The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Lives Most Opinions Other Passions
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Eccentric Every Fear Now Once
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.