Quotes with assume
We [Americans] cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and that at the eleventh hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
Once Around The Sun (1951)
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Stereotypes about women’s domestic roles are reinforced by parallel stereotypes presuming a lack of domestic responsibilities for men. Because employers continued to regard the family as the woman’s domain, they often denied men similar accommodations or discouraged them from taking leave. These mutually reinforcing stereotypes created a self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination that forced women to continue to assume the role of primary family caregiver, and fostered employers’ stereotypical views about women’s commitment to work and their value as employees.
Nevada Dep't of Human Resources v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003)
The Government should assume the function of economic regulation only as a last resort, to be tried only when private initiative, inspired by high responsibility, with such assistance and balance as Government can give, has finally failed.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
Viewed purely in the abstract, I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men... Especially as regards the laws relating to marriage there should be the most absolute equality between the two sexes. I do not think the woman should assume the man's name.
"The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law." Senior thesis at Harvard, 1880
Yet we must not assume that all was corrupt in the bosom of the Church; then, as always, the evil made more noise than the good, and the voices of those who desired a reformation aroused only passing interest.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
If you would put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen will certainly happen in any event; whatever the trouble may be, measure it in your own mind, and estimate the amount of your fear.
Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, On Despising Death
I don't ask why patients lie. I just assume they all do.
House, Fidelity. By Dr. Gregory House.