Quotations on Opinions

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It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, Opinions, Vote)

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
- Robert G. Allen
(Keywords: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

It's not important to how the band functions or to what we do. That's just many people's opinions on what they see. A lot of people project stuff on you, but that's okay.
- Brody Armstrong
(Keywords: People, Opinions, Project)

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Men, Man, Opinions, Rest, Value)

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Conscience, Judgment, Opinions, Will, World, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: People, Effect, Opinion, Opinions, Oppression)

Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Interest, Opinions, Public)

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
- A. C. Benson
(Keywords: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

People think of us as an information distributor because that's how they relate to the Internet. But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Time, People, Information, Internet, Opinions, Pretty)

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Man, Mind, Opinions, Water)

I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Constitution, Court, Law, Opinions, Schools, Study)

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Keywords: Grandparents, Opinions, Want, Will)

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: Wisdom, Fallibility, Opinions, Sense)

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Change, Opinions, Will)

I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)

The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Money, Man, Opinions, Religious)

The people must know that from this day on, we want their opinions.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: People, Day, Opinions, Want)

I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
- Georg Cantor
(Keywords: Nature, Infinite, Numbers, Opinions, Opposition)

There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Opinion, Opinions, Public, Public opinion)

I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Earth, Opinions, Want)

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: People, Idea, Feminism, Media, Opinions, Right)

It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
- Eleanor Clift
(Keywords: Women, Opinions, Voting)

I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.
- Gary Coleman
(Keywords: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own.
- Anthony Collins
(Keywords: Belief, Man, Opinions, Will)

America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: America, Opinions, Religious)

The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
- Oliver Cromwell
(Keywords: Men, Opinions, State)

Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Facts, Gentlemen, Opinions, Principles, Question)

As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Life, Attention, Opinions, Will)

And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up.
- Roger Ebert
(Keywords: People, Opinions, Right)

How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions.
- Cass Elliot
(Keywords: People, Being, Opinions, Songs, Writer)

There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
- Millicent Fawcett
(Keywords: Doubt, Majority, Opinions, Reputation)

I grew up to have my father's looks, my father's speech patterns, my father's posture, my father's opinions, and my mother's contempt for my father.
- Jules Feiffer
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Contempt, Opinions, Speech)

I like the idea that people have formed their own opinions. And of course once people meet me or talk to me their opinion totally changes because I'm much more that girl that you hang out with than you think.
- Willa Ford
(Keywords: People, Idea, Opinion, Opinions, Talk)

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Change, Thought, Being, Consideration, Information, Opinions, Right)

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
(Keywords: Time, Europe, Fascism, First, Man, Opinions, Right, Want)

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Opinions, Respect)

It is often more important to act than to understand... there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong.
- John Grierson
(Keywords: Act, Opinion, Opinions, Right, Wrong)

No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Help, Opinions, Will)

That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: People, Opinions, Right)

I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: God, Land, Laws, Opinions, Want)

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Change, Opinions, Principles)

I will argue my points; I will have my opinions. But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice.
- Amy Irving
(Keywords: Choice, Day, End, Opinions, Will)

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson
(Keywords: Quality, Books, Court, Opinions, Washington)

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.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Act, Intolerance, Opinions, Religious, Right, Will, Word)

If our core belief is based on what other people think, then we eventually will allow their opinions to become our reality.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: People, Belief, Opinions, Reality, Will)



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