Phrases with "opinions"

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Duke’s eyebrows adequately repeated her opinions when Theo came racing in at night, buoyant with work and walking and fighting over Stacy’s plans. Things by Sinclair Lewis

He feared God, he feared the devil, and other men’s opinions and their hands, and he feared life and death. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Francis Bacon First then, away with antiquities, and citations or testimonies of authors, and also with disputes and controversies and differing opinions — everything, in short, which is philological. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

Most men who remembered him said he was a very big fool; the rest said that they would give their opinions when they saw how events turned out. Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Guy Boothby

Elizabeth Gaskell But young people should remember that we have had this solemn experience of life, on which to base our opinions and form our judgments, so that they are not mere untried theories. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

His opinions were uncommonly well put. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

John Hill Burton The opinions of Bentham have been so far conceded to, that taxes on law proceedings have been abolished, and that fees have been, in almost all the courts of the empire, much reduced. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

John Stuart Mill Wrong opinions and practices gradually yield to fact and argument: but facts and arguments, to produce any effect on the mind, must be brought before it. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

To talk of opinions without referring to this independent something, the anti-pragmatist assures us, is to play Hamlet with Hamlet’s part left out. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Seen ‘Joshua Whitcomb’?” The whole family joined in the discussion, and it appeared that they all had their opinions of the plays and actors. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Various opinions had been expressed of him, but his importance was Archducal, dynastic, purely accidental. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Meredith But as to the merits of the question, under the magnifier of the gentlemen of the law, there were as many different opinions as wigs in the land. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope Nor, I think, should they influence the opinions of those who now attempt to judge the conduct of Cæsar. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

His opinions will continue to be tossed to and fro; but as an artist he continually grows. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Thomas Hobbes For the actions of men proceed from their opinions, and in the well governing of opinions consisteth the well governing of men's actions in order to their peace and concord. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Benjamin Disraeli There may be-doubtless there are — opinions in which we may not agree; but in our love of truth and justice there is no difference, dearest lady. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

John Stuart Mill When it is so, or when (which is the same thing for our purpose) it is supposed to be so, opinions will differ as to the justice or injustice of infringing it. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Wilkie Collins Her opinions were unchangeable — but she never disputed with anybody. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Stuart Mill Absolute princes, or others who are accustomed to unlimited deference, usually feel this complete confidence in their own opinions on nearly all subjects. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Benjamin Disraeli New ideas, of course, we must give up; there would be no going to London for the season, for new opinions to astound country cousins on our return. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Eliot I know his opinions pain you; but I trust you find him in everything else disposed to be a good son. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

The Governor asked me presently, if I had formed any decided opinions as to the kind of man the malefactor was. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Richard Burton To make his opinions intelligible, he would express them by a system of figures, each of which must have a known and positive value. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope His political creed had been strengthened by the convictions of others, especially by those of George Roden, till it had included those advanced opinions which have been described. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

She used to listen to all my opinions and she’d agree with them because she had none of her own yet. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

An author who has long enjoyed their favor suddenly and rather mysteriously loses it, through his opinions on certain matters of literary taste, say. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

This is particularly the case with the writer whose political opinions are more directly and obviously connected with his work than those of, say, a painter. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Edgar Allan Poe It is his part simply to decide upon the mode in which these opinions are brought to bear. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

William Makepeace Thackeray The opinions differ pretty much according to the nature of the opinants. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Charles Dickens I should tell you that this doubt has been confirmed into something very nearly approaching certainty by the best opinions we have been enabled, in this short space of time, to take upon the subject. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Gissing I am always eager to study the opinions of those among us who have scientific minds. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

John Stuart Mill It does not follow that opinions must be merely parroted because they are never heard controverted. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Many people who hold strictly to the old opinions now allow their children to learn dancing. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Edgar Allan Poe I have often been reproached with the aridity of my genius; a deficiency of imagination has been imputed to me as a crime; and the Pyrrhonism of my opinions has at all times rendered me notorious. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

