Assumptions Quotes

A critique does not consist in saying that things aren't good the way they are. It consists in seeing on just what type of assumptions, of familiar notions, of established and unexamined ways of thinking the accepted practices are based... To do criticism is to make harder those acts which are now too easy.
Michel Foucault 
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.
Albert Einstein

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
Gary Becker 
We make assumptions: nurses should be nice, teachers should be good. But everyone has a dark side, some darker than others.
Karin Slaughter 
You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues.
Adam Clayton U2 
I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque.
Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam 
Every economic opinion is associated with a set of assumptions.
Gautam Adani 
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
E. T. Bell

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 
I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions.
Barry Bonds 
I think we often live at a surface level, and that ends up with us in a lot of difficulty because we just function on assumptions and secondhand knowledge.
Samantha Harvey 
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 
Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.
Idries Shah 
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

Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing.
Maajid Nawaz 
A critique is not a matter of saying that things are not right as they are. It is a matter of pointing out on what kinds of assumptions, what kinds of familiar, unchallenged, unconsidered modes of thought the practices that we accept rest.
Michel Foucault 
We can invent as many theories we like, and any one of them can be made to fit the facts. But that theory is always preferred which makes the fewest number of assumptions.
Albert Einstein 
People make a lotof stupid assumptions about me when they hear my name.
Victoria Gotti 
Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in.
Alan Alda 
We have an awful lot of assumptions that these numbers hold a certain amount of magic, when they really are a snapshot, ... Why are we elevating these narrow scores and thinking they show so much?
Alan Young

Beware of economists who hide assumptions.
Anat R. Admati 
Most disagreements are the result of faulty assumptions.
Geoff Tate 
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 
Nevertheless, it remains conceivable that the measure relations of space in the infinitely small are not in accordance with the assumptions of our geometry Euclidean geometry, and, in fact, we should have to assume that they are not if, by doing so, we should ever be enabled to explain phenomena in a more simple way.
Bernhard Riemann