Assuming Quotes

Assuming Quotes by Nancy Leveson, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bruce Schneier, Jonathan Toews and many others.

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Reliability engineers often assume that reliability and safety are synonymous, but this assumption is true only in special cases.
Nancy Leveson
[An] act of the Congress of the United States… which assumes powers… not delegated by the Constitution, is not law, but is altogether void and of no force.
Thomas Jefferson
Even theologians, even the great theologians of the thirteenth century, even Saint Thomas Aquinas himself did not trust to faith alone, or assume the existence of God.
Henry Adams
I get weary of the European habit of taking our money, resenting any slight hint as to what they should do, and then assuming, in addition, full right to criticize us as bitterly as they may desire.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Why is it that we all – myself included – believe these stories? Why are we so quick to assume that the TSA is a bunch of jack-booted thugs, officious and arbitrary and drunk with power? It’s because everything seems so arbitrary, because there’s no accountability or transparency in the DHS.
Bruce Schneier
I don’t think anything in my game has regressed in the last couple years. I think I’ve only gotten better. I keep wanting to assume more responsibility in all parts of the rink.
Jonathan Toews
Assuming there is an intellect, we’re clearly not this universal intellect or we would know it. So that’s one function of soul.
Peter Adamson
You must assume full responsibility for choosing to pursue power. Know that you alone have chosen to be tested, and then proceed without doubt, remorse, or blame. You alone are responsible.
Mike Livingston
The biggest mistake you can make is assuming that creativity will hit you all at once and the muse will carry you to the end of the book on feather wings while ‘Foster the People’ plays gently in the background. Storytelling is work. Pleasurable work, usually, but it is work.
Maggie Stiefvater
The conservative assumes sickness as a necessity, and his social frame is a hospital, his total legislation is for the present distress, a universe in slippers and flannels, with bib and papspoon, swallowing pills and herb-tea.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the absence of evidence to the contrary, always assume you have the upper hand.
Ronnie Montrose
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
Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise, or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the General Government.
Thomas Jefferson
The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards — material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden.
Wyndham Lewis
In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires.
We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.
Mordechai Vanunu
We, the monarchs, are undoubtedly constants in a constantly changing world. Because we have always been there, but also because we do not get involved in everyday politics. We are aware of the political changes in our societies, but we don’t comment on them. This is where we assume a unique position.
Margrethe II of Denmark
Life can change in the blink of an eye. All you have is right now. So don’t ever put off telling someone how you feel about them, don’t assume that they know, because they might not and it might be too late.
Alexandra Potter
Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME.
Felix Unger
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
Recently, I have come to assume that any call to my landline is from a telemarketer or an automated call from Terminex, letting me know that our regularly scheduled pest-extermination service will occur on its regular schedule. So I usually ignore my home phone.
Susan Orlean
Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Ronald Reagan
I think one must take responsibility for one’s actions and one’s decisions. But one should never take — one should never assume that everything that happens for the good is achieved by one’s self alone.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Never assume that you can make it alone. You need the help of the Lord. Never hesitate to get on your knees in some private place and speak with Him.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I think of the US as an empire. The UK at one point, because of its reach, was an empire. But these megachurches – for me the concern is to not assume they have more authority than they actually have, to not give them a kind of reach that they really don’t possess.
Anthony B Pinn
Everything depends on liking the people and trusting the people. You have to assume that whatever they do will be as good as you want the thing to be and just go ahead with that.
Anne Carson
Assuming that we have trained our imagination to denounce the past, we will not suffer much from unfulfilled wishes.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Any experience, however, trivial in its first appearance, is capable of assuming an indefinite richness of significance by extending its range of perceived connections.
John Dewey
Texture is most evident where dark meets light on the turning edge and at the outer edge. Experience has taught us to assume that the areas in between have similar features.
Rex Brandt
Wilderness, then, assumes unexpected importance as a laboratory for the study of land – health.
Aldo Leopold
In varying degrees, the authority of the dharma was replaced by the authority of the guru, who came, in some traditions, to assume the role of the Buddha himself.
Stephen Batchelor
A man always assumes that others are as virtuous as himself
Orson Scott Card
If aliens are watching us through telescopes, they’re going to think the dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
Jerry Seinfeld
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Donald Trump
We`re not going to have a backlash. We`re going to build a consensus. And I live in the real world, not the kind of fantasy goals that we would all like, but we would never achieve if we go about it in the blunderbuss fashion that your question would assume.
Jerry Brown
There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best.
Nicky Gumbel
[On Napoleon assuming power in France:] The time of Fable is over, the time of History has begun.
Josephine de Beauharnais
Making a good music video isn’t easy. If it were, MTV would still be showing them instead of ’16 and Pregnant,’ which I assume is shot exclusively in Utah.
Daniel Tosh
She, too, had worn a mask in assuming a contempt for him, whilst, as a matter of fact, she completely misunderstood him
Baroness Orczy
I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.
Bob Iger
[T]he central problem of government is a religious one; and anyone who assumes that he can form his political beliefs without consulting his ethics, which have their basis in religious conviction, is deceiving himself either about the true nature of government or his moral responsibility for his actions
H. Verlan Andersen
This whole ‘X Factor’ thing with people assuming I’m going to be a one-hit wonder – that won’t happen with me.
Cher Lloyd
There’s something ugly about a pretty boy who knows he’s pretty and assumes everyone else know it too.
Nova Ren Suma
Whenever Black succeeds in assuming the initiative in maintaining it to a successful conclusion, the sporting spirit of the chess lover feels gratified, because it shows that the resources of the game are far from being exhausted.
Savielly Tartakower
I thought about how easily we are all brainwashed by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume by default that more money equals more success and more happiness, when ultimately happiness is really just about enjoying life.
Tony Hsieh
Don’t assume you’re always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that ‘the turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted.
Today’s comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an act and he told the audience, This is my act. Today’s comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he’s telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
Lenny Bruce
…the unprecedented rise of the Christian Social Party… was to assume the deepest significance for me as a classical object of study.
Adolf Hitler
The biggest misconception usually is to assume that I am a scientist and that I work for scientists. I work for the public to access the surreal and fantastical in science.
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Punk was perfect for lazy people, because anyone could do it–you didn’t even need to know how to play your instrument, assuming you knew how to plug it in. There was really no difference between Sid Vicious and anyone in London who owned a bass.
Chuck Klosterman
It’s rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don’t operate that way.
Jim Garrison
Every time I fail, I assume I will be a stronger person for it. I keep on running figuratively and literally, despite a limp that gets more noticeable with each passing season, because for me there has always been a place to go and a terrible urgency to get there.
Joan Benoit
I think, a lot of times, directors assume that whatever they get from you the first time, whether it be at an audition or on set, is all that you can bring.
Zoe Kazan
It’s safe to assume that no matter where you stand, someone would be happy to be in your shoes, just as you’d be happy to be in someone else’s.
Scott Berkun
I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.
Susan B. Anthony
He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
Kate Chopin
I do think that it’s extremely important with this character show her assuming power with a great deal of grace, and find out how to do things she won’t like – the things she’s called upon to do.
Mary McDonnell
We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, growth and new learning, a time when our courage gives us hope.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
As a professional photographer I take photographs for other people to see – but I want them to see what I see. So I never assume that only a few people will appreciate what I do. At all times, the public should be able to understand what I’ve done, even if they don’t understand how I’ve done it.
Elliott Erwitt
I guess the headline is that you mustn’t tough it out assuming it’s ‘normal’ to feel incredible pain when you’re preggo or post-partum, or be afraid to try a new specialist or a new kind of specialist if you have pain that isn’t getting any better.
Zoe Foster Blake
Art flows more easily when you are not thinking about what ‘should’ be in it or how it ‘should’ be done. The Impressionists taught us to look and see, not assume.
Walter Darby Bannard
Because your own strength is unequal to a task, do not assume it is beyond the powers of man.
Marcus Aurelius
I have heard of that idea [i.e., of Haile Selassie being the reincarnation of Jesus Christ]. I also met certain Rastafarians. I told them clearly that I am a man, that I am mortal, and that…they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that the human being is emanated from a deity.
Haile Selassie
I see depression as an exponentially developed version of a human condition. Meaning I always think in the end it’s humanizing. People who never suffer from depression I find suspect. I assume Donald Trump is not a sufferer from depression.
Daphne Merkin
I don’t make the laws, I just enforce them.” “Then remind me to introduce a new set of laws, since the ones we have clearly assume a level of common sense that’s lacking.
Michelle Sagara
Now it seems that everything in the world stems from sources other than God, since the products of nature have their source in nature; deliberate effects can be traced back to human reason or will as their source. There is no need then to assume that God exists.
Thomas Aquinas
No Christian assumes the Jews are right about everything, but they knew God during tens of centuries during which my ancestors were worshiping trees and eating each other, so when they talk, I listen.
Stephen Graham
I reject what I see as flat-footed accounts of the fundamental structure of the world, where we somehow assume that, because ordinary experience involves middle-sized objects in space and time, that fundamental reality must be essentially like that.
L.A. Paul
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning…and let anything better come as a surprise.
Jules Verne
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife. You insult her intelligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything. She wants all the information you can give her.
David Ogilvy
God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power – of assuming God’s place and relation towards his fellow-men.
Gerrit Smith
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
Thinking about starting a small business? Assume everything will cost twice as much and take twice as long as you think it will.
Dave Ramsey
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
And not only did this great consolidated ecclesiasticism assume to lord it over men’s earthly treasures, but they lorded it over men’s minds, prescribing what men should think and read and write.
George W Truett
A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face.
Jimmy Sangster
Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power–assuming that life itself is the will to power.
Friedrich Nietzsche
[T]he courts are so willing to assume that anything that is predominantly black must be inferior…. The mere fact that a school is black does not mean that it is the product of an unconstitutional violation.
Clarence Thomas
Woman” in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Americans (I, I’m afraid, among them) go around carelessly assuming they’re tolerant the way they go around carelessly saying, ‘You ought to be in pictures.’ But in the clinches, they turn out to be tolerant about as often as they turn out to be Clark Gable.
Margaret Halsey
What he has in addition is pure empathy and projection,” Dr. Bloom said. “He can assume your point of view, or mine – and maybe some other points of view that scare and sicken him. It’s an uncomfortable gift, Jack. Perception’s a tool that’s pointed on both ends.
Thomas Harris
As water by cooling and condensation becomes ice, so thought by condensation assumes physical form. Everything in the universe is thought in material form.
Paramahansa Yogananda
The children of the Reagan Revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership.
Marco Rubio
People assume that they perceive reality as it is, that our senses accurately record the outside world. Yet the science suggests that, in important ways, people experience reality not as it is, but as they expect it to be.
Jonah Lehrer
I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job!
Joseph Morgan
Education today, in this particular social period, is assuming truly unlimited importance. And the increased emphasis on its practical value can be summed up in one sentence: education is the best weapon for peace.
Maria Montessori
We must assume our existence as broadly as we in any way can; everything, even the unheard – of, must be possible in it. This is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most inexplicable.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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 Diabolical sometimes assumes the aspect of the Good, or even embodies itself completely in its form. If this remains concealedfrom me, I am of course defeated, for this Good is more tempting than the genuine Good.
Franz Kafka
For four hundred years European civilization has dominated the world – for better or for worse. It is convenient, and flattering, for Americans to assume that this is all over; but it very rash to do so.
William Pfaff
Whenever I meet people for the first time, I assume that they have a great story to tell and that it’s my job to find it.
Sarah Ferguson
You don’t really get to know people behind the scenes. One can assume that it’s out there, but I have no idea at the end of the day. I hope not.
Mandy Moore
Not to sound too deep or weird, but I assume that the occasions once you pretty take pleasure in surfing are the occasions you are extremely kind of getting a single with nature.
Kelly Slater
Assume any career move you make won’t go smoothly. They won’t. But don’t look back.
Andy Grove
I think acting is a job where you’re always unemployed. You’re always looking for the next job, so I assume that it’s like other jobs that are with that same kind of setup.
Emmy Rossum
I don’t assume, because I can write screenplays, that I know how to write a novel. It’s a very different world. There’s a craft involved in storytelling, and it’s a different kind of craft. But yes, someday I will do that. It just might be awhile.
Melissa Rosenberg
I’ve always wanted to work for, like, “Assume your audience is cleverer than you,” rather than the other way around.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.
Imre Lakatos
So if Arizona sees the federal government isn’t assuming its responsibilities, it creates local laws. But migration and keeping security on the borders is not a local or state issue, it’s a federal issue.
Vicente Fox
I learned about choices and consequences and responsibility. I learned that we all have choices, even when we don’t recognize them, and that those choices have consequences, not just for ourselves, but for others. We must assume responsibility for those consequences.
John Sheridan
No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It’s very easy to judge someone else’s actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do.
Ashly Lorenzana
I’m just trying to get rid of all the mystery surrounding me and let people see what I’m thinking. So they can understand me and stop assuming things about me.
Juliana Hatfield
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you’re cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
Kristin Scott Thomas
I was a real loner in high school, even though people assume I was the head cheerleader.
Kate Bosworth
I assume that our colleagues from both the United States and the European Union will proceed from current humanitarian law and ensure political freedoms and rights of all people, including those who are living in the territory of Baltic states after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
Vladimir Putin
True strategy is about placing bets and making hard choices under conditions of uncertainty, not about assuming plans can remove risk.
Will Evans
In no way would I ever assume when I meet some girl that she wants to sleep with me; that doesn’t enter my mind. I think somebody who did assume that would be such an insufferably arrogant person that you couldn’t be around him.
Rob Lowe
If I’m not with a butch everyone just assumes I’m straight. It’s like I’m passing too, against my will. I’m sick of the world thinking I’m straight. I’ve worked hard to be discriminated against as a lesbian
Leslie Feinberg
When one of my characters becomes aware of a magical element, it might be because the world is wider than we assume it to be, but it might also be a reminder to pay attention to what is here already, hidden only because it’s been forgotten.
