Opinions Quotes

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.

Sir Thomas Browne

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions

Booth Tarkington

Wisdom and foolishness are practically the same. Both are indifferent to the opinions of the world

Joseph Campbell

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.

George W. Bush

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Michel de Montaigne

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.

Alexander Pope

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.

Bethania McKenstry

What in fact have I achieved, however much it may seem? Bits and pieces trivialities. But here they won't tolerate anything else, or anything more. If I wanted to take one step in advance of the current views and opinions of the day, that would put paid to any power I have. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less

Henrik Ibsen

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

James Madison

There is no more fundamental axiom of American freedom than the familiar statement: In a free country we punish men for crimes they commit but never for the opinions they have.

Harry S. Truman

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.

Hosea Ballou

In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.

Jefferson, Thomas

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

Francis Jeffrey

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

Thomas H. Huxley

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

Douglas Adams

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

E. B. White

Informal conversation is probably the oldest mechanism by which opinions on products and brands are developed, expressed, and spread.

Johan Arndt

Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard M. Baruch

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.

Steve Jobs

Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

History, to be above evasion or dispute, must stand on documents, not on opinions.

Lord Acton

If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase

Brian Koslow

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

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