Quotes and Sayings about Opinion



"They can say I have an opinion about something."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: Opinion)

"By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion."
- John Acton
(Related: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

"Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Change, Eternity, Laws, Manners, Opinions)

"Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Lies, Opinion)

"Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, Beliefs, Opinions, Vote)

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Job, Opinion, World)

"Israel does not care about the international public opinion."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Care, Israel, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Women, Help, Opinion, Question, Right, Will, Woman)

"In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Fear, Opportunity, Opinion, Problems)

"Public opinion is a second conscience."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Conscience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism."
- John Amery
(Related: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

"Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Experience, Opinion)

"In time, she learned to develop her own opinion of the people that she worked for, and she got stronger. Think she's now much stronger. In the beginning she wanted to believe she was strong but sometimes she faltered."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Now, Opinion)

"Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I'm responsible for a lot of things, I can't wear any responsibility for that."
- John Anderson
(Related: Opinion, Responsibility)

"I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

"It's not important to how the band functions or to what we do. That's just many people's opinions on what they see. A lot of people project stuff on you, but that's okay."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: People, Opinions, Project)

"In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Love, Fear, Learning, Opinion)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Heart, Positive, Opinion, Prison, Tenacity)

"None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit, if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Men, Women, Opinion)

"Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Body, Opinion, Understanding)

"How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Sex, Wife, Man, Opinion, Respect)

"In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

"Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Friends, Opinion, Taste)

"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Men, Man, Opinions, Rest, Value)

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Truth, Fact, Opinion, Perspective)

"Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Opinion)

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, May, Opinion, Pride, Vanity, Words)

"There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Mind, Opinions)

"Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Appearance, Humility, Nothing, Opinion)

"Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: People, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"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
(Related: Science, Authority, England, Opinion)

"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

"There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

"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
(Related: Society, Opinion)

"People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Act, Custom, Learning, Opinions)

"Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Lies, Opinion)

"I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?"
- Joan Baez
(Related: Opinion)

"A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Man, Opinions)

"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Opinions, Will, World, Wrong)

"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, People, Being, Human nature, Opinion, Will)

"The last Hague Conference has in the meantime expressed its opinion that a body should be established which could prepare for the work involved more effectively than has hitherto proved possible."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Work, Body, Opinion)

"The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)

"The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Attention, Opinion, Preparation)

"The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: People, Effect, Opinion, Opinions, Oppression)

"The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Government, People, Development, Authority, Opinion, Property, Public, Public opinion)

"People who don't know me have opinions about me. That's the part that's very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you've never met them or spent any time with them? So it's all based upon hearsay or things that they've read."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Time, People, Opinion, Opinions)

"Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Facts, Man, Opinion, Right, Wrong)

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Being, Intellect, Opinion, Privilege)

"You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: People, Desire, Opinion)

"Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any."
- Daisy Bates
(Related: Opinions)

"It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Illusion, May, Opinion)

"The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Truth, Acceptance, Opinion)

"I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Service)

"I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Opinion, Poor, World)

"Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Being, Children, Law, Opinions)

"In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Day, Night, Old, Opinion, Play)

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

"Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Existence, Machine, Oil, Opinions)

"It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Attitude, Purpose, Opinion, Press, Public, Public opinion)

"Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Interest, Opinions, Public)

"Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Opinion, World)

"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

"Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present."
- John Berger
(Related: Media, Opinion, Past, Post, Present)

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."
- Edward Bernays
(Related: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

"If your religion is better than mine and your opinion, you have a real problem."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Religion, Opinion)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Opinion, Prejudice, Support)

"Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Belief, Absurdity, Opinion)

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

"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Change, Opinions)

"Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected."
- Josh Billings
(Related: People, Advice, Opinions)

"I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me."
- Conrad Black
(Related: Hope, Mind, Opinion)

"I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers, since I never read the book. There might be some opinions on what he said, but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Mothers, Old, Opinions)

"In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Influence, Opinion)

"People think of us as an information distributor because that's how they relate to the Internet. But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Time, People, Information, Internet, Opinions, Pretty)

"The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
- William Blake
(Related: Man, Mind, Opinions, Water)

"If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful."
- Leo Bogart
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Fun, Opinion)

"I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Time, People, Nonsense, Opinion)

"Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Opinion, Play)

"It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Nature, People, Opinion, Questions)

"I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Constitution, Court, Law, Opinions, Schools, Study)

"Business leaders shape public opinion."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The course of business shapes public opinion."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Entrenched scriptural literalism is, in my opinion, completely out of touch with reality."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Opinion, Reality)

"I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Opinions, Service, Tongue)

"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

"It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to keep it."
- Willy Brandt
(Related: Change, Courage, Opinion)

"The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, War, Consideration, Leading, Misleading, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reflection, Violence, World, World war)

"Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested."
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Related: Grandparents, Opinions, Want, Will)

"While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Wisdom, Fallibility, Opinions, Sense)

"I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Nothing, Opinions)

"Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Change, Opinions, Will)

"I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: Injury, Opinion, Question, Self)

"I'm very disappointed with the McCain campaign. In my opinion, it was inept."
- Paul Broun
(Related: Opinion)

"In my opinion, we've elected a Marxist [Barack Obama] to be president of the United States."
- Paul Broun
(Related: Opinion, President, states, United)

"The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Action, Indolence, Man, Opinion, Trials)

"Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: Opinion, Reality)

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: People, Opinion, Reality)

"A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Thought, Public)

"There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Power, God, Country, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Unworthy, Will)

"My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Accomplishment, Conviction, Necessity, Opinion, Public)

"Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Judges, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead."
- Gelett Burgess
(Related: May, Opinion, Years)

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Separation)

"Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Judgment, Opinion)

"The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Revolution, Manners, Opinions)

"The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Nothing, Opinion)

"To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!"
- Frances Burney
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)

"We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Opinion, Reality, Support)

"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Opinions)

"I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)

"I'm just not political. I have opinions, but there's nothing about the process that has ever interested me. I'm 22, and this is the first interview I've ever done in my life."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Life, First, Nothing, Opinions)

"Opinions have vested interests just as men have."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Opinion, Will)

"The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, Man, Opinions, Religious)

"The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, History, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Weakness, World)

"The people must know that from this day on, we want their opinions."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: People, Day, Opinions, Want)

"Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?"
- George Byron
(Related: Truth, Opinions)

"Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life, and if Virtue is not its own reward, I don't know any other stipend annexed to it."
- George Byron
(Related: Life, Superiority, Virtue, Day, Opinion, Reward)

"Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Superiority, Virtue, Day, Opinion, Reward)

"Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?"
- Lord Byron
(Related: Truth, Opinions)

"I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: God, Opinion, Teenage, Writer, Writers, Years)

"Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Friends, Opinion, Want)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Nature, Infinite, Numbers, Opinions, Opposition)

"I am really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Care, Information, Opinion)

"Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Minority, Opinion)

"Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Opinion, Will)

"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
(Related: Angels, Culture, Opinion)

"After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Difference, Ego, Opinion, Years)

"No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Custom, Law, Opinion, Popular)

"There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Opinion, Opinions, Public, Public opinion)

"Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Men, Women, Truth, Opinion)

"The world is governed by opinion."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Opinion, World)

"At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Men, Courage, Bravery, Cowardice, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will, World)

"I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Earth, Opinions, Want)

"There can be differences of opinion without there being personal differences."
- Lynne Cheney
(Related: Being, Opinion)

"People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: People, Idea, Feminism, Media, Opinions, Right)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Mother, Idleness, Invention, Laziness, Necessity, Opinion, Trouble)

"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Opinion)

"I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Being, Now, Opinion, Respect, Woman)

"It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Opinions, Voting)

"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
(Related: Future, Opinion, President, Right, Security, Will)

"In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles."
- Henri Coanda
(Related: Flying, Machine, Opinion, Principles)

"We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Answers, Opinion, Right)

"Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Men, Integrity, Opinion, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Age, Power, Country, Duty, Man, Opinion)

"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: People, Opportunity, Acting, Mistakes, Opinions)

"Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Perception, Argument, Country, Facts, Opinion, Word)

"I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

"Also, differences of opinion can be creatively stimulating as well as frustrating."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Opinion)

"Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Men, Heart, Honor, Opinions)

"In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men, Acting, Existence, Man, Opinion)

"I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own."
- Anthony Collins
(Related: Belief, Man, Opinions, Will)

"Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He's fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He's very shy but has very strong opinions. He's into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Gentleman, Hair, Opinions)

"Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Courage, Danger, Man, Opinion, Will)

"According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave."
- John Conyers
(Related: Government, Intention, Iraq, Majority, Military, Opinion)

"Everyone is entitled to our opinion."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Opinion)

"Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Direction, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, states, United, Will)

"America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: America, Opinions, Religious)

"It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

"It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

"It was determined, as shown in the report of the Commission, which I can read to you, but I know you are familiar with the report. It states there was disagreement on this issue, particularly as the subject was debated, that there were different opinions about it."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Opinions, states)

"A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.' The doctor says, 'It's old age.' The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.' The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'"
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Age, Old, Opinion, Ugly, Want, Woman)

"And the general opinion is we are much better on stage than in the studio."
- Stewart Copeland
(Related: Opinion)

"For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: May, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Opinion, Profession)

"Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that's all it is about is opinions."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Art, Fact, Opinions)

"I wish I had said 'some athletes here are competing unfairly.' It was my opinion, never an accusation."
- Bob Costas
(Related: Athletes, Opinion)

"My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it's really a different version of the song."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Music, Truth, Dance, Being, Opinion, Song)

"People see that I have my own voice, my own opinion, my own likes. The album really reflects that."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Opinion, Voice)

"Interdependence is a fact, it's not an opinion."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Fact, Opinion)

"No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

"The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: People, Purpose, Existence, Opinion)

"The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Men, Opinions, State)

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Bible, Journalism, Opinion)

"I became more confident within myself and matured as a person and become a little bit more opinionated - maybe the lads might say a little bit too opinionated for their liking but that is just a natural progression for a player."
- Kenny Cunningham
"Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Facts, Gentlemen, Opinions, Principles, Question)

"In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Home, Interest, Opinion, Vote)

"My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Opinion, Ugly, Want)

"The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Opinions, World)

"When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Man, Opinion, Woman)

"The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions."
- John Dawkins
(Related: Thought, Books, Man, Opinions)

"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

"I want to suggest a feeling. It's ridiculous to assume you can state an opinion. Somebody else can never relate to the lyric in the same way because their whole experience is different. You can only suggest, then people add their own history and experience to the lyrics."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Experience, History, People, Feeling, Opinion, State, Want)

"As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

"Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated."
- James Dean
(Related: Trust, Belief)

"These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Leaders, Opinion, Political leaders, Result, State)

"The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Life, Attention, Opinions, Will)

"But my humble opinion is, I'm not quite sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs - though, if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Legal, Drugs, Opinion)

"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."
- Democritus
(Related: Atoms, Nothing, Opinion, Space)

"Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job."
- Toi Derricotte
(Related: Experience, Money, Poetry, People, Successful, Values, Being, Care, Job, Opinions)

"Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they're individualized to an extent that you can still follow what's going on if you miss a week."
- William Devane
(Related: Opinion)

"There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Behavior, Opinion, Paradoxes, Present, Problems, World)

"I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Opinion)

"Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Change, Opinions)

"While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: People, Opinion, Right)

"This is a free country, and nobody should be criticized for their political beliefs. We're all allowed to have our opinions."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Beliefs, Country, Opinions)

"My original opinion still stands. I don't think he should have put it out."
- Lonnie Donegan
(Related: Opinion)

"This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Fool, Man, Opinion)

"The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion."
- Elizabeth Drew
(Related: Imagination, Thought, Opinion, World)

"The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion."
- Albrecht Druer
(Related: God, Artist, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"In my opinion the prevailing systems of education are all wrong, from the first stage to the last stage."
- William Duane
(Related: Education, First, Opinion, Wrong)

"Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Alcohol, Facts, Man, Opinion)

"But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Business, Music, People, Opinions)

"The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Government, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Opinions, Right)

"We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Care, Opinion)

"But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Nothing, Opinion, Osama bin laden, Will)

"If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own."
- David Eddings
(Related: Fantasy, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Science, Extreme, Fiction, Mankind, Opinion, Popularity, Theory)

"How success changes the opinion of men!"
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Success, Opinion)

"He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Mistakes, Opinion, Today, Will)

"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Goals, Confusion, Opinion, Perfection)

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Environment, Opinions)

"First of all, we were never not speaking. It's gotten so blown out of proportion. It was a very straightforward difference of opinion. I think because we were so private and refused to talk about it, these stories just got out of control."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Control, Difference, First, Opinion, Talk)

"You're allowed to rip-off another score so close that it's ridiculous. In my opinion it's ridiculous, how closely one can just rip-off a score that happened a year or two earlier."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Opinion)

"Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Friend, Company, Opinions)

"How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions."
- Cass Elliot
(Related: People, Being, Opinions, Songs, Writer)