Charles de Lint
What borders on the criminal is the poor teaching and neglect of those subjects that deal with the history of ideas and ideals, a knowledge of which is essential to all youth who would assume their place in society as thinking, feeling human beings.
John Mortimer Smith
Never assume that simply having a gun makes you a marksman. You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol than you are a musician because you own a guitar.
Jeff Cooper
The problem with being clever, Serene thought with a sigh, is that everyone assumes you’re always planning something.
Brandon Sanderson
The person of old had the same brilliance of mind that we assume we have now. But that which made a thing become manifest for the first time is our great moment of creative happening.
Louis Kahn
Arjuna, who is the fearless waririor in the story is a very wordly indvidual, we assume with high past lives.
Frederick Lenz
If the rest of his foursome are bunched directly behind his ball, or assume the foetal position with their backs to the tee, the golfer is reminded that his drive tends to be erratic. More cruel yet is for his opponent to stand directly in the projected line of flight, as the safest place to be.
Eric Nicol
Thoroughly to unfold the labyrinths of the human mind is an arduous task…. In order to dive into those recesses and lay them open to the reader in a striking and intelligible manner, ’tis necessary to assume a certain freedom in writing, not strictly perhaps within the limits prescribed by rules.
Sarah Fielding
I’m going to live long enough to live in an America that will assume universal health care is a basic right. That will be amusing and terrific.
Anna Quindlen
We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
True, we must dare look things in the face before we dare think, speak, act, or assume responsibility. If we dare not even look, what else are we good for?
Lu Xun
The prejudice is against men and women – assuming men stay at work. That’s the reason why we don’t have enough women in the halls of power – the prejudice is pushing women to go home.
Brigid Schulte
People probably assume I sleep in my uniform. Then I get up and go to the mall or the market in my uniform.
Sue Bird
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
Gennaro Angiulo
White collar conservative flashin’ down the street,
Pointing that plastic finger at me,
Hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.
Jimi Hendrix
I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
John Mayer
Failure assumes the world is black and white – no gray. I’ve come to find, it’s all gray.
Robert Piper
What we assume, what we have never clearly thought out, controls us.
Morton T. Kelsey
There are many ways of asking a favor; but to assume that you are granting the favor that you ask shows spirit and invention.
Agnes Repplier
I assume then, that you have no real faith in the fondness any of the rest of us may feel for you?”None,’ said Mrs. Halloran.
Shirley Jackson
The core of the Marxist critique of capitalism is that although the individual capitalist is rational (as liberals assume), the capitalist system itself is irrational.
Robert Gilpin
You know people just assume, ‘Well, all my life I’ll be a worrier.’ That doesn’t have to be true. There’s a way to drink from God’s presence so much that worry begins to dissipate.
Max Lucado
I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation
Margaret J. Wheatley
It’s better to just plough ahead. And if I say something they don’t get, I just make fun of myself for assuming that everybody knows everything about where I live.
Bill Burr
Well in the scientific there is virtually no debate over certain things. For example, that we are changing the world. Humans are changing the world very radically, very dramatically. Climate change, which I assume is one of the points you’re alluding to, is at the heart of this.
Elizabeth Kolbert
There are always reasons for people’s behaviour, and it’s easy just to dismiss them and assume that we already know their story, especially if they’re no good at showing their emotions. Life gives you all these knocks, it’s so easy to form a shell to protect yourself. I’ve done it myself.
Kate Dickie
Every text assumes a reader.
Alberto Manguel
If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
Douglas Adams
Those who believe that… detailed rules originate in a certain cause, are as far from the truth as those who assume that the whole law is useless.
Well, what is God, then? God is that which watches. God is neither masculine nor feminine, although God can assume any form. God is that eternal reality that is in everything.
Frederick Lenz
Public opinion: May it always perform one of its appropriate offices, by teaching the public functionaries of the State and of the Federal Government, that neither shall assume the exercise of powers entrusted by the Constitution to the other.
James K. Polk
This may sound mad, but you sort of assume that no one’s going to watch what you do. You go on set, have a lovely time, and then you forget anyone’s going to see it. So it’s always a bit of a shock to be recognized. I get terribly embarrassed.
Olivia Colman
On the human imagination, events produce the effects of time. Thus, he who has travelled far and seen much, is apt to fancy that he has lived long; and the history that most abounds in important incidents, soonest assumes the aspect of antiquity.
James F. Cooper
[W]hen the martyr’s righteous forebrain is exploded by the executioner’s bullet and his mind disintegrates, what then? Can we safely assume that all those millions of neural circuits will be reconstituted in an immaterial state, so the conscious mind carries on?
E. O. Wilson
I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of.
Umberto Eco
Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.
Anneli Rufus
A filmmaker should never assume he’s superior to his subject. I often find that even the simplest topic remains an enigma. The best film portraits not only evoke that enigma but ingest it in a process that renders what’s invisible visible.
Damian Pettigrew
Because, we assume, these days, you just get in a car, you turn the key, and woosh, you’re up the road. Or even now, dare I say, you don’t turn a key; you get in a car and you’re up the road. And yet with this particular car, it was a five-step process to start it. So how do I let the reader know that?
Jacqueline Winspear
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
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred
Jeane Kirkpatrick
If it winds up earlier, you should have a movie picked out. This is assuming she isn’t sending you the ‘let’s go back to my place’ signals. In that case—” “Don’t go there, Bob. Let’s just not go there.
Nora Roberts
Countries do not assume burdens because it is fair, only because it is necessary.
Henry A. Kissinger
History by apprising them [the people] of the past will enable them to judge of the future. . . . It will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men: it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.
Thomas Jefferson
Books and newspapers assume a “common reader” that is, a person who knows the things known by other literate persons in the culture. Obviously, such assumptions are never identical from writer to writer, but they show a remarkable consistency
Edward Hirsch
The unlucky hand dealt to clear and precise writers is that people assume they are superficial and so do not go to any trouble inreading them: and the lucky hand dealt to unclear ones is that the reader does go to some trouble and then attributes the pleasure he experiences in his own zeal to them.
Friedrich Nietzsche
When you write a piece of software you assume a certain type of hardware. If you assume hardware that’s too powerful then you can’t sell many copies cause very few people have that machine. If you assume hardware that’s too simple your product can’t do as much.
Bill Gates
Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross?
Saint Bernard
There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, the application of the result to some fact of nature is absolutely certain.
Alfred North Whitehead
The potential infinite means nothing other than an undetermined, variable quantity, always remaining finite, which has to assume values that either become smaller than any finite limit no matter how small, or greater than any finite limit no matter how great.
Georg Cantor
Christianity does not set faith against thinking. It sets faith against assuming.
Timothy Keller
Loners live among the mob, so the mob mistakes us for its own, presuming and assuming. When the mob gets too close, the truth is revealed. Running or walking away, chased or free, any which way, we tell the mob in effect I don’t need you.
Anneli Rufus
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
Anthony de Mello
If there are degrees of evil, it is hard to say who is more contemptible: the brute who assumes the right to force the mind of others or the moral degenerate who grants to others the right to force his mind.
John Galt
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
But it is a myth to assume that the larger amount of early stimulation you provide, the more beneficial it will be. The truth is that babies can be overstimulated–which is what many parents, intent on beginning to groom their progeny for college in the cradle, end up doing.
Julius Segal
People think that because they’ve seen your name in print, you’re rich. I assume that. But all it means is that there was some intrepid interviewer who bothered to give you a call.
Will Sheff
I want to help people understand how to study the Scriptures with other people, to give them an overview of Scripture and assume that by understanding the Scriptures better, the Holy Spirit
will bring to mind the right stories, the right teachings.
Francis Chan
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
Either these – unsaved people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known.
Dwight L. Moody
It is sentimentalism to assume that the teaching of life can always be fitted to the child’s interests, just as it is empty formalism to force the child to parrot the formulas of adult society. Interests can be created and stimulated.
Jerome Bruner
The European problem is that it assumes that the minute a woman has a child, the mother identity subsumes the professional identity. Now she’s the mother, above all, and we must give her all this time.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways – the ways we react and behave when we love someone.
John Gray
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not, as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.
Muhammad Yunus
Never assume that habitual silence means ability in reserve.
Geoffrey Madan
Assume the best but hire paranoid people.
Evan Williams
[On common water.] Its substance reaches everywhere; it touches the past and prepares the future; it moves under the poles and wanders thinly in the heights of air. It can assume forms of exquisite perfection in a snowflake, or strip the living to a single shining bone cast up by the sea.
Loren Eiseley
I am comforted by life’s stability, by earth’s unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Pearl S. Buck
I think people assume that women write about the domestic sphere. Women write about relationships and family. Men do, too, but then it’s the Great American Novel.
Molly Ringwald
It’s now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.
Jay Sekulow
We may assume that we keep people waiting symbolically because we do not wish to see them and that our anxiety is due not to being late, but to having to see them at all.
Cyril Connolly
Assuming that tomorrow will be the same as today is poor preparation for living. It equips us only for disappointment or, more likely, for shock. To live well, to be mentally healthy, we must learn to realize that life is a work in process.
Joan D. Chittister
Assuming that just because you can hear you can listen is like assuming that just because you can see you can read.
Tony Alessandra
No one has ever understood anything better by assuming that there is no reason for why it is the way it is.
Julian Baggini
I assume this is all part of some brutally simplistic plan you’ve thought up?” “Yes.” “Oh, good.
Eric S. Nylund
The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable.
Paul Broca
Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.
William Godwin
Sometimes magazines will take artist’s creative choices too literally; they assume that I actually live the way I do in music videos. For example: the whole “Dirty” thing. Do you think I wear chaps to the grocery store?
Christina Aguilera
I expect the audience to assume TV is stupid. I accept that it’s my job to overcome it.
Dan Harmon
I think I’ve gotten a pretty fair shake in the music press over the years. The only think that kind of irks me is when people assume that I must be really depressed person because they find my songs to be sad.
Thalia Zedek
Never assume people’s motives. It’s the easiest way to find yourself upset over nothing or misjudging people
The usual reproach against the essay, that it is fragmentary and random, itself assumes the givenness of totality and suggests that man is in control of this totality. The desire of the essay, though, is not to filter the eternal out of the transitory; it wants, rather, to make the transitory eternal.
Theodor Adorno
Individuality is a real power inherent in all and the development and consequent expression of this power enables one to assume the responsibility of directing his own footsteps rather than stampeding after some self-assertive bell-wether.
Charles F. Haanel
When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
Louis C. K.
I have been both overpraised and underpraised. I assume by the time I finish writing — and I plan to go on writing until I’m 90 or gaga — it will all equal itself out.
Edward Albee
The fact that the market is not doing what we wish it would do is no reason to automatically assume that the government would do better.
Thomas Sowell
Never assume the obvious is true.
William Safire
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
If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.
H. L. Mencken
Most people assume that women are responsible for households and child care. Most couples operate that way – not all. That fundamental assumption holds women back.
Sheryl Sandberg
[Sigmund ] Freud assumes that every dream represents the satisfaction of adesire and in the last analysis, of a sexual desire that has its roots in infancy.
Erich Fromm
I am strong-willed, which can be annoying sometimes. And from that I think people assume I have confidence and Hollywood glamour and all that stuff, when actually, in my personal life, sometimes I’m just a goofball.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Young people have many pleasures and many sorrows, because they only have themselves to think of, so every wish and every notion assume importance; every pleasure is tasted to the full, but also every sorrow, and many who find that their wishes cannot be fulfilled, immediately put an end to their lives.
Hermann Hesse
If history is any indication, we should assume that any technology that is going to have a significant impact over the next 10 years is already 10 years old!
Bill Buxton
Don’t assume that your personal moral compass, however admirable it may be, will always give you the right answer to complicated questions that require in-depth analysis.
Joseph Badaracco
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.
Steven Moffat
We arrogantly assume that the nervous system doesn’t really need to be coaxed into romance. That romance comes from some other place.
Marianne Williamson
When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees. I just assume that’s a two-way street. It’s disappointing when it’s not.
Michele Bachmann
Everyone on the Commission assumes that 9/11 resulted from a lack of government action. No one in Washington has raised the question of whether our shortcomings, brought to light by 9/11, could have been a result of too much government.
Ron Paul
For one cannot assume that God exists to help people who are too cowardly and too lazy to help themselves and think that God exists only to make up for the weakness of mankind. He does not exist for that purpose. He has always, at all times, blessed only those who were prepared to fight their own battles.
Adolf Hitler
If you didn’t talk to me to write something, you’re just making stuff up. You’re going by what you think, what you’re assuming. I leave it at that. Read it. Believe what you want. But at the end of the day, if you’ve got a real question, then just come up and ask me, and see who I am as a person.
Jimmy Butler
In so many reviews that I’m reading of ‘The Florida Project,’ everyone is assuming it’s my second film.
Sean Baker
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
Henry David Thoreau
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
Eric Hoffer
Instead of just looking back, whiplash-style, I can assume there’s something else coming. Time just folds over itself, like origami.
People will still make great art, but I think it’s good to assume you will always be a failure. People were believing the opposite.
Wade Guyton
I want to suggest a feeling. It’s ridiculous to assume you can state an opinion. Somebody else can never relate to the lyric in the same way because their whole experience is different. You can only suggest, then people add their own history and experience to the lyrics.
Danielle Dax
It seems to be a natural consequence of our points of view to assume that the whole of space is filled with electrons and flying electric ions of all kinds.
Kristian Birkeland
But it will depend on young people like you being open to new ideas and new possibilities. And it will require young people like you never to stereotype or assume the worst about other people.
