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

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

Thomas H. Huxley

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

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.

George W. Bush

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

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

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

Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard

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

No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them.

William Gilmore Simms

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

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.

Mark Twain

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.


You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.

Senator Patrick Leahy

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

Edward Gibbon

As the networks evolve, so do my opinions toward them, and my divergent feelings bring out conflicting points of view. In advance, I apologize to those who expect a consistent position from me.

Clifford Stoll

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

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.

Edmund Burke

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Sir Francis Bacon

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.

Lawana Blackwell

Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.

Hermann Hesse

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.

Booth Tarkington

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow.

Sir Philip Sidney

At this point we are offering opinions, and I will get facts at the next board meeting.

Chris Black

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Lord Acton

If you talk to a number of neurologists, you will get differing opinions.

Nicholas Larocca

You're paid to teach what you're supposed to teach, not to give opinions.

Devon Barker

REASONABLE, adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion.

Ambrose Bierce

Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard M. Baruch

When legal opinions diverge, as they have here, legislative clarification is essential in order for school districts to move ahead operating on a level playing field. We'd just like to know what the rules are.

John O'sullivan

It is most unfortunate that one of the most esteemed coaches in major junior hockey should express his opinions in the fashion that he chose.

David Branch

Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.

William Lloyd Garrison

I think there's some advantage to knowing what's going on and the experience, at the same token, new opinions coming in are valuable.

Neil Smith

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.

Edmond de Goncourt

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.

Walter H. Pater

Our customers are entitled to their opinions and we respect that. When you have a passionate community of users, feelings are bound to run high.

Bruce Francis

There are as many opinions on chili as there are about barbecue.

Lynne Simmons

Hence from all we have hitherto said, it is clear beloved Catholics that we cannot approve the opinions which some (Protestants, Jews, and other heretics) comprise under the head of Americanism (freedom).

Pope Leo Xiii

People are going to form their opinions. The only thing I can do is stress that it wasn't intentional, wasn't premeditated and I hope he gets back soon.

Brooks Orpik

I think Bell and Rogers are probably formulating their opinions on the subject.

Doug Cooper

We appreciate the enthusiasm of all of our customers no matter how they choose to express their opinions. Starbucks has more than 35 million customers who visit our locations each week in 37 countries worldwide.

Sanja Gould

He made a mistake going on television, giving his opinions about the investigation. ... He shouldn't have been expressing those opinions, ... Reliable Sources.

Leonard Downie

Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.

Alyssa Milano

This proves that President Lansana Conte cannot take into account the opinions of his colleagues. We had been expecting this resignation.

Mamadou Ba

We talk about everything. We give our opinions and theories of everything.

Nick Pisca

This will give the public another chance to voice opinions.

Daymon Doss

My opinions have definitely changed. I am so glad my husband is no longer there, and I wish all the soldiers could come home.

Cindy Murphy

Greg can be a very patient man, much more diplomatic than either his father or his elder brother. However, if you don't want to hear the truth, then don't ask him for a frank opinion. Greg grew up in a household where frank opinions were served up at breakfast more often than cereal and fruit juice.

Ian Chappell

Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that's all it is about is opinions.

Chick Corea

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.

Jules Feiffer

Taiwan is already a democratic society. It's natural in such a society to have various opinions on the issues.

David Huang

Bizarre is probably the best word to describe it, ... We all have our own suspicions and opinions. Everyone remembers it, but life goes on.

James Thompson

Everyone is hopeful that we come to a conclusion soon but obviously you don't want to rush into anything, ... You seek as many opinions as necessary before making a determination. We continue to evaluate the extent of the injury and the options to correct it.

Bryan Colangelo

We don't issue attorney general opinions to private citizens. And we're not the boss of the county commission. In terms of compelling the county commission to do something, we can't do that.

Lynn Solomon

A mistake by many rights activists today is that their activities do not correspond with the opinions and values of a majority of our people.

Metropolitan Kirill

We defend the student's right to express their own opinions but there have to be some limits on it. And our feeling is that this crossed the boundaries.

Paul Bennett

Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions; the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value.

Charles Simmons

I can't imagine that I would seek to approach this job and seek to reach out to a wider Muslim audience without first seeking the advice, opinions and input of our American Muslim community.

Karen Hughes

Any opinions I have are based on the same evidence that commissioners looked at. I haven't pre-judged anything. I don't have any preconceived notions. I have well-informed ideas.

