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Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.
If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
So many men, so many opinions.
Three Spaniards, four opinions.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
One should respect public opinion in so far as it is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man.
You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself - and how little I deserve it.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
When I want your opinion I'll give it to you.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
It is always considered a piece of impertinence in England if a man of less than two or three thousand a year has any opinions at all upon important subjects.
The pressure of public opinion is like the pressure of the atmosphere; you can't see it - but all the same, it is sixteen pounds to the square inch.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.
'No' and 'Yes' are words quickly said, but they need a great amount of thought before you utter them.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
It is not truth, but opinion that can travel the world without a passport.
There never were two opinions alike in all the world, no more than two hours or two grains: the most universal quality is diversity.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
All empty souls tend to extreme opinion.
Too often we . . . enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
There are a great many opinions in this world, and a good half of them are professed by people who have never been in trouble.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horseraces.
Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong.
It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.
Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
Force and not opinion is the queen of the world; but it it opinion that uses the force.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
I know where there is more wisdom than is found in Napoleon, Voltaire, or all the ministers present and to come - in public opinion.


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