79 Best Quotes about Opinion

Opinion Quote of the Day

Public opinion is a second conscience. - William R. Alger , Writer

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

Trouble Quotes

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. - James Dean

Trust Quotes, Belief Quotes


We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts? - Mahatma Gandhi

Heart Quotes

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. - Dale Carnegie, Writer

Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected. - Josh Billings, Comedian

Advice Quotes, Strength Quotes

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, Celebrity

Heart Quotes

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, Poet

Life Quotes, Virtue Quotes

Slayer fans are unforgiving. Early on in the career, if something changes, it's accepted. But 30 years down the road, in my opinion, they would rather see us do a three-piece than even try to replace Jeff, in a sense. - Tom Araya , Musician

Change Quotes, Giving Quotes

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 , Judge

Decision Quotes, Perception Quotes

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 , Author

Technology Quotes, History Quotes, Power Quotes, War Quotes

I have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would encourage him to consider any position for higher office. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Ability Quotes, Courage Quotes

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, Designer

Truth Quotes, Women Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Men Quotes

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. - Friedrich Nietzsche

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't. - Josh Billings, Comedian

Change Quotes

I am so anti-people's opinions when I'm making a record, but when it's finished and I put it out there, I hope somebody likes it. - Gary Allan , Musician

Hope Quotes

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

Character Quotes, Goal Quotes, Perfection Quotes, Confusion Quotes

I stopped buying Sunday papers about 15 years ago, because you'd buy handfuls of them, and what you got, because the hard news comes from so many other channels, was opinion pieces. You're better off spending the money on a good novel. - Gerry Adams, Politician

Money Quotes

What is important for me is that the people who know me for real know Mario how he really is. People who don't know me, they read newspapers and they watch TV. TV is made to give a lot of opinions... so I can't show the real Mario to everybody. - Mario Balotelli

Important Quotes

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

Dissent Quotes

Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

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, German Physicist

Prejudice Quotes

I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was. - Roger Ailes , Businessman

Rich Quotes

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Business Solution Quotes, Great Quotes, Understanding Quotes, Courage Quotes, Mind Quotes, Prejudice Quotes

Some of my friends and family have tried to challenge me to do jokes that aren't as self-deprecating, where I genuinely express my own opinion in my own voice. - Maria Bamford

Challenge Quotes

I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies. - Erykah Badu, Musician

Children Quotes, Change Quotes, Values Quotes

Because the task of a political leader is to do what he believes is better for his country. Sometimes the public opinion is in favor; sometimes the public opinion needs a little bit more time to understand things. - Jose Maria Aznar, Statesman

Time Quotes

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

Thought Quotes

I'm opinionated, but I'm not a vindictive person and I never say anything unprovoked, either. - Lily Allen , Musician

When you take other people's opinions, you end up flailing and you have no center. - Gary Allan , Musician

In my personal opinion, Russia is no less democratic than it used to be. It is a democratic country. It is democratic enough. - Roman Abramovich, Businessman

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, Actress

Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Beginning Quotes

I'm very comfortable being married to an extremely strong, opinionated, and driven woman. But I also sit at the head of the table. I have both of those sides to me. - Kevin Bacon, Actor

I don't know if I have a voice of my own. I don't see me being an important person with something to say. I haven't. I've got nothing to say. My opinion is of no consequence or value. - Peter Ackroyd, Author

Important Quotes

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, English Writer

Idleness Quotes, Laziness Quotes, Trouble Quotes

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at? - Lord Byron, Poet

Change Quotes, Truth Quotes

I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity. - Kurt Cobain , Musician

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, Politician

Decision Quotes, Patriotism Quotes, Sacred Quotes

Everyone has an opinion of who you are and what your relationship is about, things that you've done or didn't do in your relationship - and it's just all crap, really. Things that are written about it are all crap. - Jessica Alba , Actress

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

Belief Quotes

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, American Politician

Change Quotes, Important Quotes, Experience Quotes, Thought Quotes

I give opinions, not advice. - Lou Holtz

Advice Quotes

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. - Alfred Austin, Poet

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot. - Edmond About, Novelist

Travel Quotes, Men Quotes

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

Truth Quotes, Perspective Quotes

The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years. And in my opinion - well, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific Congressional district. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Law Quotes

Fundamentally, I do agree, certainly, people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely. Freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Freedom Quotes

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

Money Quotes

Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

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

4 Top quotes about Opinion by Walter Bagehot

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities. - Walter Bagehot, Author

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, Author

Pain Quotes, Nature Quotes

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, Author

Habit Quotes, Thought Quotes, Influence Quotes

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, Author

Conscience Quotes, Judgment Quotes

6 Famous quotes about Opinion by Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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, President

God Quotes, Boldness Quotes, Fear Quotes

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

Philosophy Quotes, Politics Quotes, Religion Quotes

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

Religion Quotes

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, President

Tolerance Quotes, Religious Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Opinion by Samuel Butler

The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Important Quotes, Money Quotes, Religious Quotes

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Opinions have vested interests just as men have. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Men Quotes

The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Death Quotes, History Quotes, Weakness Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Opinion by Oscar Wilde

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. - Oscar Wilde

Argument Quotes

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

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde

Passion Quotes, Thought Quotes

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. - Oscar Wilde

Ignorance Quotes, Community Quotes, Giving Quotes

7 Awesome quotes about Opinion by Noam Chomsky

Right after 9-11, as far as I know, one newspaper in the United States had the integrity to investigate opinion in the Muslim world: the 'Wall Street Journal.' - Noam Chomsky

Integrity Quotes

Public opinion can be influential, the media can be influential. - Noam Chomsky

Public opinion in Egypt is very antagonistic to the way the dictatorship, Mubarak dictatorship, interpreted relations with Israel. Very antagonistic. - Noam Chomsky

There's a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy. - Noam Chomsky

The process of shaping opinion, attitudes, and perceptions was termed the 'engineering of consent' by one of the founders of the modern public relations industry, Edward Bernays. - Noam Chomsky

Attitude Quotes, Perception Quotes

When I look at public opinion, I'm not far out of the mainstream. I'm in it, in many respects. In some respects, public opinion goes beyond anything I've ever said. - Noam Chomsky

Respect Quotes

Popular struggles to bring about a freer and more just society have been resisted by violence and repression, and massive efforts to control opinion and attitudes. Over time, however, they have met with considerable success, even though there is a long way to go, and there is often regression. - Noam Chomsky

Attitude Quotes, Success Quotes, Time Quotes, Control Quotes, Effort Quotes, Violence Quotes

4 Best quotes about Opinion by Mark Twain

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races. - Mark Twain

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. - Mark Twain

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all. - Mark Twain

Worth Quotes