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Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. - Marshall McLuhan


Any community's arm of force, military, police, security, needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity. - Lois McMaster Bujold


That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions. - George Santayana


Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions. - Henry Ford


The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept. - John W. Gardner


I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. - Igor Stravinsky


Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in. - Alan Alda


The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable. [Fr., Quelques propositions sur les tumeurs dites cancÚreuses] - Paul Broca