Assumptions Danger Quotes

Check your assumptions. In fact, check your assumptions at the door.

Lois McMaster Bujold

What we should admire is the acute fulfillment of the unspoken assumptions, the smooth harmony of the whole activity, which only become evident in the final success.

Carl von Clausewitz

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.

William M. Kucmierowski

Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions.

Nicola Foulston

A theory is only as good as its assumptions. If the premises are false, the theory has no real scientific value. The only scientific criterion for judging the validity of a scientific theory is a confrontation with the data of experience.

Maurice Flix Charles Allais

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda

He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. Repeat mechanically your assumptions and suggestions, diminish the opportunity for communicating dissent and opposition. This is the formula for political conditioning of the masses.

Joost Meerloo

Changes in the structure of society are not brought about solely by massive engines of doctrine. The first flash of insight which persuades human beings to change their basic assumptions is usually contained in a few phrases.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.

Marshall McLuhan

The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.

John Seely Brown

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Henry Winkler

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen R. Covey

Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves.

Adrienne Rich

The way to keep yourself from making assumptions is to ask questions.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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