Read these opinion quotes to gain some insight into the difference between facts and views.
You’ve probably heard or seen the saying, “Opinions are like *belly buttons*, everybody has one.” However, just because someone has an opinion doesn’t make it the truth.
Your opinion, or someone else’s, is not always right. You should always take an opinion, even when it’s your own, with a grain of salt!
What’s the problem with listening to other people’s opinions?
These opinion quotes will shed some light on what makes an opinion different from fact. Sometimes, an opinion can open up the discussion and lead people closer to common ground. Those conversations are important to our development.
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Opinion quotes about the problem with listening to other people’s views
1. “People will always have opinions about your decision because they’re not courageous enough to take action on their opinion.” ― Steve Maraboli
2. “Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.” ― Napoleon Hill
3. “The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” ― Osho
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4. “Pursue your goal. Opinions be damned.” ― Stacy Verdick Case
5. “Winners have no interest or association in the opinions, actions or affairs of losers.” ― Jeffrey Fry
6. “Most people think everybody feels about them much more violently than they actually do; they think other people’s opinions of them swing through great arcs of approval or disapproval.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
7. “Remember, criticism is only that person’s opinion. Don’t take everything to heart.” ― Akiroq Brost
8. “One day you’ll discover that the opinions of worthless people are worthless.” ― Piers Anthony
9. “Their opinions are not your oxygen. They should only fan your fucking flames.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones
10. “Measure your success with your happiness, not with other’s opinions.” ― Giridhar Alwar
11. “Avoid being brainwashed or controlled by the opinions or attitudes of others.” ― Steven Redhead
Opinion quotes about our individual views
12. “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ― Harlan Ellison
13. “People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.” ― Anne Frank
14. “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” ― Douglas Adams
15. “The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” ― William Blake
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16. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov
17. “If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.” ― Roberto Bolaño
18. “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.” ― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
19. “Your opinions are your symptoms.” ― Tom Stoppard
20. “It’s important to know what you think, my dear, or else you will be so hemmed in by other people’s ideas and opinions, you won’t have room for your own.” ― Karen Cushman
Fact vs Opinion quotes
21. “Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.” ― Joseph Joubert
22. “You must not pay too much attention to opinions. The written word is unalterable, and opinions are often only an expression of despair.” ― Franz Kafka
23. “Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.” ― André Gide
24. “Opinions are initials to shape and create the examples. But the world can never be changed by examples that lie on lies.” ― Ehsan Sehgal
25. “Question the opinions, don’t question the facts.” ― Amit Kalantri
26. “The opinion that is void of fact is given birth at the hands of the person void of thought.” ― Craig D
27. “The fastest way to become ridiculously biased is to collect opinions like berries and ignore facts. However, gathering facts are more useful berries; opinions have a better taste.” ― Thomas Vato
28. “Everyone has the right to their opinions on a matter but make sure to do your research and know the facts before your opinion crown you an ignorant fool. Keep this in mind, do not be lazy with your research and have conversations with opposite minds from your opinions of the matter.” ― Jesus Apolinaris
29. “Healthy debate occurs when people can agree that they have differences of opinions, not differences in facts.” ― Robert J. Braathe
The perfect opinion quotes
30. “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis
31. “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” ― Ashleigh Brilliant
32. “If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas.” ― John Scalzi
33. “The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it. The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” ― Brian Cox
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34. “Opinions are like onions. They spell similarly, usually have many layers, and tend to make people cry.” ― Caitlyn Paige
35. “I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.” ― George H.W. Bush
36. “Sometimes I think you don’t really believe the things you say; you just like the sound of yourself having opinions.” ― Amy Reed
37. “The worst time to give someone your opinion is when no one has asked for it.” ― Cory Stallworth
38. “The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.” ― William Seward
Profound opinion quotes
39. “Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry…” ― Thomas Jefferson
40. “Don’t judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.” ― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
41. “The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed, the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.” ― Bertrand Russell
42. “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” ― Victor Hugo
43. “I also learned that a person was not necessarily bad just because you did not agree with him and that if you believed in something, you had better be prepared to defend it.” ― Hillary Clinton
44. “It’s as simple as this. When people don’t unload their opinions and feel like they’ve been listened to, they won’t really get on board.” ― Patrick Lencioni
45. “In conversation, we are sometimes confused by the tone of our own voice, and mislead to make assertions that do not at all correspond to our opinions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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46. “People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
47. “But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.” ― Thomas Jefferson
48. “All extreme opinions consume themselves.” ― Marty Rubin
49. “Let us be more than our opinions.” ― Lidia Longorio
50. “The tricky thing about giving opinions is that sometimes they cost you more than you wanted to spend.” ― Stacey Lee
What did you learn from these opinion quotes?
Opinions can be shared and have a constructive purpose. However, they are not the be-all, end-all of your life. No other person should have so much sway in your thought process that their opinion alone dictates what you do. Form your own opinions, based on knowledge and facts, and run with that.
When you are forming your opinions, always try to base them on a core sense of ideals. Are they based on truth and facts with evidence? Is there a science to back them up?
When sharing opinions, question your purpose, and the result you hope to achieve. Be open to learning new things and understand that it is ok to change your opinion. Remember that just because someone else says something does not make it true.
What’s your biggest takeaway from the above quotes? Share your favorite opinion quotes and sayings in the comment section below.
November 16, 2020 7:00 AM EST