Quotes: assumptions

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  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    Russian composer 1882-1971
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    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.
  • Henry Winkler
    Henry Winkler
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    Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. 1936-
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    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.
  • Differences challenge assumptions.
  • 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.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions.
  • Albert Low
    Albert Low
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    The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don't even know you're making.
  • Alonzo Church
    Alonzo Church
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    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.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
    Stephen R. Covey
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    We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
  • What we should admire is the acute fulfillment of the unspoken assumptions, the smooth harmony of the whole activity, which only become evident in the final success.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
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    You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.
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