132 Never Assume Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Never Assume Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Never assume the obvious is true. — William Safire

The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable. — Paul Broca

Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by. — John Sales

Ignorance is brought about by assumption. — T. D. Jakes

Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you. — Unknown

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Assumptions are the termites of relationships. — Henry Winkler

Never assume people's motives. It's the easiest way to find yourself upset over nothing or misjudging people — LeCrae

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. — Alan Alda

Never assume the other guy will never do something you would never do. — Willie Mays

Always assume you don't completely understand something. It will foster humility and create more opportunities to learn. — Mark Manson

Short Never Assume Quotes

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  • Never say 'I could have done that,' because you didn't. — Karim Rashid
  • Never assume someone is smarter than you. — Bethenny Frankel
  • Never assume that people in positions of responsibility are behaving responsibly. — David McCullough
  • Never say you know the last word about any human heart. — Henry James
  • I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job! — Joseph Morgan
  • Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship. — Dave Barry
  • We must never assume that which is incapable of proof. — George Henry Lewes
  • Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME. — Felix Unger
  • I beg of you... never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise. — Gustav Mahler
  • Never assume that you're stuck with the way things are. Life changes, and so can you. — Ralph Marston

Never Assume Image Quotes

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Never assume quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Do Not Make Assumptions Quotes

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Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions. — Nicola Foulston

Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions. — Henry Ford

People do make assumptions about models. That's their issue, not mine. It doesn't bother me because I'm comfortable enough in my own skin - I know who I am. — Lily Cole

Never assume quote Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.

Given the expectations of society at large, men are generally correct in their assumption that it is important for a woman to have a man. What they do not understand is how pathetically little difference it makes what man. — Gloria Steinem

You do not have to persuade others to help you; all you need do is believe you are what you want to be and then let the world (which is nothing more than yourself pushed out) go to work to make your assumption possible. — Neville Goddard

Do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgments about others. — Gautama Buddha

Never assume quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Why do people want everyone to act just like they do? Talk like they do. Look like they do. Act like they do. And if you don't— If you don't, people make the assumption that you do not FEEL what they feel. And then they make the assumption— That you must not feel anything at all. — Nora Raleigh Baskin

Don't Assume Quotes

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Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. — Warsan Shire

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

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. — Thomas Sowell

Never assume quote Never regret anything that made you smile.
Never regret anything that made you smile.

We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That's why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It's a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don't want to die. — Umberto Eco

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. — William S. Burroughs

When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't. — Louis C. K.

Never assume quote The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

Don't assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don't have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory. — Nancy Leigh DeMoss

You assume the love you receive will come from the person you gave it to. But it doesn’t always come from that person. Similarly, there are people who love you who you don’t give the same love in return. — Jay Shetty

Often it's just a short swim from the shipwreck of your life to the island paradise of your dreams, assuming you don't drown in the metaphor. — Robert Breault

Alcohol is the only drug where if you don’t do it, people assume you have a problem. — Chris Williamson

Do Not Assume Quotes

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

We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us. — Isabel Briggs Myers

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. — Marcus Aurelius

Never assume quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

Do not assume that what investors call momentum, a long streak of either rising or falling prices, will continue unless you can make a sound case that it will. — Edward O. Thorp

We may assume that we keep people waiting symbolically because we do not wish to see them and that our anxiety is due not to being late, but to having to see them at all. — Cyril Connolly

Thus if we know a child has had sufficient opportunity to observe and acquire a behavioural sequence, and we know he is physically capable of performng the act but does not do so, tehn it is reasonable to assume that it is motivation which is lacking — Urie Bronfenbrenner

Never assume quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

Do not assume that what investors call momentum… will continue unless you can make a sound case that it will. — Edward O. Thorp

If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody, and no unemployment — assuming a certain very moderate amount of sensible organization. This idea shocks the well-to-do, because they are convinced that the poor would not know how to use so much leisure. — Bertrand Russell

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. — Grover Cleveland

Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed. — Jan De Hartog

Don't Make Assumption Quotes

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Invite people into your life who don't look or act like you. You might find they challenge your assumptions and make you grow. — Mellody Hobson

We're living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don't work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality. — Ann Richards

Don’t listen to opinions, unless you are also given an insight into the assumptions made for making those opinions. — Thomas Phelps

Never assume quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Don't make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

The Four Agreements 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Never assume quote Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.