William Makepeace Thackeray We confide to each other our respective opinions of the ladies round about us. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Francis Bacon General fame is light, and the opinions conceived by superiors or equals are deceitful; for to such men are more masked: Verior fama e domesticis emanat. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

George Gissing My opinions are utterly distasteful to you, and personal motives have made you regard me as — a scoundrel to be got rid of. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Maria Edgeworth Your opinions and mine, you add, differ in many points. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

There is something, no doubt, paradoxical in this: and the paradox is connected, both with a real quality of the subject and with a surprising diversity of opinions about it. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

David Hume The one is the different humours of particular men; the other, the particular manners and opinions of our age and country. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

D. H. Lawrence But I don’t want your good looks, and I don’t want your womanly feelings, and I don’t want your thoughts nor opinions nor your ideas — they are all bagatelles to me. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton He was remembered as a man who expressed the opinions of a pessimist in the language of a lounger. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins She cried uninterruptedly through the service; composed herself when it was over; and began to tell me what Mr. Badgery’s opinions had been on points of abstract theology. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

She modelled her manners and opinions upon those of her brother, and was in most things a feminine copy of the Oxonian. ‘But how do you contrive to get on with his sister? She is quite too dreadful. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The present Vicar was a good, easy-going man, a High Churchman of the old school rather than the new, yet able to sympathize with men of more advanced opinions and fiercer energies. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But the interest of this passage is that its writer is an extremely intelligent man of ‘advanced’ opinions who would have nothing but con-tempt for nationalism in its ordinary form. Collected Essays by George Orwell

John Hill Burton The Author’s aim was not to plead the cause of opinions unadmitted, or to render received doctrines more pleasing by ornament and illustration, but to demonstrate. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

John Stuart Mill All that has been said of the importance of individuality of character, and diversity in opinions and modes of conduct, involves, as of the same unspeakable importance, diversity of education. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Henry James I shall, in other words, forgive my young friend his low opinions if he renounces them for you. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope He lays his opinions before you with a grave simplicity and a perfect neatness. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now, it was a good while since Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Hodgson had spoken to each other, although they were quite as much in possession of the knowledge of events and opinions as though they did. Christmas Storms and Sunshine by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope And indeed, hitherto, Miss Marrable had entertained opinions hardly more charitable respecting the son than she had done in regard to the father. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Andrew Lang At the same time it must be added that I am not quite convinced that it was a spirit, but my opinions on this I cannot give here for lack of time. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins She was hard enough and heartless enough to set the opinions of all her neighbours at flat defiance. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Thomas Carlyle It is not wonderful; Johnson’s opinions are fast becoming obsolete: but his style of thinking and of living, we may hope, will never become obsolete. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anthony Trollope He’s not only forgotten the opinions and notions of a gentleman, but he has lain down the manners of one too. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

George Meredith The opinions are, I think, divided in the high councils of the Crown, and the country is still anxious to know the result of this state of affairs. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

Elizabeth Gaskell All that they are connected with you in is trade — so they think — and all that it concerns them, therefore, to rectify your opinions in is the science of trade. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Theodore Dreiser His point of view and opinions of anything and everything were so positive. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope Various opinions prevailed as to Mr Bonteen’s conduct in the matter. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The Dissenter from the national church, whether in England or in France, is reminded by his own distinguishing religious opinions of the historic struggles through which those opinions have travelled. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

His facts, whether dates or events, no one thought of disputing; and his opinions few of the sailors dared to oppose, for, right or wrong, he always had the best of the argument with them. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Sir Thomas Browne The opinions of theory, and positions of men, are not so void of reason, as their practised conclusions. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

