A Quote by Daniel Patrick Moynihan on opinion, facts, and moynihan

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

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Edmund Burke on democracy, representative, judgment, industry, and opinion

A representative owes the People not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Quoted in the musical stage play 1776, Peter Stone & Sherman Edwards, 1964

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on facts, wishful thinking, wishes, revelation, opinion, history, information, and truth

What are the facts? Again and again and again—what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history"; what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Murray Rothbard on economics, society, opinion, and ignorance

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a 'dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.

Murray Rothbard

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Bette Davis on opinion, woman, man, and bitch

"When a man gives his opinion he's a man.
When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch."

Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

Contributed by: Morrigan

A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on standards, opinion, feedback, objective, and expert

Some individuals have developed such strong internal standards that they no longer need the opinion of others to judge whether they have performed a task well or not. The ability to give objective feedback to oneself is in fact the mark of the expert.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Jamie Whyte on logic, opinion, and rights

. . . The slogan "You are entitled to your opinion" is so often repeated that is near impossible for the brain of a modern Westerner not to have absorbed it.

Like many other views that have at times enjoyed universal assent, however, it isn't true. You don't really have the right to your own opinions. And the idea that you do, beside being false, is forever being invoked when it would be irrelevant even if it were true.

Jamie Whyte

Source: Crimes Against Logic, Pages: 2

Contributed by: Joshua

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