Assuming Quotes by Nancy Leveson, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bruce Schneier, Jonathan Toews and many others.
Reliability engineers often assume that reliability and safety are synonymous, but this assumption is true only in special cases.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming there is an intellect, we’re clearly not this universal intellect or we would know it. So that’s one function of soul.
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.
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.
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.
In the absence of evidence to the contrary, always assume you have the upper hand.
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.
Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise, or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the General Government.
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.
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.
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.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. All you have is right now. So donвЂ™t ever put off telling someone how you feel about them, donвЂ™t assume that they know, because they might not and it might be too late.
Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming that we have trained our imagination to denounce the past, we will not suffer much from unfulfilled wishes.
Any experience, however, trivial in its first appearance, is capable of assuming an indefinite richness of significance by extending its range of perceived connections.
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.
Wilderness, then, assumes unexpected importance as a laboratory for the study of land – health.
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.
A man always assumes that others are as virtuous as himself
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?
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.
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.
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.
[On Napoleon assuming power in France:] The time of Fable is over, the time of History has begun.
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.
She, too, had worn a mask in assuming a contempt for him, whilst, as a matter of fact, she completely misunderstood him
I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.
[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
This whole ‘X Factor’ thing with people assuming I’m going to be a one-hit wonder – that won’t happen with me.
There’s something ugly about a pretty boy who knows he’s pretty and assumes everyone else know it too.
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.
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.
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.
…the unprecedented rise of the Christian Social Party… was to assume the deepest significance for me as a classical object of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because your own strength is unequal to a task, do not assume it is beyond the powers of man.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning…and let anything better come as a surprise.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking about starting a small business? Assume everything will cost twice as much and take twice as long as you think it will.
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.
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.
A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face.
Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power–assuming that life itself is the will to power.
[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.
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.
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.
What he has in addition is pure empathy and projection,вЂќ Dr. Bloom said. вЂњHe can assume your point of view, or mine вЂ“ and maybe some other points of view that scare and sicken him. ItвЂ™s an uncomfortable gift, Jack. PerceptionвЂ™s a tool thatвЂ™s pointed on both ends.
As water by cooling and condensation becomes ice, so thought by condensation assumes physical form. Everything in the universe is thought in material form.
The children of the Reagan Revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership.
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.
I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assume any career move you make won’t go smoothly. They won’t. But don’t look back.
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.
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.
I’ve always wanted to work for, like, “Assume your audience is cleverer than you,” rather than the other way around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you’re cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
I was a real loner in high school, even though people assume I was the head cheerleader.
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.
True strategy is about placing bets and making hard choices under conditions of uncertainty, not about assuming plans can remove risk.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The problem with being clever, Serene thought with a sigh, is that everyone assumes you’re always planning something.
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.
Arjuna, who is the fearless waririor in the story is a very wordly indvidual, we assume with high past lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
People probably assume I sleep in my uniform. Then I get up and go to the mall or the market in my uniform.
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
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.
Pointing that plastic finger at me,
Hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.
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.
Failure assumes the world is black and white – no gray. I’ve come to find, it’s all gray.
What we assume, what we have never clearly thought out, controls us.
There are many ways of asking a favor; but to assume that you are granting the favor that you ask shows spirit and invention.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Every text assumes a reader.
If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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?
I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of.
Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, вЂOh, people are such a bunch of assholes,вЂ™ but itвЂ™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.
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.
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?
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.
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred
If it winds up earlier, you should have a movie picked out. This is assuming she isnвЂ™t sending you the вЂletвЂ™s go back to my placeвЂ™ signals. In that caseвЂ”вЂќ вЂњDonвЂ™t go there, Bob. LetвЂ™s just not go there.
Countries do not assume burdens because it is fair, only because it is necessary.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Christianity does not set faith against thinking. It sets faith against assuming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
will bring to mind the right stories, the right teachings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Never assume that habitual silence means ability in reserve.
Assume the best but hire paranoid people.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming that just because you can hear you can listen is like assuming that just because you can see you can read.
No one has ever understood anything better by assuming that there is no reason for why it is the way it is.
I assume this is all part of some brutally simplistic plan you’ve thought up?” “Yes.” “Oh, good.
The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable.
Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.
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?
I expect the audience to assume TV is stupid. I accept that it’s my job to overcome it.
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.
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.
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.
When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
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.
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.