Martin Cohen

Who is somewhat conscience-driven and dynamic in his opinions. There is pressure to relieve him of his voice.

Richard Schiff

These people are prisoners of conscience, imprisoned solely on account of their non-violent opinions and activities.

Kolawole Olaniyan

Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.

Walter Benjamin

Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.

James Reston

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

Louis D. Brandeis

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.

Joseph Marie De Maistre

Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.

Cullen Hightower

We have thousands of requests for opinions. We get through the opinions as quickly as we can.

Melissa Merz

In my opinion, the public needs to have a lot more input. I don't think the (current) city commission has a good pulse on the majority of opinions.

Jeff Rawls

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

Francis Jeffrey

A great many people mistake opinions for thought.

Herbert Prochnow

We don't impose our suggestions or opinions on clients,. We give them all the information and help them make a decision. We're as involved as the couple wants us to be.

Scott Willis

It's up to the mainstream to be receptive and open to the change that needs to be made. It also takes minorities to step up to the group and voice their opinions.

Richard Lopez

Betty Montgomery believes the money should be given to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. That's why she did that. Others apparently have different opinions.

Mark Weaver

Whether this was spread by Rehnquist's design, after all, the chief justice gets to assign opinions, is hard to say.

Daniel E. Venglarik

Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.

John Tyler

She's got excellent educational and criminal justice credentials, and she has shown too that she has her own opinions by breaking with the governor on the (emergency contraception) bill.

Cynthia Stead

As it would be no good if we only insist on our opinions, the American side should also fully consider what they can do.

Fukushiro Nukaga

No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they're amazingly well informed.

James Woods

The majority of our companies want 300-mm-prime, but they each have their own opinions on the timing.

Scott Kramer

So many men, so many opinions.


Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an Art.

Charles McCabe

It was built on the opinions of experts. Experts who can be wrong; experts who can be manipulated; and experts who can be bought. The case is like a house built on a bad foundation. If you build a house on a bad foundation, cracks start to show.

Stacy Uliana

It's like their opinions mirror our same concerns.

Lisa Bridges

How long halt ye between two opinions?


She definitely was strong spirited with her opinions and her passions.

Cheryl Archer

We represent a community that has lots of opinions, and we need to represent that community.

Betty Richardson

When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions.

Walter Lippmann

Part-time information and full-time opinions can be very dangerous.

Chris Berman

There are all kinds of different opinions about this, but it sounds like they kind of have an idea of what works now. It makes good business sense for them.

Jeremy Schwartz

There is a difference between transparency and clarity. You can put everything out there and have a full airing of different opinions. But sometimes there is too much emphasis on the Fed's deliberations rather than its conclusions and that confuses things.

David Kelly

You wonder why politicians are not always consistent. It's because public opinion's not always consistent.

Glen Bolger

I think it was a very worthwhile meeting. I feel we learned a lot and I feel we had the opportunity to express our opinions.

John Bradshaw

I can't knock parents for their opinions. But I can't please every parent.

Jenic Tumaneng

Bifurcation is subjective and will come down to actuarial judgment. Actuaries at different companies could easily come up with different opinions on how much risk is transferred by a contract.

Jeff Berg

And then you have people who know very little about alternative medicine but have a lot of very strong opinions. They're very opinionated about the field, so you have to go up against that.

Thomas Leung

It was a long day and I'm not sure it changed their minds. I think we learned through this that you should always voice your opinions.

Chelsey Richter

The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.

Barbara Deming

I grew up with guys who would run circles around me intellectually, ... But I always had opinions about things. You kind of had to when you grew up going to school 10 blocks from the White House.

Roman Oben

It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion.

Norman Angell

They've been very cooperative and they've kept everything in line. I bounce everything off of them because I appreciate their opinions.

Chuck Drury

While in office, Kuchma was the only political power, and he made all the decisions. It didn't matter if ministers had any opinions or not.

Peter Bobrinsky

The market has spent the day nervously awaiting the Argentine auction. There had been different opinions, so when it happened and results were in line or better than expected, stocks jumped up.

Renato Vercesi

My love for Israel is genuine. Following the political situation the last few years and going to Israel have added a different viewpoint on why I love it, without forsaking my old opinions.

Bryan Hair

It's very necessary. All school board members should be interested in all students. You need to have a broad enough base of opinions to do that.

Rita Walker

Those who are committing these acts have nothing to do with Islam or with Lebanon. This is absolutely not the way we express our opinions.

