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Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
H. L. Mencken
Because theatre is a story-telling art form, we feel entitled to assume that the playwright got there before we got there.
You know people just assume, 'Well, all my life I'll be a worrier.' That doesn't have to be true. There's a way to drink from God's presence so much that worry begins to dissipate.
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don't ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
Whenever I say I made a record in the garage, people just assume that I have, like, a Lear jet parked in there or something. But really there's old luggage, a couple of bikes. It's big enough to put one minivan in. That's it. No dartboard. I'm so not macho.
Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state.
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
That's a mistake I think that a lot of Western observers make is to assume that Korean nationalism is hundreds if not thousands of years old. When in fact nationalism is incompatible with Korean Confucian tradition.
Brian Reynolds Myers
I've always done the safest thing, which is to assume that it's going to feel like that, to assume that you're going to feel like a freshman in a group of seniors - if you expect the worst, then it's never going to be that bad.
To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
I think the Iranians are clearly determined to have a nuclear program. And we have to assume that with a nuclear program they have the capability and the will to create a nuclear weapon.
When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he's saving a parking place.
P. J. O'Rourke
We often assume that if we are good people we will not suffer the ills of the world.
What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
I think the depth, what children can handle and what they're interested in, is much deeper than I think what people assume. I think it's why sometimes we make things too simple for them.
I'm always amazed at how many people assume a business has to lose money before it makes money.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
John D. Rockefeller
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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