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It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Friedrich Nietzsche

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It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.

Ayn Rand

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When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.

Alexander Hamilton

They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.

Thomas Hobbes

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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.

Bertrand Russell

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.

Charles A. Dana

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Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.

Anthony Trollope

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

James Russell Lowell

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Mother considered a press conference on a par with a visit to a cage of cobras.

Margaret Truman

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

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Public opinion is no more than this: What people think that other people think.

Alfred Austin

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

John Milton

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I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side - I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.

Bethania McKenstry

Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.

Mark Twain

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I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.

Mark Twain

You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.


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Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon

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Out of passions grow opinions, mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.

Oscar Wilde

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