Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe, (1814-1896) Abolitionist author

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote

“Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.”

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

Politicians get the public to spout the opinion they want to justify oppressing others.

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

Politicians strive to influence our thinking, but half the country thinks differently from the other half. Public opinion is terribly manipulated, but there are many who do see what is going on.

Mike, Norwalk

Umm kinda. Sheeple can be swayed to opine about most anything if the perception is the herd is thinking it. Take Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin's last election for example. The facts concerning voter fraud and how few votes he really got is not swayed by private opinion. Public opinion ;-(as seen on TV)-; is almost omnipotent in accepting the criminal as their head executive.

jim k, Austin, Tx

Sometimes true, but it didn't stop Obama Care.

Mike, Norwalk

jim, good example


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