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It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Vincent Van Gogh
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.
William Butler Yeats
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry A. Kissinger
There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
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