Never assume the obvious is true.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We arrogantly assume that the nervous system doesn’t really need to be coaxed into romance. That romance comes from some other place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In so many reviews that I’m reading of ‘The Florida Project,’ everyone is assuming it’s my second film.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You assume things, like whatever country has more firepower wins the wars, and that’s actually not true at all.
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.
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.
A poet might die at twenty-one, a revolutionary or a rock star at twenty four. But after that you assume everythingвЂ™s going to be all right. youвЂ™ve made it past Dead ManвЂ™s Curve and youвЂ™re out of the tunnel, cruising straight for your destination down a six lane highway whether you want it or not.
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.
Am I to assume you would rather not have us as clients?”вЂЁ “Let me think about that for a nanosecond,” Dickie said. “Yes! Last time you were in my office you tried to kill me.”вЂЁ “That’s an exaggeration. Maim you, yes. Kill you, probably not.”вЂЁ
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.
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.
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.
Unlearned men of books assume the care,
As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair.
As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient.
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
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.
If children are apparently unable to learn, we should assume that we have not as yet found the right way to teach them.
But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.
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.
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.
Americans assume Canada to be bestowed as a right and accept this bounty, as they do air, without thought or appreciation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heroism is about taking an action which represents a breakthrough, and then assuming full responsiblity for it, even if it’s a failure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Television bosses should stop insulting the public’s intelligence by assuming we are all idiots.
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.
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.
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?
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.
We should not assume; however, that just because something is unexplainable by us, it is unexplainable.
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.
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.
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.
I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I’m psyched.
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.
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.
I think any actor will tell you that they always assume they’ll never work again, so every job becomes important.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
Don’t be too assuming, it doesn’t get you anywhere.
I was nearly a teen-ager before I stopped assuming that everyone I met was Jewish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming ill motives almost instantly cuts us off from truly understanding why someone does and believes as they do.
I do think women avoid power. Power assumes responsibility and accountability, and I think many, many women want to have it both ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stupidity assumes two forms, it speaks or is silent. Mute stupidity is bearable.
Don’t assume I’m dumb because I wear a suit and tie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In relationships it is best to assume nothing.
Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it.
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.
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.
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
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.
Small town people assume you are a friend if you simply remember their names.
No one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems.
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.
society is corrupt and rotten and repressed and unconscious that it exhibits its repression in various forms of social sadism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.
A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased, it must be created.
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.
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.
I don’t think we can dignify documents dumped by Wikileaks and just assume that they’re all accurate and true.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How many evangelism programs have you encountered in which sharing the gospel assumes no relationship with the customer and Jesus is sold like soap?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t consider my marriages as failures! It’s idiotic to assume that because a marriage ends, it’s failed.
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.
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.
If Islam despises Christianity, it has a thousandfold right to do so: Islam at least assumes that it is dealing with men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can’t just throw something out there and assume it works just because it has math in it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
The most important philosophy I think is that even if it isn’t true you must absolutely assume there is no afterlife.
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.
Everyone assumes writers spend their time lounging around, writing and occasionally striking a pose whilst having a think.
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
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.
Assuming you can write clear English sentences, give up all worry about communication. If you want to communicate, use the telephone.
I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlimited growth assumes unlimited resources, and this is the genesis of Ecocide.
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.
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.
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.
It is a reality attested by all history that if a republic assumes imperial functions it will not remain a republic.
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!
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.
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 manвЂ™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.
Failure comes when you donвЂ™t listen. You canвЂ™t put something out there and assume itвЂ™s great. ItвЂ™s up to us to make sure weвЂ™re listening to improve our chances for success-if not this time, next time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 reachвЂ“that’s he’s rich and powerful.” “Like we’ll see his giant mansion and assume he works at Burger King,” scoffed Dan.
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.
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.
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.
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 fateвЂ™s immortal loom
I wouldn’t want to assume that all men are like you. If I did, I know I would give them up entirely
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!
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.
Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can only assume,” said Jace, “that mortal emotions amuse you because you have none of your own.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
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.
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.
That profound firmness which enabler a man to regard difficulties but as evils to be surmounted, no matter what shape they may assume.
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.
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.
Go let thy less than woman’s hand Assume the distaff not the brand.
These days I don’t know who really likes me. I always assume most people are bullshitting me.