And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer. — Esther Dyson

Don't make assumptions. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don't even know you're making. — Douglas Adams

We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Assume Nothing Quotes

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It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else. — Peggy Guggenheim

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have. — Zig Ziglar

There is nothing wrong with planning and trying to assume control. The way we react when something unexpected happens is where we go off track. — Mo Gawdat

Never assume quote Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.

It’s natural to assume that the world we grew up in is normal. But nothing about our current world is normal. Because technology is exponential. — Tim Urban

In today's Britain, the weakest among us are often assumed to be minority communities. In fact, the weakest are those minorities-within-minorities for whom the legal right to exit from their communities' constraints amounts to nothing before the enforcement of cultural and religious shaming. — Maajid Nawaz

The first symptom of true love in a man is timidity, in a young woman, boldness. This is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming each the other's qualities. — Victor Hugo

Never assume quote Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their opti
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

Assume nothing, question everything. — James Patterson

Challenge everything, assume nothing. — Sergio Zyman

Each of us assumes everyone else knows what HE is doing. They all assume we know what WE are doing. We don't...Nothing is going on and nobody knows what it is. Nobody is concealing anything except the fact that he does not understand anything anymore and wishes he could go home. — Philip K. Dick

As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing. — Johann Most

When You Assume Quotes

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When you're not practicing, someone somewhere is. And when the two of you meet, assuming roughly equal ability, the other person will win. — Bill Bradley

The key to becoming successful is to work so ridiculously hard at acquiring skills that when people see how good you are they just assume you’re naturally talented. — Tom Bilyeu

I became a larger than life figure for one reason only. When you're quoted in the 'Wall Street Journal,' the 'New York Times,' constantly as the expert in the business people assume you're a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image. — Barbara Corcoran

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. — Anne Lamott

I guess, really thinking about it, I always assumed when you missed someone , it was tangible...something real you could grab and hold on to, but it's a not-there feeling. — Norma Fox Mazer

To put it simply, when you assert that there is such a thing as evil, you must assume there is such a thing as good. When you say there is such a thing as good, you must assume there is a moral law by which to distinguish between good and evil. — Sayings

It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it. — Jon Krakauer

As you make a prototype, assume you are right and everyone else is wrong. When you share your prototype, assume you are wrong and everyone else is right. — Diego Rodriguez Telechea

Don't assume you're always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that 'the turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted. — Heloise

When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking. — Rick Moranis

Wrong Assumption Quotes

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Pause and remember - Making the wrong assumptions causes pain and suffering for everyone. — Jennifer Young

If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced. — Frank Herbert

While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong. — Michael Mandelbaum

All too often we're filled with negative and limiting beliefs. We're filled with doubt. We're filled with guilt or with a sense of unworthiness. We have a lot of assumptions about the way the world is that are actually wrong. — Jack Canfield

Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation. — John Spratt

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong. — Jeff Hawkins

There can be no assumption that today's majority is right and the Amish and others like them are wrong. A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different. — Warren Earl Burger

One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right. — John Ruskin

There can be no assumption that today's majority is "right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong." A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different. — Warren E. Burger

When assumptions were made that I was going to bail out there was a little part of my brain that thought 'I am going to do to prove them wrong'. In the end that wouldn't be coming from my heart and doing what was right. — Craig Stevens

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More Never Assume Quotes

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When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state — Thomas Jefferson

Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours. — Rich Mullins

Worry is assuming responsibilities that you cannot handle. They truth is, they are responsibilities that God never intended for you to handle, because they are His. — Charles R. Swindoll