"The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Belief, Goal, Opinion, Propaganda)

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: People, Character, Confession, Opinion, World)

"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: People, Character, Confession, Opinion, World)

"The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing."
- Epictetus
(Related: Man, Opinion)

"It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting."
- Epictetus
(Related: Insults, Opinion)

"Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information."
- John Erskine
(Related: Decision, Exercise, Information, Opinion, Will)

"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

"But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Justice, Medicine, Opinion, Public)

"The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Work, Artist, Job, Opinion)

"There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Doubt, Majority, Opinions, Reputation)

"Just as radical heirs apparent are said to lay aside all inconvenient revolutionary opinions when they come to the throne, it was believed that Mr. Mill in Parliament would be an entirely different person from Mr. Mill in his study."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Opinions, Parliament, Radical, Study)

"I grew up to have my father's looks, my father's speech patterns, my father's posture, my father's opinions, and my mother's contempt for my father."
- Jules Feiffer
(Related: Mother, Father, Contempt, Opinions, Speech)

"I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wind)

"But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all - it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Artist, Importance, Opinion)

"You're not there to spread any particular- if you're Bob Marley you're there to spread a message, but very few people can do that effectively without shoving opinions down someone's throat."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: People, Opinions)

"The persecuting spirit has its origin... in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct."
- John Fiske
(Related: Opinions, Spirit)

"However, the Medicare prescription drug benefit has changed, and if the nearly 3,000 seniors I have met through 12 town halls can represent a sample of opinion, many seniors do not yet understand the prescription drug program and do not plan to sign up for coverage."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Opinion)

"And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own."
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Opinions)

"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
(Related: Nature, Life, Artist, Opinion)

"You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Change, Light, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reason, Washington)

"I accrued anger from people's low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Anger, Work, People, Opinion)

"Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Opinions)

"I like the idea that people have formed their own opinions. And of course once people meet me or talk to me their opinion totally changes because I'm much more that girl that you hang out with than you think."
- Willa Ford
(Related: People, Idea, Opinion, Opinions, Talk)

"I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Democracy, Opinion, Press)

"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
(Related: Art, Opinion, Order, Universe)

"Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Society, Expression, Law, Mob, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Life, Love, Criticism, Indifference, Opinion)

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Change, Thought, Being, Consideration, Information, Opinions, Right)

"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Money, May, Opinion, Will)

"I recently watched Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies, and it wasn't a favorite film. Then I saw the one that was made in 1990, which in my opinion didn't match up to the original."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Favorite, Film, Flies, Opinion)

"What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me."
- Anna Freud
(Related: People, Affection, Nothing, Opinion)

"My father had kicked me out of his house at the height of an argument over an opinion difference. He had become so enraged. He told me never to come back, and that was all the severance it took."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Father, Argument, Difference, Opinion)

"I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Men, Americans, Opinion)

"Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Men, Work, Ethics, Opinions)

"My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Nature, Act, American, Cause, Human nature, Liberty, Opinion)

"And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Eating, Opinion, Trouble, Worth)

"Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Time, Enemy, Oil, Opinion)

"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
- George Gallup
(Related: Leader, People, Attention, Effect, Nonsense, Opinion, President, Public, Public opinion, Results)

"We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?"
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: May, Meeting, Opinions)

"For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?"
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Opinion, Popular, Right, Wrong)

"Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Time, Europe, Fascism, First, Man, Opinions, Right, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Opinion)

"Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Citizenship, Occupation, Opinion)

"I try to exist in a world where there is freedom of opinion, where you're allowed to make jokes. I don't want to live in some PC world where no-one's allowed to say anything."
- Boy George
(Related: Freedom, Jokes, Opinion, Want, World)

"I do not think that music keeps evolving. It evolved through Bach; since then, in my humble opinion, all the innovations added nothing."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Music, Nothing, Opinion)

"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Mistake, People, Opinions, Respect)

"During the early months of the war in 1914 there was a conflict of opinion between the War Office and the Foreign Office regarding news from the Front."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: War, Conflict, Months, News, Office, Opinion)

"No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Opinion)

"You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Idea, Opinion, Poor)

"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

"I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Tongue, Words)

"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Facts, Opinion)

"We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts."
- April Glaspie
(Related: Opinion)

"Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion."
- William Godwin
(Related: Men, Power, Liberty, Opinion)

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
- Joseph Goebbels
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Right, State)

"If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Opinions)

"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Faith, Duty, Opinion, Painting, Public, Public opinion)

"I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Family, Man, Opinion, Population, Service)

"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Opinions, Painting, World)

"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
(Related: Modesty, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Opinion, Popular)

"It's certainly not just a spot opinion; it's something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Building, Help, Opinion, Publicity, Will, Years)

"I've got an opinion on everything, so I should go into management."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Management, Opinion)

"In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Poetry, Time, Criticism, Drama, Opinion, Tyranny)

"It's fundamentally unfair to have so much of the tax relief go to so few. And it is a 10-year tax plan rather than one, as mine, focused on the next two years, which in my opinion is the critical time to jumpstart the economy."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, Economy, Tax, Opinion, Years)

"There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Time, Opinion)

"The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Difficulty, Now, Opinion, Plants)

"I've always avoided expressing an opinion about where I think the republican movement should go - if it should go anywhere at all."
- Guy Green
(Related: Opinion, Republican)

"I don't want to be influenced by outside opinion."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Opinion, Want)

"It is often more important to act than to understand... there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong."
- John Grierson
(Related: Act, Opinion, Opinions, Right, Wrong)

"No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Help, Opinions, Will)

"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
(Related: Work, Opinion)

"You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing. An artist is as equally important as the director. If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Work, Artist, Circumstances, Opinion, Right)

"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
(Related: Being, Feeling, Opinion)

"Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation."
- Ernst Haeckel
(Related: Science, Action, Connection, Heredity, Laws, Opinion)

"Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Money, May, Opinion, Will)

"Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Friend, Virtue, Opinion, Sincerity, Understanding, Value)

"Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Judges, Opinion)

"My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Opinion)

"A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Horses, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody. We may have a difference of opinion, but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing the country and regaining the democratic path."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Country, Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel)

"This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Focus, Opinion, Party, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: People, Opinions, Right)

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Canada, Opinion)

"We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Politics, Climate, Now, Opinion, Popular, Respect, Right, Succeed, Want)

"The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Opinion, President, states, United, Will)

"I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: God, Land, Laws, Opinions, Want)

"In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Man, Opinion)

"Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Morality, Man, Opinion, Rules)

"People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Sex, People, Habits, Hollywood, Opinions)

