Best 176 of Assumptions quotes - MyQuotes
There's only a casual relationship between human behavior and logic.
On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.
He was not what gentlemen usually thought a gentleman was.
He was cross-examining my subconscious .
But as Austen delineates so clearly, you can't stop people from making assumptions if they're so inclined. You can only do your best to show your character through your actions and hope that other people will be capable of forming sound opinions. And if you're a realist like Austen, you'll also be wise enough to realize how many people aren't up to it.
The inability to move from one phase of life and change one's self-identity is, "the anxiety of always.
Your imagination is tricking you into making negative assumptions about people based on past experience. Your imagination is running the show, and the score is coming imagination one, you zero.
If you are going to judge others it is wisest to do so individually not collectively and on your own direct experience of them personally. But first - and throughout - examine yourself closely. Blurred vision can often occur due to the lens, perspective and perceptions of the viewer projected onto the object that it sees. Be wary of taking to the judges seat. Above all meet at treat yourself and everyone else mindfully, compassionately with humanity.
When we heed God's Word, we are rejecting how the world tries to disciple us.
Donna Lynn Hope
Assumptions equal a loss of pride and the sting of defeat.
Two people don't see same event as opportunity. When one see it a problem; other look to capitalize it for optimum benefit
Be careful of what you assume, what you assume often becomes what you consume
Always keep in mind that even your most dreadful expectations, are still nothing more than mere assumptions
Russell Eric Dobda
We can change reality just from assumptions accepted as true, regardless if they could be quantifiably accepted as true through the physical
Lewis N. Roe
When looking for evidence that something exists, it's silly to start by assuming that it is impossible. Taking any assumptions into study is bad science.
It makes Brooke feel strange in her stomach. It is like the feeling when she reads a book like the one about the man with the bomb, or thinks a sentence, just any old sentence like: the girl ran across the park, and unless you add the describing word then the man or the girl are definitely not black, they are white, even though no one has mentioned white, like when you take the the out of a headline and people just assume it's there anyway. Though if it were a sentence about Brooke herself you'd have to add the equivalent describing word and that's how you'd know. The black girl ran across the park.
Political correctness is as coersive as any right-wing dogma, but it lescapes the tyranny charge because it locates its demands precisely upon feelings
That's the way progress works: the more we build up these vast repertoires of scientific and technological understanding, the more we conceal them.
What appears to be black on white to whites may appear to be all white to black.
Conventional wisdom won't provide continual growth.
One Sure Way To Know The REAL TRUTH, Is To Never Have Assumptions
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.
It is not really wise to make too many assumptions when you don’t yet have all the facts to do so. You may believe your conclusions are logical, while they may turn out to be totally wrong.
Their lot in life, their station, became a part of their personalities and helped to for my worldview.
Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded.
Experience is true, but not the lessons it teaches.
We all make assumptions every day. Some more important than others. Some more damaging than others. And things, very often, are not at all what they seem.
Mortimer J. Adler
Obviously, not everything can be proved, just as not everything can be defined. If every proposition had to be proved, there would be no beginning to any proof. Such things as axioms and assumptions or postulates are needed for the proof of other propositions. If these other propositons are proved, they can, of course, be used as premises in further proofs. (P. 131)
To assume is to presume.
You’re going to listen to me, and for once you’re going to hear what I say and not read between lines that aren’t there.
Daddy got mad when people made assumptions about him, but I liked it. It made me feel someone wanted to know me. Even if they were wrong, it didn't matter. It mattered only that they were trying.
Sometimes a person’s first assumption was very telling. It revealed how they perceived the situation.
I say, sir, that you can never make an intelligent judgment without evidence.
The beaten path can be a busy and distracting place.
Assumptions are the most damaging enemies of our mind’s equilibrium...An assumption is an imaginary truth.
It has been said already, but bears repeating: no blanket statement can sum up an entire group of people. No book, no chapter, no study, no research report can attempt to do that either. Instead, Understanding Y attempts to start a conversation - one that we hope will delve a little deeper and dispel some commonly held assumptions about Generation Y, a conversation that we hope is the first of many.
Positive assumptions are needed only when you have negative assumptions that you’re trying to overcome. But when you drop your assumptions altogether, your soul stands naked in the open fields of possibility. And what you choose to create from that space is up to you.
Richard M. Weaver
It will be found that every attack upon religion, or upon characteristic ideas inherited from religion, when its assumptions are laid bare, turns out to be an attack upon mind.
Often she felt as though she had been picked up and turned about like a kaleidoscope, that all her complacent assumptions had been shaken up and reassembled in a different order
True masters deconstruct as well as reconstruct.
I expected, as I approached the corporate world, to enter a brisk, logical, nonsense-free zone, almost like the military - or a disciplined, up-to-date military anyway - in its focus on concrete results. How else would companies survive fierce competition? But what I encountered was a culture riven with assumptions unrelated to those that underlie the fact- and logic-based worlds of, say science and journalism - a culture addicted to untested habits, paralyzed by conformity, and shot through with magical thinking.
Every rock-thrower needs something to stand on to have any accuracy or do any damage with the rocks.
John Howard Griffin
Your blanks have been filled in far differently from those of a child grown up in the filth and poverty
Intelligence people are no different from anybody else. They have preconceptions, and when they see them in real life, it reinforces how brilliant they think they are.
You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.
George F. Will
Sex education in the modern manner has been well-described as plumbing for hedonists.
Here we begin frank speculation. And since we are speculating, we'll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption.
Pride is a fallacy. None of us are greater than the sum of our parts.
As the unexpected becomes ordinary, the spotlight shifts once again to land where your brain thinks it will get more informational bang for the attentional buck.
How can you test whether something's an assumption? Try this: switch things around, and check how bananas everybody goes.