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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own.
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
Public opinion is a second conscience.
Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion.
Opinions that are well rooted should grow and change like a healthy tree.
Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.
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.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.
To try and change opinion by law is worse than futile.
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly.
The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.
A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.
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.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people as rain unto the sea.
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
The only sin that we never forgive in each other is a difference in opinion.
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.
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.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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.
When anyone tells me I can't do anything... I'm just not listening any more.
Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.
Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion.
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.
We credit scarcely any persons with good sense except those who are of our opinion.

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