"In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Politics, War, Power, Anarchy, Balance, Country, Opinion, Preparation)

"It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Power, War, Fear, Nations, Opinion, World)

"I am, first of all, a Christian and, secondly, a person with very very serious personal opinion, so I'm motivated by many many things and, certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other people's ideas of who I am."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: People, Ideas, Christian, Desire, First, Opinion)

"At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff - at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Time, Opinion, Respect)

"Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Compromise, Opinion, Right)

"Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Science, Connection, Opinion, Vitality)

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Father, Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Fact, Ignorance, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Heresy, Opinion)

"It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Men, Power, Idea, Evil, Malice, Opinion, Remarkable)

"Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Change, People, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wrong)

"They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office, who may be very pleasant, intelligent people, but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: People, May, Office, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, World)

"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
(Related: People, Cooperation, Fact, Nothing, Opinion, Right, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Progress, Nothing, Opinion, Pride)

"Muhammad could take a very good punch. He was slick, he could move, he could hit, make you miss, good hand speed and combinations and one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Time, Opinion)

"We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Expression, Opinions)

"Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Perception, Discrimination, Literature, Opinions)

"No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Love, Man, Opinion, Woman)

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Knowledge, Content, Ignorance, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Action, Country, Nation, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Publicity)

"In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Time, Law, Opinions)

"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Change, Opinions, Principles)

"From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Judgment, Opinion, Proof, Public, Public opinion, Purity, Theories)

"In my opinion, what changed the situation eventually - and, of course, it took a lot of time to change it, things like that don't change in a week or a fortnight - was the new educational system."
- John Hume
(Related: Change, Time, Opinion)

"It is, and long has been my opinion, and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs - that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Duty, Opinion, Parliament)

"American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: American, Ocean, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Love, American, Country, Difference, Help, Opinion, President, Question, Respect, Will)

"We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Policy, Majority, Opinion, Opposition, Respect)

"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Truth, Opinion, Silence)

"It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Opinion, Quarrel, Reality, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"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
(Related: Life, Content, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Opinion, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"I will argue my points; I will have my opinions. But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Choice, Day, End, Opinions, Will)

"It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Media, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"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
(Related: Love)

"I'm of the opinion that life doesn't always tie up neatly at the end of the episode."
- Joshua Jackson
(Related: Life, End, Opinion)

"When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Quality, Books, Court, Opinions, Washington)

"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
(Related: Dissent, Opinion)

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Politics, Religion, Act, Force, Nationalism, Opinion, Word)

"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
(Related: Time, Building, Opinion, Will)

"The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman."
- Henry James
(Related: Superiority, Man, Opinion, Woman)

"The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Mankind, Opinion, World)

"I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Act, Intolerance, Opinions, Religious, Right, Will, Word)

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Politics, Religion, Friend, Cause, Difference, Opinion, Philosophy)

"Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Errors, May, Opinion, Reason)

"Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Religion, Difference, Office, Opinion)

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Boldness, Existence, Fact, Opinion, Question, Reason)

"In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: God, People, Hate, Man, Opinion, Sense)

"We aren't people who believe that just because we're performers our opinions on everything need to be known."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: People, Opinions)

"It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: Action, Character, Discipline, Army, Faults, Nation, Now, Opinion)

"I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Opinion)

"If our core belief is based on what other people think, then we eventually will allow their opinions to become our reality."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: People, Belief, Opinions, Reality, Will)

"I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: People, Flaws, Opinions)

"It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Fear, May, Moon, Opinion)

"In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Opinion)

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Love, Truth, Opinions)

"Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Feelings, Opinions)

"Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Earth, Liberty, Opinion)

"In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons, every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel, Today, Violence, Weapons, World)

"This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Time, Thought, Autobiography, Opinions, Sound)

"The international community and Israel have the same opinion regarding the Hamas government. We don't say we are going to boycott it forever. We say the Hamas government must abide by the obligations the Palestinian Authority has signed."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Government, Authority, Community, Israel, Opinion)

"Well, I couldn't do the day-to-day stuff of being a politician or anything, but I just think everybody should have an opinion and everybody should vote, and that's what we're built on."
- Toby Keith
(Related: Being, Day, Opinion, Vote)

"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
(Related: Peace, May, Nations, Opinion)

"I share the opinion of those of broader vision, who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, Time, Hope, Vision, Humanity, Opinion)

"Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the progress of human affairs."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Progress, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I believe that in the end the abolition of war, the maintenance of world peace, the adjustment of international questions by pacific means will come through the force of public opinion, which controls nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, End, Force, Nations, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Questions, Will, World)

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Old, Opinions)

"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Thought, Comfort, Opinion)

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Opinion, Popular, Yield)

"Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Americans, Opinion)

"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: History, Mind, Opinion, Study)

"I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Advice, Opinion, Regret, Will)

"Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government."
- Mackenzie King
(Related: Government, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people."
- Peter King
(Related: Religion, People, Mosque, Deep, Opinion, Practice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Saying, Wounds)

"Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off."
- Richard King
(Related: Ideas, Censorship, May, Opinion)

"Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Government, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Running)

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Life, Being, Opinions)

"I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Opinion, Privacy, Want)

"In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Government, Circumstances, Countries, England, May, Motive, Opinion, Queen, Wishes)

"The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Thought, America, Corporate, Opinion, Today, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Idea, Vision, Opinion, Public)

"I don't want to bash Bill and Hillary, because they're friends of mine, but I do have a difference of opinion about how to take back the House and the Senate."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Difference, Friends, Opinion, Senate, Want)

"In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Fight, Opinion, Play, Question, Struggle, Terrorism, Will)

"But this is a little different. This is the adult acting. This is a different crowd. It's more work and more good work. That's it. People will have their opinion regardless."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Opinion, Will)

"But this emphasis would be lavished in vain, if it served, in your opinion, only to abstract a general type from phenomena whose particularity in our work would remain the essential thing for you, and whose original arrangement could be broken up only artificially."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Work, Opinion)

"I am not here concerned with intent, but with scientific standards, especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact, an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Ability, Difference, Fact, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Common sense, Opinion, Party, Popular, Present, Right)

"Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Opinions)

"The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt. It is too vile to touch."
- Emma Lazarus
(Related: Contempt, Opinion)

"You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Democrats, Opinions)

"Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Business, Dance, Old, Opinion, Popular)

"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
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Insult, Opinion, Writing)

"I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that's been fed to them."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Country, Horror, Opinion, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Weapons, World)

"So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Education, Children, Opinion, Schools, Support)

"You can be young and still have views and opinions."
- Joanna Noelle Levesque
(Related: Opinions)

