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Assumptions Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Assumptions are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Don't make assumptions.
- don Miguel Ruiz

At the Core of Our Suffering
are those Self-Imposed Limitations (Assumptions)
of which We are Completely Unaware.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Differences challenge assumptions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Beginner Mind" is a Zen Buddhist term
that describes moving past our assumptions
of the nature of our life,
and really SEEING our surroundings -
especially the people we interact with -
with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
- Marshall McLuhan

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only
the starting point of systematic analysis,
for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
- Gary Becker

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

People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical
claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions,
often because they haven't given much thought to the connections.
- Steven Pinker

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

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly
through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
- Igor Stravinsky

History is malleable.
A new cache of diaries can shed new light,
and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.
- Ken Burns

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to
abandon your assumptions.
- Denis Waitley

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

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.
- Alan Alda

It evolved from my experience in the fifties,
growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot
of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.
- Warren Farrell

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
- Henry Winkler

In a start-up company, you basically throw out all
assumptions every three weeks.
- William Lyon Phelps

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.
- David Brin

It ain't easy to break out of a mold,
but if you do your work, people will ultimately see what you're capable of.
Too often, people find it easier to make assumptions
and stick with what they believe.
They put you in a place and it makes their job easier.
The good people constantly search for something different.
- Christopher Meloni

What hadn't been realized in the literature until now
is that merely to describe how severely something has
been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions,
even as a statement about the past.
- Robert Nozick

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions,
but an immediate insight, self-evident as light.
He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason.
He is the light.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

My role on television is one of helping people reexamine
the assumptions that they hold.
I regard Dr. King.
You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way,
shape or form, referencing, Dr. King.
- Tavis Smiley

There are so many scenarios here.
We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years
and build assumptions based on that.
We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best.
And I've told people the end is in sight.
- Gray Davis

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

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions
in a temporary state of reservation,
the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease.
The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon,
but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
- George MacDonald

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

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.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our
everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something,
that makes things exciting - I am having fun with that stuff,
but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute,
that's what I trying to work toward.
- Jim McKay

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

When assumptions were made that I was going to bail
out there was a little part of my brain that thought
'I am going to do to prove them wrong'.
In the end that wouldn't be coming from my heart and doing what was right.
- Craig Stevens

Three big assumptions proved wrong: one,
that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators;
two,
that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding;
and,
three, that we have plenty of troops,
weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation.
- John Spratt

The creative individual has the capacity to free himself
from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught.
He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
- John W. Gardner

With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations.
And once all of those things are in place,
that's when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it.
- Larry Wachowski

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal,
as developed by Freud, is largely right.
- Peter Gay

The persecuting spirit has its origin...
in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
- John Fiske

We now have a whole culture based on the assumption
that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
- Stephen Vizinczey

One of the most difficult things to contend with in
a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff
that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
- Jean Kerr

I never attempt to make money on the stock market.
I buy on the assumption that they could close the market
the next day and not reopen it for five years.
- Warren Buffett

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world,
there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
- Jeff Hawkins

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with,
that physics has one method, chemistry another,
and biology a third.
- Thomas Huxley

The basic assumption of the secular society is that
modernity overcomes religion.
- Ulrich Beck

It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT
community is the right to be queer-the right to be
free of the heterosexual assumption.
- Jasmine Guy

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

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed,
will not suffice.
Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption
about the human condition.
- E. O. Wilson

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.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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

I thin many people's deviant behavior starts with dreams
because dreams are so non-linear...
as if there's an assumption that everything has to
be linear or has to be plotted.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals
had radically different motivations from everyone else.
- Gary Becker

If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life.
Start with that assumption.
- Henry Hampton

We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation,
just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate
and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
- Joe Slovo


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