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Opinion Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Opinion are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

Public opinion in this country is everything.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we
have too high an opinion of ourselves.
We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
- Angela Carter

That science has long been neglected and declining in England,
is not an opinion originating with me,
but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
- Charles Babbage

Moral authority has been laid to rest,
world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference
between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.
- Ralph Steadman

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

A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion
is made up of the opinion of all the others.
Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.
- Marcel Proust

They that approve a private opinion,
call it opinion; but they that dislike it,
heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
- Thomas Hobbes

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace,
but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive
measures ever adopted by nations.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Why do people embrace God? In my opinion,
belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension
of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death.
- Robert Vaughn

You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody
is telling you their opinion,
which is different.
That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

We have a right, also, in various ways,
to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone,
not to the oppression of his individuality,
but in the exercise of ours.
- John Stuart Mill

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written,
in my opinion.
It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.
- Sarah McLachlan

A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion;
a woman to submit to it.
- Madame de Stael

I think kids should have a mentor and a role model,
but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to
be what we call final assessment or judgment about
how life is supposed to be.
- Sean Paul

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

I don't know of anybody's political bias at CBS News.
We try very hard to get any opinion that we have out of our stories,
and most of our stories are balanced.
- Lesley Stahl

I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press -
that's the cornerstone.
- Milos Forman

A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling
entitled to your artistic opinion,
feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than
those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon

I told him that my own opinion was that the time now
and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep
our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words.
- Henry L. Stimson

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
- Hippocrates

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step -
it is an old business procedure.
- Fran Lebowitz

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in
the material universe to possess internal order,
and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters,
I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster


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