84+ Best Assumptions Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational assumption quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Assumptions Quotes

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 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. – Anonymous

Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. – Albert Einstein

How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. – Steve Maraboli

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike, and no one is alive. – Anonymous

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

You proceed from a false assumption I have no ego to bruise. – Leonard Nimoy

According to the assumption considered here, in the propagation of a light ray emitted from a point source, the energy is not distributed continuously over ever-increasing volumes of space, but consists of a finite number of energy quanta localized at points of space that move without dividing and can be absorbed or generated only as complete units. – Albert Einstein

The assumption should be that we will not appear in print or the blogosphere. Having dinner should not be fodder for Facebook. And this is just as true for ‘public personalities’ as it is for the average person. After all, even people in the public eye have a right to a private life. – Ezekiel Emanuel

Do not make assumptions unless you know the whole story. If in doubt, ask the person directly. – Anonymous

She decided to see how her life would change if she dropped the assumption, she needed fixing. – Anonymous

Rarely have I witnessed assumptions turn into facts. – Anonymous

The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real. We make assumptions about what others are doing or thinking – we take it personally – then we blame them and react by sending emotional poison with our word. That is why whenever we make assumptions, we’re asking problems. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing. – Anonymous

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

There is a widespread assumption that simply because my generation of women has the good fortune to live in a world touched by the feminist movement, that means everything we do is magically imbued with its agenda, but it doesn’t work that way. – Ariel Levy

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. – Henry Winkler

The underlying assumption is that only purely selfish behavior is natural to man; so that if it ever happens, as it not infrequently does, that people behave unselfishly, they must be inspired by a higher power. This assumption is false and the conclusion that is drawn from it is invalid… if experience shows that people act unselfishly as well as selfishly, we can only conclude that both types of behavior are natural. – A J Ayer

Be impeccable with your words; don’t take anything too personally; never make assumptions; and always do your best – Anonymous

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. – Anonymous

There was a lot of stress and assumptions made without me even saying anything, which was very upsetting. – Craig Stevens

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 begin with the assumption of freedom, the preoccupation is always how to keep freedom in check, how to bind; But if you begin with the assumption of bondage, the preoccupation is always how to set out the word that frees. – Gerhard

The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable – Anonymous

Every issue, belief, attitude or assumption is precisely the issue that stands between you and your relationship to another human being and between you and yourself – Gita Bellin

The assumptions you make about someone should never be based on what you heard – Anonymous

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 – Rick Yancey

Inconsistencies believed on a false assumption. – Samael

Before you assume, try asking – Anonymous

The Fall Of Relationships Draws From Assumptions, What Is Not Known, And Acceptance Of What Is Not Seen. – Joshua Brand

Ignorance is brought about by assumption. – T. D. Jakes

Blind assumption is the easiest way to disguise the truth. – P.D. Griffith

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. – Orville Wright

If you want to know something, ask me. Don’t assume – Anonymous

Pause and remember Making the wrong assumptions causes pain and suffering for everyone. – Jenni Young

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. 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. For instance, one morning you might wake up and make the assumption that your bed was in the same place that it always was, even though you would have no real evidence that this was so. But when you got out of your bed, you might discover that it had floated out to sea, and now you would be in terrible trouble all because of the incorrect assumption that you’d made. You can see that it is better not to make too many assumptions, particularly in the morning. – Lemony Snicket

To assume is to limit the mind to one way of viewing, when by nature our perception should be infinite – Anonymous

Always assume that all assumptions are wrong – Anonymous

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. – Peter Singer

Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it’s being done right now. – Aaron Levie

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. – Alaan Alda

The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deception. – Kathleen Hall Jamieson

I challenged that assumption by returning to a full, productive life. I had behaved, nichols said,’as if death was an option. – Lance Armstrong

Many of us vote under the assumption that if only the right man/woman/party/ideology could get seated in the White House, the Court House, or the School House then the Kingdom of God would come. That is an illusion. We do not look for the church to assist in or endorse the building of a made-in-America utopia which is only a Babylon with red, white, and blue curtains. We look for a city whose builder and maker is God. To him, and only him, we must pledge our primary allegiance – Ronnie McBrayer

Assumptions are always their in our life – Anonymous

Tolerance is the assumption of superiority. – Wendell Willkie

All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility. – John Stuart Mill

To assume that a bigger pipeline is a better pipeline is a dangerous assumption. Jason Jordan

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed – Herman Melville

Cannot operate on that assumption. – Richard Garcia

I hate the assumption that once you’re committed to someone you stop treating each other like individuals. I like getting up knowing I am choosing to be with that person. Susan Saradon

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumption on which he habitually acts. – George Bernard Shaw

Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail. – Brandon Sanderson

People cannot handle prejudice because they try to deal with the symptom. Prejudice is the symptom; wrong assumptions are the cause.’Prejudice is the daughter of assumption – Idries Shah

Assumption and lack of communication are the number one relationship killers. We all perceive differently. We’ve lived different lives; we have different views. Understand that before getting angry at someone for not believing what you believe. – Anonymous

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions. – Tyler Durden

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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