Opinion Quotes

Best selected opinion quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about opinion will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns. John Jay Chapman
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. Epictetus
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it. Margaret Thatcher
We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for that. But perhaps for the right to have our opinions and to change them. Friedrich Nietzsche
Opinions have vested interests just as men have. Samuel Butler
The foolish and the dead never change their opinions. James Russell Lowell
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion. Anonymous
A fellow can't keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it. Anonymous
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one. Thomas Carlyle
The more opinions you have, the less you see. Wim Wenders
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion. Hannah Arendt
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
A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. Charles M. Schwab
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries. Will Rogers
Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts. Edward F. Halifax
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
The only sin that we never forgive in each other is a difference in opinion. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way. John Morley
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them. Thomas Mann
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed. Jean Rostand
Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is conformity. Mark Twain
Public opinion is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God. Mark Twain
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion. Winston Churchill
Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors. Voltaire
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. Thomas Jefferson
Opinions that are well rooted should grow and change like a healthy tree. Irving Batcheller
The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed. Albert Einstein
Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion. Wendell Phillips
We credit scarcely any persons with good sense except those who are of our opinion. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing --to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party. John Keats
Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end. Phillips Brooks
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake
The average man's opinions are generally of more value to himself than to anyone else. Anonymous
You're entitled to your own opinions. Your are not entitled to your own facts. Anonymous
There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued. Thomas H. Huxley
Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking. Ernest Renan
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. Booth Tarkington
Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion. Will Rogers
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown
It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it. David H. Souter
A mass of men equals a mass of opinions. Daniel Webster
To try and change opinion by law is worse than futile. George Earle Buckle
He who has an opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave. Klopstock
An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them. Alexander Pope
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks. George Duhamel
Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us. Marcus Antonius
Don't be swayed just because they say it's public opinion. Remember, public opinion is simple what everybody else thinks. Anonymous
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. Lord Acton
Opinions are made to be changed --or how is truth to be got at? Lord Byron
What you think of me is none of my business. Terry Cole-Whittaker
It's not that I don't have opinions, rather that I'm paid not to think aloud. Yitzhak Navon
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person. Dean William R. Inge
I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time to care. Kim Basinger
A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought. Warren Buffett
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure. Anonymous
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions. Admiral Grace Hopper
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them. Arthur Schopenhauer
I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption. Richard J. Needham
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. Albert Einstein
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. John Maynard Keynes
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character. Theodore Roosevelt
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing. Benjamin Disraeli
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion. Marcus T. Cicero
Public opinion is a second conscience. William R. Alger
No work of art ever puts forward views. Views belong to people who are not artists. Oscar Wilde
It rarely adds anything to say, ''In my opinion'' --not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope. Paul Goodman
A great deal of laziness of mind is called liberty of opinion. Anonymous
Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them. Anonymous
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races. Mark Twain
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step -- it is an old business procedure. Fran Lebowitz
We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error. John Stuart Mill
Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable. Friedrich Nietzsche
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them. Queen Victoria
Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. Walter Benjamin
When I want your opinion I'll give it to you. Laurence J. Peter
The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered. Samuel Butler
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. John Erskine
When anyone tells me I can't do anything... I'm just not listening any more. Florence Griffith-Joyner
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. Tryon Edwards
Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion. William Hazlitt
Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others. Wayne Dyer
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions. Zen Saying
No two men see the world exactly alike, and different temperaments will apply in different ways a principle that they both acknowledge. The same man will, indeed, often see and judge the same things differently on different occasions: early convictions must give way to more mature ones. Nevertheless, may not the opinions that a man holds and expresses withstand all trials, if he only remains true to himself and others? Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson
Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. Publius Cornelius Tacitus
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out. Anonymous
If God thought about you as much as you think about Him, where would you be? Anonymous
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato
I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own. Ivan Turgenev
Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent. Henry Ward Beecher
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. Joseph De Maistre
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke
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
In my opinion a mathematician need not preoccupy himself with philosophy -- An opinion, moreover, which has been expressed by many philosophers. Anonymous
It is difference of opinion that makes horse races. Mark Twain
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, and the skillful direct it. Jeane Platiere
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. Chuang Tzu
Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them. Georg C. Lichtenberg
A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay. Robert Downey Jr.
Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world. Anonymous
Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion. Madonna
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast. W. S. Gilbert
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. Bertrand Russell
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion. Anonymous
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. Marcus Aurelius
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and whatever you hit call it the target. Ashleigh Brilliant
There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up. Georg C. Lichtenberg
The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion. Samuel Johnson
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. Marshall Mcluhan
Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people as rain unto the sea. Charles Caleb Colton
Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct. Jane Austen

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