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Assume Less Sayings By Roger Caillois: Dreams are deformed reflections of ourselves - less stable and more ungraspable than we are, Dreams are deformed reflections of ourselves - less stable and more ungraspable than we are, upon which we in our turn assume the right to reflect upon and to determine. — Roger Caillois
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Assume Less Sayings By Douglas Adams: On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people." "Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy." "I did," said Ford. "It is." "So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?" "It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want." "You mean they actually vote for the lizards?" "Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course." "But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?" "Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin? — Douglas Adams
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Assume Less Sayings By Alan Lightman: I have no opposition at all to technology. I think technology is a wonderful thing I have no opposition at all to technology. I think technology is a wonderful thing that has to be used thoughtfully, and we can't just assume that every bit of new technology improvesthe quality of life; it's really in how the technology is used. What I am very disturbed about is this trend of everything happening faster and faster and faster and there being more and more general noise in the world, and less and less time for quiet reflection on who we are, and where we're going. — Alan Lightman
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Assume Less Sayings By Douglas Adams: [Ford said] ".. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The [Ford said] ".. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur. "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going in for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. — Douglas Adams
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Assume Less Sayings By Katharine Weymouth: People assume that I came back to Washington because of the 'Post', but the truth People assume that I came back to Washington because of the 'Post', but the truth is less romantic. I came back for a job. — Katharine Weymouth
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Assume Less Sayings By Douglas Adams: What is the point? We assume that every time we do anything we know what What is the point? We assume that every time we do anything we know what the consequences will be, i.e., more or less what we intend them to be. This is not only not always correct. It is wildly, crazily, stupidly, cross-eyed-blithering-insectly wrong! — Douglas Adams
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Assume Less Sayings By David Leonhardt: When you assume you make a you-know-what out of U and me. Yep, so let's When you assume you make a you-know-what out of U and me. Yep, so let's stop assuming so much. We are often quick to explain details to strangers, who we understand might not be reading our minds, but we often assume that those people closest to us, those who share our household such as spouses, children parents and siblings, can read our minds. And we get upset with them when they don't go figure.
I wonder how many angry words are directed not at an action or inaction as would at first appear, but simply at the fact that somebody did not read our minds.
So let's give those people we care most about the benefit of the doubt and do a little less assuming and a little more explaining. — David Leonhardt
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Assume Less Sayings By Marina Keegan: Most firms are looking for people who will stay up until three A.M. seven nights Most firms are looking for people who will stay up until three A.M. seven nights a week making slides for a partner who goes home to Wellesley for dinner every night at five P.M. - and who will do so thinking that they're 'winning.' Look at it this way: most firms assume that you'll leave for law school or business school within three years, and they invest in your training accordingly. Quality mentoring when you're young is worth whatever you pay for it. Sometimes that means less money, sometimes that means less of a life beyond work. But quality mentoring is not going to be delivered by someone who is twenty-six, and just one tidal cycle ahead of you. — Marina Keegan
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Assume Less Sayings By John Maynard Keynes: The considerations upon which expectations of prospective yields are based are partly existing facts which The considerations upon which expectations of prospective yields are based are partly existing facts which we can assume to be known more or less for certain, and partly future events which can only be forecasted with more or less confidence. — John Maynard Keynes
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Assume Less Sayings By George Sarton: It is childish to assume that science began in Greece; the Greek "miracle" was prepared It is childish to assume that science began in Greece; the Greek "miracle" was prepared by millenia of work in Egypt, Mesopotamia and possibly in other regions. Greek science was less an invention than a revival. — George Sarton
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Assume Less Sayings By Laura Knight-Jadczyk: Then again, given that human history appears to be defined by a succession of more Then again, given that human history appears to be defined by a succession of more or less corrupt ruling elites, and if we are to assume that such corruption (and its spread throughout society) is the mechanism by which a civilization attracts cosmic catastrophe, blaming and deposing the elite is a good solution. The problem, however, is that the underlying mechanism is not understood by the people, which means that they lack the knowledge that, if they are to prevent further destruction, they must, at all costs, prevent the establishment of any future corrupt elite. — Laura Knight-Jadczyk
