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Bette DavisWhen a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Steve JobsDon’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Georg Christoph LichtenbergNothing contributes more to a person's peace of mind than having no opinions at all.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

NapoleonIn war, character and opinion make more than half of the reality.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawNo man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Michel de MontaigneThere never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Friedrich NietzscheWe often contradict an opinion for no other reason than that we do not like the tone in which it is expressed.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheIt is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Laurence J PeterWhen I want your opinion I'll give it to you.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Mark TwainThe rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonPeople do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

John KennedyThe unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

John KennedyToo often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Charles de GaulleWhen I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Umberto EcoI have lost the freedom of not having an opinion.

—  Umberto Eco, 1932-2016, Italian writer

Dwight EisenhowerAll generalizations are false, including this one.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

     (attributed also to Marc Twain and others)

Harry TrumanHow far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

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

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Georg Christoph LichtenbergMan is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Georg Christoph LichtenbergWe accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Margaret ThatcherI usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Georg Christoph LichtenbergDon't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Stupid Quotes

George W. BushΙ have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Ancient Greek

HeraclitusThe opinions of men are toys for boys.

Τα ανθρώπων δοξάσματα παίδων αθύρματα.

—  Heraclitus, 544-484 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher



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