I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St. Louis could be a great football city if it had a team of its own that they could really root for.
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
Putin and his advisers don’t understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don’t realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue.
Window-breaking, when Englishmen do it, is regarded as honest expression of political opinion. Window-breaking, when Englishwomen do it, is treated as a crime.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
I worked at comedy clubs – if I can use the term ‘work’ – for several years. I middled at one point. I never made it; I was never a headliner. I never made enough time to write enough good material, in my opinion.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre 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.