Opinion Quotes

Opinion Quotes
Here’s 23 quotes on the topic of “Opinions”:

1) Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

2) It is always brave to say what everyone thinks. -Georges Duhamel

3) Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. -Epictetus

4) Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. -Joseph Joubert

5) It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races. -Mark Twain

6) 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

7) Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. -Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

8 ) Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. -Plato

9) Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at? -Lord Byron

10) Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing. -Benjamin Disraeli

11) Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent. -Henry Ward Beecher

12) Self-actualised people are independent of the good opinion of others. -Wayne Dyer

13) The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. -William Blake

14) The foolish and the dead never change their opinions. -James Russell Lowell

15) Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public thinks so. -Publius Cornelius Tacitus

16) We credit scarcely any persons with good sense except those who are of our opinion. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

17) We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. -John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

18) We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest. -Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

19) It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed. -Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

20) An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them. -Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

21) A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. -Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

22) It is easy for someone to talk about fasting when he has a full belly. -Croatian Proverb

23) Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion. -Will Rogers (1879-1935)



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    • meera
    • October 8, 2009

    Some of these are great food for thought, such as Mark Twin on why horse races happen… or Roosevelt’s… pure gems! Many thanks Shawn! Plato must be sent to all ruling parties and opposition parties… brilliant!

    “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” -Plato

    • honnappa
    • January 19, 2011

    this thought is very useful of human life .

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