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All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own.
Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us.
I think that if you were to probe a lot of people's religious opinions, they would not be as religious as the numbers would suggest.
It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. ... And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it.
I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imminently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Martyrdom is evidence only of a man's honesty - it is no evidence that he is not mistaken. Men have suffered martyrdom for all sorts of opinions in politics and in religion; yet they could not therefore have all been in the right; although they could give no stronger evidence that they believed themselves in the right.
I don't ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
I don't listen to people's opinions. I have people around me who I can trust, but most of all I listen to myself.
Mary J. Blige
The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
People's opinions don't interfere with me.
On a very basic level, many people think celebrities have too much already, so we shouldn't be entitled to our political opinions.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Our feelings of separation from God will diminish as we become more childlike before Him. That is not easy in a world where the opinions of other human beings can have such an effect on our motives. But it will help us recognize this truth: God is close to us and aware of us and never hides from His faithful children.
Henry B. Eyring
Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
T. Berry Brazelton
I'm honest about expressing my opinions. At the same time, I'm diplomatic in how I do critique things if I have a negative response.
I've had strong opinions probably since I was born. It makes you unpopular, but what can you do?
James D. Watson
At the end of the day, your fans are the people who support you in and out. And their opinions matter.
One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: 'Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.' Your opinions don't really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.
Oh, I will always be honest with my music. The records are black boxes for me. Like if you want to know who I am, my views, my perspective, things I love, things I hate, my convictions, my anthems. I've never let people's opinions affect the way I write.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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