Quotes about Assuming
Let these Assuming quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming
that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
- George Orwell
God cannot approve of a system of servitude,
in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power -
of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith
Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself,
for your children, and - here's the big curve -
for your parents.
- Wendy Wasserstein
Assuming roles is something that simply won't work for me,
since I don't have a style.
None at all.
- Martin Kippenberger
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Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country,
it would probably fly around in circles.
- Pat Paulsen
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming
smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
- Loren Eiseley
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch,
the lights would go on and assuming that there would
always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
- Mac Thornberry
I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics,
assuming that place.
It might just be an emotion I understand but am not
currently experiencing necessarily.
- John Mayer
The only ways of enquiry that lead to knowledge...
the one way assuming that being is and that it is impossible for it not to be,
is the trustworthy path, for truth attends it.
I don't necessarily write everything as automatically
assuming it will be collected,
there's nothing that says Hitman will be collected,
though it might be.
- Garth Ennis
We are assuming that we exist, that there is reality,
and that the matter of which we are made is real.
- John Clayton
I think cheese smells funny, but I feel bananas "are" funny.
I'm assuming Swamp told the whole story of the executives
seriously asking us to replace the banana with cheese
because they thought it was funnier.
- Joe Murray
I know Dark Phoenix is a huge part of the X-Men saga,
so I'm assuming they're at least going to want to touch on it,
but I don't know and I don't know whether I would want to be involved.
That depends on many different things.
- Famke Janssen
I do think that it's extremely important with this
character show her assuming power with a great deal of grace,
and find out how to do things she won't like -
the things she's called upon to do.
- Mary McDonnell
Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature,
a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under
appropriate conditions of maladjustment,
his soul might die before his body does;
or that his soul might die without his knowing it?
- Albert J. Nock
The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld,
as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W.
Bush as director of Central Intelligence,
assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency.
- Bobby R. Inman
Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie,
assuming something doesn't go wrong.
I don't know how good a movie it will be,
because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think,
and I distrust what isn't done my way.
This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
- Piers Anthony
Given that, and assuming that we begin to adjust to
issues like climate change and the greenhouse effect,
Denver's location in the center of the country becomes a tremendous advantage.
- John Hickenlooper
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State:
the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual,
or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives
or masters of the entire people within a given area.
- Benjamin Tucker
The paradigm of competition is a race:
by rewarding the winner,
we encourage everyone to run faster.
When capitalism really works this way,
it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in
assuming it always works this way.
- Richard Stallman
So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped
my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich
Village would be the best place to perform my own material
and possibly get some attention,
move on to making records and all.
- Steve Forbert
You could not buy a house in those days without just
assuming that the house was not only a place to live,
but it was a good investment, because it was going
to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation,
and it was just - that was America.
- Paul A. Volcker
Police in Washington D.C.
are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights.
Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red
light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being
used for surveillance at local brothels.
- Dennis Miller
After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour,
people have become increasingly disenchanted with the
process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power,
and then never follow through.
- Adam Rickitt
The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians
was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail,
and that we should look into contrary assumptions.
- Alonzo Church
But assuming the same premises, to wit,
that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations,
the right of property in slaves falls to the ground;
for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner
or property of that other.
- William H. Seward
I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming
that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic
limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever
kinds of environmental opportunities are available.
- Howard Gardner
I came across awful characters when I got some kind
of status and came to Hollywood.
Then you have directors trying to sleep with you,
assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.
- Stacey Dash
We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen
Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman
I think the biggest problem working with me would be that I'm an only child,
and so I have an internal dialogue that goes on that
I just assume you can hear.
- Maynard James Keenan
My observation is that women are merely waiting for
their husbands to assume leadership.
- James Dobson
White collar conservative flashin down the street,
pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume
my kind will drop and die,
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
- Jimi Hendrix
We must become acquainted with our emotional household:
we must see our feelings as they actually are,
not as we assume they are.
This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
- Vernon Howard
I don't know why they're doing it.
I have to assume that their motives are positive,
But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state.
- Gray Davis
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes
I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship,
but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility.
- Don Johnson
I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money.
The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money.
- Shaquille O'Neal
Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity
will we respect? For whose well-being will we,
as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett
Most discussions of decision making assume that only
senior executives make decisions or that only senior
executives' decisions matter.
This is a dangerous mistake.
- Peter Drucker
One of the great problems with Americans is that -
being a decent people -
they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
- Meir Kahane
But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis
Talking in one language and talking in another,
I think inevitably, produce two different personalities,
as far as I've seen in other people.
I assume it does the same for me.
- Alma Guillermoprieto
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
I assume that if people get to know me,
they'll like me.
If they don't, it's not my problem.
- Mira Sorvino
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents
come to a grinding halt at their conception.
- Alan Bennett
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it
to be an essential part of that integrity which alone
entitles a man to assume responsibility.
- Dag Hammarskjold
The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it.
Most people are so impatient; they just assume that
the person with hearing loss is being rude,
- Marion Ross
I would assume most people hate my character.
But I'm hoping that I'm the character you love to hate.
- Charlotte Ross
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.
We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
- Eric Hoffer
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist,
or if they have existed up until now,
that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
- Max Planck
People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics.
To me, that has never been the case.
There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
- Brian Eno
Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure,
but until I make contact with them, musically or personally,
I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.
- Hugh Hopper
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery:
the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes,
and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.
- Francoise Sagan
All too often arrogance accompanies strength,
and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong.
The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel
Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry.
They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.
- Dick Cavett
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
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act,
in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards.
This is a complete fallacy.
- John Barrow
The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
- Lester Bangs
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
- John D. Rockefeller
Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke
Married couples who work together to build and maintain
a business assume broad responsibilities.
Not only is their work important to our local and national economies,
but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean
We assume people we know can't be serial killers.
- Pat Brown
I beg of you...
never assume an inner or an outer pose,
never a disguise.
- Gustav Mahler
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May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie