Opinions Don’t be swayed just because they say it’s public opinion. Remember, public opinion is simple what everybody else thinks. Don’t be swayed just because they say it’s public opinion. Remember, public opinion is simple what everybody else thinks.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »A fellow can’t keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it.Don’t be one to remember everything lent, but forget everything borrowed.Public opinion is a second conscience.Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods –moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former –but no opinion.