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Assume Less Sayings By Matt Chandler: Anytime we're not converting to others the same glorious realities that sealed our own redemption Anytime we're not converting to others the same glorious realities that sealed our own redemption in Christ, we're always an inch or less away from doing something wicked to somebody else - from not listening to them, not caring about them, not working hard for them, not valuing them, and all the various, ugly expressions that our lack of real love can embody. We won't give people the benefit of the doubt. We won't feel inclined to be gracious. We'll all too quickly assume our attack positions, establishing ourselves on a war footing. We'll flare up at perceived injustices and fight back with counterstrikes. We'll turn against people. We'll do it all. And know we're doing it. And sometimes, we won't even care. — Matt Chandler
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Assume Less Sayings By Annie Leibovitz: There's an idea that it's hard to be a woman artist. People assume that women There's an idea that it's hard to be a woman artist. People assume that women have fewer opportunities, less power. But it's not any harder to be a woman artist than to be a male artist. We all take what we are given and use the parts of ourselves that feed the work. We make our way. Photographers, men and women, are particularly lucky. Photography lets you find yourself. It is a passport to people and places and to possibilities. — Annie Leibovitz
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Assume Less Sayings By Douglas Adams: They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want. — Douglas Adams
Assume Less Sayings By Jon Krakauer: It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no 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
Assume Less Sayings By Thomas Van Nortwick: To grow up, a man must stand apart not only from his mother but from To grow up, a man must stand apart not only from his mother but from his fellows. Human achievement, according to this perspective, is always to be measured in difference, who is the fastest, the most handsome, the richest. The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon highlights this way of looking at human achievement. Not only do the two men compete for the most honor, symbolized by possessions, but they see their contest as a zero-sum game. That is, they - and all the other warriors - assume that there is a finite amount of honor available, so that if one man gets more, then someone else gets less.

Achilles, with his semidivine nature and abundant physical gifts, would seem to be an example of a man fully equipped for success in this system. And yet, Achilles does not prosper in the world of the poem. As he pursues honor and status among his fellows, he becomes more and more isolated, the price of distinction in a competitive society. — Thomas Van Nortwick
Assume Less Sayings By Narendra Modi: We need to assume that aspirations of people in villages are nothing less than the We need to assume that aspirations of people in villages are nothing less than the aspirations of people in the cities. They need a change in their lifestyle. — Narendra Modi
Assume Less Sayings By Martijn Benders: Not to mention the fact that the belief in conspiracy theories is already a form Not to mention the fact that the belief in conspiracy theories is already a form of conspiracy theory in itself. It's to me not quite clear on what basis you would assume that one conspiracy is no conspiracy, and the others are. Capitalism drives on conspiracy theories as well: they believe in a certain power that creates a "free market" and that you can sit and grow forever on finite resources. This newspaper article obviously did not mean 'conspiracy theory' but 'urban legend', because the question if there are ufos landing on earth and whether you want to believe this seems to have little to do with conspiracy. And whether that is an urban legend worthy of belief is not undisputed. I think people who believe in such things are actually less illogical than people who believe housing associations are useful. — Martijn Benders
Assume Less Sayings By Colin S. Gray: It should be needless to add that policy needs to be somewhat flexible and adaptive It should be needless to add that policy needs to be somewhat flexible and adaptive since war has a way of frustrating political intentions. It is a blunt instrument, and there are many reasons why cunning plans often go awry, not the least among which is the fact of an enemy with an independent will.
It would be difficult to overstate the significance of this maxim. Maxim 3 insists both that we never forget that war is about peace (see Maxim 2), and, more pointedly, that the making of peace is likely to be more difficult than the waging of war. It is a common, and somewhat understandable, error to assume that if one takes care of the fighting in an efficient manner, and the enemy is duly humbled, somehow the subsequent peace will all but take care of itself. Indeed, to go further, it is by no means unknown for professional soldiers to be less than fascinated by the political consequences of their military efforts. — Colin S. Gray
Assume Less Sayings By Lord Byron: Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand. Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand. — Lord Byron
Assume Less Sayings By Sharon Lee: The thing to recall about Dragons is that it takes a special person to deal The thing to recall about Dragons is that it takes a special person to deal with them at all. If you lie to them they will steal from you. If you attack them without cause they will dismember you. If you run from them they will laugh at you.
