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It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion.

It is the inclination and tendency of the heart which finally determines the opinions of the mind.

It is with true opinions which one has the courage to utter, as with pawns first advanced on the chessboard; they may be beaten, but they have inaugurated a game which must be won.

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horseraces.

Men get opinions as boys learn to spell: by reiteration chiefly.

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

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

No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.

No' and 'Yes' are words quickly said, but they need a great amount of thought before you utter them.

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress, as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.

One of the mistakes in the conduct of human life is, to suppose that other men's opinions are to make us happy.

One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.

Opinion is that high and mighty dame which rules the world, and in the mind doth frame distastes or likings; for in the human race, she makes the fancy various as the face.

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

Opinions are stronger than armies. - If they are founded in truth and justice, they will, in the end, prevail against the bayonets of infantry, the fire of artillery, and the charges of cavalry.

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

Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people, as rain unto the sea.

Our system of thought and opinion, is often only the history of our heart. Men do not so much will according to their reason, as reason according to their will.

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.


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