It is obvious: if you do not accept something that assumes the form of вЂdestiny,вЂ™ you not only change its вЂnatural lawsвЂ™ but also the laws of the enemy playing the role of fate.
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.
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
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.
It is a fatal mistake to assume that GodвЂ™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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Never assume you know where someone else is coming from.
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.
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.
Never assume the other guy will never do something you would never do.
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.
Censorship that comes from the outside assumes about people an inability to make reasoned choices.
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!
Of course, if you assume a big enough conspiracy, you can explain anything, including the cosmos itself.
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.
I can only assume that thereвЂ™s only one thing more frustrating than not being able to find someone, and thatвЂ™s not being found. I would want someone to find me, more than anything.
The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.
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.
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.
People assuming that because I’m a great athlete, I can dance. But no. My rhythm is off a little bit.
One must keep one’s character. Earn a character first if you can, and if you can’t, then assume one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all assume the worst the best we can.
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.
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 principleвЂ¦. Whatever our theoretical predilections, they will in the end have to give way to the observational evidence.
People just assume that if you’re famous, you’re in Hollywood.
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.
From my perspective, the state has to assume responsibility for the integrity of international communications.
People always assume that I’m some sort of party girl, and that’s such a misconception because I like staying home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody, and no unemployment вЂ” 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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it cynical to assume that anyone smiling is a liar and a criminal?
Assuming audiences to be dumb, that’s a big fallacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now if democracy will not work for the Russians, a white Christian people, can we assume that it will naturally work with Asians?
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you first hear the name ‘Max Irons,’ you’d be forgiven for assuming that Marvel comics has come up with a new superhero.
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.
Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.
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!
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.
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.
It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Churches are healthier and stronger if they assume responsibility both for financing their own programs and for stimulating their members to accept that responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And if we get caught, I will claim I made you go. At gunpoint. I am American. People will assume I’m armed.
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.
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.
When two people are really happy about one another one can generally assume they are mistaken.
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.
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.
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.
We are continuously challenged to discover new works of cultureвЂ”and, in the process, we donвЂ™t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds.
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.
For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard.
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.
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.
To assume that a bigger pipeline is a better pipeline is a dangerous assumption.
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.
Assume a virtue if you have it not.
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.
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.
I love stories and acting is a way to tell stories. Everyone assumes I’ve done it my whole life.
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.
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.
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
Improve relationships with others by assuming that they can hear everything you say about them
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of us spend our lives assuming we are going to get around to those things we want to do.
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.
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.вЂ”or America.
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.
If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, how can you assume anyone else will
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.
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.
Sometimes,because we use the same words,we assume we mean the same thing
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you realize how effortless the highest way of life is, it takes tremendous effort to assume the opposite.
The way you lose the gospel is not by denying it, but by assuming it.
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.
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.
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.
Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocriticalвЂ”as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency canвЂ™t exist.
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.
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.
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.
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
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.
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.
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.
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.
…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?
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.
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.
Assume the attitude of prayer, and in time, the attitude will become prayer.
Assuming the worst was always safer. And usually truer.
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.
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.
Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.
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.
IвЂ™m assuming those are Daimons. (Susan) No, theyвЂ™re Avon ladies. (Ravyn)
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.
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.
When anything assumes the strength of a creed, it becomes self-sustained and derives the needed support from within.
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.
Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.
In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
I think people assume I’m perfect. I’m not. I make mistakes. I do things I regret. I’m stubborn.
No man with any sense assumes that a woman’s words mean to her exactly what they mean to him.
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting
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.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
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.
The Purusha should assume at all times the attitude of a giver of sanction while rejecting the lower movements and accepting only truth-movements.
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.
It is always incorrect to assume you can know what someone’s moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We believe that an individual must endeavor to assume the universalism inherent in the human condition.
It is always safe to assume, not that the old way is wrong, but that there may be a better way.
our country in general assumes that “the pursuit of happiness” really means “the pursuit of pleasure” and that therefore pleasure is the greatest good.
I love to make a mistake. It is my only assurance that I cannot reasonably be expected to assume the responsibility of omniscience.
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
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.
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.
I assume I have the lowest blood pressure of any candidate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist.
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.
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.
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.
I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven!
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.
Instead of assuming that emotional intelligence is always useful, we need to think more carefully about where and when it matters.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of people assume that the expensive ideas are the most effective ones, but that is simply not true.
ItвЂ™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 thatвЂ™s a contradiction, then get out of the way.
