I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the second time into those things that I am most certain of the first time.
1818 — 1885
Belief, like any other moving body, follows the path of least resistance.
1835 — 1902
Men willingly believe what they will.
Emperor Julius Caesar
100 A.D. — 44
Everyone is entitled to my opinion.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
1917 — 2008
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
1804 — 1881
You’re entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong you are.
Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
1908 — 2006
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
1869 — 1948
What a man says drunk he has thought sober.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Nothing can prevent you from learning the truth so much as the belief that you already know it.
Swing an opinion around and you’re sure to hit somebody else’s.
You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
1709 — 1784
Man’s best friend is his dogma.
Dr. Timothy Leary
1920 — 1996
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
1632 — 1704
Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic.
1934 — 1992
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.
If most people said what’s on their minds, they’d be speechless.