Quotes about opinions.

Some technological achievements have undesirable results.

For example, TV networks and other social media often manipulate facts and give their own opinions to the public.

Majority of young people today base their opinions not on facts  or knowledge or life experience but on what politicians and social media (who work for politicians) tell them.

That’s why it becomes almost impossible to discuss ideas and to solve common problems. That’s why our society became so divisive.

Please read the quotes below and comment on them. I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.

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Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard M. Baruch (1870 – 1965)

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
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Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 – 1902)
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Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

Francis Jeffrey (1773 – 1850)

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11 thoughts on “Quotes about opinions.

  1. Interesting thoughts. We do indeed need to be wary and aware of the avalanche of information that reaches us daily. We need to take responsibility for our own thoughts and opinions. From a personal point of view, I gave up reading daily newspapers and watching TV news some years ago. I have a lively interest in this world nonetheless, and am grateful for the wealth of information (and dis-information) available to us on the web, which we can access with care, compare different accounts of an issue – and then make our own minds up.

  2. Fantastic group of quotations (I was familiar with the Russells but the Eliza Hubbard was new to me) reminding us to keep alive to learning. That is the staff of life for me so you rang my bell loud and clear 🙂

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