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As a boy, the very words 'Liberty Bell' and 'Independence Hall' fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.
What I have against M.B.A.s is the assumption that you come out of a two-year program probably never having been a manager - at least for full-time younger people M.B.A. programs - and assume you are ready to manage.
I want people to know that I won't just assume that people will like my music.
I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you're essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.
True, the apostles did not expressly say that people will be saved only if they repent, believe, and confess. But most evangelicals assume - with good reason - that this is what the apostles implied.
Lewis B. Smedes
People assume that 'The Expendables' is old school, but it's only old school because that's the way I know how to make an action film. It's pretty real.
People just assume that if you're famous, you're in Hollywood.
I assume everything I'm saying in an email or saying on the telephone is being looked at.
I don't feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don't care if people think I'm gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.
People assume that all artists make for terrible business people, but I'm in complete charge of my own career.
Every time I create a character, I don't assume they speak like I do, even if they're Australian.
People assume actors are born liars, but I'd argue the actor's job is to tell the truth. And I've realised I'm not a good liar.
Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.
I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money.
Americans assume all British people have at least one servant.
I am capable of holding the quote-unquote 'title' of leading man. Leading man just means people want to see you and assume that you can hold a film, carry a movie.
Don't assume your child is weak. If you, the parent, assume that they can't take anymore, what kind of signal are you sending them?
I can say with pride verging on smugness that I've got two very successful shows that assume their audience is very smart.
I hadn't performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I'm with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them.
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
George Henry Lewes
Parents shouldn't assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly.
People always assume that I'm some sort of party girl, and that's such a misconception because I like staying home.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.
Every economy exists, no matter what the level of democracy, has elements of crony capitalism. It's - given human nature and given the democratic structures, which we all, I assume, adhere to, that is an inevitable consequence.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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