Sunday, 14 April 2013

Opinions


As our inclinations, so our opinions. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Russell Bertrand

Dont let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks youre crazy. Succeed, and he thinks youre lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks youre greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesnt understand. - Robert G. Allen

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

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. - Benjamin Franklin

If a man should register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth, and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last. - Jonathan Swift

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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. - Unknown

It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it. - David H. Souter

Men are disturbed, not by things that happen, but by their opinion of things that happen. - Epictetus

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. - Unknown

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. - Georg Christoph Lichenberg

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. - Herbert Spencer

Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at? - Lord Bryon

Opinions scattered indiscriminately about leave the mark of egotism. - William Strunk

People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true. - George Santayana  

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it. - Walter Bagehot

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

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

The opinion we have of ourselves is often a reflection of the opinion we think others have of us. - Unknown

The trick is to hold opinions without letting opinions hold you. - Unknown

The world is governed by opinion. - William Ellery Channing

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

Theres only one opinion that counts. Its your opinion. It may be wrong, but its yours and thats the one that counts - Filipe Alou

Those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. - Unknown

True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer are known; if they are not known, false ideas are just as effective as true ones, if not a little more effective. - Walter Lippmann

We are all of us more or less the slaves of opinion. - William Hazlitt

We are so vain that we even care for the opinions of those we dont care for. - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We cling to our own point of view, as thought everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. - Chuang Tzu

Your opinions are worthless and count for absolutely nothing! - Unknown

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