Top 36 Assumptions Quotes

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“You can’t make assumptions when you’re dealing with health issues.”

― Adam Clayton

“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

“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

“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

“Ask questions; don’t make assumptions.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“Differences challenge assumptions.”

― Anne Wilson Schaef

“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.”

― Antony Beevor

“I want to be part of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but I don’t want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that’s based on voters’ beliefs and assumptions.”

― Barry Bonds

“Racist assumptions, ethnolinguistic assumptions of inferiority or superiority, are as old as mankind.”

― Ben Domenech

“The shock of Trumpism has made me rethink what the conservative movement was about and who our allies were and what our assumptions were.”

― Charlie Sykes

“You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”

― Denis Waitley

“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!”

― Don Miguel Ruiz

“I’ve been very fortunate. But rich? People make huge assumptions about the guys in Gn’R.”

― Duff McKagan

“Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.”

― E. T. Bell

“Society cannot continue to disable themselves through their need to categorize people or make assumptions as to another individual’s abilities.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“Move beyond the old assumptions, practices, and language that can be barriers to equal access.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“Every economic opinion is associated with a set of assumptions.”

― Gautam Adani

“What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

― Henry Winkler

“Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria’s economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.”

― Ibrahim Babangida

“Political assumptions can remain constant for long periods and then change very quickly.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“Contrary to assumptions in the law, white America is hardly a monolith.”

― Jim Webb

“Untested assumptions and lazy habits of thought can be shown up, once put in a spotlight of a different hue.”

― Julian Baggini

“The concern is the Government is not coming clean and informing the Australian public of the assumptions that they have made to give rise to a $10.4 billion package.”

― Julie Bishop

“Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“The one thing that’s always very safe to say with ‘Arrow’ is never make assumptions.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.”

― Michael Mandelbaum

“Sometimes I make certain assumptions but find they’re not immediately obvious to my players.”

― Niko Kovac

“Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Japan functions on the basis of everyone sharing certain assumptions, where each person knows his part in a larger whole. The foreigner sits outside and is threatening. If he comes in, that’s the most threatening of all.”

― Pico Iyer

“I’m about challenging people. Like, properly challenging them and their assumptions.”

― Steven Rodney McQueen

“The average Liberian, it turns out, does not share the same assumptions as the average black Methodist minister from Chicago.”

― Tucker Carlson

“It is widely assumed, contrary to fact, that theism necessarily involves the two assumptions which cannot be squared with the existence of so much suffering, and that therefore, per impossibile, they simply have to be squared with the existence of all this suffering, somehow.”

― Walter Kaufmann

“In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”

― William Lyon Phelps
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