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Opinion Quotes – The Best Sayings About Personal Views, Attitudes and Beliefs

Opinion Quotes – 50 Sayings About Personal Views, Attitudes & Beliefs

Are you looking for inspiring opinion quotes and profound sayings about personal views, attitudes and convictions? Then you've come to the right place! Our opinions are our personal perceptions of something. They not only shape the way we see ourselves, but also the way we perceive and interact with the world around us.

For example, you can express them with conviction or change them based on new information. However, you can also place far too much value on the opinions of others, have no opinion of your own or believe that you can never achieve something.

Opinions are our personal beliefs and an expression of individual experiences, values and convictions. At the same time, they are also the foundation on which discourse and dialog arise - and are therefore the basis for our social development.

In this article, I would therefore like to provide you with an inspiring collection of the best, short pieces of wisdom, aphorisms and quotes about opinions. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about opinions have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 50 best quotes about opinions, views and beliefs

In a time of Conspiracy theories and "fake news", it is always advisable to check your Opinion based on the facts available (from reliable sources). But you should never stubbornly stick to one opinion, because the facts can change.

This is another reason why it is more important than ever today to inform, listen, question and always Open to new information even if they do not harmonize with your own beliefs.

Just let the following quotes about opinions and beliefs invite you to Depth and complexity of human worldviewsto explore viewpoints, attitudes and opinions.

Book Tip: At this point, I would like to briefly recommend a suitable book that helped me to see the world as it really is. It is called Factfulness and was written by the Swedish statistician and scientist Hans Rosling. If you like, get it here*.

Opinion Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "It often takes more courage to change one's mind than to remain true to it." (Friedrich Hebbel)
  2. "The world changes by your example, not by your opinion." (Paulo Coelho)
  3. "Everyone must have the courage of conviction." (Alexander von Humboldt)
  4. "Public opinion exists only where there are no ideas." (Oscar Wilde)
  5. "The greatest pleasure in life is doing something that other people think you can't do." (Walter Bagehot)
  6. "Convictions are prisons." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  7. "It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom." (Albert Einstein)
  8. "We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go." (Seneca)
  9. "Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken." (Bertrand Russell)
  10. "There are people who always feel attacked when someone expresses an opinion." (Christian Morgenstern)

Tip: Entrenched beliefs can be adjusted with the help of scientific facts, for example. How you basically Convince people better in the linked blog post.

Opinion Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." (Hippocrates)
  2. "Tolerance is not merely toleration of the other's opinion, but humility. I concede to the other the possibility of truth because I concede to myself the possibility of error." (Anton Neuhäusler)
  3. "If two people always share the same opinion, both have no value." (Konrad Adenauer)
  4. "There are times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions." (Nicolas Chamfort)
  5. "Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking." (Leo Tolstoy)
  6. "You should never rob anyone of convictions that make him happy, unless you can give him something better in return." (Johann Caspar Lavater)
  7. "Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  8. "Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions." (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
  9. "There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion." (Winston Churchill)
  10. "You can stand on your position, but you shouldn't sit on it." (Erich Kästner)

Example from my own experience: I personally spent almost thirty years of my life convinced that no animals die for chicken eggs.

But when I did some research, I realized that male chicks are shredded and gassed immediately after birth - and that all chickens are killed and processed for meat as soon as their laying performance declines. As a result, I have changed my mind.

Opinion Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Tolerance is the uncomfortable feeling that in the end the other could be right." (Robert Frost)
  2. "Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." (Mark Twain)
  3. "Good deeds which expose others in their mischievousness are taken by them, with the most honest conviction, to be mischievously." (Leo Tolstoy)
  4. "The most dangerous worldview is the view of those who have never looked at the world." (Alexander von Humboldt)
  5. "He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money." (Benjamin Franklin)
  6. "Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes." (Voltaire)
  7. "Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." (Mark Twain)
  8. "Force always attracts men of low morality." (Albert Einstein)
  9. "It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting." (Epictetus)
  10. "The universe is transformation: life is opinion." (Marcus Aurelius)

Tip: I have also provided you with lists of the best Universe Quotes and Sayings about words compiled. Feel free to have a look there as well.

Opinion Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." (John F. Kennedy)
  2. "Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth." (Albert Einstein)
  3. "Man has two legs and two beliefs: one when he feels good, and one when he does not. The latter one is called religion." (Kurt Tucholsky)
  4. "Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion." (Democritus)
  5. "Opponents believe they can disprove us by repeating their opinions and paying no attention to ours." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  6. "What is traveling? Changing your place? By no means! Traveling is changing your opinions and your prejudices." (Anatole France)
  7. "Breaking free of limiting beliefs is like breaking the chains that bind you." (Jasmin Lee Cori)
  8. "People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  9. "The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month." (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky)
  10. "Revoke a wrong view requires more character than to defend it." (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Opinion Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid." (Nicolas Chamfort)
  2. "When everybody else thinks it’s the end, we have to begin." (Konrad Adenauer)
  3. "Increase in luxury: own car, own villa, own opinion." (Wieslaw Brudzinski)
  4. "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance." (Plato)
  5. "Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  6. "It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races." (Mark Twain)
  7. "Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity." (Michel de Montaigne)
  8. "Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy." (Tony Robbins)
  9. "Nothing is more conductive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
  10. "Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth." (Joseph Joubert)

Can you think of any other sayings about opinions, beliefs and views? Then feel free to write your ideas in the comments!

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about opinions and views

What is a personal opinion?

A personal opinion is a a person's individual view based on their own level of knowledge or beliefs. It reflects, so to speak, the subjective view of a certain topic or situation and is decisive for the later judgment.

Because opinions are not always true - because knowledge and belief are two different things - in epistemology, they are also referred to as a form of truth.

How can I stand by my opinion?

In order to stand by your opinion, it is important to Strengthen self-confidence and a Clear understanding of your own values and convictions.

First of all, it is advisable to always obtain information from reliable sources. informso that your opinion really has substance. As a result, for example active listening and the Exchange with others help you to consolidate or defend your views.

In principle, however, it is still important to always be open to changing your mind. For example, when new information reaches you that also stands up to your personal scrutiny.

How is a conviction formed?

A conviction arises through a Process of reflection and dealing with information. For example, it is adopted by other people or groups or is formed through personal experience or observation.

But this process does not end. Convictions can also change over the course of time - for example, through new findings and experiences.

Use the opinion quotes as a constant source of inspiration!

Just let yourself be inspired by this collection of the best quotes about opinions inspire you whenever you feel like it. And I also like to use them to inspire other people.

Because it is important to have your own clear opinion. However, it is also important to constantly examine them and to be critical but also open to new facts and convictions.

Finally, I would like to give you a few further articles from the blog that are directly related to opinions, beliefs, views and convictions:

Do you have any questions, suggestions or other quotes about opinions that are still missing here? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay open, curious and ready to see the world from different perspectives,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Also towards the There are countless prejudices about sustainability and misconceptions. I'll show you which ones are particularly common in personal conversations and how you can logically refute them next in the linked blog article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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