"So I think it's - what was important to me is that I found that I can't change the fact that people already have made an opinion about me. But I don't think that should stop me from trying to correct some of the misperceptions that are out there."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Change, People, Fact, Opinion, Trying)

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

"The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time."
- Joseph Lewis
(Related: Age, Time, Genius, Books, Imprisonment, Opinion, Tribute)

"One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Age, Opinions, Understanding)

"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Peace, Mind, Nothing, Opinion)

"Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Peace, Soul, Nothing, Opinion)

"But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Change, Desire, Opinions)

"I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete, the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them, in my opinion. My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Dad, Children, Opinion, Parents, World)

"Public opinion in this country is everything."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Country, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known."
- Bill Lipinski
(Related: Democracy, Opinions)

"The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common."
- John Locke
(Related: Opinions, Reason)

"My little sister Aliana's opinions are the most important to me. She says, 'I want to look like you, you're so pretty!' But she is very beautiful and so she is trouble in the making! She wants to do what I do. I'm like her second mother and I am very protective of her."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Mother, Sister, Opinions, Trouble, Want)

"All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Man)

"I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Information, Man, Opinion, Talking, Worth)

"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
(Related: Trust, People, Opinion, Quantity)

"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Change, Opinions)

"I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about."
- Matt Lucas
(Related: People, Comedy, Opinions)

"I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Men, May, Opinions)

"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Opinion, Present, Press, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Support, Wage)

"I was really involved with other people's opinions of me, and it got heightened during my film career. I don't have any opinion, good or bad about it, it just was. It's not the way I feel now, and I think yoga has a lot to do with that."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: People, Career, Film, Now, Opinion, Opinions, Yoga)

"When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: People, Confidence, Cowardice, Distrust, Hatred, Opinions)

"I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin."
- Alexander Mackenzie
(Related: Life, Brotherhood, Man, May, Opinions, Rank)

"Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Opinions, Silence)

"I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Mother, Thought, Canada, Opinion)

"Also, when I didn't like something, I could keep my opinion to myself."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Opinion)

"I'm happy to have my own opinion and air it when I think it's necessary."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Opinion)

"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, Excess, Man, Opinions, Possessions, Property)

"There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong."
- James Madison
(Related: Interest, Majority, Maxim, Needs, Opinion, Right, Wrong)

"A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them."
- James Madison
(Related: Communication, Man, Opinions, Property)

"As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed."
- James Madison
(Related: Exercise, Liberty, Man, Opinions, Reason, Will)

"Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Constitution, Now, Opinions, Press, Voice)

"The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Life, Failure, Applause, Opinion, World)

"Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one's way."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Opinion)

"The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views."
- Maimonides
(Related: Man, Opinions, Youth)

"Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion."
- Maimonides
(Related: Religion, Opinion, Understanding)

"False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Men, Money, People, Crime, First, Opinions)

"Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Faith, Fear, Being, Conformity, Opinions, Unworthy)

"The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken place of late years have all concurred to lead many men into the opinion that we were touching on a period big with the most important changes."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Men, Opinion, Years)

"Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Chance, Fight, Opinions)

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Truth, Act, Care, Earth, Opinions, Risk)

"If you have any opinions at all or if you're even remotely verbal then they're going to call you fiery."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Opinions)

"Mrs. White, in my opinion, made false statements. She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Opinion)

"It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Opinion, Welfare)

"I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Heart, Opinion, Race, Right)

"Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Men, Nature, Error, Opinion)

"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Argument, Opinion)

"Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it's all a perspective. It's all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Love, Women, People, Body, Opinion, Perspective, Weight)

"Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art."
- Charles McCabe
(Related: Art, Facts, Opinions)

"My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Opinion)

"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
(Related: Honesty, Humanity, Opinion, Politicians)

"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
(Related: Trust, Behavior, Liberty, Nothing, Opinion, State)

"In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Acceptance, America, Opinion, Popular)

"When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Facts, Fool, May, Mind, Opinion, Prejudice, Providence, Reason)

"Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it. No matter what it is. Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right. But, you're certainly entitled to your opinion."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Opinion, Right, Voice)

"Working on the film really made me confront my opinions about change and gentrification."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Change, Film, Opinions)

"'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Time, Opinion, Song, Songs)

"What's more important-your goal, or others' opinions of your goal?"
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Goal, Opinions)

"Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Experience, Love, Women, Emotion, Opinion)

"Mr. Ware has no right to discharge any of his laborers on account of their political opinion."
- Charles E. Merrill
(Related: Opinion, Right)

"When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation."
- Jim Messina
(Related: Music, End, First, Folk, Opinion, Thinking)

"Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye, whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than they deserve."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Actor, Actors, Eye, Influence, Opinion, Opinions, Public, Want, Weight)

"They've just gone over the line in my opinion, and again, there's a proper time for a pat down, there's a proper time for an advanced technology body search, but it has to be done with some thought."
- John Mica
(Related: Technology, Time, Thought, Body, Opinion)

"Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do."
- Alyssa Milano
(Related: People, Actors, Career, Opinions)

"Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Truth, Opinions, Popular, Sense)

"All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Conquest, Opinions)

"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Power, Mankind, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Evil, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Act, Exercise, Individuality, Opinion, Oppression, Right)

"Donnie Brasco was great, but the energy on the set made it kinda hard to get in there and have an opinion."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: Energy, Opinion)

"The worst thing that an actor can do is go into any project with a lack of respect for the material. You can have an opinion about it, but you have to respect yourself in doing it."
- Alfred Molina
(Related: Actor, Opinion, Project, Respect)

"She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it."
- Elizabeth Montagu
(Related: Ladies, Opinion, Oysters, Party)

"It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Lust, Morals, Opinions, Order, Reason, Restraint, Will)

"Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Opinion, Proof, Stupidity)

"I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in having good people around me and it turned out to be a pretty good recording in my opinion."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: People, Opinion, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Peace, God, People, Forget, Nations, Opinion, Talk)

"They might object to some of my opinions, but they don't object to my behavior as a judge."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Behavior, Opinions)

"People's opinions don't interfere with me."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: People, Opinions)

"In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Humor, Novelty, Opinion, Sarcasm, Song)

"Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way."
- John Morley
(Related: Opinions, Worth)

"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Public, Words)

"It is my opinion that human history can make no sense unless evil doings are recognized for what they are, and that they are bearable only if somehow they may be redeemed."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: History, Evil, May, Opinion, Sense)

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Facts, Opinion)

"There'll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Opinion)

"I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Facts, Investigation, Opinion, Will)

