opinion

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on opportunity, opinion, warrior, strategy, mistake, action, and uniqueness

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on liberty, opinion, truth, error, opportunity, stale, rote, understanding, and argument

'In his celebrated book, 'On Liberty', the English philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that silencing an opinion is "a peculiar evil." If the opinion is right, we are robbed of the "opportunity of exchanging error for truth"; and if it's wrong, we are deprived of a deeper understanding of the truth in its "collision with error." If we know only our own side of the argument, we hardly know even that: it becomes stale, soon learned by rote, untested, a pallid and lifeless truth.'

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon Haunted World

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellectualism, passion, rationality, emotion, apathy, opinion, truth, freedom, boredom, and defeatism

From its abstractionist posture, intellectualism typically conveys the impression that it is chiefly or only from passion that rationality can suffer; the folk-wisdom among rationalists is that emotion is the primary pollutant obstructing rational processes. But it is also, and far more pertinently in our age, from apathy that rationality suffers: when people do not care enough to think about received opinions, when they have no inherent drive to dissociate themselves from the dogmas and biases of their age, when their own freedom and the transcendence of the truth mean so little to them that they will not endure the painful task of self-reflection, when the very scale or profundity of problems the modern age has generated invite a defeatist attitude, then indeed it is truer than ever what Kierkegaard wrote a century and a half ago: "What the age needs is passion," not barbaric but sublimated energy. Hegel's truism about history--that "nothing great is ever accomplished without passion"--explains a great deal about our effete culture, our sterile education and stagnant politics. Like Marx and Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Hegel wrote out of a prodigious reservoir of passion that did not in the least prevent them from being critical and rational. In our present era--wracked by a morbid boredom and an unshakeable conviction that there is nothing worth learning and preserving--I believe the lesson is clear. Difficult and risky as it may be, heat as well as light is called for.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on opinion

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Your drive to produce hard-edged opinions stoked by hostility is likely a sign that you've been brainwashed by the pedestrian influences of pop nihilism.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 62

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Earon on truth, ego, perspective, opinion, attitude, seeking, wisdom, and path

Truth is perspective; absolute truth is ego.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on criticism, writing, reviews, and opinion

I've never yet read a review of one of my own books that I couldn't have written much better myself.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 53

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on road, wisdom, and opinion

A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.

unknown

Source: Search Magazine

Contributed by: Michaelman

A Quote by Earon on truth, attitude, belief, fact, and opinion

Truth is opinion with an attitude.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Daniel Patrick Moynihan on opinion and facts

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Source: unknown

Contributed by: anna

A Quote by Jonathan Swift,satirist (1667-1745) on opinion, youth, old age, incionsistence, and contradiction

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last!

Jonathan Swift,satirist (1667-1745)

Source: My diary

Contributed by: jagadish

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