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“Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts”
“The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
“Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.”
“One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny”
“The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.”
“The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.”
“Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice”
“There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity”
Michel de Montaigne
“Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.”
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