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And yet you were acknowledging a little while ago that knowledge is not the same as opinion?
Then knowledge and opinion having distinct powers have also distinct spheres or subject-matters?
I have never contemplated anything higher than the reformation of my own opinions, and basing them on a foundation wholly my own.
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.
Public opinion 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.
Here's the guinea opinion: Suspect, in this case, the very last person on whom suspicion could possibly fall."
Wemmick," said I, "I want to ask your opinion. I am very desirous to serve a friend."
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 about it.
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.
His opinions of civil and religious matters differed, in many respects, from those of the rulers and clergymen of Massachusetts.