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Opinion:

"Though men be much governed by interest, yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion."
   (David Hume, Essays Moral, Political and Literary)

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinion."
   (Albert Einstein, Aphorisms for Leo Baeck)

"We are all of us more or less the slaves of opinion."
   (William Hazlitt, Political Essays)

"Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion."
   (William Hazlitt, Characteristics)

"Opinion is the queen of the world, because foolishness is the queen of fools."
   (Chamfort)

 

 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top