120 Assumption Quotes To Inspire You To Never Assume

Looking for quotes about making assumptions? We have rounded up the best collection of assumption quotes, sayings, captions, messages, and status, (with images and pictures) for you to avoid being misunderstood by your family and friends.

Assuming or making assumptions is believing in something that might have no truth in it. We often assume things because of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and ignorance.

When we assume wrong facts then we take wrong decisions. As humans, we are often fear-driven and so the most common assumption we make in work or relationships is a negative one. But things are not always as bad as they may seem.

Also See: Misunderstanding Quotes

When we make an assumption, we tell ourselves something is true without actually knowing the facts.

We often assume things because of our preconceived notions and belief system. Assuming is bad and toxic for any relationship, workplace, and bonds we build with our loved ones.

These famous quotes and proverbs about assumptions will inspire you not to jump to conclusions without knowing the facts. Understanding the true version of a topic is always better to make better decisions.

Also check out our post on miscommunication quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.

Best Assumption Quotes

  1. “Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.” — Unknown

  2. “Rarely have I witnessed assumptions turn into facts.” — Unknown

  3. “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.” — Marshall McLuhan

  4. “Ask if you need to, but don’t assume.” — Bonnie Lyn Smith

  5. “Before you “assume” try this crazy method called “asking”.” — Unknown
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    assumption quotes

  6. “Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.” — John Sales

  7. “Leaders live by reality and not by assumptions!” — Gary Rohrmayer

  8. “A relationship should be based on communication, not on assumption.” — Unknown

  9. “Assumptions equal a loss of pride and the sting of defeat.” — Donna Lynn Hope

  10. “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.” — Marshall McLuhan

  11. “We must never trust in what we assume, only in what we know.” — Darren Shan
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    quotes about assumptions

  12. “It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.” — Sebastian Thrun

  13. “An assumption is something that is generally accepted as being true.” — Anonymous

  14. “Making the wrong assumptions causes pain and suffering for everyone.” — Jenni Young
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    quotes about making assumptions

  15. “Your assumption, and the truth, dine at totally separate tables.” — J Michael Straczynski

  16. “Do not make assumptions unless you know the whole story. If in doubt, ask the person directly.” — Unknown

  17. “Always assume your assumptions about others are wrong. Because often, they are.” — Savania China

  18. “Be careful of what you assume, what you assume often becomes what you consume.” — Constance Friday

  19. “But you are making assumptions without all the facts, and that’s not a sign of intelligence.” — C.C. Hunter

  20. “Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing.” — Maajid Nawaz

  21. “Making assumptions taught me a lot as a producer, because it’s something I never do now.” — Kenny Beats

  22. “We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz
    Assuming Quotes
    Assuming Quotes

  23. “The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deceptions.” — Kathleen Hall Jamieson

  24. “Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it’s being done right now.” — Aaron Levie

  25. “Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions.” — Brian Tracy

  26. “You figured that the only way I’d be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me.” — Jodi Picoult

  27. “The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.” — Franciscan friar William of Ockham

  28. “It is not really wise to make too many assumptions when you don’t yet have all the facts to do so.” — Sahara Sanders

  29. “Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  30. “But when you drop your assumptions altogether, your soul stands naked in the open fields of possibility.” — T.K. Coleman

  31. “It’s always your assumptions about you, about others, about future that make reality worse than it actually is.” — Dragos Bratasanu

  32. “If you are searching for keys and you assume that the keychain is green, your mind will ignore everything except green.” — Shunya

  33. “The assumption of perfect knowledge is very far from reality a lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional.” — George Soros

  34. “How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter?” — Steve Maraboli

  35. “A lack of communication breeds assumptions of what the other is thinking or feeling; and assumptions are, more often than not, incorrect.” — Misty Lynn Walker

  36. “Every time we make assumptions about what other people feel, do or think, we imprison them and us in a separate reality.” — Franco Santoro

  37. “We have a tendency to make assumptions about everything! The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are truth.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  38. “Assumptions are maintained by the hug of history. Yet, history does not guarantee their validity, nor does it ever reassess their validity.” — Michael Michalko

  39. “How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgemental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” — Unknown

  40. “The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, then we react by sending emotional poison with our word. This creates a whole big drama for nothing.” — Unknown

Best Assuming Quotes And Proverbs

A lot of relationships are broken due to misunderstandings and assumptions. Partners, friends, and even family assume a lot of things that never happen.

Assumptions can only make situations complex where we judge others mostly in the wrong way.

A lot of times we see making assumptions can be dangerous. It is bad for your relationship and yourself too. It’s wrong to assume things can give us unwanted stress and anxiety.

