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“There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”
“In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own”
Alexis de Tocqueville
“Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.”
“The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
“Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”
Vincent van Gogh
“I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy.”
“I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.”
“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.”
“One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.”
“I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?”
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