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There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
A. J. P. Taylor
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.
I'm of the opinion that as a DJ you must always play what you love and ignore what's 'trendy' because true passion always eclipses what's fashionable. Quality is always fashionable.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Michel de Montaigne
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
Marilyn vos Savant
I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.
H. P. Lovecraft
Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone's face or body.
I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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