The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence
Some of the scientists, I believe, haven’t they been changing their opinion a little bit on global warming? There’s a lot of differing opinions and before we react I think it’s best to have the full accounting, full understanding of what’s taking place.
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State
Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual."
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
Opinions are made to be changed -or how is truth to be got at?
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours.
A man who is very busy seldom changes his opinions.
New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.
Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.