It is thus best to deal calmly, openly and fairly with Dragons: Give them all they buy and no more or less, and they will do the same by you. Stand at their back and they will stand at yours. Always remember that a Dragon is first a Dragon and only then a friend, a partner, a lover.
Never assume that you have discovered a Dragon's weak point until it is dead and forgotten, for joy is fleeting and a Dragon's revenge is forever. — Sharon Lee
Assume Less Sayings By Eric Hoffer: It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than they seem. — Eric Hoffer
Assume Less Sayings By Eula Biss: The belief that public health measures are not intended for people like us is widely The belief that public health measures are not intended for people like us is widely held by many people like me. Public health, we assume, is for people with less - less education, less-healthy habits, less access to quality health care, less time and money. — Eula Biss
Assume Less Sayings By Jane Cousins: Hey!" He snapped out of his musings as Destiny's hand trailed down his body to Hey!" He snapped out of his musings as Destiny's hand trailed down his body to cup his less than interested cock through his trousers. "Claws to self, Vampira, I assume you brush your teeth twice a day but I have no idea where those hands of yours have been. — Jane Cousins
Assume Less Sayings By Anonymous: Charting liberal hypocrisy is now old hat. From academia to the Sierra Club, elite progressives Charting liberal hypocrisy is now old hat. From academia to the Sierra Club, elite progressives expect to live lives that are quite different from what they envision for the less sophisticated. No one believes that Elizabeth Warren would wish affirmative action to work for everyone in the way that she herself subverted it. Nor would we expect Warren not to be in the 1 percent that she so scolds - any more than we would assume that Al Gore would not leave a carbon footprint as large as those of thousands of the less environmentally sensitive put together. — Anonymous
Assume Less Sayings By George Wells Beadle: It is, I believe, justifiable to make the generalization that anything an organic chemist can It is, I believe, justifiable to make the generalization that anything an organic chemist can synthesize can be made without him. All he does is increase the probability that given reactions will 'go.' So it is quite reasonable to assume that given sufficient time and proper conditions, nucleotides, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids will arise by reactions that, though less probable, are as inevitable as those by which the organic chemist fulfills his predictions. So why not self-duplicating virus-like systems capable of further evolution? — George Wells Beadle
Assume Less Sayings By Brad Lomenick: Leaders often assume to their own peril that spirituality/faith is a good but separate part Leaders often assume to their own peril that spirituality/faith is a good but separate part of their lives. Faith is less like your arm and more like your heart. It is not supplementary to who we are but integral. As such, you should work to keep it in good health. — Brad Lomenick
Assume Less Sayings By Jessica Kenley: Where do we get the energy to keep on hoping and praying that things will Where do we get the energy to keep on hoping and praying that things will get better? What makes us believe we DESERVE a happy life to begin with? Is this just an American phenomenon? We just assume that we are entitled to happiness? And when we do get the things we wished so hard for, are we happy? Or do we just want more...? And what about people in less developed countries who's lives are REALLY hard? People who live in places where infant death, widespread disease, rape, general oppression, poverty and starvation are the norm. Why do THEY keep going? Do they hope for happiness too, or do they think there are no other options but to keep living. I need to know. — Jessica Kenley
Assume Less Sayings By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: If we assume, however, that the desire to achieve optimal experience is the foremost goal If we assume, however, that the desire to achieve optimal experience is the foremost goal of every human being, the difficulties of interpretation raised by cultural relativism become less severe. Each social system can then be evaluated in terms of how much psychic entropy it causes, measuring that disorder not with reference to the ideal order of one or another belief system, but with reference to the goals of the members of that society. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Assume Less Sayings By Sam Brownback: I believe, assume the power to decide more political than legal issues in nature, the I believe, assume the power to decide more political than legal issues in nature, the people naturally focus less on the law and more on the lawyers that are chosen really to administer the law. — Sam Brownback
Assume Less Sayings By J. Maurus: There is a tendency in most of us to assume that we are just a There is a tendency in most of us to assume that we are just a little bit better than others. It we try to see ourselves as others see us, especially as God sees us, perhaps we would have a less exalted opinion of ourselves. — J. Maurus
Assume Less Sayings By Petey Pablo: The only struggle came from me wanting more for my family and feeling like if The only struggle came from me wanting more for my family and feeling like if they had one less individual to take care of - if my mom only had her and my sister and my grandmother and my aunt to take care of, couldn't she do the things she was doing for me for herself? That's the reason I took myself away from my family. I left home when I was 13 years old to assume the responsibilities of being a man. — Petey Pablo
Assume Less Sayings By Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding: I am by nature the most intolerant and insular Englishman ... If you happen to I am by nature the most intolerant and insular Englishman ... If you happen to be a person like that and you learn from evidence (which you are prepared to accept) that in the past you have been a Chinese, an Egyptian, a Persian, a Red Indian ... you begin to assume a somewhat less exclusive view of these our fellow men. — Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding
Assume Less Sayings By Anonymous: Where possible use Value Objects to model concepts in the downstream Context when objects from Where possible use Value Objects to model concepts in the downstream Context when objects from the upstream Context flow in. By doing so you can integrate with a priority on minimalism, that is, minimizing the number of properties that you assume responsibility for managing in your downstream model. Using immutable Values results in assuming less responsibility. — Anonymous
Assume Less Sayings By Brian Staveley: Assume nothing,'" he said. The first chapter of the Tactics. "If we figure everyone might Assume nothing,'" he said. The first chapter of the Tactics. "If we figure everyone might be a murderer, we're less likely to be disappointed. — Brian Staveley
Assume Less Sayings By David Bohm: When you are thinking something, you have the feeling that the thoughts do nothing except When you are thinking something, you have the feeling that the thoughts do nothing except inform you the way things are and then you choose to do something and you do it. That's what people generally assume. But actually, the way you think determines the way you're going to do things. Then you don't notice a result comes back, or you don't see it as a result of what you've done, or even less do you see it as a result of how you were thinking. Is that clear? — David Bohm
Assume Less Sayings By Amy Morin: We base our decisions on emotion instead of logic. We incorrectly assume there's a direct We base our decisions on emotion instead of logic. We incorrectly assume there's a direct correlation between our fear level and the risk level. But often, our emotions are just not rational. If we truly understood how to calculate risk, we'd know which risks were worth taking and we'd be a lot less fearful about taking them. WE — Amy Morin
Assume Less Sayings By Uta Hagen: The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on it to serve the character with the same effortless dexterity with which the violinist makes music on his. Just because he doesn't look like a violin is no reason to assume his techniques should be thought of as less difficult. — Uta Hagen
Assume Less Sayings By Michio Kaku: I'm a physicist, and we have something called Moore's Law, which says computer power doubles I'm a physicist, and we have something called Moore's Law, which says computer power doubles every 18 months. So every Christmas, we more or less assume that our toys and appliances are more or less twice as powerful as the previous Christmas. — Michio Kaku
Assume Less Sayings By Jack Canfield: It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven't It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven't created the life and results you want, for it is you who creates the quality of life you lead and the results you produce. You-no one else! To achieve major success in life-to achieve those things that are most important to you-you must assume 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do. — Jack Canfield
Assume Less Sayings By Mary Henrietta Kingsley: I remember one of my tutors saying, 'Always when on a long march assume the I remember one of my tutors saying, 'Always when on a long march assume the attitude you feel most inclined to, as it is less tiring. — Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Assume Less Sayings By Ronda Rousey: Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think 'how dare Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think 'how dare you assume I should think less of myself' — Ronda Rousey
Assume Less Sayings By Benjamin M. Friedman: Let your Neshuma (soul) be the real inspiration. You have a soul, you have a Let your Neshuma (soul) be the real inspiration. You have a soul, you have a spirit, don't lock it in a box and forget it ... Let's make this a better world ... We dare not assume that the next century will have less hatred or murders than the past centuries. How can we? Are the weapons of tomorrow less harmful? Are the leaders more dependable? Are our peace treaties more durable? Are our ethics more honorable? Time is running out ... We must hurry. — Benjamin M. Friedman
Assume Less Sayings By Robin Sacredfire: Isn't it interesting that emotionally abusive personalities always expect their victim to feel guilt for Isn't it interesting that emotionally abusive personalities always expect their victim to feel guilt for them so that they can feel sorry for themselves? They live in a constant torture by the demons of fear and regret, and the less they assume responsibility for their own behavior and words, the greater the legion that eventually possesses their soul and leads them to hell before they reach it. A normal communication is a luxury for such individuals, for their spirit is now a hostage to the torture of ignorance, the separation between their brain and their soul. The only thing they can do is manipulate and provoke, because they're being distracted by their new hosts towards pushing away the ones that could take them out of the water where they have chosen to drown themselves when giving up on trust, empathy, compassion and love. No one can save them because they have not clearly stated that they want to be saved. And each human is responsible for his own fate. — Robin Sacredfire
Assume Less Sayings By John Flanagan: Butterfly?" Will said. "Why Butterfly?" "I believe it's a term of great respect," Selethen said Butterfly?" Will said. "Why Butterfly?"
