1. "A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought."
- Quote by Warren Buffett
2. "Never confuse truth and the latest public opinion poll."
- Quote by Orrin Woodward
3. "And a few months later, an opinion poll found that 54 percent of the American people wanted the United Nations to become a world government with power to control the armed forces of all nations, including the United States."
- Eric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons
4. "On Dantooine, when Mara made me stop using the Force like a crutch, I had a lot of time to think about things. I realized I was using the force too much. Uncle Luke uses it like an advisor, or sometimes a power source. Others use it like a vibroblade, some like an opinion poll, and others yet like a whole variety of tools. I thought all about that, and I guess I chose to follow in Uncle Luke's footsteps." -Anakin"
- Michael A. Stackpole, Onslaught (Dark Tide
5. "A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in early 1992 showed that public opinion on welfare changed depending on how the question was worded. If the word welfare was used, 44 percent of those questioned said too much was being spent on welfare (while 50 percent said either that the right amount was being spent, or that too little was being spent. But when the question was about assistance to the poor, only 13 percent thought too much was being spent, and 64 percent thought too little was being spent."
- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
6. "I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote."
- Quote by Ann Coulter
7. "I wonder how far Moses would have gone if he’d taken a poll in Egypt?"
- Quote by Harry Truman
8. "What can it matter to me,' he says, 'whether people read my books or not? It may matter to (the critics) -- but I have too much money to want more, and if the books have any stuff in them it will work by and by. I do not know nor greatly care whether they are good or not. What opinion can any sane man form about his own work? Some people must write stupid books just as there must be junior ops and third-class poll men. Why should I complain of being among the mediocrities? If a man is not absolutely below mediocrity let him be thankful -- besides, the books will have to stand by themselves some day, so the sooner they begin the better."
- Quote by Samuel Butler
9. "recent IBM poll of fifteen hundred CEOs identified creativity as the number-one leadership competency of the future."
- Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators