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Assumption Quotes

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The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

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We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

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Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

I never attempt to make money on the stock market.
I buy on the assumption that they could close the market
the next day and not reopen it for five years.
- Warren Buffett

It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT
community is the right to be queer-the right to be
free of the heterosexual assumption.
- Jasmine Guy

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and
consistency in our moral thinking is likely,
in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer

We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation,
just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate
and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
- Joe Slovo

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed,
will not suffice.
Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption
about the human condition.
- E. O. Wilson

You proceed from a false assumption:
I have no ego to bruise.
- Leonard Nimoy

The basic assumption of the secular society is that
modernity overcomes religion.
- Ulrich Beck

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals
had radically different motivations from everyone else.
- Gary Becker

The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted
much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted
before observation had taken the place of assumption.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition,
or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Stephen Bayley

I thin many people's deviant behavior starts with dreams
because dreams are so non-linear...
as if there's an assumption that everything has to
be linear or has to be plotted.
- Robyn Hitchcock

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world,
there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
- Jeff Hawkins

If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life.
Start with that assumption.
- Henry Hampton

We now have a whole culture based on the assumption
that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
- Stephen Vizinczey

One of the most difficult things to contend with in
a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff
that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
- Jean Kerr

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The persecuting spirit has its origin...
in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
- John Fiske

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal,
as developed by Freud, is largely right.
- Peter Gay

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with,
that physics has one method, chemistry another,
and biology a third.
- Thomas Huxley

The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests
on the assumption that it preserves its identity,
or continues to be the same thing in the respect described,
that it will behave in future situations as it has in past.
- Frank Knight

If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the
particulars of concrete experience,
and no postulate or general assumption is inherent
in science until its proceedings become systematic,
or the truths already reached give direction to further research.
- Chauncey Wright

In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline
and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained,
on the assumption that if I get bored,
my readers are going to be even more bored.
- Raymond E. Feist

If a radical devolution of powers was possible,
it would have been done before.
The assumption of states' rights is gone.
There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and
there's no support for it in public opinion.
- James Q. Wilson

I've been worked over by the English press because
there's an assumption that my politics are identical with my wife's,
and for that matter that my wife's politics are identical
with her politics of 20 years ago.
- Stephen Rea

I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize,
whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been,
officially, that Serbia would receive no support;
and what I had said must influence the German Government
to take the matter seriously.
- Edward Grey

This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto,
then, must not be confined to matters of religion,
education, and social uplift; it must deal with such
fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
- Carter G. Woodson

And the Russians certainly don't have it.
If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook.
And that's me, the nice American.
The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer.
- Esther Dyson

There's an assumption in many of these cultures that
these children are mentally retarded,
when in fact they're not at all.
I saw how the operation affects the child,
as well as the child's family and often the village.
- Roma Downey

I think that my main criticism in that book was directed
at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species,
rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species.
- George C. Williams

I think that's created a healthy environment.
The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was
this assumption that the two of us were looking at
each other with rage and resentment,
which was also not the case.
- Adam Arkin

The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic...
for the grounds for that love have always been the
assumption that we ought to realize that we are the
same the whole world over.
- Germaine Greer

You know, I start with the assumption that -or with,
with the belief that this president has to succeed.
We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success.
His success is the country's success.
- Michael Bloomberg

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that,
purely as a result of having been made,
cause the expected or predicted event to occur and
thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'
- Paul Watzlawick

The place was crawling with youngsters.
It was good, because the kids were good.
I can't make a general assumption.
Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me,
that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.
- Adam Arkin

There can be no assumption that today's majority is
"right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong."
A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes
with no rights or interests of others is not to be
condemned because it is different.
- Warren E. Burger

If some woman tells me how she feels about something,
my immediate assumption is that she wants an answer,
or that she wants me to solve her problem.
In fact, all she wants to do is share,
or show how she feels.
- Fred Ward

I'll tell you what the real problem is:
These people are working under the assumption that
they know better about what is good for kids,
what kids need to learn to get ahead in this world.
- Daniel Greenberg

The assumption that nature is all there is,
and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places,
makes it possible for natural science to be confident
that it can explain such things as how life began.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The assumption is that the right kind of society is
an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being,
but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions,
instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
- Herbert Read

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has
nearly always been hampered by the false assumption
that the object was not so much to inquire into what
is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.
- Eduard Hanslick

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the Core of Our Suffering
are those Self-Imposed Limitations (Assumptions)
of which We are Completely Unaware.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't make assumptions.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

"Beginner Mind" is a Zen Buddhist term
that describes moving past our assumptions
of the nature of our life,
and really SEEING our surroundings -
especially the people we interact with -
with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Differences challenge assumptions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is malleable.
A new cache of diaries can shed new light,
and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.
- Ken Burns

In a start-up company, you basically throw out all
assumptions every three weeks.
- William Lyon Phelps

If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed,
then this seriously affects the final result,
even though the same body of data might be used.
- Charles Francis Richter

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

There was a lot of stress and assumptions made without me even saying anything,
which was very upsetting.
- Craig Stevens

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
- Marshall McLuhan

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only
the starting point of systematic analysis,
for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
- Gary Becker


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