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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as read more

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

by John Stuart Mill Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said read more

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

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Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.

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And it's my opinion, and that's only my opinion, you are a lunatic. Just because there are a few hundred read more

And it's my opinion, and that's only my opinion, you are a lunatic. Just because there are a few hundred other people sharing your lunacy with you does not make you any saner. Doomed, eh?

by Oleg Kiselev Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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One can give a really unbiased opinion only about things that do not interest one

One can give a really unbiased opinion only about things that do not interest one

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It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion

It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion

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The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, read more

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

by W. C. Fields Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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