I wish your author could revise his opinions and condemn all display in ads. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Henry Lawson Then, after a brief comparison of opinions concerning the probable duration of the weather which had arrived, they bade each other good night, and the darkness swallowed the serious man. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Maria Edgeworth Nothing was elicited from him, even by Lady Davenant; nor did the collision of all their opinions throw any light upon the matter. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Andrew Lang The scholars who hold these opinions see that several things in the Homeric picture of life are based on Mycenaean facts; for example, the size of the shields and their suspension by baldrics. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Pity was the prevailing sentiment amongst the mob; but the opinions varied much as to the probable criminality of the prisoner. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Godwin made her an offer of marriage to which, however, his religious opinions presented an insuperable barrier. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

It would be pleasant neither for you nor for me for you to have to meet him, in my house, when you hold the opinions of him which you say you do. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Walter Scott In presence of General Campbell, I tell you, that though to breed you up in my own political opinions has been for many years my anxious wish, I am now glad that it could not be accomplished. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Indeed, I have read the Gospel to those who have asked me; and be sure I have never been so foolish as to obtrude my opinions upon them. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Henry James She had her opinions as to the character of many famous works of art, differing often from Ralph with great sharpness and defending her interpretations with as much ingenuity as good-humour. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Robert Green Ingersoll We are allowed to investigate all subjects in which we feel no particular interest, and to express the opinions of the majority with the utmost freedom. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope He’s not quick, you know, as you are, and he has no enthusiasm on any subject — but he has opinions, and sound opinions too. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton I have never taken my books seriously; but I take my opinions quite seriously. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope When a man who has been rejected by a lady expresses a generally ill opinion of the sex, we are apt to ascribe his opinions to disappointment rather than to judgment. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Its opinions and good favour were so essential. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Such opinions in a conservative countryside carry with them a reputation for either abnormal cleverness or abnormal folly. Politics and the Mayfly by John Buchan

Oliver Goldsmith What a medly of opinions have they not broached upon the creation of the world. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

It was perfectly astonishing to hear men, who, on other subjects, were sane of judgment, utter their opinions upon this. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

George Gissing You know very well my opinions about that kind of thing. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Edgar Allan Poe Such opinions need no comment, and I will make none. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf If opinions upon any of these matters had been chalked on the pavement, nobody would have stooped to read them. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Wilkie Collins ON former occasions of doubt or difficulty, it had always been Oscar’s habit to follow the opinions of others. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

David Hume Among a thousand different opinions which different men may entertain of the same subject, there is one, and but one, that is just and true; and the only difficulty is to fix and ascertain it. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

Those I have talked with don’t hold these absurd opinions that you put down to them. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Virginia Woolf And happily in this age of biography the two pictures often do complete each other, so that we are able to interpret the opinions of great men not only by what they say, but by what they do. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

I am by you reduced to the level of a score of girls that I know, with no pursuits, no fixed principles, no opinions of their own, no ideas. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope At that period, two years since, his stepmother still conceived high hopes of him, even though he would occasionally utter in her presence opinions which seemed to be terrible. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell I am sorry I cannot alter my opinions as easily as you. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Thomas Love Peacock CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. He is somewhat out of his element here: among such a diversity of opinions he will hear some he will not like. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Henry James She never alluded to her mother’s domestic decrees; she never quoted the opinions of the marquis. The American by Henry James [1877]

Watkin Tench Their cultivation is yet in its infancy, and therefore opinions should not be hastily formed of what it may arrive at, with moderate skill and industry. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Arthur Conan Doyle Brother veterans sniggered about it, women whispered, some pitied, some derided; but amid all the conflict of opinions Bolsover alone seemed to be absolutely unconcerned. The Colonel’s Choice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sinclair Lewis Lulu considered him a stick, and Deacon Bains held in aversion his opinions on alfalfa. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Julian Hawthorne I had never heard him argue a case before a jury; but had I been the presiding judge himself, I was convinced that Calbot could have moulded my opinions to whatsoever issue he had pleased. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Anthony Trollope But there were and had been various opinions on this difficult point, as the laws of hunting are complex, recondite, numerous, traditional, and not always perfectly understood. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Marie Corelli To him, though the sayings and opinions of the famous “Gys Grandit” were not exactly new, there was something terrible in hearing him utter them with such bold and trenchant meaning. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

