If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper and render them more important.
Informal conversation is probably the oldest mechanism by which opinions on products and brands are developed, expressed, and spread.
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions
Where we desire to be informed 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.
I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions that we do in our own?
When you approach a problem, strip yourself of preconceived opinions and prejudice, assemble and learn the facts of the situation, make the decision which seems to you to be the most honest, and then stick to it.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The great orator always shows a dash of contempt for the opinions of his audience
This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.
It is easy in the world to live after the worlds 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.
How often in this world are the actions that we condemn the result of sentiments that we love, and opinions that we admire.
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Derived from this celebrated society for propagating the faith, the name propaganda is applied in modern political language as a term of reproach to secret associations for the spread of opinions and principles which are viewed by most governments with horror and aversion.