Public Opinion Quotes

When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one. Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs. Robert Peel

Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. W L Mackenzie King

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. Edith Sitwell

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average person. Dean Inge

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. Tacitus

It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so. Friedrich von Schiller

I had grown tired of standing in the lean and lonely front line facing the greatest enemy that ever confronted man – public opinion. Clarence Darrow

Popular applause veers with the wind. John Bright

No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion. Robert Peel

If you follow public opinion on issues which are riddled with peoples fears, it’s a spiral race to the bottom. Diana Abbott