"I believe it's a term of great respect," Selethen said gravely. He was very obviously not laughing. Too obviously, Will thought.
"It's all right for you," he said. "They called you 'Hawk.' Hawk is an excellent name. It's warlike and noble. But ... Butterfly?
Selethen nodded. "I agree that Hawk is an entirely suitable name. I assume it had to do with my courage and nobility of heart.
Halt coughed and the Arridi lord looked at him, eyebrows raised.
"I think it referred less to your heart and more to another part of your body," Halt said mildly. He tapped his finger meaningfully along the side of his nose. It was a gesture he'd always wanted an opportunity to use, and this one was to good to miss. Selethen sniffed and turned away, affecting not to notice. — John Flanagan
Assume Less Sayings By Leonard Read: The welfare state destroys the market mechanisms - lessens free choice and willing exchange. Simultaneously The welfare state destroys the market mechanisms - lessens free choice and willing exchange. Simultaneously creating unnatural specializations, it must, granted statism's premise, resort to welfarism; that is, it must assume the responsibility for the people's welfare: their employment, their old age, their income, and the like. As this is done, man loses his wholeness; he is dispossessed of responsibility for self, the very essence of his manhood. The more dependent he becomes, the less dependable! — Leonard Read
Assume Less Sayings By Jennifer Senior: As parents, we sometimes mistakenly assume that things were always this way. They weren't. The As parents, we sometimes mistakenly assume that things were always this way. They weren't. The modern family is just that - modern - and all of our places in it are quite new. Unless we keep in mind how new our lives as parents are, and how unusual and ahistorical, we won't see that world we live in, as mothers and fathers, is still under construction. Modern childhood was invented less than seventy years ago - the length of a catnap, in historical terms. — Jennifer Senior
Assume Less Sayings By Carl Sagan: I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves. — Carl Sagan
Assume Less Sayings By Graham M. Johnston: We can no longer assume that our preaching takes place within a more or less We can no longer assume that our preaching takes place within a more or less 'Christian culture,' " Craig Loscalzo says. "The great narratives of Judeo-Christian belief, the pivotal stories of the Bible's characters, the epoch of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, either are not known or do not carry the meaning-making significance they did to previous generations. — Graham M. Johnston
Assume Less Sayings By Ina May Gaskin: The problem is that doctors today often assume that something mysterious and unidentified has gone The problem is that doctors today often assume that something mysterious and unidentified has gone wrong with labor or that the woman's body is somehow "inadequate" - what I call the "woman's body as a lemon" assumption. For a variety of reasons, a lot of women have also come to believe that nature made a serious mistake with their bodies. This belief has become so strong in many that they give in to pharmaceutical or surgical treatments when patience and recognition of the normality and harmlessness of the situation would make for better health for them and their babies and less surgery and technological intervention in birth. Most women need encouragement and companionship more than they need drugs. — Ina May Gaskin
Assume Less Sayings By David Foster Wallace: But I gotta tell you, I just think to look across this room and automatically But I gotta tell you, I just think to look across this room and automatically assume that somebody else is less aware than me, or that somehow their interior life is less rich and complicated and acutely perceived than mine, makes me not a good writer. Because that means I'm going to be performing for a faceless audience instead of trying to have a conversation with a person. — David Foster Wallace
Assume Less Sayings By Ludwig Von Mises: All index-number systems, so far as they are intended to have a greater significance for All index-number systems, so far as they are intended to have a greater significance for monetary theory than that of mere playing with figures, are based upon the idea of measuring the utility of a certain quantity of money. The object is to determine whether a gramme of gold is more or less useful to-day than it was at a certain time in the past. As far as objective use-value is concerned, such an investigation may perhaps yield results. We may assume the fiction, if we like, that, say, a loaf of bread is always of the same utility in the objective sense, always comprises the same food value. It is not necessary for us to enter at all into the question of whether this is permissible or not. — Ludwig Von Mises
