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We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

 

You can safely assume that you've
created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates
all the same people you do.
- Anne Lamott

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colley Cibber

We assume that celebrities have it easy and so love
to watch them having to endure a bit of hardship.
- Shirley Jones

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One of the great problems with Americans is that -
being a decent people -
they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
- Meir Kahane

People assume you can't be shy and be on television.
They're wrong.
- Diane Sawyer

If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up,
and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to,
then I assume that the audience is doing the same.
- Rick Derringer

We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good.
We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body.
Educate yourself!
- Paul Prudhomme

It is always incorrect to assume you can know what
someone's moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
- Stanley Fish

Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity
will we respect? For whose well-being will we,
as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women,
as the longevity of the male population increases,
the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I shall not change my course because those who assume
to be better than I desire it.
- Victoria Woodhull

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven
impossible to deter and we should assume that it will
continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
- Al Gore

I would assume most people hate my character.
But I'm hoping that I'm the character you love to hate.
- Charlotte Ross

Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact
assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
- Alfred de Vigny

We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the
responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.
We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
- Eric Hoffer

One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult,
but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
- George Orwell

Some people argue that we should limit choice in favour of good local services.
My response is simple: why should we assume those two
concepts are mutually exclusive?
- John Hutton

When I say something untrue on the air,
I mean for it to be transparently untrue.
I assume people know when I'm just saying something for effect.
Or to be funny.
- Ira Glass

Nobody can assume that, to a writer,
everything is off-limits.
- Ann Beattie

The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often
only the despoilers of the Many.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I assume that if people get to know me,
they'll like me.
If they don't, it's not my problem.
- Mira Sorvino

I don't know why they're doing it.
I have to assume that their motives are positive,
not negative.
But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state.
- Gray Davis

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also
can more than handle a difficult husband,
and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom
as a mother and wife myself.
- Patricia Richardson

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
- Lester Bangs

Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today,
it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of
waltz in the park back then.
- Larry David

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

White collar conservative flashin down the street,
pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume
my kind will drop and die,
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
- Jimi Hendrix

Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young.
- Martha Beck

Never assume the obvious is true.
- William Safire

By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept.
11 and the aftermath.
If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate.
- David Rockefeller

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it.
Most people are so impatient; they just assume that
the person with hearing loss is being rude,
or slow-witted.
- Marion Ross

My observation is that women are merely waiting for
their husbands to assume leadership.
- James Dobson

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents
come to a grinding halt at their conception.
- Alan Bennett

It is like we are obliged to assume that the government
is only doing what it says it is doing.
- James Bovard

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
- John D. Rockefeller

The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels,
yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
- Peter Straub

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist,
or if they have existed up until now,
that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
- Max Planck

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing,
that no man, especially a Christian man,
has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
- Leo Tolstoy

There's always a reaction based on fear.
People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war,
then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
- Ed Harris

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone
else on the planet shaving.
So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too.'
- Mitch Hedberg

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act,
in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards.
This is a complete fallacy.
- John Barrow

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped
over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
- E. B. White

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

I assume you know what to do with this.
That's why you were hired.
- Grant Tinker

You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV,
they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years
old and they do a lot of research about the things they're interested in.
- Tabitha Soren

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it
to be an essential part of that integrity which alone
entitles a man to assume responsibility.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you'd put a column thing in there.
- Ken Thompson

If an adult uses violence on a child,
the child will naturally assume that he too,
has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker.
- Dora Russell

I answered their questions truthfully and honestly,
but I would prefer not to say more.
I assume the information was routed back and that is
why I was not called to testify.
- Jeff Gannon

On the basis of Lorentz's theory, if we limit ourselves
to a single spectral line,
it suffices to assume that each atom (or molecule)
contains a single moving electron.
- Pieter Zeeman

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right
functional relationship to society -
more briefly,
to find your real job, and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We as Americans assume that big companies are bad,
and big power companies are even worse.
- Frank Luntz

The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes
people assume that if it's a new song,
it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
- Richard Marx

I think the biggest problem working with me would be that I'm an only child,
and so I have an internal dialogue that goes on that
I just assume you can hear.
- Maynard James Keenan

One is actually the democracy here, you know,
people are, people assume that this election means
that there is democracy in Pakistan.
There is no democracy.
- Imran Khan

If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible,
we rewrite the rule book and assume that God,
as a good democrat, will go along.
- James L. Buckley

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that
the object of life is happiness.
- George Orwell

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

I beg of you...
never assume an inner or an outer pose,
never a disguise.
- Gustav Mahler

What a profound significance small things assume when
the woman we love conceals them from us.
- Marcel Proust


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