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A. J. P. Taylor Quotes

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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

Related topics: Power

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of
accuracy would not do well for his clients.
- A. J. P. Taylor

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people
are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
- A. J. P. Taylor

 

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace,
carried the nations to war by their own weight.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
- A. J. P. Taylor


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There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make
peace with the Establishment -
and nothing more corrupting.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary
than the specter of Communism.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Like most of those who study history,
he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the
past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No matter what political reasons are given for war,
the underlying reason is always economic.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war;
and he discovered this only when the First World War
was already being fought.
Of course he was right.
Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
- A. J. P. Taylor

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
a student of history; and like most of those who study history,
he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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

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

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

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

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

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

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

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion.
The several sects perform the office of a Censor -
over each other.
- Thomas Jefferson

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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 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

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

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

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action
the forces of public opinion,
and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes

No minister ever stood, or could stand,
against public opinion.
- Robert Peel

Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
- Ambrose Bierce

Critics are entitled to have an opinion,
but how can they judge how comfortable a building is?
No critic is smart enough to judge how a building will perform over time.
- Helmut Jahn

Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
- Bashar al-Assad

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough,
fair enough, that's an opinion.
But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
- Tanith Lee

In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful.
- Leo Bogart

No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them;
men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
- Otto Weininger

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

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

The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself.
- Marcel Pagnol

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

The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt.
It is too vile to touch.
- Emma Lazarus


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