(1978 quotes found)
“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
“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.”
“Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.”
“Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.”
“The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.”
“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.”
“Make sure you have a different opinion and people will talk about you”
“I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?”
“A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.”
Kenneth A. Wells
“Everything united in her; good understanding, correct opinions, knowledge of the world and a warm heart”
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