Quotation Explorer - 'Assume'

Let's assume that each person has an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different. To realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. - John Fischer
On romance books: We might assume then that men, major consumers of thrillers, westerns, and detective fiction, enjoy being beaten up, tortured, shot, stabbed dragged by galloping horses, and thrown out of moving vehicles. - Daphne Clair
Be careful of what you assume, what you assume often becomes what you consume - Constance Friday
No one knows for sure that that tomorrow won't come, but most people assume that tomorrow will still exist as usual. This is Toba's Paradox, which means, hope overcomes doubt. - Toba Beta
It is incorrect to assume that you cannot find any good in the point of view directly opposite yours. - Daniel Willey
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time what I think right. - Henry David Thoreau
What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
To only see ‘death’ in death is to somehow assume that death itself is a barrier so abrupt that God Himself is halted by it. To see ‘life’ in death is to understand that death is a sprawling horizon to a new beginning that God created long before death ever thought to show up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Assume a virtue, if you have it not. - William Shakespeare
I don't ask why patients lie, I just assume they all do.-Greg - House
Most people assume I write at night because of the kind of books I write, but I can shut out the light with my mind. - Carla H. Krueger
Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help. - Thomas Sowell
To assume that I can even begin to chart a ‘straight’ path is probably the best way I can take myself ‘straight’ to the very place I don’t want to go. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
According to the reality, I assume that we are not going to meet again. Yet, I do believe that we have met for a reason - Ahmed Alibage
Don't assume you are more creative or better than anyone, because some people with better stuffs are just pretending to be dumb for a while. - Michael Bassey Johnson
But why do people who are good at families have to be smug and assume it is the only way to live, as if everybody else is inadequate? Why can't they be blamed for being bad at promiscuity?
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no reason to assume that the universe has the slightest interest in intelligence—or even in life. Both may be random accidental by-products of its operations like the beautiful patterns on a butterfly's wings. The insect would fly just as well without them. - Arthur C. Clarke
You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott
Leaders don't assume. Assumptions are the termites of leadership. Communicate, communicate, and communicate, until you connect. - Farshad Asl
The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious. - Lester Bangs
Dreams are deformed reflections of ourselves - less stable and more ungraspable than we are, upon which we in our turn assume the right to reflect upon and to determine. - Roger Caillois
Don't assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it. - Raymond E. Feist
The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape. - William Shakespeare
Imagine about anything instead of assume about it. - Savan Solanki
When I see Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity baying across the television screen, I find it hard to take them seriously. I assume that they must be saying what they do primarily to boost book sales or ratings, although I do wonder who would spend their precious evenings with such sourpusses. - Barack Obama
You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled. - Ellen DeGeneres
I don't hate people, i assume they are dead! - Chintan Jain
We can assume that those who ‘have it all’ and express an arrogant and greedy attitude, appears to be unthankful. - Ellen J. Barrier
When a dog acts viciously we assume the reason is poor treatment and training by its owner. When a person acts criminally we look for the explanation in his brain, blood, and urine. When will psychiatrists begin testifying to the incompetence of schizophrenic pit bulls?
If you don't show up at a party, people will assume you're fat.
I celebrate myself, I paint and dance and sing myself, and what I assume you will assume, for every atom as of me as good belongs to dreamy You. I am a song. I am a poem. I am the soil and a gem. I am a stargate and a voyage. I am the ocean and your soul. - Oksana Rus
What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth ? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry
Conscientious stupidity is a religion for most. Many will deny it, but it's those same people that find it easier to ignore the truth. This religion can only be followed by their humble ignorance. It's safe to assume, that this religion is an illusion of knowledge. - Lionel Suggs
Don’t assume meekness is weakness and those who are loud are strong. - Brad Lomenick
Is it reasonable to assume that the jarring nature of a particular consequence might be the very thing that strong-arms us away from making the poor choice that we didn't see as a poor choice? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don't Trust BlindlyIf in shark infested waters, don't assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin. - Mary Russel
I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly. - Criss Jami
If I assume the ‘truth’ to be negotiable based on whether or not it serves my agenda, then my agenda has become my ‘truth.’ And the ‘truth’ of the matter is, when I do this I’ve chosen to take a treacherous path through some very deep woods where neither path nor woods exist. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
You will make a perfectly rational mistake: You will assume that sooner or later the paradigm you are presently practicing (which has been mostly successful) will solve all the rest of your problems. - Joel Barker
Regarding the creative: never assume you're the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you're masterful. - Don Roff
The worst mistake a writer can make is to assume everyone has an imagination. - Andrew McEwan
Over time, I have realized that at 20, you can wear too much makeup and people assume you're a slut. Do it at 40 and they think you're a sea witch. - Melodie Ramone
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. - Anthony de Mello
Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks. - Jimmy Wales
To assume that I and I alone have all the answers is to eventually find myself entirely alone without any answers. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When you look at the external reality, you may assume you know everything, but when you close your eyes and try to look into the darkness of your internal reality, all the knowledge of the external life fails to create a way out of the darkness. - Roshan Sharma
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott
People want to know how I know so much. But trueth is .Inlife I have asked more questions than the answers I gave. Its good to ask when you dont know something. Than to assume you know to find you dont know anything. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Never assume that someone likes you by their sweetNess.Sometimes you are an option when they are bored - Prince simus
In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it. - Sara Sheridan
Do not always assume the other fellow has intelligence equal to yours. He may have more.