Barack Obama
They (the Rothschilds) have never dreamed of being ashamed of their wealth nor of disguising their way of life, no more than they have ever failed to assume their roles and responsibilities as Jews.
Guy de Rothschild
It’s incorrect to assume you can be a fashion editor because you blog, if you don’t have experience to look at fashion in a professional way.
Andre Leon Talley
You assume things, like whatever country has more firepower wins the wars, and that’s actually not true at all.
Max Brooks
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
I know Dark Phoenix is a huge part of the X-Men saga, so I’m assuming they’re at least going to want to touch on it, but I don’t know and I don’t know whether I would want to be involved. That depends on many different things.
Famke Janssen
A poet might die at twenty-one, a revolutionary or a rock star at twenty four. But after that you assume everything’s going to be all right. you’ve made it past Dead Man’s Curve and you’re out of the tunnel, cruising straight for your destination down a six lane highway whether you want it or not.
Haruki Murakami
Often it’s just a short swim from the shipwreck of your life to the island paradise of your dreams, assuming you don’t drown in the metaphor.
Robert Breault
Am I to assume you would rather not have us as clients?”
 “Let me think about that for a nanosecond,” Dickie said. “Yes! Last time you were in my office you tried to kill me.”
 “That’s an exaggeration. Maim you, yes. Kill you, probably not.”

Janet Evanovich
I can see that cinema seems to be finished. Everybody has a bigger screen at home. I’m assuming eventually you won’t need a screen at all – these iPhones will just project.
David Hockney
The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move.
Abraham Pais
Odd how it was so easy for a stranger to assume such familiarity. Especially when those who were supposed to know you best often didn’t, not at all.
Sarah Dessen
Unlearned men of books assume the care,
As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair.
Edward Young
People often assume I assume I am a thrill seeker, but I am not. I do not enjoy roller coasters, and you won’t find me bungee-jumping. … It is a disadvantage that my pursuits are inherently dangerous. A large part of my effort is to reduce risk.
Steve Fossett
I’ve said before I think the best thing about social media is that it brings people together and the worst thing about social media is that it brings people together. You’re assuming that the people following you know what type of person you are and what type of humour you have.
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
A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized. Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don’t see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that. That’s why I write the way I do.
Suzanne Vega
True respect means taking other people’s beliefs seriously and assuming they are adult and intelligent enough to be able to cope with it if you tell them, clearly and civility, why you think they are totally, utterly and disastrously wrong.
Julian Baggini
So many assume the truth is either black or white… It’s all evolution or it’s totally creation, for example. Reality creates consciousness; consciousness creates reality. Actually truth is inclusive, neither black nor white, nor a shade of grey. Indeed, truth is a multicolored spectrum, a beautiful hologram!
Peter Shepherd
When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient.
Laurie Helgoe
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Alan Bennett
It is likely … that human society cannot exist without some source of sacredness. Those states which have sought openly to remove it have tended in the end to assume divinity themselves.
Richard M. Weaver
If children are apparently unable to learn, we should assume that we have not as yet found the right way to teach them.
Marie Clay
But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.
Joseph Sobran
History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge, periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at intervals, casts its too narrow skin and assumes another.
Charles Darwin
Americans assume Canada to be bestowed as a right and accept this bounty, as they do air, without thought or appreciation.
Dean Acheson
I think the genre of comics sometimes overtakes the medium, and people assume that they are kind of frivolous. If you have a good, strong story teller, they can be as affecting as any character in literature. Period.
Chip Kidd
If [Barack] Obama or the boss or the newspapers or anyone else tells you they’re doing this, that, or the other thing, dismiss it or assume the opposite is true, which it often is.
Noam Chomsky
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
It is something I would like to do, to be a manager, but that’s not assuming I will be. It’s something that I can strive towards and see where it takes us.
Michael Carrick
Heroism is about taking an action which represents a breakthrough, and then assuming full responsiblity for it, even if it’s a failure.
Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof
I would do the baby voice and it’s kind of like this character I made up. But in real life, I’m completely different. I’m very smart. I think a lot of people will assume I’m an airhead.
Paris Hilton
The critic interested in a novel manifestation holds his criteria and taste in reserve. Since they were formed upon yesterday’s art, he does not assume that they are ready-made for today.
Leo Steinberg
if any opinion is compelled to silence, that opinion may, for aught we can certainly know, be true. To deny this is to assume our own infallibility.
John Stuart Mill
Assuming that two-thirds of the Senate will not vote to remove the president, what is the alternative? I think we need to explore that in debate… Some have suggested censure. I think it is certainly a possibility that the Senate will decide on some alternative to removing the president from office.
Thad Cochran
Television bosses should stop insulting the public’s intelligence by assuming we are all idiots.
Jeremy Paxman
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
It is, I assume, quite easy to wither into old age, and hard to grow into it.
May Sarton
It is with some violation of the imagination that we conceive of an actor belonging to the relations of private life, so closely do we identify these persons in our mind with the characters which they assume upon the stage.
Charles Lamb
Why do we, then, continue to treat women as if their emotions and comfort, and the postures they might want to assume while in labor, are against the rules?
Ina May Gaskin
If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.
In recent times, more and more human thinking has come to assume that the idea of a universal natural law and the idea of ‘God’ are pointing to one and the same reality.
Wilhelm Reich
We should not assume; however, that just because something is unexplainable by us, it is unexplainable.
Neal A. Maxwell
The planning fallacy is that you make a plan, which is usually a best-case scenario. Then you assume that the outcome will follow your plan, even when you should know better.
Daniel Kahneman
I’ve always considered myself a feminist, which is such a tough word for people. Some people immediately assume that you’re angry or you hate men, which is obviously not true.
Lisa Kleypas
The most important point to remember in developing self-confidence is to take responsibility for who we are. This empowers us. We can change anything, do anything, and be anything when we assume full responsibility for ourselves.
Rachael Bermingham
I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I’m psyched.
Jonah Hill
When you put something down that happened, people often don’t believe it; whereas, you can make up anything, and people assume it must have happened to you.
Andrew Holleran
Shortly after assuming his duties at the White House, Trump hit a home-run by selecting conservative Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Mike Braun
I think any actor will tell you that they always assume they’ll never work again, so every job becomes important.
Patrick Fabian
English Canada must clearly understand that, whatever is said or done, QuГ©bec is, today and forever, a distinct society, that is free and able to assume [the control of] its destiny and its development.
Robert Bourassa
Contact lenses are for vain, weak-willed piglets who swan around showing off: ‘Look everybody, I can see without spectacles. No one at first glance will ever assume I know how to surf the net.’
Greg Proops
I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon
The easiest way to gain someone’s trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you’re just being you and being real. Minimal effort too.
Ashly Lorenzana
I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free.
John Taylor Gatto
With Trump assuming the role of America’s CEO, it may be chaos rather than callousness that threatens to harm his standing with the American voters who are giving him a chance.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
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
Don’t be too assuming, it doesn’t get you anywhere.
Anne Frank
I was nearly a teen-ager before I stopped assuming that everyone I met was Jewish.
Kenneth Lonergan
Assuming, as you grow older, that you’re the guardian of the world’s wisdom, even if you haven’t necessarily lived enough to know what’s right and wrong.
Paulo Coelho
For a long time, we assume we know who we are, until the moment we fully realize who that is; in that moment, identity is no longer predictable, but rather takes the form of a truth that, like any other, can become a sentence with no more than a change of perspective.
Sergio Chejfec
I was constantly told and challenged to live my life as a warrior. As a warrior, you assume responsibility for yourself. The warrior humbles himself. And the warrior learns the power of giving.
Billy Mills
Whenever you hear somebody else is auditioning for something, you sort of assume they’re going to get it. You should try to just ignore it. I don’t find it very helpful to know who else is going up for stuff, generally.
Alden Ehrenreich
It’s hard to write an Evan Hunter novel because I really am starting from scratch. I’m assuming a new voice each time. The McBain voice is set.
Evan Hunter
Now I don’t know why he’s denying them habeas corpus. I can only assume the guys they got detained over there did something really unforgivable. Like remind Obama he was once a professor of Constitutional Law.
Stephen Colbert
Assuming ill motives almost instantly cuts us off from truly understanding why someone does and believes as they do.
Megan Phelps-Roper
I do think women avoid power. Power assumes responsibility and accountability, and I think many, many women want to have it both ways.
Rita Mae Brown
Nowadays, most women just assume they have a right to be in the workplace, and any kind of discrimination they suffer is sort of more creeping.
Romola Garai
Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels.
Dennis Miller
We have an obligation at the local level to do everything we can with the resources we have. And we do those things. But we’re never going to solve homelessness – not here in Portland, not here in any major city in America – if we keep assuming that it is purely a local issue.
Ted Wheeler
We assume a common sense as the necessary condition of the universal communicability of our knowledge, which is presupposed in every logic and every principle of knowledge that is not one of skepticism.
Immanuel Kant
In inventing a model we may assume what we wish, but should avoid impossibilities.
I don’t necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there’s nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be.
Garth Ennis
Assume that your worldview is not borne by the public. More than that: Do not assume that those who think differently are idiots. Before you distrust them, question your own assumptions.
Rolf Dobelli
At least half of the popular fallacies about economics come from assuming that economic activity is a zero-sum game, in which what is gained by someone is lost by someone else. But transactions would not continue unless both sides gained, whether in international trade, employment, or renting an apartment.
Thomas Sowell
How sweet is that? I know I’m no boy expert, but I have heard entire lectures on reading body language, and I have to say that assuming that a person will have forgotten your name is way high on my “indicators of humbleness” list (not that I have one, but I totally have a starting point now).
Ally Carter
Never take biblical interpretation lightly. Never assume you’ve arrived or learned all that you can. Be a lifelong learner, but always apply what you’re learning to yourself in real-life situations. Accurate interpretation is meant to lead to obedience.
Craig Blomberg
The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in… the part he plays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’d never assume an audience was anything but totally receptive and perfect. Seriously, it seems to me that’s the only circumstance you can work under. Otherwise, speaking for myself, you may as well be in the advertising business.
Tom Verlaine
Personally, I don’t see old economics and behavioural economics as opposed. It is useful to assume people are rational as a good approximation to their long term behaviour, but it would be unwise not to think how in practice their behaviour may deviate from that simplifying assumption.
Evan Davis
We all make basic assumptions about things in life, but sometimes those assumptions are WRONG. We must never trust in what we assume, only in what we KNOW.
Darren Shan
Stupidity assumes two forms, it speaks or is silent. Mute stupidity is bearable.
Honore de Balzac
Don’t assume I’m dumb because I wear a suit and tie.
David Mamet
Without love and kindness life is cold, selfish and uninteresting and leads to distaste for everything. With kindness, the difficult becomes easy, the obscure clear; life assumes a charm and it’s miseries are softened. If we knew the power of kindness. we should transform the world into a paradise.
Charles Wagner
Since a calorie is a measure of food energy, you may understandably assume that the more calories you consume, the more energy you’ll have. I certainly believed that. Conventional sports nutrition books had me convinced of it. Yet, in practice, we see that clearly isn’t the case.
Brendan Brazier
The presumption of innocence is not just a legal concept. In commonplace terms, it rests on that generosity of spirit which assumes the best, not the worst, of the stranger.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
I think all happiness depends on the energy to assume the mask of some other life, on a re-birth as something not one’s self.
William Butler Yeats
In relationships it is best to assume nothing.
Jessica Zafra
Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it.
Orson Scott Card
One trait in the philosopher’s character we can assume is his love of the knowledge that reveals eternal reality, the realm unaffected by change and decay.
I think, if you’re a candidate and you want to be totally safe, and assure that what you say is not going to be recorded or broadcast on the Internet, you have to have something like safe cone. Everything is so viral right now that you have to assume as a candidate that anything you say will be broadcast.
Jay Carney
We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Paul Hawken
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Don’t assume there is only one way. Don’t assume that mistakes are a bad thing. Don’t think for one minute that everyone agrees with what ‘good’ is.
Robert Genn
Small town people assume you are a friend if you simply remember their names.
Randal Marlin
No one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems.
Dalai Lama
You assume we are all sexually stable; while on the other hand, as I have become acquainted with people, I find that they are all perverted sinners, one way or another, that the whole
society is corrupt and rotten and repressed and unconscious that it exhibits its repression in various forms of social sadism.
Allen Ginsberg
Before negotiating a raise, start collecting a file of evidence showing how you’ve impacted the bottom line. … Don’t believe there’s no money in the budget. Don’t assume your boss knows how great you’ve been doing. Don’t threaten to leave — you may be given the opportunity.
Pat Heim
To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.
Bell Hooks
People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.
Robert Greene
The fuzzy boundary lines between different readership ages have always puzzled me, so these days I just write what comes, and assume I can fix the mess later with an editor’s help.
Julie Berry
Smart brands never try to appeal to more than their audience group. Assuming you’re audience is one of the segments that watches, it’s your chance to galvanize this specific group, which is larger here than anywhere else, with a bold new idea that can re-magnetize the human/brand connection for a new year.
Joshua Rogers
When a writer calls his work a Romance, it need hardly be observed that he wishes to claim a certain latitude, both as to its fashion and material, which he would not have felt himself entitled to assume had he professed to be writing a Novel.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
We assume that we’ve come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It’s easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day.
Anne Hathaway
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
Many women assume they can’t be good mothers and have challenging careers at the same time, so they might give up trying to do both as they get to a crucial point in their career. Although it can be hard at times, it’s important for women to recognize the benefits of working outside the home.
Susan Wojcicki
The one place where I can relax is on the golf course with my teammates and buddies, assuming I’m hitting the golf ball well. If I’m not, well, that is another story.
Carson Palmer
Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.
Peter Zumthor
A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased, it must be created.
