A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.— Grantland Rice
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It is a mournful fact that most men, and indeed all men of worldly character, have so much regard to public opinion that they dare not act according to the dictates of their consciences when acting thus would incur the popular frown.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
The fact -- not theory -- that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed.
The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible.If you watch the flowing sand, you might see time itself riding the granules.Contrary to popular opinion, time is not an old white-haired man, but a laughing child.And time sings.
REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
And it is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?
Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not - and is not - a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a "barbed-wire entanglement" designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
What is true has never been a question to be decided by polls or popular opinion. Truth isn’t ‘democratic’—it’s something that God has written into the very fabric of nature.
Evolutionism is a religious world view that is not supported by science, Scripture, popular opinion, or common sense. The exclusive teaching of this dangerous, mind-altering philosophy in tax supported schools, parks, museums, etc. is a clear violation of the First Amendment.
Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry.
It's painful to listen to the barking of dogs.
Make notes—I’ve lost more material than I’ve ever written.
Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not still up there in one’s brain. It’s in outer space and it ain’t coming back.
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion.
I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear.
There's no right. There's no wrong. There's only popular opinion.
Contrary to popular opinion, even totalitarian dictatorships are dependent on the population and the societies they rule.
Contrary to popular opinion, classical music does not have to be enjoyed amid exclusive circles, there need not be any snobbishness attached to it. It's there for everyone. I play for the people.
I have never been over concerned or obsessed with opinion polls or popularity polls. I think a leader who is, is a weak leader. Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right. If nobody is afraid of me, I'm meaningless.
That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
The intellectual's hostility to the businessman presents no mystery, as the two have, by function, wholly different standards. While the businessman's motto is the customer is always right, the intellectual's task is to preserve his perceived standards against the weight of popular opinion.
In sum, the purpose is to contest the popular view, because popular opinions are so frequently found to be untimely, misled (by propaganda), or plainly wrong.
Of all the ingenious mistakes into which erring man has fallen, perhaps none have been so pernicious in their consequences, or have brought so many evils into the world, as the popular opinion that the way of the transgressor is pleasant and easy.
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves.
There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
Contrary to popular cable TV-induced opinion, aerobics have nothing to do with squeezing our body into hideous shiny Spandex, grinning like a deranged orangutan, and doing cretinous steps to debauched disco music.
Always follow these two rules: first, act only on what your reasoning mind proposes for the good of humanity, and second, change your opinion if someone shows you it's wrong. This change of mind must proceed only from the conviction that it's both correct and for the common good, but not because it will give you pleasure and make you popular.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically.
I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
I would've easily won the popular vote, much easier, in my opinion, than winning the electoral college.
If opinion hath lighted the lamp of thy name, endeavor to encourage it with thy own oil, lest it go out and stink; the chronical disease of Popularity is shame; if thou be once up, beware; from fame to infamy is a beaten road.