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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Opinion
 
  Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places.
            —C. C. Colton
  1
  Social opinion is like a sharp knife. There are foolish people who regard it only with terror, and dare not touch or meddle with it; there are more foolish people, who, in rashness or defiance, seize it by the blade, and get cut and mangled for their pains; and there are wise people, who grasp it discreetly by the handle, and use it to carve out their own purposes.
            —Mrs.
            —Jameson
  2
  Opinions!—they are like the clothes we wear, which warm us, not with their heat, but with ours.
            —Walter Pater
  3
  Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the center of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
            —Arthur S. Schopenhauer
  4
  Opinions, like fashions, always descend from those of quality to the middle sort; and thence to the vulgar, where they are dropped and vanish.
            —Jonathan Swift
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