Napoleon Hill
I am praetor of the legion,” Reyna said. “I judge this to be in the best interest of Rome.” “To get yourself killed? To break our oldest laws and travel to the Ancient Lands? How will you even find their ship, assuming you survive the journey?” [Octavian] “I will find them,” Reyna said.
Rick Riordan
It’s nice to win an award, I would assume. I’ve never won one, but I would imagine it’s great. I have no idea what I’ll do.
Seth Rogen
I don’t think we can dignify documents dumped by Wikileaks and just assume that they’re all accurate and true.
Tim Kaine
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own particular ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere by violence with ours.
William James
Don’t assume a parable narrates something that actually happened. Recognize that apocalyptic is filled with symbols. Expect a lot of metaphors in poetry. Don’t treat a proverb as an exception-less absolute.
Craig Blomberg
The conversation people need to have is no longer about women assuming positions of leadership within the existing power structure, it’s about the power structures themselves, it’s about how to go about assuming power, how to change the structures.
Elizabeth Lesser
Once we have found ourselves, we must understand how from time to time to lose–and then to find–ourselves once again: assuming,that is, that we are thinkers. For a thinker it is a drawback to be bound to a single person all the time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Just as we would not traditionally assume that someone is literate if they can read but not write, we should not assume that someone possesses media literacy if they can consume but not express themselves
Henry Jenkins
How many evangelism programs have you encountered in which sharing the gospel assumes no relationship with the customer and Jesus is sold like soap?
Reggie McNeal
we unwittingly project onto God our own attitudes and feelings toward ourselves… But we cannot assume that He feels about us the way we feel about ourselves — unless we love ourselves compassionately, intensely, and freely.
Brennan Manning
Since art exists for humanity it is not unreasonable to assume that humanity has some rights in the matter. Who pays the piper calls the tune. An artist cannot be at once a rebel and a comfortable citizen.
Walter J. Phillips
O execrable son! so to aspire
Above his brethren, to himself assuming
Authority usurped, from God not given.
He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl,
Dominion absolute; that right we hold
By his donation; but man over men
He made not lord; such title to himself
Reserving, human left from human free.
John Milton
Chess continues to advance over time, so the players of the future will inevitably surpass me in the quality of their play, assuming the rules and regulations allow them to play serious chess. But it will likely be a long time before anyone spends 20 consecutive years as number, one as I did.
Garry Kasparov
If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.
Noam Chomsky
The Mode of circular reasoning is the form used when the proof itself which ought to establish the matter of inquiry requires confirmation derived from the matter; in this case, being unable to assume either in order to establish the other, we suspend judgement about both.
Sextus Empiricus
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
We assume that all statements must be mild inversions of the truth, because it’s too weird to imagine people who aren’t casually lying, pretty much all the time.
Chuck Klosterman
When you assume responsibility for what you experience
and share what you experience in a spirit of companionship,
that is the same as forgiveness.
When you hold someone responsible for what you experience,
you lose power.
Gary Zukav
I don’t consider my marriages as failures! It’s idiotic to assume that because a marriage ends, it’s failed.
Margaret Mead
If I had to guess what the future’s going to look like for me – assuming it’s not an orange jumpsuit in a hole – I think I’m going to alternate between tech and policy.
Edward Snowden
Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.
Warsan Shire
If Islam despises Christianity, it has a thousandfold right to do so: Islam at least assumes that it is dealing with men.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The thing about kids is that they don’t have the broader perspective of what’s happening on a national level. Anything that’s going wrong in their world, they somehow assume is unique to them and they’re somehow to blame. It turns into an issue of shame.
Lori Silverbush
It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine.
Steven Weinberg
While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.
Dan Ariely
when men don’t like another man everyone assumes he’s no good and that the men know what they are talking about, yet when women dislike another woman people just think they’re being catty.
Ilka Chase
This can come as a shock to those Christians who are so used to hearing that Jesus is the solution to sin that they assume that the remedy started with the death of Jesus.
Doug Pagitt
Though your views are in straight antagonism to theirs, assume an identity of sentiment, assume that you are saying precisely thatwhich all think, and in the flow of wit and love roll out your paradoxes in solid column, with not the infirmity of a doubt.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You know how if you’re born in a certain situation you always expect your life to run on a steady trajectory? I’ve never really had a sense of that. I assume that life is going to go up and down.
Monica Ali
There seems to me now to be the notion that you send something to a journal or an agent and months go by. It seems to me like that is a new piece of bad manners. Probably. Generally I assume that anything that happens now happened to Adam and Eve also.
Lore Segal
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
We can’t just throw something out there and assume it works just because it has math in it.
Cathy O’Neil
Whenever a liberal begins a peevish complaint with a throat-clearing equivocation like, “Of course, we all agree,” your antennae should go up. This is how liberals couch statements they assume all Americans would demand they make, but which they secretly chafe at.
Ann Coulter
Everything one reads is nourishment of some sort – good food or junk food – and one assumes it all goes in and has its way with your brain cells.
Lorrie Moore
The opinion of the great body of the reading public is very materially influenced even by the unsupported assertions of those who assume a right to criticize.
Thomas B. Macaulay
I’ve always thought of myself as a role model even before being a ‘celebrity.’ I’ve always been doing charity work and volunteering in the community since I was 8, so when you do that, I think you just assume that role when you put yourself out there.
Eva Longoria
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
The most important philosophy I think is that even if it isn’t true you must absolutely assume there is no afterlife.
Stephen Fry
One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful as a gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me; that for me to define myself. and I think that helped me a lot in assuming a leadership position.
Wilma Mankiller
Everyone assumes writers spend their time lounging around, writing and occasionally striking a pose whilst having a think.
Sara Sheridan
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
One becomes gradually accustomed to a new realization of the nature of ‘happiness’: one has to assume happiness when Fate does not carry out all its threats simultaneously.
Sigmund Freud
Assuming you can write clear English sentences, give up all worry about communication. If you want to communicate, use the telephone.
Richard Hugo
I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.
Anthony Kiedis
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Marcus Aurelius
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
Don’t assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark matter, in whatever field you choose to explore.
Nathan Wolfe
We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions…this especially applies to what we used to call bad things…the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
James Redfield
I’m very happy and being raised Catholic I assume it will end tomorrow. The rug will be pulled out from under me and someone will say, now go to your real job, shoveling poop somewhere.
Joel McHale
Unlimited growth assumes unlimited resources, and this is the genesis of Ecocide.
Maude Barlow
We know the cyclones will come because we are in the wind sector. It cannot be consistent high wind; sometimes, it can be low wind. We are designing our turbines assuming that one day even a cyclone will come.
Tulsi Tanti
We need to assume that aspirations of people in villages are nothing less than the aspirations of people in the cities. They need a change in their lifestyle.
Narendra Modi
People assume that ‘The Expendables’ is old school, but it’s only old school because that’s the way I know how to make an action film. It’s pretty real.
Sylvester Stallone
It is a reality attested by all history that if a republic assumes imperial functions it will not remain a republic.
Felix Morley
Only a humorless tyrant could want a perpetual chanting of praises that, one has no choice but to assume, would be the innate virtues and splendors furnished him by his creator, infinite regression, drowned in praise!
Christopher Hitchens
Once you assume a creator and a plan, it makes us objects in a cruel experiment whereby we are created sick and commanded to be well.
Christopher Hitchens
For it is really better for us not to know a thing, because [God] has not revealed it to us, than to know it according to man’s wisdom, because he has been bold enough to assume it.
When people assume that you’re one way and you’re not that way at all, it’s hard.
Carmen Electra
Failure comes when you don’t listen. You can’t put something out there and assume it’s great. It’s up to us to make sure we’re listening to improve our chances for success-if not this time, next time.
Alan Lewis
We can’t exactly figure out why, but our customers have no fears of using their checking account, while credit cards are still a problem. I’m assuming checks have been around longer, and are more trusted, while credit cards have a sort of stigma attached to them.
Tim Stevens
Intuitively, one would assume if you don’t grow up with other children you might not learn that easy give and take. What often happens is that there are some only children who act that way, and that stands out more than the only children who seem to get along with others.
Peter Thomas
It is less mortifying to believe one’s self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
Edith Wharton
The only industries that function well are the industries that take responsibility for training. The Japanese, you know, assume that when you first come to work you know absolutely nothing. School isn’t preparation for work and never was.
Peter Drucker
Shortly after assuming the role of senior adviser in the Trump White House, world leaders began to take note of Ivanka Trump’s ability to engage in diplomacy effectively – a skill she has consistently used to help benefit women in the workplace.
Kayleigh McEnany
Whenever I see people with their collars up, I’m tempted to point it out to them like you would for someone who has a food stain on their shirt or food in their teeth, as if to say, ‘Your fashion sense is so offensive I’m assuming it’s some sort of accident you’ll want to fix.
Stephan Pastis
Whatever career you’re in, assume it’s going to be a massive failure. That way, you’re not making decisions based on success, money and career. You’re only making it based on doing what you love.
Brian Chesky
So most skeptics who criticize us are really just misinformed and kind of ignorant. They’re just assuming something about us. We’re quite critical ourselves, but we’re here to help people.
Ryan Buell
People in the West sometimes have these marvelous visions of India and Tibet. They assume that there are all these sadhus walking around and everybody is breathing enlightenment. Forget it. Don’t look at it through rose-colored glasses.
Frederick Lenz
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
Mac Thornberry
The innocent one is he who does not explain, for whom life is both a mystery and a total light, one who does not complain… For innocence admits of neither regret nor dispute. The innocent one assumes all responsibility.
Jean Giraudoux
[We assume] that the self is an actual living thing, but it’s not. It’s a projection which our clever brains create in order to cheat ourselves from the reality of death.
Thandie Newton
Cop shows are by definition melodramatic; they’re larger than life. They create very stark contrasts and conflicts emotionally. They’re provocative, assuming they grapple with – to the extent that cop shows are mirrors of the culture.
Steven Bochco
A lot of people assume that New Castrati meant “gay.” No, that’s why I came up with the term “New Castrati.” It has nothing to do with sexual orientation. It has to do with lack of manhood. It has to do with men with no “circular orbs,” however you wish to visualize it.
Rush Limbaugh
A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.
James A. Baldwin
We cannot safely assume that other people’s minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us.
Isabel Briggs Myers
Dan was suspicious. “How did he find out where we were staying?” Amy frowned. “I think that’s the message inside the message. He wants us to know that he has a long reach–that’s he’s rich and powerful.” “Like we’ll see his giant mansion and assume he works at Burger King,” scoffed Dan.
Gordon Korman
The community must assume responsibility for each child within its confines. Not one must be neglected whatever his condition. The community must see that every child gets the advantages and opportunities which are due him as a citizen and as a human being.
Pearl S. Buck
I think you’re peripatetic when you work in this industry. My husband and I are assuming the role of co-artistic directors at the Sydney Theatre Company in 2008. But as long as the film industry will have me, I will have it.
Cate Blanchett
I think that it’s worthwhile to explore the ways in which you write the person that’s writing your plays as opposed to simply assuming that it’s all a natural process and there’s no design in it. Because your public persona is designed, to a certain extent, and you can have fun and profit at various times doing that.
Tony Kushner
Nothing is as tedious as the limping days, When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways, And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom, Assumes control of fate’s immortal loom
Charles Baudelaire
I wouldn’t want to assume that all men are like you. If I did, I know I would give them up entirely
Patricia Cornwell
Oh yes, I have learned much from Tremorlor, and so assume a like strategy. Silence, a faint mocking smile suggesting I know more than I do, an air of mystery, yes, and fell knowledge. None could guess my confusion, my host of deluded illusions and elusive delusions!
Steven Erikson
Our problem is that we assume prayer is something to master the way we master algebra or auto mechanics. But when praying, we come “underneath,” where we calmly and deliberately surrender control and become incompetent.
Richard J. Foster
Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
George Eliot
We’re going on a, um, windmill tour later this week.” If I’d wanted to shut them all up, I’d definitely succeeded. They all looked stunned. Adrian spoke first. “I’m going to assume that means he’s flying you to Amsterdam on his private jet. If so, I’d like to come along. But not for the windmills.
Richelle Mead
Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn’t go wrong. I don’t know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn’t done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
Piers Anthony
I spent a lifetime giving my power away, assuming that everybody knew better what was right for me than me. And then there comes a point in your life you go, Oh, wait a second! There’s an a-ha moment when you realize that the only person that can delegate your future is you.
Mariel Hemingway
The approach we try to take here [Morris’s Institute for Creation Research] is to assume that the word of God is the word of God and that God is able to say what He means and means what He says, and that’s in the Bible and that is our basis. And then we interpret the scientific data within that framework.
Henry M. Morris
I can only assume,” said Jace, “that mortal emotions amuse you because you have none of your own.
Cassandra Clare
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
George Orwell
September’s Baccalaureate A combination is Of Crickets – Crows – and Retrospects And a dissembling Breeze That hints without assuming – An Innuendo sear That makes the Heart put up its Fun And turn Philosopher.
Emily Dickinson
True politeness is consideration for the opinions of others. It has been said of dogmatism that it is only puppyism come to its full growth; and certainly the worst form this quality can assume is that of opinionativeness and arrogance.
Samuel Smiles
That profound firmness which enabler a man to regard difficulties but as evils to be surmounted, no matter what shape they may assume.
Charles Caleb Colton
It’s frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do –or don’t do.
Simone de Beauvoir
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
Go let thy less than woman’s hand Assume the distaff not the brand.
Lord Byron
These days I don’t know who really likes me. I always assume most people are bullshitting me.
Fiona Apple
It is obvious: if you do not accept something that assumes the form of ‘destiny,’ you not only change its ‘natural laws’ but also the laws of the enemy playing the role of fate.
Hannah Arendt
If you were on the surface of Venus, assuming you could see the Sun, which, you know, would be hard because it’s so cloudy there, but the Sun would actually rise in the west and set in the east. And, it would do so very, very slowly, because the planet rotates incredibly slowly.