G. K. Chesterton But his temperate opinions were loudly and positively uttered, as in the deep and resonant voice which was now booming down the passages. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

His doctrines were a complete revolution of the prevailing opinions of all antiquity. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Virginia Woolf But it is just when opinions universally prevail and we have added lip service to their authority that we become sometimes most keenly conscious that we do not believe a word that we are saying. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jane Austen Facts or opinions which are to pass through the hands of so many, to be misconceived by folly in one, and ignorance in another, can hardly have much truth left. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Virginia Woolf And not only did Miss Wodehouse think her right in wishing to earn money; Miss Wodehouse ‘showed she agreed with my opinions by her actions. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Anthony Trollope In regard to all this the reader may take the settled opinions of Mrs. Demijohn and of Holloway as being nearly true. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Hawthorne’s own family did not know what his religious opinions were — only that he was religious. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Arnold Bennett The wages of the executioners and their assistants were discussed, and differences of opinions led to ferocious arguments. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Then he delayed for a rapid and comprehensive exchange of opinions and ideas, successfully blending military subordination with American equality in his manner. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Willa Cather Almost without realizing what he was doing, he tried to think things out and to justify his opinions to himself, so that he would have something to say when the Erlich boys questioned him. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope The squatters regarded him as an interloper, and as a man holding opinions directly averse to their own interests — in which they were right. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Secret contempt of women, coupled with a smooth and adulatory manner towards them, show only too plainly the school in which these opinions have been formed. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Virginia Woolf And then Nature, in whom she trusted, either played her a trick or worked a miracle — again, opinions differ too much for it to be possible to say which. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

G. K. Chesterton This then was the first of the doctrines or opinions of Browning: the hope that lies in the imperfection of man. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

The law will do nothing for him, and a boycott of his books might be preached with immunity by any class of men not liking his opinions on the question of industrial slavery or antipaedobaptism. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope But he who sings the praise of it may be the most inconstant of mankind, and may know that he is deceiving his hearers as to his own opinions — at any rate, as to his own practice. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Guy de Maupassant His manner was frank; he spoke rapidly and without restraint, giving his opinions without any tact. Friend Joseph (L'Ami Joseph) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Virginia Woolf Such words help one to muffle up opinions which it would be highly impolitic to speak outright. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing Though overcome by the joy of such an utterance, he felt that, considering the opinions and position of Buckland Warricombe, he was perhaps guilty of ill manners. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Caballeros, credit me or not, political feeling ran so high in those days that I do not believe I could have been fascinated by the charms of a woman of Royalist opinions . A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Meredith And he was a modest boy, though his uncle encouraged him to deliver his opinions freely and argue with men. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sinclair Lewis I’d love it!” Mabelle cooked supper, banging the pans a good deal and emitting opinions of a house that had no porcelain sink, no water taps, no refrigerator, no gas or electricity. Land by Sinclair Lewis

Do your political opinions forbid your having your mother, I should say Madame Gerdy, nursed by a nun of St. Vincent?” “My dear Herve, you —” “Ah! I know what you are going to say. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edmund Burke I have little to recommend my opinions but long observation and much impartiality. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Philip Sidney Herein may much be said; let this suffice: the poets did not induce such opinions, but did imitate those opinions already induced. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

H. G. Wells His opinions and attitudes had developed and matured and so had mine. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Olaf Stapledon Whatever their diverse opinions of the stuff, all could enjoy a conspiracy. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Helen Zimmern As a foreigner Miss Edgeworth was enabled to visit at the houses of all factions, and she found much entertainment in hearing their opinions and diametrically opposite views. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

George Gissing She sought for opinions and arguments which were congenial to her mood of discontent, all but of revolt. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

In short, the various opinions would fill a volume. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Henry Handel Richardson For Mamsell Mimi knew life; she had also frank and cynical opinions about it, and a sprightly, over-charged tongue. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