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.
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.
The quality of artistry is the capacity to assume innocence at will, the quality of experiencing innocence as if for the first time.
If you don’t show up at a party, people will assume you’re fat.
Everybody assumes I know everything, so they send me these notes sometimes, and I don’t know what they’re talking about.
Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I assume there must be some kind of genetic thrust. My two grandmothers were very different, but both of them were frustrated musicians.
Better to assume the worst and be wrong than assume the best and be wrong.
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.
I occasionally experience the discomfort of people assuming my work is autobiographical.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challenge everything, assume nothing.
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.
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.
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.
One of the great problems with Americans is that – being a decent people – they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
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?
What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory?
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.
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.
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
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.
Assuming I’m home and don’t have an event, I’ll have a massage or I’ll talk on the phone.
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.
Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.
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.
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have – by disrupting that order – a way of surprising.
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.
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.
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
Moral courage further demands that you assume the responsibility for your own acts.
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.
Of course, the most troubling question is why do these people assume we’re gay?
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.
Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
Never assume you understand. Ask the questions.
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.
But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box.
If you assume you haven’t learned anything yet, there’s no reason your playing can’t stay dynamic all your life.
To speak…means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In most cases, people, even wicked people, are far more naive and simple-hearted than one generally assumes. And so are we.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I assume I can give you a letter from a big law firm saying that we’re under audit.
WARNING: This is assuming your spouse’s name is Margaret.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assume the worst about people and you get the worst.
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.
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.
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.
IвЂ™m assuming youвЂ™re as mystified by this as the rest of us, Rasputin. No. IвЂ™m not. I have been planning to destroy the Breakworld since I was a child. [silence] This is why I donвЂ™t make so many jokes. I never know when is good.
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.
But, I don’t want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
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.
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.
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.
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman вЂ“ 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 вЂ” but if you write your biography, it’s equally assumed you’re lying your head off.
…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.
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.
The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
It is a mistake to assume that if everybody does his job, it will be all right. The whole system may be in trouble.
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.
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.
I’m curious how you’ll know it works. I assume it’s mostly a cosmetic change.
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.
In relative youth, we assume we’ll remember everything. Someone should urge the young to think otherwise.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.]
[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.
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.
Assume nothing, question everything.
They assume she was once gorgeously beautiful. Because now she looks soвЂ”bad.
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.
Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think ‘how dare you assume I should think less of myself’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I spend most of my time assuming the world is not ready for the technology revolution that will be happening to them soon.
He’s a smart man, so I am assuming he will do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience teaches us not to assume that the obvious is clearly understood
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.
The Bible says that when we obey GodвЂ™s commands, we benefit.В I think we naturally assume that if we look out for our own interests and concerns, we will be happy.В But people who sacrifice for others will tell you that seasons of giving are the most rewarding of their lives.
Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
ItвЂ™s not part of our Constitution to assume that we are the worldвЂ™s policemen.
I donвЂ™t know if this is statistically right, but IвЂ™m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I havenвЂ™t won one against a white person.
I’m not some anti-technology person. I think it’s often how people would assume that if they don’t know me.
One does not have to prove a negative. One should assume a negative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To assume the gospel in one generation is to lose it in the next.
Many persons, when exalted, assume an insolent humility, who behaved before with an insolent haughtiness.
Google understood that if you’re just a search engine, people assume you’re a very, very good search engine.
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.
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.
Most of us assume we are seeing the world the way it really is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Maybe we should always assume the worst.
From a Buddhist perspective, it is incorrect to always assume that we know what is best.
The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.
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.
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.
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.
May it be to the world… to assume the blessings and security of self-government.
…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.
It is easy to assume a habit; but when you try to cast it off, it will take skin and all.
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.
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.
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.
Prophesying catastrophe is incredibly banal. The more original move is to assume that it has already happened.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
We assume that our race simply deserves heaven; that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
When you’re not practicing, someone somewhere is. And when the two of you meet, assuming roughly equal ability, the other person will win.
In assuming any office besides its essential one, the State begins to lose the power of fulfilling its essential one.
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
The truth is a lot easier to see when you stop assuming you already have it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s true that people do assume that people who are critical are smarter than people who are uncritical.
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
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
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.
Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle
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 вЂ” some people do lead enchanted lives вЂ” but odds are that it will. Some time.
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.
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.
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?
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.