David Grinspoon
When a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of two things. Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse
Theodore Dreiser
Sri Krishna says whatever role we have in life, we have to play it to the hilt. We have to take it all the way. We have to assume responsibility for our role. To run away from it causes misery.
Frederick Lenz
It is a fatal mistake to assume that God’s goal for your life is material prosperity or popular success, as the world defines it. The abundant life has nothing to do with material abundance, and faithfulness to God does not guarantee success in a career or even ministry. Never focus on temporary crowns.
Rick Warren
It was sad, the imbalance of it all. Why do kids assume so much from one parent and hold the other to a lower, looser standard?
Mitch Albom
Each step is not too improbable for us to countenance, but when you add them up cumulatively over millions of years, you get these monsters of improbability, like the human brain and the rain forest. It should warn us against ever again assuming that because something is complicated, God must have done it.
Richard Dawkins
The reason I’m in this business, I assume all performers are — it’s Look at me, Ma! It’s acceptance, you know — Look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma. And if your mother watches, you’ll show off till you’re exhausted; but if your mother goes, Ptshew!
Lenny Bruce
I think most people come toward things assuming everybody is going to be a good person. When you have an interaction where it doesn’t go that way, it’s very problematic and interesting and weird.
Craig Zobel
All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Never assume you know where someone else is coming from.
Blake Crouch
No one who traces the history of motherhood, of the home, of child-rearing practices will ever assume the eternal permanence of our own way of institutionalizing them.
Jessie Bernard
Geneticists believe that anthropologists have decided what a race is. Ethnologists assume that their classifications embody principles which genetic science has proved correct. Politicians believe that their prejudices have the sanction of genetic laws and the findings of physical anthropology to sustain them.
Lancelot Hogben
Never assume the other guy will never do something you would never do.
Willie Mays
Eventually, a collection ceases to be a personal indulgence and assumes its own identity. In fact, it becomes a thing in its own right – rather like Frankenstein’s monster.
Howard Hodgkin
Censorship that comes from the outside assumes about people an inability to make reasoned choices.
George Carlin
Don’t assume that money, shelter and creature comforts are enough to demonstrate your love. Nothing can replace your presence, your hug, your smile, your touch – you!
Denis Waitley
Of course, if you assume a big enough conspiracy, you can explain anything, including the cosmos itself.
Fritz Leiber
I don’t fall into the physical manifestation of a man of letters. So I guess people assume the scripts are delivered to me under the door.
Sylvester Stallone
I can only assume that there’s only one thing more frustrating than not being able to find someone, and that’s not being found. I would want someone to find me, more than anything.
Cecelia Ahern
The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.
Robert Conquest
Inevitably it’s going to cause some terrible misogynist backlash, and I assume we’ll look forward to eight years of jaw-droppingly sexist statements – the way we listened to eight years of racism around the presidency. It will be an argument before it’s a conversation. But at least it’s being had.
Joss Whedon
When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs-in the service of birthing women, not their master.
Christiane Northrup
People assuming that because I’m a great athlete, I can dance. But no. My rhythm is off a little bit.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
One must keep one’s character. Earn a character first if you can, and if you can’t, then assume one.
Mark Twain
The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency.
Richard Branson
For someone making a pilot, assuming the talent is there and you can maneuver the system properly, it’s just a matter of standing your ground and trying to make something great until you are making enough money for the studio that they let you keep making it.
Alex Graves
I don’t think things are ever exactly the way one expects, and I don’t think things are ever the way one assumes they are at the moment. What I actually think is that one has no idea of what things are like, ever.
Deborah Eisenberg
I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.
Stacey Dash
We must be honest in acknowledging that neither Germany nor the US has the luxury of assuming that we can skate by on half-measures in Afghanistan and Pakistan and not risk suffering the consequences.
Susan Rice
One of the best strengtheners of character and developers of stamina … is to assume the part you wish to play; to assert stoutly the possession of whatever you lack.
Orison Swett Marden
It is futile to assume that an initially ineffective advertisement still needs to wear in; wear-in either happens quickly or it does not happen at all.
Gerard J Tellis
I guess nobody assumes anybody is a libertarian. It’s a more complex political discussion than most people are used to, to explain why you think the way you do about public education or drug laws, and why it’s not as simple as being for or against something.
Dave Barry
What I have against M.B.A.s is the assumption that you come out of a two-year program probably never having been a manager – at least for full-time younger people M.B.A. programs – and assume you are ready to manage.
Henry Mintzberg
Well, my theory is this: war is such a terrible, such an atrocious, thing that no man, at least no Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of beginning it; but it belongs to government alone, when it becomes inevitable.
Leo Tolstoy
We all assume the worst the best we can.
Iron & Wine
Sometimes I seem to be two people. One who does not paint and one who does. The one who does not paint assumes that the one who does can paint anything. The one who is the painter sometimes finds it difficult to live up to that faith.
Mary Pratt
If we analyse the supernova data by assuming the Copernican principle is correct and get out something unphysical, I think we should start questioning the Copernican principle…. Whatever our theoretical predilections, they will in the end have to give way to the observational evidence.
George F. R. Ellis
People just assume that if you’re famous, you’re in Hollywood.
Megan Fox
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
From my perspective, the state has to assume responsibility for the integrity of international communications.
Thomas de Maiziere
People always assume that I’m some sort of party girl, and that’s such a misconception because I like staying home.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Beware, my body and my soul, beware above all of crossing your arms and assuming the sterile attitude of the spectator, for life is not a spectacle, a sea of griefs is not a proscenium, and a man who wails is not a dancing bear.
Aime Cesaire
The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on it to serve the character with the same effortless dexterity with which the violinist makes music on his. Just because he doesn’t look like a violin is no reason to assume his techniques should be thought of as less difficult.
Uta Hagen
The 49ers drafted me assuming I wanted to play more than one year. At the time, I did, too. Things changed. They didn’t deserve to be undercut. And I didn’t want that to happen.
Chris Borland
Assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.
Brian Tracy
Constantly there’s a credibility issue; you’re judged on how you look. If you look good, people assume you aren’t credible. It’s a battle you’ll always fight if you’re on TV and a female.
Lisa Guerrero
Toleration is not the opposite of intolerance, but is the counterfeit of it. Both are despotisms. The one assumes to itself the right of withholding liberty of conscience, the other of granting it.
James Madison
If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody, and no unemployment — assuming a certain very moderate amount of sensible organization. This idea shocks the well-to-do, because they are convinced that the poor would not know how to use so much leisure.
Bertrand Russell
We should assume that we all have a lot in common. Speak as if our views are the only sensible ones. This resonates with ordinary people, as long as we speak ordinary language and don’t come across as elitists.
Michael Yates
I think an awful lot of the diplomatic problems that exist in the world come from people assuming that their society is the one with a purchase on truth.
Andrew Solomon
I do not assume to speak for anyone. I know I speak in direct opposition to the wishes of many by whom I am surrounded.
Victoria Woodhull
Is it cynical to assume that anyone smiling is a liar and a criminal?
Dov Davidoff
Assuming audiences to be dumb, that’s a big fallacy.
Rajkumar Hirani
My duty to the army and to the republic whose battles we were waging forbade me assuming a position of seeming hostility to any portion of the brave men under my command.
Zachary Taylor
I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.
J. K. Rowling
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
I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people’s gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It’s a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter.
James Wolcott
Now if democracy will not work for the Russians, a white Christian people, can we assume that it will naturally work with Asians?
Lee Kuan Yew
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do.
Maurice Sendak
In timing a film, we used to assume that sneaks move slowly. This was great for animators-thirty-six to forty-eight drawings for a single step-but it was sheer hell for the pace of the picture. So the rapid tiptoe was invented.
Chuck Jones
Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life.
Joseph Murphy
People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you’re too old to play dumb.
Olivia Wilde
We have got to do a better job recognizing and correcting the errors in the system that do reflect an institutional bias in criminal justice, but what Donald Trump and I are saying is let’s not have the reflex of assuming the worst of men and women in law enforcement.
Mike Pence
If citizens wish to retain their liberty, they cannot assume that those who seek power over them are honest. Skepticism of government is one of the most important-and most forgotten-bulwarks of freedom.
James Bovard
Let us assume that the ideal were reached; let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments.
Ludwig Quidde
Since there is absolutely no logical reason to assume there is an afterlife, I decided to make the life I have now as much fun as possible.
Ricky Gervais
A lot of people put a lot of restrictions on their ability to develop. And that’s fine for you if that’s what you feel your limitations are, but I think it’s wrong when you assume someone is not natural because you are imposing your limitations on someone else.
Kai Greene
When you first hear the name ‘Max Irons,’ you’d be forgiven for assuming that Marvel comics has come up with a new superhero.
Kate Reardon
I’ve had people who see all my characters as Native, even if they aren’t. It’s kind of like assuming all a writer’s characters are really female because the writer is a woman. I’ve learned to let that go.
Eden Robinson
Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.
Bertrand Russell
Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!
Pope Francis
That’s why I think it hurt us, whereas these other bands [I’m assuming he means the other Big 3 -Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica] they kept doing their thing, just METAL. METAL. METAL. METAL. We didn’t do that, we took a little but of a turn.
Charlie Benante
The will to incessant creation is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. Assuming that you are something, there is really nothing that you need to do-and yet you do a great deal. Above the “productive” man there is still a higher type.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.
Anne Fadiman
I really don’t have a lot in common with the people who attend the Comic Con. It’s like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
Harvey Pekar
It is the growing custom to narrow control, concentrate power, disregard and disenfranchise the public; and assuming that certain powers by divine right of money-raising or by sheer assumption, have the power to do as they think best without consulting the wisdom of mankind.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Americans have become conditioned to believe the world is a gray place without absolutes; this is because we’re simultaneously both cowardly and arrogant. We don’t know the answers, so we assume they must not exist.
Chuck Klosterman
The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.
Glenn Greenwald
I think the Iranians are clearly determined to have a nuclear program. And we have to assume that with a nuclear program they have the capability and the will to create a nuclear weapon.
Colin Powell
Churches are healthier and stronger if they assume responsibility both for financing their own programs and for stimulating their members to accept that responsibility.
John M Swomley
Whenever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out “under orders” from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then.
Hector Hugh Munro
I played a Siamese girl from Thailand. I played an Arabian girl. I did a lot of American Indians. I never, ever was able to do a part without assuming some kind of accent.
Rita Moreno
If you tell most people what libertarians think, they immediately assume that you cannot mean it all the way, that you’re really just taking a position for argument’s sake.
Dave Barry
You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.
Ellen DeGeneres
And if we get caught, I will claim I made you go. At gunpoint. I am American. People will assume I’m armed.
Maureen Johnson
We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That’s why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It’s a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don’t want to die.
Umberto Eco
I think a lot of music that’s really innovative is not even considered because it was made by people who had a sexual image. And people assume that it’s a commodified thing, so it can’t be “indie.”
Each generation must assume the responsibility of securing their manhood, their womanhood, the definition of their being on earth that in the final analysis is nationhood.
John Henrik Clarke
When two people are really happy about one another one can generally assume they are mistaken.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Capture the feeling associated with your realized wish by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of the thing you desire, and your wish will objectify itself.
Neville Goddard
No one has ever asked an actor, ‘You’re playing a strong-minded man.’ We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal.
Meryl Streep
I had rather ask an enlargement of power from the nation, where it is found necessary, than to assume it by a construction which would make our powers boundless.
Thomas Jefferson
We are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture—and, in the process, we don’t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds.
Alain de Botton
Assume responsibility for outcomes as well as for the processes and people you work with. How you achieve results will shape the kind of person you become.
C. K. Prahalad
For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
It is, in fact, safe to assume that, more often than not, life imitates craft, for who among us can say that our experience does not more closely resemble a macramГ© plant holder than it does a painting by Seurat. When it comes to art, life is the biggest copycat in the matter of the frame.
Fran Lebowitz
Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replace normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions.
Albert Camus
To assume that a bigger pipeline is a better pipeline is a dangerous assumption.
Jason Jordan
Will Thisbee gave me The Beginner’s Cook-Book for Girl Guides. It was just the thing; the writer assumes you know nothing about cookery and writes useful hints – “When adding eggs, break the shells first.
Mary Ann Shaffer
Assume a virtue if you have it not.
William Shakespeare
I guess libertarianism is always considered so weird and fringe that people assume that you’re in the closet if you don’t go around talking about it.
Dave Barry
I never cease to wonder at the amazing presumption of much of white society, assuming that they have the right to bargain with the Negro for his freedom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I love stories and acting is a way to tell stories. Everyone assumes I’ve done it my whole life.
Cody Horn
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
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
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
E. B. White
Improve relationships with others by assuming that they can hear everything you say about them
Stephen Covey
I apologize if there’s a Parkinson’s painter in the audience. I assume you do your best work in the morning. Probably gets abstract by noon.
Daniel Tosh
Every individual has to assume responsibility for his or her own actions, even the poor and the young. A social system that decrees otherwise is inviting intellectual atrophy and spiritual stagnation.
Tom Robbins
I think I’ll always be linked to comedy. There is something about it that’s such a beautiful thing. The world of drama sneers at it because people assume that it’s easy but it’s not at all; it’s incredibly difficult.
Doc Brown
Of all questions, why? is the least pertinent. It begs the question; it assumes the larger part of its own response; to wit, that a sensible response exists.
Jack Vance
A lot of us spend our lives assuming we are going to get around to those things we want to do.
Sean Patrick Maloney
People and organizations other than doctors increasingly are assuming power to decide which medications to prescribe or procedures to undertake. More and more, decisions about personal healthcare are no longer made by the treating physicians in consultation with their patients, and based on the doctors’ expertise.
