All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted.
Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.