Prime Minister Fuad Saniora

We should not use it as a club to smack down those of differing opinions.

Gary Parker

I don't have any negative opinions about him. I think he's a gentleman, and I look forward to debating the issues with him.

Jeff Wagner

We won't know his actual views until his first opinions at the court appear.

Marci Hamilton

I don't regret that I came. I wanted to come and see the others' opinions. I don't know what my friends' reaction will be back home. You can't know.

Amani Zuaiter

Right now I'm feeling great. I'm not the expert here. The doctors and the trainers are, so I just have to trust their opinions.

Jodi Howell

Having a third party know all of the news you read is troublesome enough. It gives away key details about your beliefs, your opinions and your interests.

Kevin Bankston

The Moore and (Sean) Hannity events were huge and caused a major focus on campus last year. A lot of people expressed their opinions to us, and in return we were able to communicate to a lot of people that we normally would not have.

Derek Hall

We really agree with the perspective of the Hispanic community. There is a lot of mixed opinions on this controversial bill. I don't think we mind having our opinion.

Rusty Wright

I'll be the first to tell you, I'm a great fan, but I've got opinions. I'm not going to second guess a coach's decision, but I will say where to attack and from what angle, ... (Coaching) is still in my blood. I retired when I still loved it.

Lisa Love

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

Thomas Mann

The Europeans should get used to hearing other opinions, even if they don't like them.

Hamid reza Asefi

We're going to continue to let them express their opinions in a peaceful manner. If it becomes a situation where they block traffic, we're going to have to get police involved.

Luisa Deason

This is just the first step in the process. Lots of folks will be voicing their opinions.

Mary Neubauer

I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own.

Anthony Collins

I think you have to be careful with inner circles so they don't all think like you do. It's best if they have different opinions.

Tony Keller

At Columbine High School, it is essential that you have respect for your fellow students who may have different opinions and ideas.

Frank Deangelis

When you're angry, you know your needs, rights and opinions in a way that you don't at any other time. When you're happy or sad, you're not necessarily as aware of your individual stake in things as you are when you're angry.

Deborah Cox

I share no man's opinions; I have my own.

Ivan Turgenev

It's the emotion of the issue, ... We all may have a say in what we believe in and our opinions, but when something like this happens we all feel the same. And this town has a big heart and today proves it if there was any doubt.

Robert Lowe

I grew up to have my father's looks - my fathers speech patterns - my father's posture - my father's walk - my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father.

Jules Feiffer

I think he intends to run for president, ... I think Senator McCain cares about the opinions of New Hampshire voters.

Pat Toomey

People have all sorts of opinions about (airport fees) depending on what city and how much they cost.

Pat Farrell

People's opinions have moved up and down on the project over time. That's to be expected.

David Oman

I definitely got more out of it than I expected. I got to go behind United Nations' closed doors and see the inner workings of the U.N. I learned that there are so many more opinions on a situation, and that the United Nations is not the United States' opinion, but 191 conflicting opinions.

Greg Mills

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

William Blake

We need to criticize, and give our opinions on how we need to improve. By doing that we can inspire each other to play better.

Josh Bell

What's striking is the near unanimity of many of the opinions and attitudes expressed by these businesses.

Steve Buster

A lot of it is having conversations, reopening issues and trying to get fresh opinions on things. I'd say that not a week goes by that the matter isn't discussed in detail.

Terry Delaney

Asking for opinions doesn't mean that you're giving up the right to make the final call; it just helps you make a better decision.

Liz Ryan

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.

Robert H. Jackson

Ukraine that existed before the elections no longer exists. It has been split up into two sides with absolutely opposite opinions.

Leonid Kuchma

Central Africans are free to express their opinions without fear of imprisonment.

Francois Bozize

Canada does have a big stake and the governor of our central bank should definitely put forward his opinions on these kinds of issues.

Ted Carmichael

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them.

Jane Austen

People have very strong opinions and feelings about it [cereal].

David Roth

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.

John Viscount Morley

I think it is terribly important to have opinions, and to think. We live in a world of action without thought.

Vivienne Westwood

But KBC has no obligation to promote individual political opinions of ministers.

Wachira Waruru

There are many different opinions and many different people, and we recognize that.

Melisa Tezanos

I read the entire article and learned that not only was Kim wearing things belonging to my son, but she claimed that the home belonged to her as well. This experience helped me draw my own opinions about Kim. And they weren't good.

