I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, By reiteration chiefly.
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.
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself.
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.
There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.
Men are only as loyal as their options.
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences.
Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
Opinions derived from long experience are exceedingly valuable, and outweigh all others, while they are consistent with facts and with each other; but they are worse than useless when they lead, as in this instance, to directly opposite opinions.
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