Quotation Explorer - 'Assumption'

Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in transition - and added in assumption / projection - Rasheed Ogunlaru
No engineer can go upon a new work and not find something peculiar, that will demand his careful reflection, and the deliberate consideration of any advice that he may receive; and nothing so fully reveals his incapacity as a pretentious assumption of knowledge, claiming to understand everything. - John Bloomfield Jervis
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
MySchool not OurSchools. In the basic logic of policy, there is now no difference between Labor and Liberal/National parties. The unchallenged assumption of national and state policy is that whatever problem exists, market logic can fix it. - Raewyn Connell
Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption / projection - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something.
Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power. - James Howe
The assumption of no God cannot be proven by science." - Scientific Faith"Under the Thelián Sky: Beyond the Great Unknown" (c) 2012 - Frank Olvera
[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not. - C.S. Lewis
One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind. - Jean Kerr
SYLLOGISM, n. A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent. (See LOGIC.) - Ambrose Bierce
The government cannot love you, and any politics that works on a different assumption is destined for no good. - Jonah Goldberg
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government antipoverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. - David Brooks
From the scientific view, the theory of karma may be a metaphysical assumption -- but it is no more so than the assumption that all of life is material and originated out of pure chance - Dalai Lama XIV
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. - Marilyn Ferguson
Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that over again too. Who decides?
Democracy can't work. Mathematicians, peasants, and animals, that's all there is-- so democracy, a theory based on the assumption that mathematicians and peasants are equal, can never work. Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group. - Robert A. Heinlein
Likewise, most of the world goes to bed at night under the assumption that if they were to die in their sleep, they would find themselves standing at the pearly gates. After all, good people go to heaven. And just about everybody thinks they are good. - Andy Stanley
Live with the assumption that every day it will rain. If it does, you were right. If it doesn’t, you were fortunate. - Zack W. Van
The process of thinking is a way of analyzing and making the right assumption at the right moment in life. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not explicitly permitted is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
Indeed taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the Resurrection of Christ. Nothing but the antecedent assumption that it must be false could have suggested the idea of deficiency in the proof of it. - Brooke Foss Westcott
The easy assumption that we have remembered the most important people and events and have preserved the most valuable evidence is immediately trumped by our inability to know what we have forgotten. - Wendell Berry
The assumption that the gospel can be reduced to a note card is already off on the wrong track. - Scot McKnight
The root of failure is self-pity. It leads to assumption that our needs are not being met now and probably never will be. - Prince Akwarandu
Assumption is the biggest human consumption. - Tasneem Hameed
Assumption is one dreadful and incurable disease, which sticks to the soul and wiggles across the skin. - Aniruddha Sastikar
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
Dan P. McAdams argues that children develop a narrative tone which influences their stories for the rest of their lives. Children gradually adopt an enduring assumption that everything will turn out well, or badly, depending on their childhood. - David Brooks
Speaker says psychology has commandeered "everything hard" and partitioned it from Scripture with the assumption that its causes are biological - Edward T. Welch
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance. - Orville Wright, American Inventor and Aviation Pioneer
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