"My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Strength, Conviction, Mind, Opinion)

"There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they're all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I'm totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Age, Attitude, American, Artists, Opinion, Want)

"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
(Related: Government, People, Opinion)

"In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada."
- George Murray
(Related: Canada, May, Opinion)

"You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you're dealing with."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Opinion, Respect, Voice)

"If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Rights, Occupation, Opinion, State, Want)

"It's not that I don't have opinions, rather that I'm paid not to think aloud."
- Yitzhak Navon
(Related: Opinions)

"If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Power, Fight, Fighting, Man, Opinion)

"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Hate, Man, Opinion)

"I put less stock in others' opinions than my own. No one else's opinions could derail me."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Opinions)

"One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Opinion)

"You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don't necessarily know what they're doing. You don't necessarily know what kind of universal concept you're tapping into."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Time, Artists, Opinion)

"I did not support any more New York. I lived 10 years there, and after September 11, I felt very European. I did not share the opinion of people in the street, who were deeply influenced by what they heard in the media."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: People, Media, Opinion, Support, Years)

"As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Opinion, Pride)

"Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Force, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sound)

"In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Design, Opinion)

"I was always opinionated."
- Kim Novak
"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them."
- Kate O'Brien
(Related: Opinion, University, Writers)

"Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Opinion, Writers)

"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president. I am stunned and I'm horrified."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Actions, Opinion, President, Words)

"Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Enemies, News, Nothing, Opinion, Want)

"It's a very complicated issue about when is a fact not a fact in the context of opinions."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Fact, Opinions)

"That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: People, Perception, Choice, Freedom, Nation, Opinion)

"You don't want to write your own opinion, you don't want to just represent yourself, but represent yourself through someone else."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: Opinion, Want)

"All this flying around got on my nerves. But then I gave the script to Cathy to get her opinion. When she started to laugh, it was like 'That's it!'. I went to LA and I got the part."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Flying, Nerves, Opinion)

"I have always thought that the rapid economic development of South Africa would in the long run prove to be incompatible with the government's racial policies, and recent events have tended to confirm my opinion."
- Harry Oppenheimer
(Related: Government, Thought, Development, Events, Opinion)

"It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black."
- Harry Oppenheimer
(Related: Government, Policy, Failure, Opinion, Oppression)

"This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels."
- Origen
(Related: Time, Angels, Devil, Opinion, Present)

"The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself."
- Marcel Pagnol
(Related: Man, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Country, Opinion, Washington)

"They try to say this era was a tainted era. But so many great players played in the last 15 to 20 years. This is going to be the best era in the history of the game in my opinion."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: History, Opinion, Years)

"The greatest leading man, in my opinion, will always be Cary Grant."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Leading, Man, Opinion, Will)

"Actors always have opinions."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Actors, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Life, Judgment, Kids, Opinion)

"It is quite extraordinary how very various are the opinions entertained on this point, and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves."
- James Payn
(Related: Class, First, Opinions)

"Some Critics on the Hearth are not only good-natured, but have rather too high, or, if that is impossible, let us say too pronounced, an opinion of the abilities of their literary friends."
- James Payn
(Related: Friends, Literary, Opinion)

"No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!"
- Robert Peel
(Related: Government, Act, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reform, Violence)

"Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Feeling, Folly, Obstinacy, Opinion, Prejudice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"In America, public opinion is the leader."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: Leader, America, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Business, Music, Truth, Artists, Chance, Giving, Now, Opinions, Years)

"Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves."
- William Petty
(Related: Mother, Father, Wealth, Killing, Labor, Opinion, State)

"Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Truth, Blood, Moods, Opinion)

"Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Law, Living, Nothing, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists, linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers and scholars going back centuries."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Linguists, Opinions)

"In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Body, Gay, Opinion, Spirits)

"I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Opinion, Want)

"Knowledge is true opinion."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Opinion)

"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt."
- Plutarch
(Related: God, Belief, Contempt, Opinion, Unworthy)

"For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human."
- Plutarch
(Related: Men, Opinion)

"Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress on society at large can elicit the support of scientific inquiry by the general public."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Society, Progress, Opinion, Public, Support, United, Value)

"Money has no moral opinions."
- Abraham Polonsky
(Related: Money, Opinions)

"Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Time, Children, Garden, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"A great many people mistake opinions for thought."
- Herbert V. Prochnow
(Related: Thought, Mistake, People, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Literary, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Diversity, Opinion)

"I think that most actors don't have very good opinions of themselves."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: Actors, Opinions)

"Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Government, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Country, Games, Opinion, Weather)

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Well first of all it's a business and it's a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that's getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Business, Strength, First, Opinion)

"In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities; ideas generated there filter down through the teaching profession and the students into the general public."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: Ideas, Opinion, Profession, Public, Public opinion, Students, Teaching)

"A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion."
- Karel Reisz
(Related: Expression, Fancy, Opinion, Style)

"Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Opinions, Thinking)

"Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news."
- James Reston
(Related: America, Europe, News, Opinions, Press, Television)

"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
(Related: Movies, Clothes, Opinion, Realism)

"Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Lie, People, Caring, Luxury, Opinions)

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion."
- Grantland Rice
(Related: Decisions, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Home, England, Opinions)

"Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Learning)

"I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Work, Learning, Opinion, Wrong)

"I am not involved in any 'issues' because it's too sensitive for me - or my wife - to get involved. Every time we express an opinion it becomes a whole thing in itself. And the whole purpose of living in the countryside was to get away from hundreds of people. My wife fell off a horse, and suddenly there are hundreds of people around."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Time, Wife, People, Purpose, Living, Opinion)

"The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Opinions)

"It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Habits, Opinions)

"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Life, Opinion)

"It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Mind, Weakness)

"We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Opinions, Sense)

"Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Concern, Friends, Loss, Opinion, Sense, Worth)

"A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Difference, Missionaries, Opinion, Racing)

"There are as many opinions as there are experts."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Experts, Opinions)

"Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Rights, Opinion, Passion, Prejudice, Self, Suspicion)

"The line of least resistance in the progress of civilization is to make that theoretical postulate real by the continually increasing force of the world's public opinion."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Civilization, Progress, Force, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, World)

"Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Books, Rights, Human rights, Letters, Nothing, Opinions, Opposition)

"We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Society, Idea, Character, Giving, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"My opinion was that if we had a common enemy we should get together commonly."
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Enemy, Opinion)

"I would like to state that my personal opinions are that the people of every country should decide by themselves what kind of government they want."
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Government, People, Country, Opinions, State, Want)

"You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Happiness, Success, Opinion, World)

