I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
I have opinions of my own strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.
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.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are not even capable of forming such opinions.
Three Spaniards, four opinions.
Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them
A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
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.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains the most universal quality is diversity.
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
It's impossible to reach good conclusions with bad information. . . . We're all entitled to our own opinions. But none of us can afford to be wrong in our facts.
Every man ... should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind.
I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
If you leave home for a while ... you question the conventional wisdom you've grown up with. That doesn't mean you have to change your opinions or who you are, but it's good to ask the questions.
To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.