What you see is news, what you know is background, what you feel is opinion.
1894 — 1977
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion, but rather to know it.
1885 — 1967
I don’t know what art is, but I know a few things it isn’t when I see them.
1887 — 1986
A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert Victor Prochnow
1897 — 1998
It is indeed difficult to define just who the “modern man” is, and what views he has to hold in order to be modern.
1855 — 1916
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison; anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unneccessary tyranny.
Earl Bertrand Russell
1872 — 1970
Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
Sir Henry Savile
1549 — 1622
Don’t listen to what people are saying. Listen to why they’re saying it.
Sometimes you have to change more than your mind.
Thoughts unexpressed sometimes fall back dead, but even God himself can’t kill him when they are said.
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
T. H. Huxley
1825 — 1895
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
1813 — 1855
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.
1879 — 1951
There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth.
You can only argue with the people with whom you basically agree.