81+ 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

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

The assumption that humans could be a reliable backup for the system was a fallacy! Astro Teller

Rarely have I witnessed assumptions turn into facts.

Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late. Bryan Davis

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.

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

Ask if you need to, but don’t assume. Bonnie Lyn Smith

But you are making assumptions without all the facts, and that’s not a sign of intelligence. C.C. Hunter

Before you assume try this crazy method called asking

 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    

Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by. John Sales

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Leaders live by reality and not by assumptions! Gary Rohrmeier

An assumption is something that is generally accepted as being true.

A relationship should be based on communication, not on assumption.

Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. Albert Einstein

Assumptions equal a loss of pride and the sting of defeat. Donna Lynn Hope

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

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. Marshall McLuhan

The hardest assumption to challenge is the one you don’t even know you are making. Douglas Adams

We must never trust in what we assume, only in what we know. Darren Shan 

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                 

It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind. Sebastian Thrun

We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions. Miguel Angel Ruiz

An assumption is something that is generally accepted as being true.

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

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

Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother. Suzy Kassem

Your assumption, and the truth, dine at totally separate tables. J Michael Straczynski

The assumption of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. George Soros

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

Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by. John Sales

Always assume your assumptions about others are wrong. Because often, they are. Savania China

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. Jonathan Swift

Be careful of what you assume, what you assume often becomes what you consume. Constance Friday

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

But you are making assumptions without all the facts, and that’s not a sign of intelligence. C.C. Hunter

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

Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing. Maajid Nawaz

Fixing is the illness model; acceptance is the identity model; which way any family goes reflects their assumptions and resources. Andrew Solomon

Making assumptions taught me a lot as a producer, because it’s something I never do now. Kenny Beats

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

We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions. Miguel Angel Ruiz  

  Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. Marshall McLuhan                                                                                                          

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

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. Brian Tracy

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

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

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. Brian Tracy

Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded. Michele Jennae

You figured that the only way I’d be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me. Jodi Picoult

Assumptions are what we don’t know we are making. Douglas Adams

The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct. Franciscan friar William of Ockham

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

It is not really wise to make too many assumptions when you don’t yet have all the facts to do so. Sahara Sanders

The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry. Max Planck

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Never make assumptions about someone based on your past experiences with someone else.

But when you drop your assumptions altogether, your soul stands naked in the open fields of possibility. T.K. Coleman

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

It’s always your assumptions about you, about others, about future that make reality worse than it actually is. Dragos Bratasanu,

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

If you are searching for keys and you assume that the keychain is green, your mind will ignore everything except green. Shunya

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 of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. George Soros

The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real. Miguel Ruiz

How would your life be different if You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Steve Maraboli

The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking. Murray Bookchin

A lack of communication breeds assumptions of what the other is thinking or feeling; and assumptions are, more often than not, incorrect.

Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct. Walter Darby Bannard

Every time we make assumptions about what other people feel, do or think, we imprison them and us in a separate reality. Franco Santoro

Assumptions, by their very nature, are hypotheses. Victor Bogart Ph.D

We have a tendency to make assumptions about everything! The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are truth. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Assumptions are never more than our best guesses about everything from A to Z. Victor Bogart Ph.D

Assumptions are maintained by the hug of history. Yet, history does not guarantee their validity, nor does it ever reassess their validity. Michael Michalko

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

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

All assumptions are valid and operative only within prescribed limits. Victor Bogart Ph.D

The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, then we react by sending emotional poison with our words. This creates a whole big drama for nothing.

The power of assumptions to limit our exploring beyond their boundaries keeps us safe from imagined and feared unknowns.  Victor Bogart Ph.D