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67 Best Assumption Quotes

Assumptions can have a negative effect on a person.

Assumption is something that might have no truth in it , but we believe it is true.

Some people always assume the worst. This is a common but it leads to many problems, like having your expectations ruined.

Assumptions are wrong in so many ways. Assuming things from the very beginning without having all the facts checked can make our judgments cloudy. Assuming things can take us to a dark place where everything is dark and blurry. The more we assume, the more we are moved away from the actual truth. Making assumptions, again and again, is repeating the same mistake till you get hurt. And like all dangerous things, assumptions can hurt us really badly. In fact, our assumption can affect someone else's wellbeing. Many people have lost their relationships, trustworthiness, and loyalty to assumptions.

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Best Assumption Quotes

Everyone assumes some things and sometimes assumptions are dangerous things to make. The more we encourage these dangerous things, the more we will get hurt and end up hurting others. We make basic assumptions on a daily basis without realizing it may result in someone's downfall. Some assumptions are so severe that it can even destroy healthy lives. So we should be cautious before  we make assumptions about ourselves and others. We have a few assumptions quotes that everyone should read.

1. "Ask if you need to, but don't assume."

― Bonnie Lyn Smith.

2. "If you are searching for keys and you assume that the keychain is green, your mind will ignore everything except green."

― Shunya.

3. "It is not really wise to make too many assumptions when you don't yet have all the facts to do so."

― Sahara Sanders.

4. "We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions."

― Miguel Angel Ruiz, 'The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom', 1997.

5. "Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness."

― Marshall McLuhan.

6. "Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want."

― Miguel Angel Ruiz.

7. "Assumptions equal a loss of pride and the sting of defeat."

― Donna Lynn Hope.

8. "Assumptions are maintained by the hug of history. Yet, history does not guarantee their validity, nor does it ever reassess their validity."

― Michael Michalko, 'Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative―Thinking Techniques'.

9. "The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct."

― Franciscan friar William of Ockham.

10. "But when you drop your assumptions altogether, your soul stands naked in the open fields of possibility."

― T.K. Coleman, 'Freedom Without Permission: How to Live Free in a World That Isn't', 2015.

11. "It's sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind."

―Sebastian Thrun.

12. "It's always your assumptions about you, about others, about future that make reality worse than it actually is."

― Dragos Bratasanu.

Quotes About Assumptions And Misunderstandings

Assumption can ruin the good things in life

As the old saying goes, assuming can create misunderstanding like no other. Most of the time what we assume differs from the reality and it creates a huge misunderstanding. Communication gaps are one of the reasons that assumptions happen. As we all know, misunderstandings can be rough. Assuming without communicating first is a wrong we should try not to commit. We have a few 'don't make assumption' quotes and 'assumptions create misunderstanding' quotes here that you will find helpful.

13. "Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct, and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble."

― Lemony Snicket, 'The Austere Academy', 2000.

14. "By assuming we know how a curve continues beyond what we see, we will draw the wrong conclusions and come up with the wrong solutions."

― Hans Rosling, 'Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think', 2018.

15. "It is quite easy to fall under the spell of assumptions."

― Steven Redhead, 'Life Is Simply A Game', 2016.

16. "Don't build roadblocks out of assumptions."

― Lorii Myers, 'Targeting Success, Develop The Right Business Attitude To Be Successful In The Workplace', 2011.

17. "If you make unfounded assumptions before choosing a path, you're blindly sauntering along."

― Auliq Ice.

18. "When you're surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that's reality."

―Emily Levine.

19. "You figured that the only way I'd be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me."

― Jodi Picoult, 'Picture Perfect', 1995.

20. "The problem is that too often we assume that we've got the right cat, and then we assume that the only solution is to skin it."

― Craig D. Lounsbrough.

21. "You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues."

―Adam Clayton.

22. "Every time we make assumptions about what other people feel, do or think, we imprison them and us in a separate reality."

― Franco Santoro.

23. "Assuming less does not make you naive, it makes you a better listener."

― Terry A O'Neal.

24. "The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deceptions."

―Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

25. "Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions."

― Brian Tracy.

Famous Quotes About Assumption

Assumptions quotes from books, movies or, the assumption quotes that were said by someone famous can be very impactful. Check the list out.

26. "Leaders live by reality and not by assumptions!"

― Gary Rohrmayer.

27. "But you are making assumptions without all the facts, and that's not a sign of intelligence."

― C.C. Hunter, 'Born at Midnight', 2011.

28. "If you don't know, don't assume. Ask instead."

― Akiroq Brost.

29. "Making assumptions taught me a lot as a producer, because it's something I never do now."

―Kenny Beats.

30. "Always assume your assumptions about others are wrong. Because often, they are."

― Savania China.

31. "Be careful of what you assume, what you assume often becomes what you consume."

― Constance Friday.

32. "We must never trust in what we assume, only in what we know."

― Darren Shan.

33. "Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing."

―Maajid Nawaz.

34. "We have a tendency to make assumptions about everything! The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are truth."

―Miguel Angel Ruiz.

35. "The assumption of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional."

― George Soros.

36. "A theory's assumptions always are and ought to be unrealistic. Further, we should attempt to make them more unrealistic in order to increase a theory's fruitfulness."

―Satoshi Kanazawa.

37. "Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by."

― John Sales.

38. "Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now."

― Aaron Levie.

39. "To assume is to presume."

― Jude Morgan, 'Indiscretion', 2005.

Assumptions Are Dangerous Quotes

Assumptions can break relationships down.

Assumptions are dangerous because they make us believe in things that are not true. There are a few more reasons why an assumption can be dangerous and harmful. Here is the list of quotes that say why assumptions are wrong.

40. "Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make ―― bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake ―― if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble."

― Lemony Snicket, 'The Austere Academy', 2000.

41. "Leaders don't assume. Assumptions are the termites of leadership."

― Farshad Asl.

42. "Sometimes our bad feelings are only assumptions and speculations doing dark dances in our heads."

― Bonnie Lyn Smith.

43. "And once everything mercifully comes to a close, assuming that we've made a terrible mess of things is the only assumption that's not an assumption."

― Craig D. Lounsbrough.

44. "The best results in life are often held back by false constructs and untested assumptions."

― Tim Ferriss.

45. "Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions."

― Idries Shah, 'Learning How To Learn: Psychology And Spirituality In The Sufi Way', 1978.

46. "We do not realize how deeply our starting assumptions affect the way we go about looking for and interpreting the data we collect."

― Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, 'Kanzi: The Ape At The Brink Of The Human Mind', 1994.

47. "Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late."

― Bryan Davis, 'Liberator', 2012.

48. "We all make basic assumptions about things in life, but sometimes those assumptions are wrong".

―Darren Shan.

49. "There is not the durability of all these logical assumptions,

speaking accordingly to our culture of acceptance of precision!"

― Rabin Paudel.

50. "Assumptions close doors. Intrigue opens them."

― Sam Owen.

51. "Assumptions are the most damaging enemies of our mind's equilibrium."

― A.A. Alebraheem, '5 Essential Dimensions: How To Balance Your Life For Health, Success And Content', 2015.

52. "If I make assumptions about the audience and start overthinking things, I can drive myself crazy about how the audience perceives me. I try not to do that anymore."

― Sharon Van Etten.

53. "If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance."

– Orville Wright.

54. "One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!"

―Miguel Angel Ruiz.

55. "Your assumptions are always wrong.

Even a one rupee coin have two sides."

― Allan Bridjith.

56. "There is no growth in assuming. For it does not give, it takes away."

― E'yen A. Gardner, 'Husband Rules: A Guy's Playbook On How To Win In Marriage', 2013.

57. "And while that assumption is blatantly wrong, maybe the greatest thing that I'm doing wrong is that I'm walking around with an assumption."

― Craig D. Lounsbrough.

58. "How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter?"

― Steve Maraboli, 'Life, The Truth, And Being Free' 2009.

Funny Assumption Quotes

There are plenty of funny ways to say 'don't make the assumption'. And funny sayings stick with us for longer. Check out these assumption quotes and sayings.

59. "Assuming things is the equivalent of sleepwalking blindfolded on a cliff edge fully expecting a safety net to be there to break the fall should you topple over the precipice."

― Stewart Stafford.

60. "Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong."

- Albert Einstein.

61. "Taking any assumptions into study is bad science."

― Lewis N. Roe.

62. "There was no Jedi so wise that he could not be undone by his own assumptions."

― Claudia Gray, 'Master And Apprentice', 2019.

63. "An assumption is the joke; truth the punchline."

― Criss Jami, 'Killosophy', 2015.

64. "Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire."

― Criss Jami, 'Healology', 2016.

65. "The assumption that humans could be a reliable back―up for the system was a total fallacy."

―Astro Teller.

66. "Assumptions are what we don't know we are making."

– Douglas Adams.

67. "And if you insist on continuing to make assumptions about my character, I'll advise you only this: assume you will always be wrong."

― Tahereh Mafi, 'Ignite Me', 2014.

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