They would neither of them see that Rousseau himself recoiled from many of his own opinions and conclusions. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Truth absolute, he says, means an ideal set of formulations towards which all opinions may in the long run of experience be expected to converge. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Erratic opinions when duly veiled are generally allowed; but this concession is of little worth. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

George Gissing Agatha was intelligent, and fairly well read in modern authors; no need to conceal one’s opinions in conversation with her. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The opinions of a people are derived from its constitution; although the law does not regulate morality, it is legislation that gives it birth. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Maria Edgeworth As M. de Connal approached, he gave them full leisure to form their opinions as to his personal appearance. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

G. K. Chesterton Shaw has many of the actual opinions of Tolstoy. Like Tolstoy he tells men, with coarse innocence, that romantic war is only butchery and that romantic love is only lust. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Maria Edgeworth Children have sufficient penetration to discover the opinions of others by their countenance and manner, and their sympathy is quickly influenced by the example of those around them. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Various opinions have been held regarding the lady whom he selected to share his lot. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

What opinions the masses hold, or do not hold, is looked on as a matter of indifference. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Oliver Goldsmith What a medly of opinions have they not broached upon the creation of the world? Sanconiathon, Manetho, Berosus, and Ocellus Lucanus, have all attempted it in vain. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

George Meredith Statistics, upon which his master and friends, after exchanging opinions in argument, always fell back, frightened him. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

James Anthony Froude They stand for something which we regard as real, yet we are not bound to any actual opinions about them. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

The opinions also which were mingled with these inquiries, or which she allowed to appear, were not less strange. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Elizabeth Gaskell She replied out in her usual tone: ‘I do not think that I have any occasion to consider your special religious opinions in the affair. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jane Austen There was nothing less for Lady Russell to do, than to admit that she had been pretty completely wrong, and to take up a new set of opinions and of hopes. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Marie Corelli I confess that I share his opinions somewhat. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

We must have an honest man who sympathizes with the opinions of Baron d’Escorval — an old soldier who fought under Napoleon, if possible. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Acts that were crimes in my day are now venial errorsopinions that were scandalous are now the mark of “advanced thought. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Watkin Tench Here the ceremony ended, unaccompanied by any invocation to a superior being, or any attendant circumstance whence an inference of their religious opinions could be deduced. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

H. G. Wells His opinions of the directing wisdom at home were unquotable. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle I cannot change my opinions even to win Enid. I am sure that she would take the same view. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Edgar Allan Poe Nevertheless he is confirmed in his instinctive opinions by the voice of all his brethren. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

I cannot say what answer Dickens would have returned to an enquiry as to his creed, but the nature of his religious opinions is obvious enough. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Anthony Trollope Somebody, I think, had told her that there were among us one or two whose opinions were not exactly orthodox according to the doctrines of the established English church. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

In fact, the diversity of opinions is amusing. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

It seems that in earlier life he had quarrelled with his relations — from a difference in opinions of belief. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

I need not tell you that my opinions are opposed to a professional career for any young lady brought up in my establishment, however highly gifted. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Inside his boundary, he had neat phrases, opinions in packets. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope In such a matter as this I should not be justified in allowing your opinions to have weight with me. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley Girls ought to have no opinions at all. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The common people manifested their opinions more openly. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Willa Cather He had nothing behind him to shape his opinions or colour his feelings about what was going on in Europe; he could only sense it day by day. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Tout le monde alors parla du comte de Bismarck. Les opinions furent très partagées. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Although the point of emphasis may vary, the writer who refuses to sell his opinions is always branded as a mere egoist. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Henry James He was now thirty-three — young enough to suggest possibilities of ardent activity and old enough to have formed opinions that a simple woman might deem it an intellectual privilege to listen to. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

James Clerk Maxwell Such indeed is the respect paid to science, that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recals some well-known scientific phrase. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Henry Handel Richardson How did the teachers feel about it? — and she ran her eyes over the row, to learn their opinions from their faces. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

But Colonel Shiel was fortunate in obtaining several opinions of Mahomet that — “The worst of men is the seller of men” — was a powerful auxiliary. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The consequence is natural; satisfied with common nature, they become a prey to prejudices, and taking all their opinions on credit, they blindly submit to authority. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Sinclair Lewis She had found his attentions flattering; she had taught him to wear his clothes and his political opinions well; she had met a richer man; and she had got out. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Should you become authors, express your opinions freely; defend them rarely. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Elizabeth Gaskell I’m afraid I must own, that I think your opinions are the oldest and mustiest I have met with this long time. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Robert Louis Stevenson To trust a note to him! But I’ll give the benefit of my opinions to Lady Whitecross when we two forgather. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is well to be reminded that Gandhi started out with the normal ambitions of a young Indian student and only adopted his extremist opinions by degrees and, in some cases, rather unwillingly. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Their opinions are as strong as ours have ever been, and they have not had our West Indian experience. North America by Anthony Trollope

David Hume The case is not the same with moral principles, as with speculative opinions of any kind. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

H. G. Wells It occurred to me to ask myself why I should defer and qualify my opinions to him. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope But that had been twenty years ago, and Mr Gresham’s opinions had been matured and, perhaps, corrected by age. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen So far as one can say, he was quite sincere in his concealed opinions at all events. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

The driver of the red cab, confident in the strength of his own moral principles, like many other philosophers, was wont to set the feelings and opinions of society at complete defiance. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Willa Cather From what evidence Mrs. Kronborg formed her opinions on this and other matters, it would have been difficult to say, but once formed, they were unchangeable. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Guy de Maupassan The arrangement of the rooms took a long time, for everyone’s ideas and opinions had to be consulted, and then the cart from Les Peuples arrived, and had to be unloaded in the rain. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins Our physical constitutions have, as I take it, more to do with the actions which determine other people’s opinions of us (as well as with the course of our own lives) than we generally suppose. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

James Joyce He turned smiling to the others and said: — I think I am voicing the opinions of all present in saying so much. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Mrs. Gaskell I was surprised to hear his opinions quoted as authority at a visit which I paid to Cranford about a year after he had settled in the town. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Wilkie Collins Having only undertaken in the present narrative to lead the way along a succession of events, the writer declines to follow modern examples by thrusting himself and his opinions on the public view. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Peter Nicholls, I was glad to find, was in good spirits, and gradually changing his opinions with regard to the powers and value of the camels. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The one Is the frivolous pastime of devils; the other the Great Architect Hath left to there disputes, perhaps to move His laughter at their quaint opinions wide. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Francis Bacon And both these opinions do not want their supports. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Rafael Sabatini At least he talked no more of damnation, nor took any further thought for Sir Oliver’s opinions and beliefs concerning the hereafter. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith Her opinions embitter her mother’s last days. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Charles Dickens This was pretty well, I think, for a Protestant Church, which had displaced the Romish Church because people had a right to their own opinions in religious matters. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Edith Wharton He had distracted her by beginning to talk of Dick; and besides, much as Darrow’s opinions interested her, his personality had never fixed her attention. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

John Locke And yet these, of all men, hold their opinions with the greatest stiffness; those being generally the most fierce and firm in their tenets, who have least examined them. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Henry James Our opinions have always been painfully divergent, but I freely forgive him his zealous attempts to unscrew my head-piece and set it on hind part before. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins But, when you not only hold the most abominable political opinions, but actually proclaim those opinions in public, I am amazed at your audacity in writing to me. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H. G. Wells He rarely ventured opinions to be shot at. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Thomas Hardy No man fully realizes what opinions he acts upon, or what his actions mean. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope George Roden took upon himself to have opinions of his own; and would not hold his peace in the presence of Mrs. Vincent, to whom those opinions were most unacceptable. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]