100+ Best Opinion Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Opinion Quotes

I suffer from the same frustration that every decent American suffers from. That is, that you begin to wonder whether decent liberal instincts, decent humanitarian instincts, can actually penetrate the right-wing voice, get through the steering of American opinion by the mass media. — John le Carre

Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking. — Ernest Renan

I’m a sheep when it comes to opinions; I will change my mind and jump on the bandwagon. — Sharon Horgan

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. — Robert Hall

Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior. — Mary McCarthy

No man e’er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law. — John Trumbull

When you’re given a newspaper column, you’re not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say ‘On the one hand this’ and ‘On the other hand that.’ You’re getting paid for your opinion. — Carl Hiaasen

It’s a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth. — Eleanor Clift

I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press – that’s the cornerstone. — Milos Forman

I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better. — Hayden Panettiere

Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. — Peter Benenson

I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone. — Peter Steele

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. — Pierre Bayle

I stopped making movies because I don’t like taking my clothes off. Maybe it’s realism, but in my opinion, it’s utter filth. — Debbie Reynolds

I have thousands of opinions still – but that is down from millions – and, as always, I know nothing. — Harold Brodkey

I put less stock in others’ opinions than my own. No one else’s opinions could derail me — Judd Nelson

The first time I had money, I was extravagant, but then you realise it’s not just about that. If I lost it all tomorrow, it wouldn’t be me that’s hurt, it would be my babies. It would be more about people’s opinion of me that would concern me. — Rebecca Ferguson

There are two types of conductors. One is the good conductor who can do passionate music but also listen to the singers and do the orchestra. And then there are great conductors, who have their own opinion on the music, who are ruling everything – and not listening much to the singers, but the orchestra play amazingly. — Anna Netrebko

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth. — John Stuart Mill

To have a very strong opinion all the time is corrosive to a person’s intellect. It becomes your default position. — Denise Mina

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning. — Roger Ascham

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one. — Roy Hattersley

If I wanted your opinion, I’d slap it outta ya. — Paul O’Grady

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions. — Gerald Brenan

In the old days… it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn’t have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn’t use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes. — David Attenborough

I told him that my own opinion was that the time now and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words. — Henry L. Stimson

Justice Scalia is predictable. He can be counted on to come down with a conservative opinion, and generally, to bring Justice Clarence Thomas with him. — F. Lee Bailey

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. — Alexander Alekhine

They can say I have an opinion about something. — Dan Abrams

Entertainment isn’t just based on the very structured syndrome of European popular music, and it’s great that there are so many thousands of people who are of the same opinion. — Robert Plant

No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion. — Robert Peel

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British. — William Whipple

Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it. — Megyn Kelly

If I get a bad review, I dont take it personally because everyone is entitled to their opinion. — Gareth Gates

My husband is pretty particular about his cars. In his opinion, the Mercedes are the best of the best. — Lauren Lee Smith

Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it’s a soft manipulator of influence and change. — Kim Harrison

There can be differences of opinion without there being personal differences. — Lynne Cheney

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine. — Walter Cronkite

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. — Jeremy Taylor

I share the opinion of those of broader vision, who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace. — Frank B. Kellogg

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers. — Kurt Cobain

The sports space is so full of opinion that you aren’t hearing from the athletes just speaking for themselves. We are such a Twitter-oriented society with radio talk shows, TV talk shows and social media – what you are missing is the authentic, unfiltered aspect of who these people are. — Hannah Storm

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. — Boy George

Jazz music and, more specifically, jazz musicians, are my artistic heroes. I want to be the Thelonious Monk of acting. He had no concern for how well he was received. He played whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He just wasn’t interested in achieving the good opinion of his audience. That’s the Holy Grail of acting; of any art form. — Trevor St. John

Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days. — William Tyndale

If I have my opinion about something, you have your opinion about something, we don’t have to fight over it. And we can have a conversation. We can also disagree without being disagreeable, and we can just disagree, which is fine. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like you, or you don’t like me. We just disagree. — Don Lemon

In my opinion it’s not about gay or straight or bi, we’re attracted to spirits, whatever body they’re in. There are other reasons too, but that’s how I see it. — Dana Plato

It rarely adds anything to say, In my opinion – not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope. — Paul Goodman