Bob Barr
People instantly assume you can’t have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A.—or America.
Isabel Lucas
No one has the right to not assume that the business cycle will turn! Every five years or so, you have got to assume that something bad will happen.
Jamie Dimon
If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, how can you assume anyone else will
James Victore
I assume that people get in trouble when they do a bait and switch, when they say something to get the job and then they just don’t do that thing.
Todd Strauss-Schulson
Taking privacy cues from the federal government is – to say the least – ironic, considering today’s Orwellian level of surveillance. At virtually any given time outside of one’s own home, an American citizen can reasonably assume his movements and actions are being monitored by something, by somebody, somewhere.
Bob Barr
Sometimes,because we use the same words,we assume we mean the same thing
Ahdaf Soueif
History, in a democratic age, tends to become a series of popular apologies, and is inclined to assume that the people can do no wrong.
Albert Pollard
You don’t ask a man, ‘Do you want to be in control [of your job]?’ You assume he wants control. Why would a woman be any different?
Barbra Streisand
I think that it’s incredibly important that we’re actually paying attention to the feminism that’s going on on the ground in different countries and see what we can do to support the work that’s already going on, as opposed to kind of assuming that we know best for women in other areas.
Jessica Valenti
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
The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We should be on our guard against the temptation to argue directly from skill to capacity, and to assume when a man displays skill in some feat, his capacity is therefore considerable.
Tom Hatherley Pear
Finally, assuming that many of those are fulfilled, which won’t be easy in tight budget times, we’re taking the supply side at the basic research level, because that’s where government is absolutely fundamental.
Bill Gates
Once you realize how effortless the highest way of life is, it takes tremendous effort to assume the opposite.
Lester Levenson
The way you lose the gospel is not by denying it, but by assuming it.
D. A. Carson
I sincerely believe that we not only have the right to know what is good and what is evil; we have the duty to acquire that knowledge if we hope to assume responsibility for our own lives and those of our children. Only by knowing the truth can we be set free.
Alice Miller
For now, we assume that self-evolving robots will learn to mimic human traits, including, eventually, humor. And so, I can’t wait to hear the first joke that one robot tells to another robot.
Lance Morrow
There are those who offer themselves as leaders who even play politics with a nomination of our nations chief law enforcement officer, finally, Loretta Lynch will be able to assume the position she has trained her lifetime for.
Hillary Clinton
Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can’t exist.
T. H. White
Exchanging blows generously, which is not uncommon in some other martial arts, is unthinkable in Shaolin philosophy, because a Shaolin disciple always assumes that an opponent is competent and able to inflict damage with just one blow.
Wong Kiew Kit
A monkey is a much better voter than a socialist. Statistically speaking, if we assume that there are two options to choose from: the “A” and the “B” – the monkey is voting randomly, so its wrong 50% of the time. The socialist, however – is always wrong.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke
The secret to longevity in the music business is to change, and to be able to change. […] An actor has to assume other people’s identities. A rock star doesn’t need to do that. […] But change is important.
Nick Cave
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Rafael Correa
Altering the Constitution has become the daily business of the Federal Government which the document is supposed to guide and limit. Both Congress and the judiciary assume, and exercise, countless powers they aren’t entitled to.
Joseph Sobran
I’m before him on my knees, and he kisses me He assumes I lose my reason and I do. Men are stupid, men are vain, Love’s disgusting, love’s insane, A humiliating business-oh how true.
Stephen Sondheim
I am assuming my father learned at an early age that there is nothing more dangerous than showing your true self. I think a lot of us learn that, and it actually may be true.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
My companion assumes to know my mood and habit of thought, and we go on from explanation to explanation, until all is said that words can, and we leave matters just as they were at first, because of that vicious assumption.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
…Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that what is taken to be true. It’s the currency if living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn’t make any difference so long as it is honoured. One acts on assumptions. What do you assume?
Tom Stoppard
Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person’s stature is as large as one’s own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.
Eleanor Roosevelt
It is a vast, and pervasive, cognitive mistake to assume that people who agree with you (or disagree) do so on the same criteria that you care about.
Megan McArdle
Assume the attitude of prayer, and in time, the attitude will become prayer.
Mercedes Lackey
Assuming the worst was always safer. And usually truer.
Laurell K. Hamilton
I believe that software, and in fact entire companies, should be run in a way that assumes that the sum of the talent of people outside your walls is greater than the sum of the few you have inside. None of us are as smart as all of us.
Matt Mullenweg
I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said, but I know what I think and I assume it’s what I said.
Donald Rumsfeld
Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation.
Robert Breault
Violent predators are not like the rest of us. They kill for fun, for sport, for the sake of it. To compare them to animals is an insult to animals. To expect that we can rehabilitate them assumes a will to change.
Susan Estrich
I assume the Spirit is always whispering, “Abba”, to God’s children, assuring them that they are safe in His care. And he is continually calling them to become what God saved them to be, solid people, indestructibly alive, hurting perhaps, but consumed with pleasing the Father.
Larry Crabb
After Leaving Las Vegas I did assume that things would get a lot easier than they’ve been. But it’s just been a mirror of the way my career’s been from the beginning, so for it to have changed would have been strange. My career has never been perfect.
Elisabeth Shue
I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available.
Howard Gardner
We cannot assume that people by virtue of the fact that they are black are going to associate themselves with progressive political struggles. We need to divest ourselves the kinds of strategies that assume that black unity black political unity is possible.
Angela Davis
Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life
Norman Cousins
I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn’t pose a serious environmental issue.
John Hickenlooper
We don’t have to go around as the Protestant reformation did, or as the socialist revolution did, and execute each other as soon as we are successful – assuming we’ll ever be successful.
Murray Bookchin
Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles. As a result, Jeet Kune Do utilizes all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any techniques which serve its end.
Bruce Lee
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
Dogs are here to remind us life really is a simple thing. You eat, sleep, take walks, and pee when you must. That’s about all there is. They are quick to forgive trespasses and assume strangers will be kind.
Jonathan Carroll
Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
Ayn Rand
The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.
Ed Balls
Often in America people would assume that [as an English actor] you’ve had some sort of deep, classical training, or that you’re a Shakespeare enthusiast. I have zero interest in me performing Shakespeare.
Bill Nighy
I’m assuming those are Daimons. (Susan) No, they’re Avon ladies. (Ravyn)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
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
Are we going to New Orleans?” “No”, she said, backing out of the spot. “We’re going to West Virginia.” “I assume by ‘West Virginia,’ you actually mean ‘Hawaii,'” I said. “Or some place equally exciting.
Richelle Mead
When anything assumes the strength of a creed, it becomes self-sustained and derives the needed support from within.
Mahatma Gandhi
Once you assume your right to interfere in other people’s problems they become in some ways more of a worry than your own, for with your own you can at least do what you think best, but other people always show such a persistent tendency to do the wrong thing.
Marion Milner
Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.
Don Roff
In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.
Joseph C. Rost
If you or I want to be healthy (whether it’s our digestion, our reproduction, our skin, or anything) we have to assume greater responsibility for our wellness. One of the best ways to do that is to be familiar with and to use on a regular basis, plant medicines.
Chris Kilham
Everyone declares that love is irrational, and yet everytime this statement is proven correct, they profess amazement. They seem to assume that love will make an exception in their case. It never does.
Jessica Zafra
Will suspected Jem was in fact cleverer than he was himself – but he lacked Will’s tendency to assume the absolute worst about people and proceed from there.
Cassandra Clare
When you’re undercover you try to stay as true to your identity as you are. You know who you are, and you know how you normally function. If you try to put on a pretense, such as assuming a fake voice, you have to put on that fake voice all of the time. And you can’t afford to slip out of it. It’s too dangerous.
Ron Stallworth
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
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
George Henry Lewes
I think people assume I’m perfect. I’m not. I make mistakes. I do things I regret. I’m stubborn.
Hilary Duff
No man with any sense assumes that a woman’s words mean to her exactly what they mean to him.
Rex Stout
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting
Fernand Leger
Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.
Abdolkarim Soroush
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
Heywood Hale Broun
Everybody loves baseball regardless of what they think about politics. That’s the cool thing. You see all of the politicians and the military interaction. It’s special. It cracks me up that politicians are such big baseball fans. You don’t realize that. You just assume they wouldn’t have time.
Drew Storen
The Purusha should assume at all times the attitude of a giver of sanction while rejecting the lower movements and accepting only truth-movements.
Sri Aurobindo
If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.
Noam Chomsky
It is always incorrect to assume you can know what someone’s moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
Stanley Fish
You run a major risk when you assume that you alone have all the answers: You don’t, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be afraid to admit there are certain things you either don’t like to do or aren’t any good at. You reach a goal by covering all your bases, and you cover all your bases by hiring good people.
Georgette Mosbacher
My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up.
Evan Davis
At the root of the assault on our liberties is, in fact, an assault on our character–an assault that assumes that we are not good enough to be free, and that aims to make sure that we are no longer strong enough, courageous enough, disciplined enough to be a free people.
Alan Keyes
I think a lot of people assume from my music and stuff I’m constantly talking about deep and meaningful things, but then with my friends I’m just a class clown.
Ella Henderson
We believe that an individual must endeavor to assume the universalism inherent in the human condition.
Frantz Fanon
It is always safe to assume, not that the old way is wrong, but that there may be a better way.
Henry Harrower
our country in general assumes that “the pursuit of happiness” really means “the pursuit of pleasure” and that therefore pleasure is the greatest good.
Madeleine L’Engle
I love to make a mistake. It is my only assurance that I cannot reasonably be expected to assume the responsibility of omniscience.
Rex Stout
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
Victoria Woodhull
Write a nonfiction book, and be prepared for the legion of readers who are going to doubt your fact. But write a novel, and get ready for the world to assume every word is true.
Barbara Kingsolver
It was safe to assume that the rider would be carrying a weapon of some kind. After all, there was no point in wearing half armor and going weaponless.
John Flanagan
I assume I have the lowest blood pressure of any candidate.
Jill Stein
Pride is a fault that great men blush not to own: it is the ennobled offspring of self-love; though, it must be confessed, grave and pompous vanity, Iike a fat plebeian in a rove of office, does very often assume its name.
Joanna Baillie
The American public has difficulty believing … [that] injustice continues to be inflicted upon Indian people because Americans assume that the sympathy and tolerance they feel toward Indians is somehow ‘felt’ or transferred to the government policy that deals with Indians. This is not the case.
Leslie Marmon Silko
I meet a lot of readers who first encountered my work in school. And I can only assume there is another group who would run away very fast if they saw me coming, for exactly the same reason. Reading is individual, and not all tastes are alike.
Margaret Atwood
Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.
Paramahansa Yogananda
I still get angry when older people assume that everyone in my generation, screws around. They’re probably the same ones who think all kids use dope. It’s true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn’t mean we are all jumping into bed together.
Judy Blume
When the atheist is told that God is unknowable, he may interpret this claim in one of two ways. He may suppose, first, that the theist has acquired knowledge of a being that, by his own admission, cannot possibly be known; or, second, he may assume that the theist simply does not know what he is talking about.
George H. Smith
I haven’t had sex with many people in my life, and everyone just assumes that I’m good in bed!! I guess that’s a compliment.
Brandon Boyd
Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist.
Damian Lewis
In the practice of art… it is necessary to keep a watchful and jealous eye over ourselves; idleness, assuming the specious disguise of industry… may be employed to evade and shuffle off real labor – the real labor of thinking.
Joshua Reynolds
When a man confines an animal in a cage, he assumes ownership of that animal. But an animal is an individual; it cannot be owned. When a man tries to own an individual, whether that individual be another man, an animal or even a tree, he suffers the psychic consequences of an unnatural act.
Tom Robbins
Do not always assume the other fellow has intelligence equal to yours. He may have more.
If future society assumes the contours foretold by Marxism, if the jungle of our cities turns to the polis of man and the dreams of anger are made real, the representative art will be high comedy. Art will be the laughter of intelligence, as it is in Plato, in Mozart, in Stendhal.
George Steiner
I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven!
Giordano Bruno
How ballsy it was to just assume you know, with one glance, the things another person could live without. As if it was the same for everyone, that simple.
Sarah Dessen
Instead of assuming that emotional intelligence is always useful, we need to think more carefully about where and when it matters.
Adam Grant
Given the huge size of Aegirocassis and its very alien appearance, I assume most people would probably be terrified if they’d encounter it while swimming. However, contrary to almost all other anomalocaridids which were active predators, our animal would have been a very peaceful guy.
Benjamin Van Roy
There’s always a latent or inferred image in my writing. And I can almost always assume if I do a drawing that it will eventually have text.
Raymond Pettibon
We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.
Bob Schieffer
A lot of people assume that the expensive ideas are the most effective ones, but that is simply not true.
Jaime Lerner
It’s time to put away our fairytales, all of them, and assume our responsibilities, the adult responsibilities that begin with adult knowledge. Our planet needs us. She needs us to think like healers and act like warriors. And if you think that’s a contradiction, then get out of the way.
Lierre Keith
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
Buzz Aldrin
It is reasonable to assume that, by and large, what is not read now will not be read, ever. It is also reasonable to assume that practically nothing that is read now will be read later.
Gore Vidal
The quality of artistry is the capacity to assume innocence at will, the quality of experiencing innocence as if for the first time.
Robert Fripp
If you don’t show up at a party, people will assume you’re fat.
Julia Duffy
Everybody assumes I know everything, so they send me these notes sometimes, and I don’t know what they’re talking about.
Rush Limbaugh
Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks.
Jimmy Wales
People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
Brian Eno
Why is it that we have a tendency to lazily assume other Christians have been the kind of dedicated, motivated, responsible, knowledgeable experts on Bible doctrines that we have never cared enough to become?
Len Smith
Each time we consider a miracle impossible, or assume that we ourselves are not capable of working it, then we’re choosing not to take flight.
Marianne Williamson
I assume the only reason we have them is so that white people feel relevant in sports. Because other than that the only thing the winter Olympics show me is which country has more rich white kids. What’s it cost to go skiing – $900 a day? I can’t believe that’s not more popular in the inner cities.
Daniel Tosh
With all my heart I beseech and beg my two hundred million female compatriots to assume their responsibility as citizens. Arise! Arise! Chinese women, arise!
Qiu Jin
Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving: most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade.
Al Gore
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 there must be some kind of genetic thrust. My two grandmothers were very different, but both of them were frustrated musicians.
Joni Mitchell
Better to assume the worst and be wrong than assume the best and be wrong.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Our partner’s sexuality does not belong to us. It isn’t just for and about us, and we should not assume that it rightfully falls within our jurisdiction.
Esther Perel
I occasionally experience the discomfort of people assuming my work is autobiographical.
Jonathan Tropper
Science is not the means by which we come to understand why physical laws and circumstances are the way they are. When we ask why – assuming the question is really ‘why’ and not ‘how’ – we are really asking to know the motive of some responsible agent capable of reason.
Carolyn Porco
If things are ever to move upward, some one must take the first step, and assume the risk of it. No one who is not willing to try charity, to try non-resistance as the saint is always willing, can tell whether these methods will or will not succeed.
William James
If we give all of the people who filed incorrect tax returns the benefit of the doubt and assume that every single one of them simply made an honest mistake, then doesn’t common sense tell us that maybe the tax code is just a little too complex?
Glenn Beck
It’s interesting because a lot of my 16-year-old kids’ friends know me from ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and not so much Bond. My kids have a good laugh. I was 20 then. The look I had then was the look that a lot of their friends are assuming now. They think it’s cool. What goes around comes around.
Jane Seymour
When a company is fairly certain of a profit margin that is substantial, it can assume responsibility for the clinical trials to develop a blockbuster drug.
Anthony S. Fauci
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
Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.
Marc Bolan
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Challenge everything, assume nothing.
Sergio Zyman
People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them.
Dolly Parton
You must assume 100% responsibility for your financial life. If you’re going to improve your situation, you have to put the full burden of doing so squarely on your own shoulders. First and foremost, you must hold yourself responsible.
Steve Pavlina
It will be difficult if people can’t get past their prejudices; I don’t mean Black and White; I mean people automatically assume because a film has a predominantly Black cast, that it is a particular quality of film.
Romany Malco
One of the great problems with Americans is that – being a decent people – they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
Meir Kahane
History has neither the venerableness of antiquity, nor the freshness of the modern. It does as if it would go to the beginning ofthings, which natural history might with reason assume to do; but consider the Universal History, and then tell us,–when did burdock and plantain sprout first?
Henry David Thoreau
What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory?
T. D. Jakes
We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief…. In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding.
R. Buckminster Fuller
That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity.
Pope Benedict XVI
anybody can be a princess. all you have todo is have the right parents. it’s no harder than being born Paris Hilton, for God’s sake. at least you remember to put on underwear in the morning, i’m assuming
Meg Cabot
Quiet this metal! Let the manes put off their terror, let them put off their aqueous bodies with fire. Let them assume the milk-white bodies of agate. Let them draw together the bones of the metal.
Ezra Pound
Assuming I’m home and don’t have an event, I’ll have a massage or I’ll talk on the phone.
Donna Karan
I’m always surprised by how many people give up before they enter the room. They buy into the hype – that there are so many more qualified applicants, that no one’s hiring – and assume they’re not going to get the job. You’ve got to go into every interview believing this is the one you’re going to nail.
Nicole Williams
Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.
Jeffrey R. Holland
For whatever the reasons may be, a lot of teams try to target me as a defender from a standpoint of assuming I’m not very great at it.
Pat Connaughton
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have – by disrupting that order – a way of surprising.
Vaclav Havel
Unless and until it can be proven that an unborn child is not a living human being, can we justify assuming without proof that it isn’t? No one has yet offered such proof; indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary.
Ronald Reagan
No-one knows what I do in my private, spare time, so I don’t see why anyone would assume I’m celibate or somehow turning into a Garboesque character.
George Harrison
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
Moral courage further demands that you assume the responsibility for your own acts.
Napoleon Hill
People always assume I don’t need to work for money, but my divorce settlement was not as much as it’s always reported to be.
Daphne Guinness
Of course, the most troubling question is why do these people assume we’re gay?
Dean Winchester
Him & Her are born directly from the ideas behind the Panton Chair. An evolution of the hermaphroditic original, declined into the harmony of the two sexes. They assume sculpted forms like naked models of seduction…but they feel no shame.
Fabio Novembre
Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Never assume you understand. Ask the questions.
Brian Tracy
In my view, the argument from parsimony is really no argument at all – it typically functions only to shut down more interesting discussion. If history is any guide, it’s never a good idea to assume that a scientiп¬Ѓc problem is cornered.
David Eagleman
But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box.
Katharine Jefferts Schori
If you assume you haven’t learned anything yet, there’s no reason your playing can’t stay dynamic all your life.
Jerry Garcia
To speak…means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon
Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt. If you already happen to know the awful secret behind the universe, feel free to skip ahead.
David Wong
People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team – make-up, costume and a driver – but usually, in a war zone, there’s only me and the cameraman.
Kate Adie
The experience of emptiness is not found outside the world of ordinary appearance, as many people mistakenly assume. In truth, we experience emptiness when the mind is free of grasping at appearance.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
If you’ve done a bit of journalism, everyone assumes you must be moving into PR. We’re absolutely not becoming a PR agency and we’re not turning into Brunswick. We will remain SRU, but we will be owned by the Brunswick Group. It’s quite different.
Peter York
The thing we adore about these dog-whistle kerfuffles is that the people who react to the whistle always assume it’s intended for somebody else. The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you’re the dog.
James Taranto
In most cases, people, even wicked people, are far more naive and simple-hearted than one generally assumes. And so are we.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ability to see the cultural value of wilderness boils down, in the last analysis, to a question of intellectual humility. The shallow-minded modern who has lost his rootage in the land assumes that he has already discovered what is important.
Aldo Leopold
It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you’re producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?
Adam Braun
There are surely many ways that [media select and contextualise events determine the boundaries of public thinking] happens, but we can note at the most obvious level the way in which forms of resistance or violence get cast as “conflicts” that assume two sides that are fighting only against one another.
Judith Butler
In America, there’s more of the question, should music be political or should it just be for entertainment purposes, whereas around the world that’s not even an issue. I think people just assume that music should be everything.
Serj Tankian
People who assume my books are only about quilts obviously haven’t read them! I’ve always known that my books are about quilters – in other words, people – rather than quilts or quilting.
Jennifer Chiaverini
I assume I can give you a letter from a big law firm saying that we’re under audit.
Donald Trump
WARNING: This is assuming your spouse’s name is Margaret.
Dave Barry
I think sometimes that people assume because I’m on television I’m an expert, but I think the whole point of what I do is that I’m not and I don’t have any training. My approach isn’t about a fancy ingredient or style. I cook what I love to eat.
Nigella Lawson
The evidence for evolution is so compelling that the only way to save the creation theory is to assume that God deliberately planted enormous quantities of evidence to make it look as if evolution had happened.
Richard Dawkins
And we didn’t have cell phones. If you made plans to meet someone in a snow storm, and they didn’t show up, you just had to assume they were devoured by wolves and go on with your life.
Stephen Colbert
We should be on our guard not to overestimate science and scientific methods when it is a question of human problems, and we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have the right to express themselves on questions affecting the organization of society.
Albert Einstein
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
You and I make the mistake of assuming that the Republican Party doesn’t like the media. You and I make the mistake of assuming the Republican Party is as suspicious and distrustful of the media as you and I are, but they’re not.
Rush Limbaugh
The best way to do research is to make a radical assumption and then assume it’s true. For me, I use the assumption that object oriented programming is the way to go.
Bill Joy
Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
John Cage
Let’s assume there really is no such thing as happiness, no such thing as peace, and no freedom either. But there are kind of attacks of senseless ecstasy. Can this be me?
Sergei Dovlatov
Together, the property rights and public choice schools show only that, if you start by assuming a purely individualistic model of human behavior and treat politics as if it were a pale imitation of the market, democracy will, indeed, make no sense.
Paul Starr
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Walt Whitman
I always tend to assume there’s an infinite amount of money out there.” There might as well be, “Arsibalt said, “but most of it gets spent on pornography, sugar water and bombs. There is only so much that can be scraped together for particle accelerators.
Neal Stephenson
The most important goal I had in mind was to convince people to stop blindly trusting algorithms and assuming that they are inherently fair and objective.
Cathy O’Neil
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Sometimes in churches somebody will discover a particular vein of spirituality and seek to recruit others into it, or assume a superior position because they have found certain techniques – but no one actually wants to become like them.”
John Ortberg
I assume most people trust me, if they vote for me in elections. And it is the most important thing. It places great responsibility on me, immense responsibility. I am grateful to the people for that trust, but I surely feel great responsibility for what I do and for the result of my work.
Vladimir Putin
It’s a funny thing, I think people meet us and they assume that we know a lot more about politics than we actually do. People will really get into it. I’m like, I don’t really know a lot about tariff reform or export trade reform. That’s really not something I know about.
Timothy Simons
I lead a normal life and I don’t assume there is anything I can impart to people. The only reason to write a book would be to make money, and I don’t want to do that. To write a book would be going against how I’ve lived.
Patrick Duffy
We have a tendency to assume people are a unity, and thus good people all good, etc. But the fact that Hitler was good to dogs and children isn’t a paradox.
Richard Posner
Assume the worst about people and you get the worst.
Ha-Joon Chang
Assume that everybody can see what you are doing and then live your life that way – you will find that generally you are treated right.
Frank Schilling
The IMF acts as the collection agent for global bondholders. Its projections begin by assuming that all debts can be paid, if economies will cut wages and wiping out pension funds so as to pay banks and bondholders.
Michael Hudson
I think it was not a bad idea to wrap Barack Obama in the mantle of Teddy Roosevelt. He`s been assuming a sort of progressive mantle, and he ticked off some large and systemic problems that this country faces.
Barack Obama
I’m assuming you’re as mystified by this as the rest of us, Rasputin. No. I’m not. I have been planning to destroy the Breakworld since I was a child. [silence] This is why I don’t make so many jokes. I never know when is good.
Joss Whedon
If I go to the coffee shop and have a nice interaction with the barista, I don’t know what that does for world peace, but we have to assume that in the great basket of goodness maybe that’s one little micron or one little neutron that you’ve put in there.
George Saunders
But, I don’t want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
Dave Heineman
When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they’re going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they’re going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
Douglas Coupland
We now operate in a world in which we can assume neither competence nor good faith from the authorities. The consequences of this simple, devastating realization define American life.
Chris Hayes
Don’t assume a door is closed; push on it. Don’t assume if it was closed yesterday that it is closed today. Don’t ever stop learning and improving your mind. If you do, you’re going to be left behind.
Marian Wright Edelman
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman – how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle.
It’s a feature of our age that if you write a work of fiction, everyone assumes that the people and events in it are disguised biography — but if you write your biography, it’s equally assumed you’re lying your head off.
Margaret Atwood
…assume that art begins in unhappiness. True, the goal of art is to convey a vision of coherence and peace, but the effort to develop that vision starts in the more common experience of confusion and pain.
Robert Adams
I think there’s a real tension between capitalism and morality. That’s not to say these systems aren’t powerful and useful, but to assume that capitalism can somehow assure moral behavior or character, that’s just a pipe dream.
Michael Pollan
The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.
William Shakespeare
The real danger of democracy is, that the classes which have the power under it will assume all the rights and reject all the duties-that is, that they will use the political power to plunder those-who-have.
William Graham Sumner
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.
Jeffrey Veen
No,’ the professor replied. ‘Her Majesty s alive and well – at least I assume so if she hasn’t met a certain van driver from Yeovil.’ ~Professor Hamilton
Bryan Davis
You can tell a lot about a man from his hands. If they don’t have any scars or calluses on them, you might as well assume they cry at romantic comedy films, too.
Ellen Hollman
My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel.
Edward Abbey
I remember classes in college where the professor was espousing certain theories about how blacks were inherently less intelligent. But I learned a long time ago to give people the benefit of the doubt, not to assume that somebody was reacting to you because of race.
Condoleezza Rice
The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency.
Bobby Ray Inman
A guy should find out what the woman likes. Every woman is different, so you can’t just assume what works on one will work on another.
Chasey Lain
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
Loren Eiseley
It is a mistake to assume that if everybody does his job, it will be all right. The whole system may be in trouble.
W. Edwards Deming
Should Sen. McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for President in my lifetime. I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions.
James Dobson
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
I’m curious how you’ll know it works. I assume it’s mostly a cosmetic change.
Scott Adams
My general rule of thumb is, once something’s a ride at Disneyland, I assume that it is no longer a threat in real life. Which is why I don’t expect to get attacked by a giant tea cup anytime soon.
Arj Barker
In relative youth, we assume we’ll remember everything. Someone should urge the young to think otherwise.
Dick Cavett
Do nothing to merely interest, assume or attract. This is not your province. Do only that wins the people you are after in the cheapest possible way
Claude C. Hopkins
Government is in reality established by the few; and these few assume the consent of all the rest, without any such consent being actually given.
Lysander Spooner
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
As one scientist puts it, we can now assume that just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature.
Richard Louv
Virtue knowing no base repulse, shines with untarnished honour; nor does she assume or resign her emblems of honour by the will of some popular breeze.
[Lat., Virtus repulse nescia sordidae,
Intaminatis fulget honoribus;
Nec sumit aut ponit secures
Arbitrio popularis aurae.]
