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Positive Quotes about Opinion

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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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the general opinion is pessimistic,
fantasy is going to hold its own.
- David Eddings

Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything
may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.
- Edward F. Halifax

Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion,
has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift
or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
- Mary McCarthy

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that
it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power
to leave his country as good as he had found it.
- William Cobbett

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth
than plagues or earthquakes.
- Voltaire

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

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off.
Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion,
it's utter filth.
- Debbie Reynolds

I want people to talk to one another no matter what
their difference of opinion might be.
- Studs Terkel

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

If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation,
that has usurped the rights of others.
- Hassan Nasrallah

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy;
for at this early period We can not expect to have
a Navy to cope with the British.
- William Whipple

Newspapers across the country and the world have published
cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences
of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism.
- Gordon Smith

My original opinion still stands.
I don't think he should have put it out.
- Lonnie Donegan

Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion
polls but for the consequences of their actions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space;
everything else is opinion.
- Democritus

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

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

Caught up in life, you see it badly.
You suffer from it or enjoy it too much.
The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity,
something outside of nature.
- Gustave Flaubert

That is what leadership is all about:
staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people,
not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

If somebody asks for my opinion, I tell them my opinion,
whether it's what they want to hear or not.
- Payne Stewart

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

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

Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators:
I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion.
I'm going to Washington to serve this great country.
- Sarah Palin

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has
a better opinion of him than he deserves.
- Edward W. Howe

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

The left has lost touch with popular opinion,
thereby making it possible for the right to present
itself as the party of common sense.
- Christopher Lasch

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


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