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Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. George Orwell

I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. Amy Adams

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is. R. D. Laing

I shall assume that your silence gives consent. Plato

If we see someone in a wheelchair, we assume they cannot walk. It may be that they can walk three, four, five steps. That, to them, means they can walk. Evelyn Glennie

Parents shouldn't assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don't. We do. Maurice Sendak

Never assume the obvious is true. William Safire

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. Virginia Woolf

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes. Victor Kiam

Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future... They have got to step up. Jeff Sessions

Most people assume that women are responsible for households and child care. Most couples operate that way - not all. That fundamental assumption holds women back. Sheryl Sandberg

I wish you could see some of the girls I have genuinely had crushes on in my life. They're not the girls you would assume. Chris Evans

I was a real loner in high school, even though people assume I was the head cheerleader. Kate Bosworth

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. E. B. White

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. Leo Tolstoy


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