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By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
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
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
E. B. White
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
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.
People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
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
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
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.
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.
A great many people mistake opinions for thought.
Herbert V. Prochnow
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell
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.
I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.
George H. W. Bush
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.
There are as many opinions as there are experts.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill
Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
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
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
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.
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
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy
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