"I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism."
- Roberto Rossellini
(Related: Optimism, Evil, Opinion)

"In my opinion we are at the limit now, and 17 races is really too much. With all the testing that we do now, it means we're always on the bike and it's quite difficult."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Now, Opinion, Testing)

"It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Deep, Opinion)

"There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Truth, Moments, Opinion)

"The reversal of a Supreme Court opinion is possible."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Court, Opinion)

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Dream, Actions, Nothing, Opinions, Reality, Suffering)

"Try to open up your mind a little, and move away from rigid opinions of what people should do and be - unless you have been there."
- Ann Rule
(Related: People, Mind, Open, Opinions)

"The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Doubt, First, Hesitation, Humility, Man, Opinion, Understanding)

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Fact, Opinion)

"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Opinion, Prison, Public, Public opinion, Respect, Starvation, Tyranny)

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Fear, Now, Opinion)

"A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Progress, Man, Opinion)

"I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: People, Doubt, Measure, Opinions, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, America, Doctrine, Opinion)

"Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Government, Freedom, Opinion)

"If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Gain, Ignorance, Man, Opinion, Will)

"So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Chastity, Laws, Opinion, Privacy, Public, Silence, Today)

"Have a definite opinion."
- William Safire
(Related: Opinion)

"All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity."
- Sallust
(Related: Anger, Friendship, First, Opinion, Pity, Sentiment)

"In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery."
- Sallust
(Related: Bribery, Force, Opinion)

"In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art."
- Sallust
(Related: Art, Action, Being, May, Name, Opinion, Pursuit)

"Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Work, Competition, Internet, Opinion)

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Life, God, Baby, Opinion)

"To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love."
- Milton R. Sapirstein
(Related: Love, Education, People, Absence, Conflict, Opinions)

"Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Truth, Opinion, Order)

"Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and opinion that appears in the news."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Confusion, Fact, News, Opinion)

"Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Arguments, Opinion)

"They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money."
- George Savile
(Related: Money, May, Opinion, Will)

"It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Mistake, Act, Opinion, Protection)

"Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Men, Heart, Honor, Opinions)

"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Truth, Appearance, Discovery, Error, Opinion, Prejudice, Present, Weakness)

"Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Time, Gravity, Law, Opinion, Past, Rest)

"To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Impression, First, Opinion)

"If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Effect, First, Opinion, Sight, Want)

"We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character."
- Luke Scott
(Related: God, Character, Country, First, Freedom, Integrity, Opinions, Right, Speech)

"They're calling their Washington sources at the NRC or in Congress and they're not hesitating to give their opinion, but their opinion, frankly, in those early days was not very well informed."
- William Scranton
(Related: Congress, Opinion, Washington)

"I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent the implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, make me less of an American."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Love, People, American, Country, Opinions, Religious)

"Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another."
- John Selden
(Related: Thought, Man, Opinion)

"Under no circumstances would it be right for me to go with MGM. Irene shares my opinion."
- David O. Selznick
(Related: Circumstances, Opinion, Right)

"Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues."
- Jeanne Shaheen
(Related: Politics, Religion, Morality, Opinions, Students)

"I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses."
- Yitzhak Shamir
(Related: Leadership, Power, Society, People, Events, Opinion, Persuasion, Will)

"I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies. You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: Movies, Actor, Film, Opinion)

"If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: People, Opinions, Will)

"In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that's pretty much how they get their viewers."
- Alia Shawkat
(Related: Being, Network, Opinion, Pretty)

"One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers."
- Wilfrid Sheed
(Related: Wisdom, Opinion, Race, Reason, Writers)

"Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means... nobody knows. The weight of evi dence suggests they can."
- Rupert Sheldrake
(Related: Home, Dogs, Now, Opinion, Right, Weight)

"And if doctor says that you don't have IBS with constipation, you might want to get a second opinion, because I had doctors that were telling me... of course, a lot of this has to do with science - progressing."
- Cybill Shepherd
(Related: Science, Doctors, Opinion, Want)

"I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: People, Body, Difference, Facts, Opinions)

"I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated."
- John Shirley
(Related: Nature, Empathy)

"I am of opinion that it is highly requisite forthwith to pass a law, prohibiting upon great penalties all trade with our enemies, and more especially the supplying of them with arms, ammunition or provisions of any kind whatsoever."
- William Shirley
(Related: Enemies, Law, Opinion, Trade)

"Respect for another man's opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Being, Man, Opinion, Respect)

"No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Country, Errors, Opinion)

"The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Evolution, Fact, Opinion, Popular, Theory)

"The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Truth, Flattery, Opinion)

"We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Opinion, Overcoming, Population)

"The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Detail, Facts, Observation, Opinion, Theory)

"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
(Related: Cartoons, Country, Newspapers, Opinion, World)

"Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Women, Society, Defeat, Opinion, Prejudice, Public)

"There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Opinion, Songs, Worship)

"The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen, without exception, in my opinion don't work. A lot of people would disagree with me."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Work, People, Opinion)

"It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it."
- David H. Souter
(Related: Opinion)

"There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part."
- Charles Spalding
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Football, Opinions, Talk, Tennis)

"Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Illness, Opinion, Propaganda, Sickness, Workers)

"Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Feelings, Intellect, Opinion)

"None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Opinion)

"A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Man, Opinion, Woman)

"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
(Related: News, Opinion)

"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Life, Truth, Policy, Fear, Light, Motives, Opinions)

"Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Money, Dream, Baseball, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Authority, Difference, Evil, Opinion, Rest, World)

"I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Opinion, Will)

"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Christian, Arguments, Opinions, Scripture, Support, World)

"Freedom rings where opinions clash."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Freedom, Opinions)

"If somebody asks for my opinion, I tell them my opinion, whether it's what they want to hear or not."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Opinion, Want)

"A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty people unless he goes abroad. A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens."
- George Stigler
(Related: Work, People, Language, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Time, Actions, Now, Opinion, Russia, Words)

"In my opinion, assassination theories will continue to revolve around these assassinations as they have around several other significant assassinations in American history. The assassination of President Lincoln comes to mind."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: History, American, Assassination, Mind, Opinion, President, Theories, Will)

"I'm a big believer in therapy. I'm in therapy in real life. I think anytime you can bitch and moan about your own life to someone who really doesn't care that much, and can give you an objective opinion about what you're going through, I think that's valuable."
- Eric Stoltz
(Related: Life, Care, Opinion, Therapy)

"My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people's opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Dad, Mother, People, Opinion, Opinions, Will)

"It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!"
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Experience, People, Advice, Opinions, Wrong)

