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.
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.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
I don't care what you think unless it is about me...
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.
I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
We cannot control what others do to us, but through God we can control the way we respond to them.
When we are truly confident and secure, the opinions of others cannot control us.
I don't ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life.
Someone's opinion of you isn't reality... unless you decide to allow it!! You are who God says you are!!!
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people.
In all judgements by which we describe anything as beautiful, we allow no one to be of another opinion.
We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.
Fashion is merely an opinion. And I've got a lot of opinions.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion.
There's a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy.
One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions.
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
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.
Everybody's entitled to their own opinion.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
You can have your own opinion, but not your own facts.
Prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
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.
Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
Don't make an opinion on me if you don't know nothin' about me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty.
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.