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The assumption is something that you accept as true without question or proof. But it defines a lot more. The assumption has both positive and negative perspectives. For example, people might make the assumption that you are a nerd if you wear big round glasses, even though that is not true, maybe very nice. This is a collection of Assumption quotes and sayings.

Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late. Bryan Davis
Assumptions are the termites of relationships. -Henry Winkler
It's sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind. -Sebastian Thrun
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions. Noam Chomsky
Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in. -Alan Alda
People just assume, over the years, that soccer players are not too intelligent. As with most assumptions, they're wrong. David Beckham
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. -Denis Waitley
What is important is to treat everyone like an individual and learning not to generalize autism. With autism, people make assumptions, but it's very broad, and everyone's so different. You have to treat each person as an individual. -Nikki Reed
Ask questions; don't make assumptions. -Angela Ahrendts
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. -Elizabeth Thornton
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in. -Alan Alda
The one thing that's always very safe to say with 'Arrow' is never make assumptions. -Marc Guggenheim
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts. -George Bernard Shaw
Untested assumptions and lazy habits of thought can be shown up, once put in a spotlight of a different hue. -Julian Baggini
With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that's when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it. -Lana Wachowski
God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light. -Abraham Joshua Heschel
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. -Albert Einstein
We make assumptions: nurses should be nice, teachers should be good. But everyone has a dark side, some darker than others. -Karin Slaughter
There were a lot of assumptions that we were raised a certain way. Our dad was always really clear with us that he is rich and we are not: 'If you want to be rich, you should go do what I did, which is work really hard.' --Erin Foster
I think people make certain assumptions about what they're interested in reading or what others would be interested in reading, and when they think of poor black people in the South, they don't think people are interested in reading about those people. -Jesmyn Ward
Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. -Marshall McLuhan
There were a lot of assumptions that we were raised a certain way. Our dad was always really clear with us that he is rich and we are not: 'If you want to be rich, you should go do what I did, which is work really hard.' -Erin Foster
When you're surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that's reality. -Emily Levine
I'm a strong believer that you can build great companies in time of both greed and fear. But you have to be paying attention and operating under the right assumptions. You don't have to believe history repeats itself, but you should accept that history rhymes. -Brad Feld
You never know what curve balls life is going to throw you and there's no way I can predict anything or make any assumptions about what the rest of my life is going to be like. -Carrie Underwood
The highest compliment one can give a writer is not to say that one wholeheartedly agrees with his observations, but that he provoked - really, forced - difficult thinking about consequential matters and internal questioning of one's own assumptions, often without quick or clear resolution. -Glenn Greenwald
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions. E. T. Bell
Differences challenge assumptions. -Anne Wilson Schaef
The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept. -John W. Gardner
Except for a God who sits down after the universe begins, all other gods conflict with the assumptions of science. -Alan Lightman
All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations. -Henry Petroski
Remember, we see the world not as it is but as we are. Most of us see through the eyes of our fears and our limiting beliefs and our false assumptions. -Robin S. Sharma
I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque. -Eddie Vedder
Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide. -Naveen Jain
When considering a career move, consider the most important assumptions that have to prove true and how you can swiftly and inexpensively test if they are valid. Also, remain realistic about the path ahead of you. -Clayton Christensen
Contrary to popular assumptions, the Bible is not a record of the blessed good, but rather the blessed bad. That's not a typo. The Bible is a record of the blessed bad. The Bible is not a witness to the best people making it up to God; it's a witness to God making it down to the worst people. -Tullian Tchividjian
Society cannot continue to disable themselves through their need to categorize people or make assumptions as to another individual's abilities. Evelyn Glennie
The sciences are being held back by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, maintained by powerful taboos. I believe that the sciences will be regenerated when they are set free. -Rupert Sheldrake
People make basic assumptions based on what they have now. But you have to ask yourself, 'Is this really what people are going to be doing in five years?' Very few people ask themselves what they would actually want instead if they could wave a magic wand. -Drew Houston
In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks. -William Lyon Phelps
Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications. -Gary Becker
Sometimes our childhood experiences are emotionally intense, which can create strong mental models. These experiences and our assumptions about them are then reinforced in our memory and can continue to drive our behavior as adults. -Elizabeth Thornton
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. -John Lydon
The relationship that tests/frustrates/irritates you the most actually is one of your greatest blessings. Why? Because it reveals to you the very beliefs/fears and false assumptions that most limit you. -Robin S. Sharma
I don't think there's an interesting boundary between philosophy and science. Science is totally beholden to philosophy. There are philosophical assumptions in science and there's no way to get around that. -Sam Harris
When you're starting out, you basically have all these assumptions about what it means to be an artist or how to be a rock star. It took me years, through trial and error, to figure out what does work for me. So much of it is counter to the myth of the rock-star life. -Rivers Cuomo
I think the reason why 'Red Eye' is popular is because we question the common assumptions that you find elsewhere. -Greg Gutfeld
Approximating involves making a series of educated guesses systematically by partitioning the problem into manageable chunks, identifying assumptions, and then using your general knowledge of the world to fill in the blanks. -Daniel Levitin
Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing. -Maajid Nawaz
You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues. Adam Clayton
It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible. -Warren Farrell
People have always made assumptions about me. I become very territorial about my identity because it's been hijacked by so many people with their own projections. Ruth Negga
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. -Jane Green
Contrary to assumptions in the law, white America is hardly a monolith. -Jim Webb
With consumers buying two smartphones for every desktop computer they purchase, the demands, challenges and opportunities of the mobile space are reshaping our assumptions about design and user behaviour.
