A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on assumptions, errors, learning, and mistakes

By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on assumptions, disease, enemies, force, leadership, men, mind, order, stupidity, and understanding

Whether he likes it or not, [he] cannot remain incognito forever. He has outraged too many wise men and pleased too many fools to hide behind his too-appropriate order to assume leadership of the forces of stupidity he has marshalled, or his enemies will unmask him in order to better understand the disease that has produced such a warped and twisted mind.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on assumptions, evil, good, and men

There is no sound basis upon which it may be assumed that all poor men are godly and all rich men are evil, no more than it could be assumed that all rich men are good and all poor men are bad.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on assumptions and justice

We should not assume; however, that just because something is unexplainable by us, it is unexplainable.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Not My Will, But Thine, page 124, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Milton R. Sapirstein on assumptions, fanaticism, impulses, and value

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.

Milton R. Sapirstein

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A Quote by Max Planck on assumptions, existence, future, and laws

We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics, 1931

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A Quote by Lillian Whiting on argument, assumptions, education, individuality, purity, time, and water

The individual who cultivates grievances, and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs, can only be ignored, and left to the education of time and of development.... One does not argue or contend with the foul miasma that settles over stagnant water; one leaves it and climbs to a higher region, where the air is pure and the sunshine fair.

Lillian Whiting

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on assumptions, brothers, children, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, love, parenthood, practice, problems, responsibility, simplicity, sister, understanding, virtue, and work

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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A Quote by Kenneth Goode on assumptions, cheerfulness, force, and laughter

No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile, you'll end up laughing. You will be cheerful because you smile. Repeated experiments prove that when man assumes the facial expression of a given mental mood-any given mood- then that mental mood itself will follow.

Kenneth Goode

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A Quote by Karl Raimund Popper on acceptance, assumptions, inclusion, language, learning, mistakes, people, readiness, understanding, and wishes

It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one's partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. If this readiness is there, the discussion wrighteous stupidityill be the more fruitful the more the partner's backgrounds differ.

Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)

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