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I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up...

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

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

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Author: Madonna (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Actress,

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.

Author: Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)

Profession: French Diplomat, Philosopher

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

Author: Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

Profession: German Author, Critic

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.

Author: John Morley (1838-1923)

Profession: British Journalist, Biographer, Statesman

It's not that I don't have opinions, rather that I'm paid not to think aloud.

Author: Yitzhak Navon (1921)

Profession: Israeli Politician, President

I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.

Author: Richard J. Needham


Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher