Postulating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Postulating ndash; AssumingAll political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.ndash;F. A. HayekLady Hodmarsh and the duchess immediately assumed the clinging affability that persons of rank assume with their inferiors in order to show them that they are not in the least conscious of any difference in station between them.ndash;Somerset MaughamBefore a man speaks, it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks it is seldom necessary to assume.ndash;Henry MenckenPostulating ndash; AssumptionThe assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.ndash;Stephen BayleyI never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.ndash;Warren BuffettThe feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang.ndash;Barbara EhrenreichThe exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we may make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word understand.ndash;Werner HeisenbergThe criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.ndash;Albert LowWe now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.ndash;Stephen VizinczeyIf we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.ndash;Orville Wright
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