or is the subject-matter of opinion the same as the subject-matter of knowledge?
Nay, he replied, that has been already disproven; if difference in faculty implies difference in the sphere or subject matter, and if, as we were saying, opinion and knowledge are distinct faculties, then the sphere of knowledge and of opinion cannot be the same.
I did not even choose to dismiss summarily any of the opinions
that had crept into my belief without having been introduced by reason, but first of all took sufficient time carefully to satisfy myself of the general nature of the task I was setting myself, and ascertain the true method by which to arrive at the knowledge of whatever lay within the compass of my powers.
SOCRATES: And he ought to act and train, and eat and drink in the way which seems good to his single master who has understanding, rather than according to the opinion
of all other men put together?
A poem, in my opinion
, is opposed to a work of science by having, for its immediate object, pleasure, not truth; to romance, by having, for its object, an indefinite instead of a definite pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which end music is an essential, since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception.
is deferred to, in such cases as the following: which is headed in the newspapers:-
I have not had so many opportunities of estimating the minuter propensities of his mind, his inclinations and tastes, as you have; but I have the highest opinion
in the world of his goodness and sense.
He said, he doubted not but that all the infidels and hereticks in the world would, if they could, confine honour to their own absurd errors and damnable deceptions; "but honour," says he, "is not therefore manifold, because there are many absurd opinions
about it; nor is religion manifold, because there are various sects and heresies in the world.
He recognizes the lower form of right opinion
, as well as the higher one of science, in the spirit of one who desires to include in his philosophy every aspect of human life; just as he recognizes the existence of popular opinion
as a fact, and the Sophists as the expression of it.
I take your opinions
for granted, and I tell you how I should set to work myself if they were
Wemmick tightened his post-office and shook his head, as if his opinion
were dead against any fatal weakness of that sort.
During the first four days, while no duties were required of him, Prince Andrew rode round the whole fortified camp and, by the aid of his own knowledge and by talks with experts, tried to form a definite opinion
Herschel attributed their brilliancy to currents of lava congealed by the cold; an opinion
, however, which has not been generally adopted.
Where there is an opinion
and fame to be created, either of virtue or greatness, these men are good trumpeters.
of civil and religious matters differed, in many respects, from those of the rulers and clergymen of Massachusetts.