Quotations On Opinion

Opinions should be formed with great caution, and changed with greater. —H.W. Shaw.

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. —Horace Mann.

He who has no opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave. —Klopstock.

To maintain an opinion because it is thine, and not because it is true, is to prefer thyself above the truth. —Venning.

We should always keep a corner of our heads open and free, that we may make room for the opinions of our friends. Let us have heart and head hospitality .—Joubert.

No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion. —Cicero.

Who observes not that the voice of the people, yea of that people that voiced themselves the people of God, did prosecute the God of all people, with one common voice, "He is worthy to die." I will not, therefore, ambitiously beg their voices for my preferment; nor weigh my worth in that uneven balance, in which a feather of opinion shall be moment enough to turn the scales and make a light piece go current, and a current piece seem light. —Arthur Warwick.

It is not only arrogant, but it is profligate, for a man to disregard the world's opinion of himself .—Cicero.

In the minds of most men, the kingdom of opinion is divided into three territories,—the territory of yes, the territory of no, and a broad, unexplored middle ground of doubt. —James A. Garfield.

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. —Lowell.

Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice. —Abraham Lincoln.

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. —Marshall Mcluhan.

The more opinions you have, the less you see. —Wim Wenders.

My basic view of things is - not to have any basic view of things. —Ingmar Bergman