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Opinion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Opinion

Please enjoy these Opinion Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

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No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

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If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Public opinion is a second conscience.
- William R. Alger

A team championship doesn't happen because three people score 10s,
it happens because all the guys score well.
In my opinion, everyone deserved 10s,
we're all 10s on this team.
- Mitch Gaylord

Everyone is entitled to our opinion.
- Tre Cool

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts
of progress as pride of opinion.
While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- J. G. Holland

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such
a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
- Bruce Grocott

My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing
to do with the fact that we have to bring together
people who are against each other,
to transform antagonism into cooperation.
- Harri Holkeri

Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached
to an opinion that you do not entertain.
- Ambrose Bierce

The cleverest of all, in my opinion,
is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

There are a lot of bad worship songs,
in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones,
too.
- Michael W. Smith

I wish I had said 'some athletes here are competing unfairly.'
It was my opinion,
never an accusation.
- Bob Costas

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon
find themselves exterminating dissenters.
Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the
unanimity of the graveyard.
- Robert Jackson

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of
suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature,
do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
- Fran Lebowitz

The reader deserves an honest opinion.
If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
- John Ciardi

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of
the least interest to a serious and studious mood -
sex and the dead.
- William Butler Yeats

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice,
neither, in my opinion, is safe.
- Edmund Burke

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent,
anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant
for anyone who is not content to the average person.
- William Ralph Inge

Also, differences of opinion can be creatively stimulating as well as frustrating.
- Jim Coleman

It's important to show that, while authorizing the
demonstrations and promoting diversity of opinion,
the Republic can't allow itself to be undermined from within.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

Are right and wrong convertible terms,
dependant upon popular opinion?
- William Lloyd Garrison

The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination,
but by opinion.
- Elizabeth Drew

In my opinion, the president is right to address future funding,
even though Social Security will show a surplus through
2018 and will not run out of funds until 2042.
- Nick Clooney

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising,
in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more
believable than the product itself.
- Leo Burnett

It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing
with an unknown quantity,
people are reluctant to trust their own opinion.
It helps if two or three people give you a boost.
- Lyle Lovett

And to say that society ought to be governed by the
opinion of the wisest and best,
though true, is useless.
Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
- Thomas Babington

Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world.
- Arnold Bennett

But since you're asking me, I'll tell you my opinion:
all cornbread is authentic,
as long as it's good, hot, and made with love and fresh ingredients.
- Jeremy Jackson

The image that the public gets is whatever they perceive it to be.
Everybody has an opinion, everybody has their own vision,
so I don't know what my public image is.
I have no idea.
- Lenny Kravitz

In my opinion, if we have not achieved peace,
it is because people forget its most fundamental aspect.
Before we talk about peace among nations,
we must settle our peace with God.
- Sun Myung Moon

Unless you are unique, your opinion goes out the window.
- Dianne Wiest

The course of business shapes public opinion.
- Marvin Bower

We continually say things to support an opinion,
which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean.
- Frances Burney

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not
having any opinion at all.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg


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