Quotes and Sayings about Opinions



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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 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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)