The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions. — Fredrik Bajer

I think I shall return to America even a better patriot than when I left it. A citizen of the United States, travelling on the continent of Europe, finds the contrast between a government of power and a government of opinion forced upon him at every step. — William Cullen Bryant

I have a high self-opinion – I don’t need to hide that. I don’t need to be self-deprecating. — Adam Levine

If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own. — David Eddings

I do not at all have the mind of a bully… in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me. — Conrad Black

I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible. — Manfred von Richthofen

Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts. — David Hilbert

Donnie Brasco was great, but the energy on the set made it kinda hard to get in there and have an opinion. — Gretchen Mol

In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful. — Leo Bogart

It’s better if you have a strong opinion on any talk show. — George Kotsiopoulos

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world. — Paul Dirac

You’ve got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it. — Cornel West

I don’t know if I have a voice of my own. I don’t see me being an important person with something to say. I haven’t. I’ve got nothing to say. My opinion is of no consequence or value. — Peter Ackroyd

It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt – in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure – to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black. — Harry Oppenheimer

When the initial effort of political and business leaders to influence public opinion on an issue is to threaten rather than to engage and persuade, they further arouse public opposition rather than win support. — Preston Manning

Having a puppet is a way of having opposing opinions – I say a thing; he says the other. — Nina Conti

Well, my deliberate opinion is – it’s a jolly strange world. — Arnold Bennett

About 90 percent of what’s out there in cyberspace is hearsay – or lies – and opinion, often misinformed opinion, and it’s all repeated over and over again. — David Tang

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we’re in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction. — David Eddings

In my opinion, the best setup guys now have a tougher job than the closers. They pitch more innings, inherit more runners. — Goose Gossage

A close family member once offered his opinion that I exhibit the phone manners of a goat, then promptly withdrew the charge – out of fairness to goats. — Jeffrey Kluger

Dictionary: Opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order. — John Saul

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. — Tim Gunn

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief — Jacques Ellul

Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions. — Luke Ford

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts. — E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Vatican City is a bit overrated in my opinion – no offence to the Vatican. — Ed Stoppard

I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love. — Robert Frank

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. — Joseph Joubert

While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right. — Bill Dixon

My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed… I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature. — Christopher Gadsden

Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man’s skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example. — John Boyle O’Reilly

As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others ‘you failed,’ you didn’t fail. — Al Lewis

Spreading the word about depression is my mission. I am working to build awareness, educate people about the symptoms, and change public opinion and individual attitudes about depression. — Susan Polis Schutz

Idolatry is in a man’s own thought, not in the opinion of another. — John Selden

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. — Booth Tarkington

My original opinion still stands. I don’t think he should have put it out. — Lonnie Donegan

Don’t believe those tales you hear about my being all-in. Wait until you see me in action for your team and then form your opinion of my worth to your team. I assure you that I am delighted to be a Pirate and that I will do my best to bring another pennant to the Smoky City. — Vic Willis

No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them. — Otto Weininger

People who don’t know me have opinions about me. That’s the part that’s very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you’ve never met them or spent any time with them? So it’s all based upon hearsay or things that they’ve read. — Rick Barry

Prejudice is a great time-saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument. — Samuel Johnson

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism — Roberto Rossellini

Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being. — Sargent Shriver

I feel like people either love me or hate me, which is good, because that was the point of what I do. The point of M.I.A. is to be – it’s either to be loved or hated. At least you evoke that much of a strong opinion about music. — M.I.A.

It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature. — Harriet Martineau

I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. — Billy Joel

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. — Carrie Chapman Catt

It’s the sum of the parts that make up the whole, so in my opinion excellence comes from how one undertakes to do something. It all begins with the thought process – which is creative and exalted to produce something out of the ordinary. — Pankaj Patel

I have a mentor. I have… guides. I have a lot of guides. Not a lot, but people whose opinions I really respect and who I will turn to. — Jake Gyllenhaal

Interdependence is a fact, it’s not an opinion. — Peter Coyote

Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything. — Saint Teresa of Avila

I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances we can trace such a necessary connexion, especially among birds, and often with more complete success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain. — Alfred Russel Wallace