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. - Auberon Herbert
Be careful of what you assume, what you assume will become what you consume - Constance Friday
I hang around kids so people will assume when I act like one it's because I'm babysitting. - Richelle E. Goodrich
We're taught that in life, we should try to look on the bright side. Not in this case. In this case, assume rejection first. Assume you're the rule, not the exception. It's liberating. But we also know it's not an easy concept. -He's not just into you - Greg Behrendt
The most important point to remember in developing self-confidence is to take responsibility for who we are. This empowers us. We can change anything, do anything, and be anything when we assume full responsibility for ourselves. - Rachael Bermingham
If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with. - Deepak Chopra
Respond; don't react.Listen; don't talk.Think; don't assume. - Raji Lukkoor
And the victim must have been broken and must remain so, so that the externalization of evil is possible. The victim who refuses to assume this role contradicts society's simplistic view. Nobody wants to see it. People would have to take a look at themselves. - Natascha Kampusch
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
What you love is a clue to your calling and talent.As you assume the responsibilities of the present, take time to enjoy the privileges available to you now. Today's action will speak better of tomorrow and more. - Prince Akwarandu
Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lessen ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend. - John Adams
Never assume the obvious is true. - William Safire
Amen,' I exclaim, accidentally spitting out a Raisinet. I pick up the chocolate with a Kleenex and stuff it in my purse. Ten bucks says a month from now I'll have forgotten about it and will finally have said heart attack when I assume a rat shat in there. - Jen Lancaster
‎You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott
A sage person says his thoughts with own heart feeling for he knows that this only gives it a real meaning and the connection with the people; while the foolish minds assume that it can be achieved through only words rhyming. - Anuj Somany
An ID number is only there to 'identify' human beings. Use it to assume people’s intellect or wisdom at your own risk. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue. - Bertrand Russel
Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer. - Humphry Davy
And I would try and walk far enough away that people would not assume I was with him. - Neil Gaiman
Like a Rubik's cube, I have many configurations; Do not assume you have "figured" me out just because you've seen one side. - Andrea L'Artiste
I never assume anything. I anticipate the possibilities and allow my imagination to create the future. - Lionel Suggs
If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder. - H.L. Mencken
Life is Death. Death is Life. Teach the deserving. Teach with passion. Learn always. Assume Nothing. - Shaolin
Life is Ambition, not for Survive but for Be Better each second, for Superate your Records and to Get your Goals.All the rest is a Redundant Speech & a Boring Literature.You Decide the Direction of your Life, but remains Inspired and Assume all the Consequences.Complacency is Death. - Fernando González y Lozano
when you are doubt with someone on how they feel don't pretend that you know what they were thinking, never assume yourself as you know how they feel when you really not at their shoes at all. - Jinnul Jr.
Why do people assume? If I hate you, I'll tell you. In this case, it's not hate. It's hurt. I'll lick my wounds, which only oozed because I gave a damn, and be over it before the sun rises. - Donna Lynn Hope
When we see a good-looking woman with a not-so-good-looking man, we assume that the man must have a good bank balance. When we see a good-looking man with a not-so-good-looking woman, we assume that she must be good in bed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. - Warsan Shire
Never assume but trust your instincts. - Lenny Ramirez
You should assume the mantle of your birthright. - Compton Gage
It is unrealistic to assume that if all goes well in a child's life, he or she will be happy. Happiness is not something one can ask of a child. Children suffer in a way that adults don't always realize under the pressure their parents put on them to be happy. - Adam Phillips
No one presumes to teach an art that he has not first mastered through study. How foolish therefore for the inexperienced to assume pastoral authority when the care of souls is the art of arts. - St. Gregory Dialogos
There is no reason to assume our species will survive itself. - Clifford Cohen
To the rich, therefore, falls the burden of Beauty. And if they cannot assume it, then they deserve to die. - Muriel Barbery
I have always had the greatest respect for students. There is nothing I hate more than condescension—the attitude that they are inferior to you. I always assume they have good minds. - Mark Van Doren
Whenever pastors assume people in their congregation know certain things, they miss opportunities to teach. If a pastor makes assumptions year after year, then a whole generation has never heard [that truth] for the first time. If we assume too much, we communicate too little. - Andy Stanley
The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to learn. They are open to correction, and they become wiser through it. - Thomas Dubay
I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves. - Carl Sagan
Do hugs, not drugs. Spread love, not legs. Respect, don't judge. Listen more, talk less. Understand, don't assume. Forgive and forget..!! - Aagam Shah
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff. - Steven Moffat
Good work, like good talk or any other form of worthwhile human relationship, depends upon being able to assume an extended shared world. - Stefan Collini
Too many leaders assume that the role of leadership is to control. - Jim Ferrell
f you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen. - Seneca
Most people are asleep and need to be confronted, like adults that are still behaving like they're 5 years old, and don't want to assume responsibility for their mistakes. - Robin Sacredfire
It's brainless to assume that making changes to your window's view will give a new perspective - Death Cab for Cutie
No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It's very easy to judge someone else's actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do. - Ashly Lorenzana
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