The Crown. Place it upon your head and you assume a different post-tranquil yet radiating assurance. Never show doubt, never lose your dignity beneath the crown, or it will not fit. It will seem to be destined for one more worthy. Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emporers crown themselves. — Robert Greene

Never assume that you can make it alone. You need the help of the Lord. Never hesitate to get on your knees in some private place and speak with Him. — Gordon B. Hinckley

Never assume that simply having a gun makes you a marksman. You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol than you are a musician because you own a guitar. — Jeff Cooper

People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires. — Robert Greene

Never assume that you have attained truth. Don't make any claim to knowledge. Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth. The minute you do, your downfall is assured. Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration. You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth. — Mooji

Never assume greatness is for someone else. Imagine every day that you too can do great things. Have the courage to take the challenge, make the mistakes, and move forward. — Brandi Chastain

The party belongs to the millions of the rank and file. It does not belong to the handful of politicians who have assumed fraudulently to upset the will of the rank and file. The action of these men is in no sense "regular," as they claim it to be.... theft and dishonesty cannot give and never shall give a title to regularity. — Theodore Roosevelt

Until women assume their rightful place on earth there will never be an end to wars, cruelty and oppression. — Frederick Lenz

What is clear is that the earth is mandating that the human community assume a responsibility never assigned to any previous generation...Our task at this critical moment is to awaken the energies needed to create the new world and to evoke a universal communion of all parts of life. — Thomas Berry

Never stop doubting , never stop questioning, never ever assume you have all the answers. Having all the answers kills the question itself, renders it lifeless.....an d you too. Keep looking, keep seeking. Never, ever find it all. Because when you find it all, you deny that there is more. And there is never not more. — Neale Donald Walsch

Never be frightened by those you assume have more talent than you do, because in the end energy will prevail. My formula is: energy plus talent and you are a king; energy and no talent and you are still a prince; talent and no energy and you are a pauper. — Jeffrey Archer

One must believe that every living thing whatsoever must change insensibly in its organization and in its form... One must therefore never expect to find among living species all those which are found in the fossil state, and yet one may not assume that any species has really been lost or rendered extinct. — Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -- a thing which can never be demonstrated. — Tryon Edwards

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated. — Tryon Edwards

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. — Theodore Bikel

One of the worst things anybody can do is assume. I think fools assume. If people have really got it together, they never assume anything. They believe, they work hard, and they prepare- but they don't assume. — Mike Krzyzewski

Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency. — Dinesh D'Souza

People always assume that bachelors are single by choice and spinsters because nobody asked them. It never enters their heads that poor bachelors might have worn the knees of their trousers out proposing to girls who rejected them or that a girl might deliberately stay unmarried. — Jilly Cooper

I love being photographed, or I should say I love the art of photography. It's about people taking photographs of you, stealing them, and then presuming or assuming or captioning. Words can never be taken back, photographs can never be taken back, nothing can ever be taken back. — Madonna Ciccone

Humility is often merely feigned submissiveness assumed in order to subject others, an artifice of pride which stoops to conquer, and although pride has a thousand ways of transforming itself it is never so well disguised and able to take people in as when masquerading as humility. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Never assume you understand. Ask the questions. — Brian Tracy

The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it. — Margaret Atwood

But it will depend on young people like you being open to new ideas and new possibilities. And it will require young people like you never to stereotype or assume the worst about other people. — Barack Obama

Never pay attention to the rumors and what they assume — Drake

Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lessen ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend. — John Adams

If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it. — Ouida

The new laws passed by Congress in the name of fighting terrorism pose a greater danger to the civil liberties of American citizens than to the operations of terrorists. Powers once assumed are never relinquished, just as bureaucracies, once created, never die. — Charley Reese

Even if you assume that the whole economy would work better had we never had double taxation, having the envy and resentment of the richest paying low or no taxes screams of injustice. You have to have a fair system. — Charlie Munger

One lesson we learn early, that in spite of seeming difference, men are all of one pattern. We readily assume this with our mates, and are disappointed and angry if we find that we are premature, and that their watches are slower than ours. In fact, the only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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