No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained.
The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
It's a matter of opinion on many of these issues, and there's no right or wrong. That's why we have elections; that's why we have debates. Donald Trump thinks one thing. Hillary Clinton thinks another thing.
I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.