Opinion Quotes

Opinions on Opinions

Opinions on Opinions
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Here’s what famous and other important people have to say about opinions themselves;

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet, lecturer and essayist, 1803 – 1882

“Make sure you have a different opinion and people will talk about you”
Arab Proverb

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric”
Bertrand Russell
English logician and philosopher 1872 – 1970

“New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.”
George Bernard Shaw
Irish literary critic, playwright and essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”
Democritus
Greek philosopher, 460 – 370bc.

“I share no man’s opinions; I have my own”
Ivan Turgenev
Russian author and cartoonist, b.1933

“There is no truth, only human opinion.”
Anonymous

“The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
William Blake
English visionary mystic, poet, painter and engraver. 1757 – 1827

“The public is only the critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.”
Mark Twain
American humorist, writer and lecturer. 1835 – 1910

“The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion”
Arnold H. Glasgow

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”
Les Brown
American songwriter, 1912 – 2001

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”
Thomas Jefferson
American 3rd US president (1801 – 09). Author of the Declaration of Independence, 1762 – 1826.

“A man who is very busy seldom changes his opinions”
Friedrich Nietzche
German classical scholar, philosopher and critic of culture, 1844 – 1900.

“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.”
Winston Churchill
British orator, author and prime minister during World War II. 1874-1965

“If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, you listening skills will increase”
Brian Koslow
American author and entrepreneur

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with our opinions and content with your knowledge.”
Elbert Hubbard
American editor, publisher and writer, 1856 – 1915

“I have learned never to ridicule any man’s opinion, however strange it may seem.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
Scottish writer, creator and the detective Sherlock Holmes, 1859 – 1930.

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