79 Supposition Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Supposition Quotes (BEST)

  1. Being able to ‘think out of the box’ presupposes you were able to think in it. — Bob Lutz
  2. Faith is not the supposition that something might be true, but the assurance that someone is there. — Kallistos Ware
  3. There is no likelihood that man can ever tap the power of the atom — Robert Andrews Millikan
  4. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle. — George Washington
  5. Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. — George Washington
  6. To insist, even with Olympian assurance, that life appeared quite by chance and evolved in this fashion, is an unfounded supposition which I believe to be wrong and not in accordance with the facts. — Pierre-Paul Grasse
  7. I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. — Anne Sullivan
  8. There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex. — Samuel Johnson
  9. The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow. — Francis Atterbury
  10. The idea that we should be open to all ideas is very different from the supposition that all ideas are equally valid. — Lawrence Summers

The Most Famous Supposition Quotes

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The man who cannot occasionally imagine events and conditions of existence that are contrary to the causal principle as he knows it will never enrich his science by the addition of a new idea. — Max Planck

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true — Bertrand Russell

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. — Isaac Newton

It is our business not to supply reality but to invent allusions to the conceivable which cannot be presented. — Jean-Francois Lyotard

That is probable which for the most part usually comes to pass, or which is a part of the ordinary beliefs of mankind. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. — Konrad Lorenz

For nothing ought to be posited without a reason given, unless it is self-evident (literally, known through itself) or known by experience or proved by the authority of Sacred Scripture. — William of Ockham

Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them. — George Santayana

If then it be possible that one contrary should exist, or be called into existence, the other contrary will also appear to be possible. — Aristotle

The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct. — William of Ockham

Short Supposition Quotes

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  • A priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world. — Bertrand Russell
  • What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. — Julius Caesar
  • Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? — Bertrand Russell
  • Do not put forward anything that you cannot prove by experimentation. — Louis Pasteur

How To Explain Quotes

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I wonder how biology can explain the physical pain you feel in your chest when all you want to do is be with someone. — Dan Howell

Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher. — Jean Piaget

In order to win, you must play your best golf when you need it most, and play your sloppy stuff when you can afford it. I shall not attempt to explain how you achieve this happy timing. — Bobby Jones

I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them. — Anne Sullivan Macy

I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. — Emily Carr

There was a time when I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself. But now I hate her guts. I do. How do you explain that? What happened to that love? What happened to it, is what I'd like to know. I wish someone could tell me. — Raymond Carver

The Holy Bible is an abyss. It is impossible to explain how profound it is, impossible to explain how simple it is. — Ernest Hello

No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? — Albert Einstein

I know this is a bit redundant, but it is really hard to explain just how loud Tiger Stadium is when you're standing on the field. The crowd is moving and swaying so much, and in so many directions, it makes the stands look blurry, like a pointillist painting. — Wright Thompson

So, like I asked, what’s with the nightie?” “It smells like what I always think mothers smell like,” I tell him honestly, knowing I don’t have to explain. He nods. “My mum has one just the same and you have no idea how disturbing it is that it’s turning me on. — Melina Marchetta

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More Supposition Quotes

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Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. — George Washington

Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it. — Oliver Cromwell

Energy healing is based on the supposition that illness results from disturbances in the body's energies and energy fields and can be addressed via interventions into those energies and energy fields. — Jed Diamond

The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. If the case be otherwise, I beg his pardon and extend to him the cordial hand of fellowship and call him brother. — Mark Twain

I understand that the American people has a right and especially the press, which is not very friendly to us, to make all suppositions and ideas about this fact [suicide by Augusto Martinez] - this disgraced fact. — Che Guevara

It was Plato, according to Sosigenes, who set this as a problem for those concerned with these things, through what suppositions of uniform and ordered movements the appearances concerning the movements of the wandering heavenly bodies could be preserved. — Plato

A man who should act, for one day, on the supposition that all the people about him were influenced by the religion which they professed would find himself ruined by night. — Thomas B. Macaulay

The principles of successful stock speculation are based on the supposition that people will continue in the future to make the mistakes that they have made in the past. — Edwin Lefevre

