Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
The way to keep yourself from making assumptions is to ask questions.
We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
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.
The problem with assumptions is that we believe they are the truth.
Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions.
Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.
If some woman tells me how she feels about something, my immediate assumption is that she wants an answer, or that she wants me to solve her problem. In fact, all she wants to do is share, or show how she feels.
The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry.
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.
It is always better to ask then to make an assumption.
The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.
A liberal education rests on the assumption that nature and human nature do not change very much or very fast and that one therefore needs to understand the past.
People take things at face value on social media. Earnestness is the assumption.
Never assume the obvious is true.
Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now.
Conventional wisdom is no wisdom at all. Conventional wisdom is taking somebody else's word for the way things are It's the followers of this world who rely on assumption. Not the leaders.
I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize, whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been, officially, that Serbia would receive no support; and what I had said must influence the German Government to take the matter seriously.
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.
All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility.
The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don't even know you're making.
We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
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