Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Opinions - Quotes

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. - Douglas Adams

At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice. - Gore Vidal

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

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. - Steve Jobs

For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion. - Unknown

It is better by assenting to truth to conquer opinion, than by assenting to opinion to be conquered by truth. - Epictetus

It is not advisable ... to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. - Ayn Rand

It is often very illuminating ... to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion? - Walter Lippmann

It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first. - Jane Austen

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself. - C. JoyBell C

Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves. - Andre Gide

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke

Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever. - Georg Christopher Lichtenberg

Opinions, like weapons, are often made for defense as well as offense. - Edward Counsel

Opponents fancy they refute us when they repeat their own opinion and pay no attention to ours. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government. - Abraham Lincoln

Our opinions partake, more or less, of the prejudices of our class, party, or sect. We are all largely pledged, through interest, affection, or passion, to particular classes of opinion, and the strength of efforts to get released from these pledges, is the measure of our advancement. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

Public opinion is the pennant on a nation's mast which shows the politician and the editor how to trim the sails. - Austin O’Malley

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