Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
Ignorance is brought about by assumption.
Assumptions are the most damaging enemies of our mind's equilibrium...An assumption is an imaginary truth.
I have often had occasion to notice how, where a direct question would fail to elicit a response, a false assumption brings instant information in the form of a contradiction.
And just as the false assumption that we are not connected to the earth has led to the ecological crisis, so to the equally false assumption that we are not connected to each other that has led to our social crisis.
Ask questions; don't make assumptions.
Differences challenge assumptions.
Troubles always ensue when assumptions clash, when expectations do not match.
Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late.
Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make, bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake, if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.
A lot of our assumptions of the world are fairly cynical, fairly negative, and assume the worst. What our reading tastes show -- in this rush to fantasy, romance, whatever -- is that we actually still want to believe in a world of possibility, in a world of mystery.
Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions.
There is no hatred as corrupting as intellectual hatred.
The assumption of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional.
You think you know this story.
You do not.
My way of thinking as I approach any human being on this planet is, 'What are you doing now?' That's what interests me. I don't come at anybody with a whole bunch of assumptions.
Untested assumptions and lazy habits of thought can be shown up, once put in a spotlight of a different hue.
You can see that it is better not to make too many assumptions, particularly in the morning.
Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct, and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble.
Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry.
We are going to make assumptions; that's what humans do. Since most assumptions are flawed, err on the positive side. Always assume the best.
You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.
Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.
If you start a conversation with the assumption that you are right or that you must win, obviously it is difficult to talk.
If you challenge your own, you won't be so quick to accept the unchallenged assumptions of others.
The inability to move from one phase of life and change one's self-identity is, the anxiety of always.
I navigate different cultures daily, and I understand how people can make false assumptions because of their lack of interaction with the cultures I find myself in. But if they don't frequent these spaces much, how can they rush to judgment?
If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.
I'm often reassured in a bizarre -- perhaps perverse -- way when I find in the archive stuff that contradicts what my assumptions have been. That's interesting and exciting.
Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now.
You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues.
The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed, then this seriously affects the final result, even though the same body of data might be used.
It's not the things you don't know that trip you up. It's the things you think you know, but you don't. You fail to ask a certain question because you believe you know the answer. Separating your information from your assumptions can be very tricky business.
The assumption is that your personal life has to be a mess to create, but how much chaos can you allow in before it takes over?
Society cannot continue to disable themselves through their need to categorize people or make assumptions as to another individual's abilities.
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
When there is a problem, always identify and evaluate your underlying assumptions that may be contributing to the problem or preventing you from seeing the problem clearly.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.
Every economic opinion is associated with a set of assumptions.
Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
To understand a phenomenon, we need to make sure we understand the shape of its curve. By assuming we know how a curve continues beyond what we see, we will draw the wrong conclusions and come up with the wrong solutions.
Any dominant ideology operates off the assumption that what it has to say is unaccountable and unquestionable.
I started to think about the assumptions we make that everyone we meet operates under the same moral code, and how betrayed we feel when that isn't the case.
Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.
If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing.
We have all these cultural assumptions about love. People get hurt, and we say, 'Oh, it's no one's fault.'
I think it's the expectations and assumptions of others that cause heartache.
Our enemy is fear. Blinding, reason-killing fear. Fear consumes the truth and poisons all the evidence, leading us to false assumptions and irrational conclusions.
The law requires more than an assumption, the law requires a fact.
Question every assumption and go towards the problem, like the way they flew to the moon. We should have more moon shots and flights to the moon in areas of societal importance.
It's sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.
The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
I'm about challenging people. Like, properly challenging them and their assumptions.
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
To assume is to presume.
Instead of trying to group people into something and have this one assumption, get to know someone for who they are. I guess a lot of people are really lazy to start getting to know people or make that effort.
We never look beyond our assumptions and what's worse, we have given up trying to meet others; we just meet ourselves.
Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct.
Revealed insights should leave us stricken with the knowledge of how little we really know. It should never lead to an emotional arrogance based upon a false assumption that we somehow have all the answers -- that we in fact have a corner on truth. For we do not.
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.
Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions.
If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate.
If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.
The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real.
It's always your assumptions about you, about others, about future that make reality worse than it actually is.
New ideas can be supremely bad ideas, and by the time people realize how bad they are, it is sometimes difficult to get rid of them.
The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.
You can never make an assumption about the conversation you are about to have with somebody. People will always surprise you, which is what keeps you on your toes.
I know assuming is easy, and sometimes, reality does not go in the direction of the assumption, but at least, it gives us hope that things may go just right.
If you leave assumptions lying around unchallenged and uncorrected, it isn't long before they morph into facts.
Assumptions are maintained by the hug of history. Yet, history does not guarantee their validity, nor does it ever reassess their validity.
A theory's assumptions always are and ought to be unrealistic. Further, we should attempt to make them more unrealistic in order to increase a theory's fruitfulness.
Listen with an open mind, gather all the incoming information, both verbal and non-verbal and be careful not to ignore things you don't wish to hear. Don't make assumptions or jump to conclusions. The punchline usually comes at the end!
The assumption that men were created equal, with an equal ability to make an effort and win an earthly reward, although denied every day by experience, is maintained every day by our folklore and our daydreams.
Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true.
Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true. This doesn't mean you should be duplicitous or deceitful, but don't go out of your way to correct a false assumption if it plays to your advantage.
The assumption that things which have been conjured in the past will always be conjured in the guiding principle not of rational but of animal behavior.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth. One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!