If you find my aggressive and dominating play dirty, then that’s your opinion. But I would assume most people want someone who is going to do anything and everything within the lines to win for their team, because I know I would.
Ndamukong Suh
Managers who assume that higher profits drive better working conditions may have their logic backwards. Contrary to conventional wisdom, our research identified companies in virtually every industry that are profitable because they provide good jobs.
James O’Toole
Assume nothing, question everything.
James Patterson
They assume she was once gorgeously beautiful. Because now she looks so—bad.
Chuck Palahniuk
Incidentally, did you know that the whole eight glasses a day thing is complete bullshit and has no scientific basis? So many things are like that. Everyone just assumes they’re true, because people are basically lazy and incurious, which incidentally is one of those words that sounds like it wouldn’t be a word but is.
John Green
Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think ‘how dare you assume I should think less of myself’
Ronda Rousey
Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it to be beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity.
Marcus Aurelius
A pacifist male is a contradiction in terms. Most self-described “pacifists” are not pacific; they simply assume false colors. When the wind changes, they hoist the Jolly Roger.
Robert A. Heinlein
The weakness in a model in which one assumes that the electorate gets what it needs from Bill Clinton is that our system doesn’t institutionalize the oppositional voice, and one needs to be able to hear the exchange of the debate in order to create an informed electorate.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Women leading big corporations or assuming various important social and political roles is still considered newsworthy, which clearly shows the need to further support and enhance the role of women in society.
Guler Sabanci
It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.
James A. Baldwin
Interactivity has the virtue of democracy, conferring upon everyone with access to a computer the right and opportunity to be heard, but it’s also saddled with democracy’s vice – a tendency to assume that everyone who has a right to be heard has something to say that’s worth hearing.
Wendy Kaminer
Basque is one of the world’s more alarming languages. Only a handful of adult foreigners, they say, have ever managed to learn it. The Devil tried once and mastered only three words – profanities, I assume.
Jan Morris
I spend most of my time assuming the world is not ready for the technology revolution that will be happening to them soon.
Eric Schmidt
He’s a smart man, so I am assuming he will do it.
Michael Newdow
I’ve never smoked crack. I’ve never done most things, drug-wise. But I assume that the experience I had watching Lost is the experience that crack addicts have smoking crack.
Ginnifer Goodwin
You get photographed together when there’s 25 people with you and people assume that you’re having sex, which is definitely not the case.
Chelsea Handler
Amen,’ I exclaim, accidentally spitting out a Raisinet. I pick up the chocolate with a Kleenex and stuff it in my purse. Ten bucks says a month from now I’ll have forgotten about it and will finally have said heart attack when I assume a rat shat in there.
Jen Lancaster
New technologies make it possible for even the mass marketer to assume the role of a small proprietor, doing business again wit individuals, one at a time.
Don Peppers
It is almost as safe to assume that an artist of any dignity is against his country, i.e., against the environment in which God hath placed him, as it is to assume that his country is against the artist.
H. L. Mencken
J, n. A consonant in English, but some nations use it as a vowel . . . from a Latin verb, “jacere”, “to throw,” because when a stone is thrown at a dog the dog’s tail assumes that shape.
Ambrose Bierce
Experience teaches us not to assume that the obvious is clearly understood
Paulo Freire
We assume therefore that moral virtue is the quality of acting in the best way in relation to pleasures and pains, and that vice is the opposite.
To assume that wealth or sexuality or the usage of power, any of these things are not void in nature, gives them a reality they don’t actually have.
Frederick Lenz
The Bible says that when we obey God’s commands, we benefit.  I think we naturally assume that if we look out for our own interests and concerns, we will be happy.  But people who sacrifice for others will tell you that seasons of giving are the most rewarding of their lives.
Francis Chan
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, Sr.
I love being photographed, or I should say I love the art of photography. It’s about people taking photographs of you, stealing them, and then presuming or assuming or captioning. Words can never be taken back, photographs can never be taken back, nothing can ever be taken back.
Madonna Ciccone
Although we seem to be separate individuals, in reality we are all expressions of one primal imagination. We assume we are many, but in fact we are one. And what we do to each other we do to ourselves.
Timothy Freke
If you assume continuity, you can open the well-stocked mathematical toolkit of continuous functions and differential equations, the saws and hammers of engineering and physics for the past two centuries (and the foreseeable future).
Benoit Mandelbrot
I think that the notion of being creative is the notion that, inwardly, you assume that many things are possible. And that you can try these things and that something will happen.
Paula Scher
Assuming that the future is like the past, you can outperform 80 percent of your fellow investors over the next several decades by investing in an index fund-and doing nothing else. But acquire the discipline to do something even better: become a long-term index fund investor.
Mark Hulbert
Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren’t prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets.
Stephen King
It’s not part of our Constitution to assume that we are the world’s policemen.
Ron Paul
I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.
Kanye West
I’m not some anti-technology person. I think it’s often how people would assume that if they don’t know me.
Charlie Brooker
One does not have to prove a negative. One should assume a negative.
David Eller
I became a larger than life figure for one reason only. When you’re quoted in the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ the ‘New York Times,’ constantly as the expert in the business people assume you’re a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image.
Barbara Corcoran
An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you’re king everything will go swimmingly.
George R. R. Martin
it was like this. the brain could no longer bear the worries and pains that were imposed on it. it said: “i’m giving up; but if there is anyone else here who is interested in preserving the whole, let him assume part of my burden and it will be alright for a bit.
Franz Kafka
You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just – that was America.
Paul A. Volcker
To assume the gospel in one generation is to lose it in the next.
D. A. Carson
Many persons, when exalted, assume an insolent humility, who behaved before with an insolent haughtiness.
William Shenstone
Google understood that if you’re just a search engine, people assume you’re a very, very good search engine.
Rory Sutherland
We have been quick to assume rights to use water but slow to recognize obligations to preserve and protect it… In short, we need a water ethic-a guide to right conduct in the face of complex decisions about natural systems we do not and cannot fully understand.
Sandra Postel
We learn by reflecting on what has happened. The process seldom works in reverse, although most educational processes assume that it does. We hope that we can teach people how to live before they live, or how to manage before they manage.
Charles Handy
Most of us assume we are seeing the world the way it really is.
Ned Herrmann
A man assumes that a woman’s refusal is just part of a game. Or, at any rate, a lot of men assume that. When a man says no, it’s no. When a woman says no, it’s yes, or at least maybe. There is even a joke to that effect. And little by little, women begin to believe in this view of themselves.
Erica Jong
We don’t see very far in the future, we are very focused on one idea at a time, one problem at a time, and all these are incompatible with rationality as economic theory assumes it.
Daniel Kahneman
You’re assuming they would listen to me,” I said. Cole lifted his hands off the roof of the Volkswagen; cloudy fingerprints evaporated seconds ater he did. “We all listen to you, Sam.” He jumped to the pavement. “You just don’t always talk to us.
Maggie Stiefvater
To refuse a hearing to an opinion, because they are sure that it is false, is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility.
John Stuart Mill
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. How does it feel to be a problem?
W. E. B. Du Bois
Maybe we should always assume the worst.
Chuck Palahniuk
From a Buddhist perspective, it is incorrect to always assume that we know what is best.
Frederick Lenz
The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.
Lester Bangs
Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.
Dave Barry
I have never been a fan of bond funds. Unlike a direct investment in an individual bond that you can hold to maturity and be assured you will get your principal back (assuming no default), a fund has no finite maturity date and most funds are actively traded.
Suze Orman
What we experience in dreams – assuming that we experience it often – belongs in the end just as much to the over-all economy of our soul as anything experienced “actually”: we are richer or poorer on account of it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
May it be to the world… to assume the blessings and security of self-government.
Thomas Jefferson
…the essence of the evil government is that it anticipates bad conduct on the part of its citizens. Any government which assumes that the population is going to do something evil has already lost its franchise to govern.
Philip K. Dick
It is easy to assume a habit; but when you try to cast it off, it will take skin and all.
Josh Billings
We believe that all men and women are created in the image of God. We believe that we are all equally created. So the fact of the matter is that we should assume by default that we reject the support of those who do not support the theory, the notion, the fact, that all men are created equally.
Tim Scott
It is ridiculous to assume you can tax the people that are working and give the money (to people) who are not working and somehow this creates economy activity. You are destroying as much by taking from those who are working and creating.
Yaron Brook
People seem to be losing their sense of boundaries more and more, what people are willing to put up on the internet, especially blogs. People seem to assume that only their friends are going to read it but anyone in the world could read it at any time.
Jon McGregor
Prophesying catastrophe is incredibly banal. The more original move is to assume that it has already happened.
Jean Baudrillard
It seems to me that to take a book of mine into his hands is one of the rarest distinctions that anyone can confer upon himself. I even assume that he removes his shoes when he does so-not to speak of boots.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Some of us say, “Lord knows how much I can bear”. I think you can assume that you can bear more than you have a right to bear.
John Henrik Clarke
My worst flight was flying between Macau and Osaka in 2007. The turbulence was so bad that the cabin crew were assuming their crash positions. I had more than a bit of a sweat on.
Greg Rutherford
When you approach your baby with an attitude of respect, you let him know what you intend to do and give him a chance to respond. You assume he is competent and involve him in his care and let him, as much as possible, solve his own problems. You give him plenty of physical freedom and you don’t push development.
Magda Gerber
There are lots of different ways that algorithms can go wrong, and what we have now is a system in which we assume because it’s shiny new technology with a mathematical aura that it’s perfect and it doesn’t require further vetting. Of course, we never have that assumption with other kinds of technology.
Cathy O’Neil
I use the term “fool’s gold white space” to highlight a common problem for innovation. People see a market that doesn’t exist, and assume that one should exist.
Scott D. Anthony
We assume that others are receiving the kind of appreciation we want for ourselves, and we proceed on the assumption that since we are not loveable as we are, we must become lovable under false pretenses, as if we were something better than we are.
Thomas Merton
It is in quiet that our best ideas occur to us. Don’t make the mistake of believing that by a frantic kind of dashing around you are being your most effective and efficient self. Don’t assume that you are wasting time when you take time out for thought.
Napoleon Hill
An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
Victor Kiam
We assume that our race simply deserves heaven; that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise.
David Platt
What I prefer is an audience who listen. And are intelligent. Which I try and assume every audience is. And that if something goes wrong, it’s generally my fault and not theirs.
Dylan Moran
Yes, I am optimistic about the environment. If you assume business is exerting the most negative influence on the environment and also has the possibility to impact it positively, there are a bunch of forces that are impacting business that are fundamentally different from the situation 3 or 4 years ago.
Jeffrey Hollender
Death can be understood as the passage from one form to another, from a limited degree of life to another higher, freer one. It is wrong to assume that everything ends with death; what ends is only the temporary conditions in which people have lived on earth.
Peter Deunov
When you’re not practicing, someone somewhere is. And when the two of you meet, assuming roughly equal ability, the other person will win.
Bill Bradley
In assuming any office besides its essential one, the State begins to lose the power of fulfilling its essential one.
Herbert Spencer
Thus if we know a child has had sufficient opportunity to observe and acquire a behavioural sequence, and we know he is physically capable of performng the act but does not do so, tehn it is reasonable to assume that it is motivation which is lacking
Urie Bronfenbrenner
The truth is a lot easier to see when you stop assuming you already have it.
Mike Norton
The fact that psychology postulates an external material world and studies it in so far as it comes to be reflected in consciousness, points to another postulate which psychology must assume in addition, namely, the existence of an inner world consciousness.
Boris Sidis
I’m about looking at each of those perceived menacing black men that you see in the streets all over the place, people that you oftentimes will walk past without assuming that they have the same humanity, fears that we all do.
Kehinde Wiley
I don’t find myself as sexy as everyone thinks. I’m a lot more insecure than people would assume, but with little stupid things. When I get dressed, I’m always so indecisive.
Kim Kardashian
Roughly 1 in 6 Americans have Irish blood. I’d say it’s probably safe to assume that the average Irish-American who only comes out on St. Patrick’s Day has no idea of the sort of economic powerhouse Ireland has become.
Scott McClellan
People assume I’m out there having this great life, but money doesn’t erase the pain. When you’re young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.
Jennifer Lopez
I wanted to be a writer all my life. Since I was 10. And then at a certain point I began to assume I was one, which is rich, I know. I didn’t meet a writer until I was nearly an adult, so I had no idea what I’d bet the farm on.
Tim Winton
It’s true that people do assume that people who are critical are smarter than people who are uncritical.
Gretchen Rubin
can reduce stress in your life by making you more content with who you
are and what you have. If you make a habit of accepting every
circumstance gratefully and assuming there is a purpose in it, you’ll be
relieved from the worry and anxiety that go with being resentful and
Thomas Kinkade
Flying is hypnotic and all pilots are victims to the spell. Their world is like a magic island in which the factors of life and death assume their proper values. Thinking becomes clear because there are no earthly foibles or embellishments to confuse it.
Ernest K. Gann
Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle
Aleister Crowley
Never assume. Never make plans. Keep doing the press-ups and deep knee bends: you’ll need all your strength and flexibility when your life suddenly implodes. Maybe it won’t — some people do lead enchanted lives — but odds are that it will. Some time.
Robin McKinley
Simple perception then is a fallacy. Besides the conscious prejudices that we are aware of imposing on the world, there are a thousand subconscious prejudices that we assume to be actuality.
Colin Wilson
A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
Bill Gates
Who-only let him be a man and intent upon honor-is not eager for the honorable ordeal and prompt to assume perilous duties? To what energetic man is not idleness a punishment?
Seneca the Younger
The older your teenagers are, the more they will have their own ideas and opinions. If you take them seriously, rather than assuming your ideas are always best and the only ones, you will begin to grow a relationship that will extend beyond the hormone-group years.
Kevin Leman