Assume Less Sayings By Carlos Castaneda: The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so,believing that someone is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior. — Carlos Castaneda
Assume Less Sayings By Alain De Botton: The benefits of a philosophy of neo-religious pessimism are nowhere more apparent than in relation The benefits of a philosophy of neo-religious pessimism are nowhere more apparent than in relation to marriage, one of modern society's most grief-stricken arrangements, which has been rendered unnecessarily hellish by the astonishing secular supposition that it should be entered into principally for the sake of happiness. Christianity and Judaism present marriage not as a union inspired and governed by subjective enthusiasm but rather, and more modestly, as a mechanism by which individuals can assume an adult position in society and thence, with the help of a close friend, undertake to nurture and educate the next generation under divine guidance. These limited expectations tend to forestall the suspicion, so familiar to secular partners, that there might have been more intense, angelic or less fraught alternatives available elsewhere. Within the religious ideal, friction, disputes and boredom are signs not of error, but of life proceeding according to plan. — Alain De Botton
Assume Less Sayings By David Abram: it's natural that we associate language with such verbal intercourse. Unfortunately, this association has led it's natural that we associate language with such verbal intercourse. Unfortunately, this association has led many to assume that language is an exclusive attribute of our species - we, after all, are the only creatures that use words - and to conclude that all other organisms are entirely bereft of meaningful speech. It is an exceedingly self-serving assumption. Other animals, commonly possessed of senses far more acute than ours, may have much less need for a purely conventional set of signs to communicate with others of their species, or even to glean precise information from members of other species. — David Abram
Assume Less Sayings By Sabina Magliocco: Understanding the physiological and neurological features of spiritual experiences should not be interpreted as an Understanding the physiological and neurological features of spiritual experiences should not be interpreted as an attempt to discredit their reality or explain them away. Rather, it demonstrates their physical existence as a fundamental, shared part of human nature. Spiritual experiences cannot be considered irrational, since we have seen that, given their physiological basis, experiencers' descriptions of them are perfectly rational... All human perceptions of material reality can ultimately be documented as chemical reactions in our neurobiology; all our sensations, thoughts, and memories are ultimately reducible to chemistry, yet we feel no need to deny the existence of the material world; it is not less real because our perceptions of it are biologically based... It is not rational to assume that the spiritual reality of core experiences is any less real than the more scientifically documentable material reality. — Sabina Magliocco
Assume Less Sayings By Condoleezza Rice: I remember classes in college where the professor was espousing certain theories about how blacks I remember classes in college where the professor was espousing certain theories about how blacks were inherently less intelligent. But I learned a long time ago to give people the benefit of the doubt, not to assume that somebody was reacting to you because of race. — Condoleezza Rice
Assume Less Sayings By Nick Spencer: Jade: The Devil goes to God and says, "you think Job is your faithful servant, Jade: The Devil goes to God and says, "you think Job is your faithful servant, but if you took away all the gifts you've given him, he'll abandon you."

So God does it... He takes away all of Job's blessings. His family dies, he gets sick, everything just starts to suck for him... but he never turns his back on God.

Ike: Everyone knows this story. But I've always had a problem with it, myself.

Jade: You mean like, why does God let him suffer?

Ike: No, I assume God couldn't care less about the poor fuck. No, what I wonder is... what is God doing entertaining an audience with the Devil? — Nick Spencer
Assume Less Sayings By Gretchen Rubin: When we do stumble, it's important not to judge ourselves harshly. Although some people assume When we do stumble, it's important not to judge ourselves harshly. Although some people assume that strong feelings of guilt or shame act as safeguards to help people stick to good habits, the opposite is true. People who feel less guilt and who show compassion toward themselves in the face of failure are better able to regain self-control, while people who feel deeply guilty and full of self-blame struggle more. — Gretchen Rubin
Assume Less Sayings By Jerome K. Jerome: So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to ever since, and that was to count each fish that he caught as ten, and to assume ten to begin with. For example, if he did not catch any fish at all, then he said he had caught ten fish - you could never catch less than ten fish by his system; that was the foundation of it. Then, if by any chance he really did catch one fish, he called it twenty, while two fish would count thirty, three forty, and so on. — Jerome K. Jerome
Assume Less Sayings By Charles Derber: Quite simply, there can be no popular sovereignty without a real belief in the value Quite simply, there can be no popular sovereignty without a real belief in the value of government. If government does not assume and carry out public responsibilities, less accountable institutions such as the corporation will do the job in their own self-interest. — Charles Derber
Assume Less Sayings By Peter Sloterdijk: Nietzsche is no more or less than the Schliemann of asceticisms. In the midst of Nietzsche is no more or less than the Schliemann of asceticisms. In the midst of the excavation sites, surrounded by the psychopathic rubble of millennia and the ruins of morbid palaces, he was completely right to assume the triumphant expression of a discoverer. — Peter Sloterdijk
Assume Less Sayings By Robert Greene: Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous. — Robert Greene
Assume Less Sayings By Edith Wharton: It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness. — Edith Wharton
Assume Less Sayings By Darren Hardy: Pull - don't push. Investigate - don't present. Probe - don't pitch. Ask - don't Pull - don't push. Investigate - don't present. Probe - don't pitch. Ask - don't assume. How? Talk less - listen more. Make fewer statements - ask more questions. — Darren Hardy
Assume Less Sayings By Noah Lukeman: In order to even begin to learn how to play his instrument, it takes the In order to even begin to learn how to play his instrument, it takes the guitarist weeks to build calluses on his fingertips; it takes the saxophonist months to strengthen his lip so that he might play his instrument for only a five-minute stretch; it can take the pianist years to develop dual hand and multiple finger coordination. Why do writers assume they can just "write" with no training whatsoever-and then expect, on their first attempt, to be published internationally? What makes them think they're so much inherently greater, need so much less training than any other artists? — Noah Lukeman
Assume Less Sayings By John Milton: Who can in reason then or right assume monarchy over such as live by right Who can in reason then or right assume monarchy over such as live by right his equals, if in power or splendor less, in freedom equal? — John Milton
Assume Less Sayings By Italo Calvino: A model is by definition that in which nothing has to be changed, that which A model is by definition that in which nothing has to be changed, that which works perfectly; whereas reality, as we see clearly, does not work and constantly falls to pieces; so we must force it, more or less roughly, to assume the form of the model. — Italo Calvino
Assume Less Sayings By Gretchen Rubin: While physical activity is a key aspect of the Foundation and has many emotional and While physical activity is a key aspect of the Foundation and has many emotional and physical benefits, people often assume that its most important benefit is something that, ironically, it doesn't provide: exercise doesn't promote weight loss. It seems to help people maintain their weight - active people are less likely to gain or regain weight than inactive people - but it's not associated with weight loss. There are many compelling reasons to exercise, but study after study shows that weight loss isn't one of them. The way to lose weight is to change eating habits. Third: — Gretchen Rubin
Assume Less Sayings By Julia Serano: Sexism occurs when we assume that some people are less valid or natural than others Sexism occurs when we assume that some people are less valid or natural than others because of their sex, gender, or sexuality; it occurs when we project our own expectations and assumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality onto other people, and police their behaviors accordingly; it occurs when we reduce another person to their sex, gender, or sexuality rather than seeing them as a whole, legitimate person. That is sexism. And a person is a legitimate feminist when they have made a commitment to challenging sexist double standards wherever and whenever they arise. An individual's personal style, mannerisms, identity, consensual sexual partners, and live choices simply shouldn't factor into it. — Julia Serano