I love science. I hate supposition, superstition, exaggeration and falsified data. Show me the research, show me the results, show me the conclusions - and then show me some qualified peer reviews of all that. — Bill Vaughan

Away with the cant of 'Measures not men!'-the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. — George Canning

The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. — Mark Twain

Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? — George Washington

Here we find further argument for Gotagga’s supposition that the world is round. How else could all men stand higher than their brothers? — R. Scott Bakker

This is what writers mean when they say that the notion of cause involves the idea of necessity. If there be any meaning which confessedly belongs to the term necessity, it is unconditionalness. That which is necessary, that which must be, means that which will be, whatever supposition we may make in regard to all other things. — John Stuart Mill

Geologists have usually had recourse for the explanation of these changes to the supposition of sundry violent and extraordinary catastrophes, cataclysms, or general revolutions having occurred in the physical state of the earth's surface. — George Julius Poulett Scrope

One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived. — Friedrich Nietzsche

What triggers a poem for me is not the same as what triggers an essay. My mind is geared now to looking for, or to watching out for, the image that attracts my attention or the phrase or the strange juxtaposition that strikes me bodily, or an odd question or supposition. — Pattiann Rogers

Supposition all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes; For treason is but trusted like the fox, Who, ne'er so tame, so cherished and locked up, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors. — William Shakespeare

Are not all Hypotheses erroneous, in which Light is supposed to consist in Pression or Motion, propagated through a fluid Medium? For in all these Hypotheses the Phaenomena of Light have been hitherto explain'd by supposing that they arise from new Modifications of the Rays; which is an erroneous Supposition. — Isaac Newton

If you want to enter a state of grace, question the assumption you’re defending right now. — Byron Katie

The supposition that the future resembles the past, is not founded on arguments of any kind, but is derived entirely from habit. — David Hume

It will not be possible to rule out the supposition that the process of evolution may be guided by an intelligent design. — F. C. S. Schiller

This felicitous supposition declared that there is only one Individual, and that this indivisible Individual is every one of the separate beings in the universe, and that these beings are the instruments and masks of divinity itself. — Jorge Luis Borges

If everything in chemistry is explained in a satisfactory manner without the help of phlogiston, it is by that reason alone infinitely probable that the principle does not exist; that it is a hypothetical body, a gratuitous supposition; indeed, it is in the principles of good logic, not to multiply bodies without necessity. — Antoine Lavoisier

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions or hypotheses about them. Since he cannot in any certain way attain to the true causes, he will adopt whatever suppositions enable the motions to be computed correctly from the principles of geometry for the future as well as for the past. — Andreas Osiander

I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. Whereas, if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. — Helen Keller

I sometimes compare press officers to riflemen on the Somme -- mowing down wave upon wave of distortion, taking out rank upon rank of supposition, deduction and gossip. — Bernard Ingham

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. — George Washington

Most People are wretched more by the Fears of what may come, than what they endure at present. ... a manifest Contradiction to good Sense; for who, with the right use of that, wou'd lose the Enjoyment of a present Comfort, to lament a Misfortune only in Supposition; which ten to one never comes to pass. — Eliza Haywood

Where God's presence is no longer a tenable proposition and where his absence is no longer a felt, indeed overwhelming weight, certain dimensions of thought and creativity are no longer attainable. — Rudolf Steiner

Given that we are passing the climate change bill, which is based on the supposition that the climate is getting warmer, let me point out that it is now snowing outside, in October. — Peter Lilley

The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency is a dangerous falacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty... — Thomas Jefferson

John Adams, second president of the United States, wrote that our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. George Washington warned us never to indulge the supposition 'that morality can be maintained without religion.' — Joe Lieberman

I couldn't possibly tell you. But I would say be very careful with your suppositions. People are so quick to jump. That's what I love about playing the character. People are so quick to draw conclusions about who he is. The whole thing about Loki is that he's dancing on this liminal line between redemption and destruction. Just be very careful about drawing conclusions based on what you see. — Tom Hiddleston

it is, in truth, the most absurd of all suppositions, that a human being can be educated, or even nourished and brought up, without imbibing numberless prejudices from every thing which passes around him. — Anna Letitia Barbauld

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