Assumptions Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old assumptions quotes, assumptions sayings, and assumptions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late. Bryan Davis
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
An assumption is something that is generally accepted as being true. Anonymous
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. Albert Einstein
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
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. Alister E. McGrath
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
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. Jonathan Swift
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
Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. Marshall McLuhan
Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. Brian Tracy
If you start a conversation with the assumption that you are right or that you must win, obviously it is difficult to talk. Wendell Berry
Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded. Michele Jennae
Assumptions are what we don't know we are making. Douglas Adams
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
Never make assumptions about someone based on your past experiences with someone else. Annonymuos
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
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
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
The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real. Miguel Ruiz
The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking. Murray Bookchin
Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct. Walter Darby Bannard
Assumptions, by their very nature, are hypotheses. Victor Bogart Ph.D
Assumptions are never more than our best guesses about everything from A to Z. Victor Bogart Ph.D
Assumptions can be major or minor, of worldly import or not, of depth and lasting consequence, or of limited and momentary significance. Victor Bogart Ph.D
All assumptions are valid and operative only within prescribed limits. Victor Bogart Ph.D
The power of assumptions to limit our exploring beyond their boundaries keeps us safe from imagined and feared unknowns. Victor Bogart Ph.D
Assumptions can misguide your decisions. Hamp Lee III
Be careful when allowing assumptions to become your reality. Hamp Lee III
Assumptions are not always based on truth. Hamp Lee III
A network of diverse theories and representations constitutes our assumptive world. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Our fundamental assumptions are the bedrock of our conceptual system; they are the assumptions that we are least aware of and least likely to challenge. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Generally, at the core of our assumptive world are abstract beliefs about ourselves, the external world, and the relationship between the two. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
A negative attitude towards a person, based on poorly informed opinion and stereotypical assumptions, can lead to low self - esteem and feeling unwanted or rejected. Marian Beaver
To assume is to believe something without evidence or proof. Marian Beaver
Making assumptions can be very useful way of helping understand the world around us. Marian Beaver
Assumptions enable us to predict what is going to happen and to feel secure. Marian Beaver
Stereotyping involves assuming that all the people who share one characteristic also share another set of characteristics. Marian Beaver
Positive thinking can be learned and consciously applied by a continual optimistic analysis that is not necessarily based on reality but on the systematic screening of negative thoughts and assumptions to reduce negativity. Warwick Pudney
The power of positive assumptions is well documented. Phrases such as 'you get what you give' and expect the best and you get the best', have a truth endorsed by psychology. Warwick Pudney
Negative life assumptions reflect the parent's life and model negative responses to the child. Warwick Pudney
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. Miguel Ruiz
Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. Miguel Ruiz
We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions. Miguel Ruiz
Casual assumptions can always be stated as cause and effect linkages, as in 'If I do A, then B will happen.' Stephen D. Brookfield
Prescriptive assumptions are assumptions about what we think ought to be happening in a particular situation. Stephen D. Brookfield
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticism made on the habit of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed and well-fed. Shyamal Bhattacharjee
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. Alan Alda
If you challenge your own, you won't be so quick to accept the unchallenged assumptions of others. Alan Alda
An assumption is a belief individuals accept as truth and often take for granted as fact. Connie L. Schaffer
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. Lemony Snicket
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. Lemony Snicket
You can see that it is better not to make too many assumptions, particularly in the morning. Lemony Snicket
I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail. Abraham Maslow
Don’t build roadblocks out of assumptions. Lorii Myers
Whatever you believe, you make it true. Geraldine Hills
If you are feeling stressed, disempowered or depressed you can bet there's an unspoken assumption that you are accepting without knowing it. Geraldine Hills
We never look beyond our assumptions and what's worse, we have given up trying to meet others; we just meet ourselves. Muriel Barbery
The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct. Patti Digh
We do not realize how deeply our starting assumptions affect the way we go about looking for and interpreting the data we collect. Carl C. Gaither
Power of generalizing gives men so much the superiority in mistake over the dumb animals. George Eliot
Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you. Amit Ray
People assume that older individuals are incapable of expressing themselves clearly enough to take care of themselves. Robert Schwalbe Ph.D.
If an older person asks a younger person to repeat something, the younger person will assume that the older person is stone deaf. Robert Schwalbe Ph.D.
The law requires more than an assumption, the law requires a fact. Robert Bolt
I think it's the expectations and assumptions of others that cause heartache. Paul Thomas Anderson
If we stop assuming, we'll lose something important. An assumption, is a leap of faith to believe that, something that we really want to believe is actually true. If we stop making assumptions, we might just lose our faith. Robert Dean Klein