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Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Author: Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Profession: British Historian

Public opinion is a second conscience.

Author: William R. Alger (1822-1905)

Profession: American Writer

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

Author: Marcus Antonius

Profession: Roman Triumvir, Related to Julius Caesar

Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion.

Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time to care.

Author: Kim Basinger (1953)

Profession: American Actress

Opinions that are well rooted should grow and change like a healthy tree.

Author: Irving Batcheller


Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.

Author: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Profession: American Minister, Poet

Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

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

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet