assumptions

A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on assumptions, change, circumstances, and impossibility

"One and one make two" assumes that the changes in the shift of circumstance are unimportant. But it is impossible for us to analyze this notion of unimportant change.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on acting, assumptions, books, and independence

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. Alan Bennett (1934 - ____) English dramatist, actor In Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

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A Quote by Alan Alda on assumptions and world

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once and a while, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on assumptions, existence, independence, labor, slavery, superiority, and work

It is assumed that labor is available only in connection with capital; that nobody labors unless somebody else, owning capital, somehow by the use of it, induces him to labor. This assumed, it is next considered whether it is best that capital shall hire laborers, and thus induce them to work by their consent. Having proceeded so far, it is naturally concluded that all laborers are either hired laborers or what we call slaves. Now, there is no such relation between capital and labor as here assumed . . . . Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: first annual message to Congress, December 3, 1861

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A Quote by A. Eustace Haydon on assumptions, creation, good, idealism, joy, life, past, responsibility, and world

Responsibility for the creation of the good world in which the good life may be realized, which the frustrated ages of the past loaded upon the gods, is now being assumed by man. The ideal of this modern drift is the realization of the full joy in living.

A. Eustace Haydon

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