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Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes
parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
- Dean Acheson

Drama assumes an order.
If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order -
a way of surprising.
- Vaclav Havel

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue,
and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
- Robert M. Hutchins

 

When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays,
everybody assumes that's the end.
Here's another who's never going to write well again.
- Richard Russo

Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future...
They have got to step up.
- Jeff Sessions

A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence.
An evil mind, then an evil face.
- Jimmy Sangster

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Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an
argument that assumes its own conclusions,
and proves nothing.
- Johann Most

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator,
and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
- E. M. Forster

When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
- Gennaro Angiulo

When a man assumes a public trust
he should consider himself a public property.
- Thomas Jefferson

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility.
He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life
is in some sense exemplary,
that the particular will turn out to be universal.
- Martin Amis

This assumes an upward revision of the European Budget,
which is precisely what Jacques Chirac refuses to do.
On the contrary, he has demanded a reduction.
- Laurent Fabius

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and
committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
- Victor Kiam

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes
will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes
a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
- James Madison

It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship
of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy
in the coming millennium.
I think the USA is ready for that challenge!
- Wilson Greatbatch

As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes
objects differing in shape,
So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
- Marcus Aurelius

This is an important book, the critic assumes,
because it deals with war.
This is an insignificant book because it deals with
the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
- Virginia Woolf

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes
parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
- Dean Acheson

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

Once imbued with the idea of a mission,
a great nation easily assumes that it has the means
as well as the duty to do God's work.
- J. William Fulbright

The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ,
the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church
while our Saviour was on earth,
and this organization was designed to be perpetual.
- Charles Hodge

The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes
that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
- Lyman Abbott

The great disadvantage of our present electoral system
is that it freezes the pattern of politics,
and holds together the incompatible because everyone
assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered.
- Roy Jenkins

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that
it is equivalent to rationality,
because it assumes a model of reality in which all
events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another
person is essential to your own...
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love,
the greater the jealousy.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Newt correctly assumes that the American public is
beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish
the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go.
We have a chance to lead it there.
- Pete du Pont

Everyone assumes America must play the leading role
in crafting some settlement or compromise between the
Israelis and the Palestinians.
But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned
against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
- Ron Paul

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith,
and inconsistent with it.
But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith,
for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -
a thing which can never be demonstrated.
- Tryon Edwards

On the other hand, in a society whose communication
component is becoming more prominent day by day,
both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that
language assumes a new importance.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Such being the nature of mental life,
the business of psychology is primarily to describe
in detail the various forms which attention or conation
assumes upon the different levels of that life.
- Samuel Alexander

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always
assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics;
just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper.
Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed
to study anything without reproach.
- Aleister Crowley

Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad,
there is always an executive that gets more nervous
than usual and thinks that if they change the music,
the film will become a masterpiece.
- Maurice Jarre

The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed
blind men feeling their way around a room,
each believing himself in mortal peril from the other,
whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
- Henry A. Kissinger

When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions
made in a statute are legitimate and which are not,
he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation,
because all legislation makes distinctions.
- Robert Bork

Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting.
They're generally smarter and more interesting,
but they're often very short.
So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
- Liev Schreiber

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What
did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century
way of thinking about art,
because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
- Laurie Anderson

The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally.
It assumes that people are too stupid,
too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether
and under what conditions to consume drugs.
The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
- Larry Elder

You have to edit the material.
That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating
in relation to the material.
Not all minds are the same.
Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice.
The selection of the subject, the shooting,
editing and length are all aspects of choice.
- Frederick Wiseman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory,
but it can be a very isolating experience.
- Sophia Bush

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

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

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

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

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

It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery:
the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes,
and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.
- Francoise Sagan

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force...
We must assume behind this force the existence of a
conscious and intelligent Mind.
This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
- Max Planck

I would assume the case will never be closed.
- Richard M. Helms

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

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

Most discussions of decision making assume that only
senior executives make decisions or that only senior
executives' decisions matter.
This is a dangerous mistake.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry.
They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.
- Dick Cavett

Talking in one language and talking in another,
I think inevitably, produce two different personalities,
as far as I've seen in other people.
I assume it does the same for me.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

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

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

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

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris


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