another opinion. Immanuel Kant
We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers. Kurt Cobain
Fashion is merely an opinion. And I've got a lot of opinions. Kanye West
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. Herbert Spencer
I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion. Umberto Eco
There's a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy. Noam Chomsky
Opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one. Clint Eastwood
One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions. Winston Churchill
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. Richard Avedon
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. Edmund Burke
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Ambrose Bierce
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell
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
Public opinion is an extremely mutable thing. Henrik Ibsen
Everybody's entitled to their own opinion. Cam Newton
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell
I have an opinion. I have my own taste. Miley Cyrus
You can have your own opinion, but not your own facts. Talib Kweli
Prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. Ambrose Bierce
I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better. Hayden Panettiere
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. Marshall McLuhan
It isn't death, pain, exile or anything else you care to mention that accounts for the way we act, only our opinion about death, pain and the rest. Epictetus
Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. Bruce Willis
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion. Thomas Hobbes
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. Voltaire
Don't make an opinion on me if you don't know nothin' about me. Lil Wayne
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. John Maynard Keynes
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
The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Oscar Wilde
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. Edmund Burke
If you don't like my opinion of you, you can always improve. Ashleigh Brilliant
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. Carrie Chapman Catt
The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies. Oliver Cromwell
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine. Walter Cronkite
Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty. Stephen Colbert
Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. Marcus Tullius Cicero
So subtle is the atmosphere of opinion that it will make itself felt without words. Harriet Beecher Stowe
There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted. Arthur Schopenhauer