Quotes: assumption

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  • Warren Buffett
    Warren Buffett
    American investment entrepreneur 1930-
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    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.
  • Adam Arkin
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    I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to 'ER' were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    If I were a man, I would strenuously object to the assumption that women have any moral or spiritual superiority as a class. This is female chauvinism. Friedan, Betty. 1998.
    Source: It Changed My Life: Writings on the Womens Movement
  • Orville Wright
    Orville Wright
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    If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
  • In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.
    Source: Poetic Justice Ch. 2 (1970)
  • Marilyn Ferguson
    Marilyn Ferguson
    American author, editor and public speaker 1938-2008
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    Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    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.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
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    The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people's reproductive behavior, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us, who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them, who have not.
  • The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang.
  • Adam Arkin
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    The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
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    The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
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    There's this whole assumption that girls like bad boys, but I have to disagree; I think 'nice' will go a long way.
  • This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
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