Presupposing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 30 pages
Familiar Quotations PresupposingLight is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.ndash;Louis AragonHuman relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future --and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.ndash;Albert CamusEvery orientation presupposes a disorientation.ndash;Hans Magnus EnzensbergerNon-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.ndash;Mahatma GandhiPresupposing ndash; AssumingWe simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.ndash;Stephen CoveyAll 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 MenckenPresupposing ndash; PremiseThe foundation of relationships is based on the premise of mutual purpose.ndash;AnonymousCelestial navigation is based on the premise that the Earth is the center of the universe. The premise is wrong, but the navigation works. An incorrect model can be a useful tool.ndash;Kelvin Throop III

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