You need to set near-term milestones. Put the assumptions down on paper, and make it to your vision or ultimate product. Your team has to understand where they're going. Your partners need to understand where they're going. -Tony Fadell
History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions. -Ken Burns
The sheer number of legendary narratives and historically verifiable incidents invites us to revise assumptions about the origins of biological and chemical warfare and its moral and technological constraints. -Adrienne Mayor
While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong. -Michael Mandelbaum
We have all these cultural assumptions about love. People get hurt, and we say, 'Oh, it's no one's fault.' -Mona Simpson
When you build a product, you make a lot of assumptions about the state of the art of technology, the best business practices, and potential customer usage/behavior. Steven Sinofsky
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. -Charles Francis Richter
I think we often live at a surface level, and that ends up with us in a lot of difficulty because we just function on assumptions and secondhand knowledge. -Samantha Harvey
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. -David Brin
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. -Deborah Harkness
I'm about challenging people. Like, properly challenging them and their assumptions. -Steven Rodney McQueen
A number of people have read 'Two-Way Split' and made certain assumptions about what the author's like, and I'm highly disappointing to them. I don't drink, I don't eat meat; that's very disappointing for a hard-boiled writer. -Allan Guthrie
We all make basic assumptions about things in life, but sometimes those assumptions are wrong. We must never trust in what we assume, only in what we know. -Darren Shan
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. -T.K. Coleman
The assumption that humans could be a reliable back up for the system was a fallacy! -Astro Teller
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. -C. S. Lewis
But you are making assumptions without all the facts, and that's not a sign of intelligence. -C.C. Hunter
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
We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. -Miguel Angel Ruiz
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! -Miguel Angel Ruiz
The hardest assumption to challenge is the one you don't even know you are making. -Douglas Adams
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. -Margaret Mead
We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions. -Miguel Angel Ruiz
Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother. Suzy Kassem
The assumption of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. George Soros
Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by. John Sales
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. Daniel Handler
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. -B.B. Shepherd
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. -Stephen Bayley
Fixing is the illness model; acceptance is the identity model; which way any family goes reflects their assumptions and resources. Andrew Solomon
Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now. Aaron Levie
Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. -Brian Tracy
The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deceptions. -Kathleen Hall Jamieson
The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry. -Max Planck
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. -Satoshi Kanazawa
Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct. -Walter Darby Bannard
The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them. -John Seely Brown
The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption. -Henry James Sumner Maine
I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. -Gary Becker
My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal, as developed by Freud, is largely right. -Peter Gay
If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life. Start with that assumption. -Henry Hampton
And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer. -Esther Dyson
The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began. -Phillip E. Johnson
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. - John D. Rockefeller
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. -Warren Buffett
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. -Stephen Bayley
Next to the assumption of power is the responsibility of relinquishing it. -Benjamin Disraeli
Friends never make assumptions about you. They never expect a reason to go out with you. In fact friends only expect you to be you. -Russell Lynes
The government cannot love you, and any politics that works on a different assumption is destined for no good. -Jonah Goldberg
The Four Agreements 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.
-Miguel Angel Ruiz
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