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Sermon Quotes

Assumptions

Isaac Asimov

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

Wendell Berry

If you start a conversation with the assumption that you are right or that you must win, obviously it is difficult to talk.

C.S. Lewis

[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not.

C.S. Lewis

A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity. Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of the world He came to save, we are not part of the audience to whom His words are addressed.

Marshall McLuhan

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.

Bertrand Russell

In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

Tom Stoppard

ROSENCRANTZ: That must be east, then. I think we can assume that.

GUILDENSTERN: I’m assuming nothing.

ROSENCRANTZ: No, it’s all right. That’s the sun. East.

GUILDENSTERN (looks up): Where?

ROSENCRANTZ: I watched it come up.

GUILDENSTERN: No…it was light all the time, you see, and you opened your eyes very, very slowly. If you’d been facing back there, you’d be swearing that was east.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Igor Stravinsky

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.

Robert Craft: Igor Stravinsky, Themes and episodes, 1966.

Lysa TerKeurst

Truth is the only healthy place from which to speak. Assumption is the birthplace of godless chatter.

Bertrand Russell

In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

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