Your opinion of me doesn’t define who I am.
There are very few who can think, but every man wants to have an opinion; and what remains but to take it ready-made from others, instead of forming opinions for himself?
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the center of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Never let someone’s opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out.
Rejection is not fatal; It is merely someone’s opinion.