"I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Opinion, Property, Worth, Writer)

"The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Life, Opinions)

"I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St. Louis could be a great football city if it had a team of its own that they could really root for."
- Paul Tagliabue
(Related: Football, Opinion)

"And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She's a biologist - a student at UCLA - and I don't judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion, and only that."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: God, Friends, Opinion)

"In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Society, Cities, Consideration, Help, Opinion, Will)

"I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods."
- Yves Tanguy
(Related: Art, Artists, Gain, Ideology, Opinions)

"Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions."
- Booth Tarkington
(Related: People, Arguments, Opinions)

"The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Opinion, Population, Water)

"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: Men, Power, Wealth, Beer, Opinion, Past)

"Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others."
- Henry Taylor
(Related: Men, Anticipation, Conscience, Opinions)

"Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Men, Anticipation, Conscience, Opinions)

"What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another."
- Henry John Temple
(Related: Man, Merit, Opinion)

"The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it."
- William Temple
(Related: Company, Distrust, Man, Opinions, Rules, Talk, Value)

"So many men, so many opinions."
- Terence
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"I want people to talk to one another no matter what their difference of opinion might be."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: People, Difference, Opinion, Talk, Want)

"But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Americans, Opinions, Party, Vote)

"In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: America, Liberty, Majority, May, Opinion)

"In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Majority, Necessity, Opinions, states, United)

"He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Opinion, Style)

"I think he intends to run for president... I think Senator McCain cares about the opinions of New Hampshire voters."
- Pat Toomey
(Related: Opinions, President)

"In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than it is at making good operating systems."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Money, Opinion)

"Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage, but if you choose to do so yourself, in my opinion there is only one way: follow the rules."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Chess, Force, Opinion, Rules)

"In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Man, Opinion, President, Years)

"No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law."
- John Trumbull
(Related: Law, Man, Opinion)

"I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Opinion)

"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted."
- Alan Turing
(Related: End, Machines, Opinion, Thinking, Will, Words)

"The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Opinion)

"The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Opinion, Public, Worth)

"It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Difference, Opinion)

"Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Soul, Loyalty, Opinion)

"Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God."
- John Tyler
(Related: God, Being, Conscience, Man, Opinions, Religious, World)

"Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days."
- William Tyndale
(Related: Diversity, Heresy, Opinion)

"So many differing opinions and philosophies... are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: Opinions)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, God, People, Belief, Afterlife, End, Man, Opinion)

"That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Music, Opinion, Promise)

"I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Humor, People, Character, Opinions, Sense, Style)

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Corporate, Country, Dissent, First, Media, Opinion, states, United, Wonders, World)

"What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Facts, Opinions, Question)

"One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: History, Fact, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace, I honestly think we're both different, and we both brought something unique to the musical."
- Vinnie Vincent
(Related: Opinion)

"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Men, Deception, Opinions)

"Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes."
- Voltaire
(Related: Earth, Opinion, Trouble)

"I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Heart, Influence, Motives, Opinion, Popular, Respectability)

"What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Marriage, Society, Duty, Laws, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Religion, Conflict, Conquest, Opinion, Race)

"I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances we can trace such a necessary connexion, especially among birds, and often with more complete success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Success, Birds, Opinion)

"Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Circumstances, Opinion)

"The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Intelligence, Opinions)

"The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Courage, Opinions, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Thought, Opinion)

"It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Success, Disguise, Opinions)

"The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified."
- Bob Wells
(Related: Age, Body, Man, Old, Opinions)

"The more opinions you have, the less you see."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Opinions)

"I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you're going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Life, Diaries, Opinion)

"As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Vietnam)

"It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different."
- John Archibald Wheeler
(Related: Idea, Opinion, Will)

"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
(Related: Navy, Opinion, Present)

"Elton John's opinion turned the label's opinion around, all in a day."
- Barry White
(Related: Day, Opinion)

"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts."
- E. B. White
(Related: Time, Facts, Opinions, Prejudice)

"Unless you are unique, your opinion goes out the window."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Opinion)

"Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Actors, Opinion, Pain, Will)

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Community, Giving, Ignorance, Journalism, Opinions)

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Society, Arguments, Opinion)

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: People, Thoughts, Opinions, Quotation)

"In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Opinion)

"Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any."
- Otis Williams
(Related: Hell, Name, Opinions, Winter)

"One thing that hasn't changed, though, is that we still have to hear the new ad 2 or 3 times before it begins to affect us, even when we're already familiar with the advertiser in question and have a positive opinion of them."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Positive, Opinion, Question)

"I'm opinionated. I always stick to my design plan. I don't waver."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Design)

"If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Court, Rights, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Radical, states, Support)

"What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Law, Mankind, Opinion)

"A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Government, Opinion, states, United)

"I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Day, Mind, Opinions, Possession)

"This and many others only confirmed me in the opinion, planted when I saw the sale of Martha Ann, and growing steadily thereafter, that slavery was an accursed business, and that the sooner my people were relieved of it, the better."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Business, People, Opinion, Slavery)

"I'm just chatty. But I do express my opinion."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Opinion)

"But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Father, Brother, Doctors, Growing up, Opinion, Relatives, Research)

"In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Age, Family, Character, Opinion, Popular)

"Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Manners, Opinions)

"My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Criticism, Opinions, Principles, Public)

"No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they're amazingly well informed."
- James Woods
(Related: Business, People, Opinions, Talking)

"There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Intelligence, Idea, Country, Man, Mind, Opinions, Pursuit, Woman)

"It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Men, Nature, Artist, Literature, Mind, Opinions, Reason)

"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Men, Literature, Opinions, Reason)

"All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Faith, Nature, Opinions, Reason)

"The hired preachers of all sects, creeds, and religions, never do, and never can, teach any thing but what is in conformity with the opinions of those who pay them."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Conformity, Opinions)

"Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Nature, Opinions)

"The fact that people still know us is, in my opinion, a result of our music and of the big money that runs the music industry today. The people who control the industry are accountants who recycle everything in new, nostalgic packages, and everything else, to make more money."
- Rick Wright
(Related: Money, Music, People, Control, Fact, Opinion, Result, Today)

"All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Extreme, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Sex, Interest, Opinion)

"It's a question of why they come for your advice. Whatever I tell you, it doesn't matter, it is completely irrelevant in a way. I know so many actors who were discouraged and put that aside. You will get half-baked opinions."
- Michael York
(Related: Actors, Advice, Opinions, Question, Will)

"I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger."
- Neil Young
(Related: Music, Battle, Danger, Opinions)

"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Autumn, Opinions, Winter)