Assumption Quotes

The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.

Murray Bookchin

The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deceptions

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

I believe that we should take every opportunity to challenge the assumption that our European allies are doing us a favor whenever they provide us with the necessary facilities from which to defend their own continent.

Chester Bliss Bowles

If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance

Orville Wright

Without any evidence, the report just asserts that increased access to contraception reduces the numbers of unintended pregnancies and therefore abortions. But that assumption is unwarranted

Deirdre McQuade

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.

Hugh Kingsmill

It is always better to ask then to make an assumption.

Don Miguel Ruiz

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, inequality, injustice, misery, brutality and conflict.

Al-Rodan, Nayef

Apartheid both petty and grand is obviously evil. Nothing can justify the arrogant assumption that a clique of foreigners has the right to decide on the lives of a majority.

Stephen Bantu Biko

We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us. . . We must recover the sense of the majesty of the creation and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.

Wendell Berry

We do not wish, we do not need to expel the Arabs and take their place. All our aspirations are built upon the assumption proven throughout all our activity in the Land that there is enough room in the country for ourselves and the Arabs.

David Ben Gurion

I will not take the oath. I will not tell you why I will not. Then your reasons must be treasonable! Not "must be;" may be. It's a fair assumption! The law requires more than an assumption; the law requires a fact.

Robert Oxton Bolt

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