Christopher Wallace

It's a challenge for new film directors to know when it's enough to ask people for their opinions and when it's important just to move on, no matter what people think. Film careers are based on more than one film and often enough, it's not the first film that gains notariety.

Martin Dansky

Me and my husband took him as a friend. He's someone we know we could talk to and call on if we have a question about something we can't answer because, quite frankly, 50 is very intelligent and we really appreciate his expertise, and we really appreciate his opinions and the advice he's given us.

Mary J. Blige

Our budget just hasn't been passing. The board is doing the best that it can. We need our legislators to voice our opinions to the governor.

Linda Taylor

One month ago, people were on the fence. A month later, people are off the fence and forming hard opinions. A month ago, people were waiting to see what the governor would do. Now they've seen some of it and their initial reaction is negative.

Peter Woolley

To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office.

Quintus Fabius Maximus

Writing, like dreams, confronts, pushes you up against the evasions, self-deceptions, investments in opinions and interpretations, the clutter that blinds, that disguises that underlying, all-encompassing design. . .

Toni Cade Bambara

There are diverse opinions around the world. Yes, I even hear my countrymen say that when America wants to do war, it is because they have an interest. But I tell them that they should be grateful because Americans helped them to become a free country after World War II.

Alfonso Nunziante

We can help with anything inside or outside the house. Sometimes it's difficult to find people out there who will give you an honest opinion and not try to sell you something down the line. We just give our opinions.

Charlie Miller

I don't think the Minutemen are having an impact on the site. Nationally I think they're having an impact on people's opinions about immigration, but I don't think they're having an impact locally.

Bill Threlkeld

The position of these countries like France, Belgium or Germany is one thing and when they meet and discuss opinions is something else.

Taha Yassin Ramadan

I will argue my points; I will have my opinions. But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice.

Amy Irving

Judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.

Charles Evans Hughes

We [at the committee] have received many opinions about this and there is a consensus that we need to conduct further study.

Yang Jingyu

The opinions of my friends can be an important model for discovery. We want to create a platform so that the knowledge in people's heads flows onto the Web for the benefit of others.

Bradley Horowitz

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.

Phillips Brooks

This is one of those cases where people have very strong opinions either way.

Robert Hirschhorn

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is the truth to be got at.

Lord Byron

She can't keep the opinions about the Jewish people to herself ... She has disturbing views on the Jewish people that are unacceptable to us.

Lenora Fulani

Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.

Daisy Bates

He said that there is no clear-cut answer. It's opinion based on opinions.

Tom Eithun

In Brewster, when one of us causes a problem, we all pay. We're not accustomed to mixing with Americans. They base their opinions too much on appearances.

Roberto Carlos

We talked about who they might vote for and why. Where will they turn for information on the candidates? They need to start having their own opinions.

Joanne Wheeler

With the NBA thing, I can understand safety issues. But (the student) was not challenging the coach or coming on the floor. He apparently was stating his opinions on the game.

Tim Creamer

Music critics get their records for free so their opinions usually don't matter.

Marilyn Manson

We hope that the Supreme Court, as the last bastion of law, provides the president with fair and balanced opinions before he decides on the fate of these three.

Roy Rening

There are opinions, no way that our natural gas industry do not support the growth and development of industry at home.

Industry Minister Fahmi Idris

The diverse opinions of the community were at least heard.

Tim Holman

We are all entitled to our opinion and sometimes your opinions on certain things don't change.

Andy Cole

He's got his opinions, and that's what you need.

Chris Gordon

There are very, very strong opinions on both sides of the fence on what the Fed is going or not going to do. The bottom line is with such diversity of opinions that the market is going to be choppy and volatile.

Jason Evans

Those comments were made some 12 or 13 years ago. All of us may hold opinions which are objectionable, but they change over time. I certainly would not defend those comments today.

Inayat Bunglawala

He walked out the bloody door and was never around. I'd admire him on TV -- listen to his words and opinions. But for someone who was praised for peace and love and wasn't able to keep that at home, that's hypocrisy.

Julian Lennon

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.

Frederick William Robertson

And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own.


Since there are issues that are oriented to the future, we welcome the opportunity for a frank exchange of opinions.

Hiroyuki Hosoda

We'll be reviewing the opinions of the Anatomical Board and attorney general Crist to determine if there are any potential violations of Florida law.

Pam Bondi

Her challenge is that she's well known. These are both well known candidates. With that name recognition comes entrenched opinions.

Matthew Corrigan