We tend to worry about things that are not true. On the other hand, being open-minded and understanding can help you simplify things in life.

So shed your negativity and try and understand by being more aware of what the other person is going through.

These making assumptions quotes and false assumption quotes that will help you act with clarity.

  1. “One should never assume anything.” — Dick Francis

  2. “To assume is to presume.” — Jude Morgan

  3. “Assumption is the mother of all mistakes.” — Eugene Lewis Fordsworthe
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    assumption proverbs

  4. “Ignorance is brought about by assumption.” — T. D. Jakes

  5. “Don’t build roadblocks out of assumptions.” — Lorii Myers

  6. “Ask questions; don’t make assumptions.” — Angela Ahrendts

  7. “If you don’t know, don’t assume. Ask instead.” — Akiroq Brost

  8. “Assumption is the mother of the screw-up.” — Angelo Donghia

  9. “It is quite easy to fall under the spell of assumptions.” — Steven Redhead

  10. “Assumptions are dangerous things. I like facts a lot better.” — David Baldacci

  11. “The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable.” — Paul Broca

  12. “You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.” — Leonard Nimoy

  13. “The universe is full of dead people who lived by assumption.” — Alan Dean Foster

  14. “We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  15. “Assuming less does not make you naive, it makes you a better listener.” — Terry A O’Neal

  16. “The problem with assumptions is that we believe they are the truth.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  17. “The way to keep yourself from making assumptions is to ask questions.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  18. “An assumption of flawlessness is the swiftest shortcut to disaster there is.” — Stewart Stafford

  19. “You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.” — Denis Waitley

  20. “The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don’t even know you’re making.” — Douglas Adams

  21. “Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.” — Adrienne Rich

  22. “If you make unfounded assumptions before choosing a path, you’re blindly sauntering along.” — Auliq Ice

  23. “Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think.” — Unknown

  24. “The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.” — John Seely Brown

  25. “When you’re surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that’s reality.” — Emily Levine

  26. “If you start a conversation with the assumption that you are right or that you must win, obviously it is difficult to talk.” — Wendell Berry

  27. “The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.” — Murray Bookchin

  28. “Love can only consist in failure…on the fallacious assumption that it is a relationship. But it is not. It is a production of truth.” — Alain Badiou

  29. “The problem is that too often we assume that we’ve got the right cat, and then we assume that the only solution is to skin it.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

  30. “Fixing is the illness model; acceptance is the identity model; which way any family goes reflects their assumptions and resources.” — Andrew Solomon

  31. “By assuming we know how a curve continues beyond what we see, we will draw the wrong conclusions and come up with the wrong solutions.” — Hans Rosling

  32. “The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances.” — Stephen Bayley

  33. “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

  34. “Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about me.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  35. “We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.” — Stephen Covey

  36. “A theory’s assumptions always are and ought to be unrealistic. Further, we should attempt to make them more unrealistic in order to increase a theory’s fruitfulness.” — Satoshi Kanazawa

  37. “There is an assumption that if a relationship ends, it has failed. Ending does not imply failure. There are a great many reasons why someone is meant to play a role in our life and why it may just be for a period of time.” — Unknown

  38. “And just as the false assumption that we are not connected to the earth has led to the ecological crisis, so to the equally false assumption that we are not connected to each other that has led to our social crisis.” — Al Gore

  39. “What’s great about comedy, obviously, is that you set up a situation that people assume one thing and then you break the assumption. That’s basically the backbone to comedy. You set up a situation, let people make an assumption, and then you break the assumption.” — Bryan Cranston

  40. “Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Famous Assumption Is Bad Quotes

Assumptions allow you to hide behind your version of the story. So this means even you don’t know the real facts you tend to blame others for the misunderstandings in your mind. It’s puts you in a negative and dark mental place where one misundestanding leads to another.

Not being patient or being too quick to presume things is caused by communication gaps.  When we take the initiative to understand better, know facts, then we make better communications and do not assume things based on our past experiences.

These inspirational don’t make assumptions quotes and never assume quotes will help you in all aspects of life to communicate and understand better.

  1. “Don’t assume, ask.” — Warsan Shire
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    assumption kills quotes

  2. “Assumptions are dangerous things.” — Agatha Christie

  3. “Assumptions close doors. Intrigue opens them.” — Sam Owen

  4. “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” — Henry Winkler
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    assumption quotes relationship

  5. “Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions.” — Frank Herbert

  6. “Leaders don’t assume. Assumptions are the termites of leadership.” — Farshad Asl

  7. “If you want to know something, ask me. Don’t assume, that’s how the drama starts.” — Unknown
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    quote assumptions

  8. “You can’t make assumptions when you’re dealing with health issues.” — Adam Clayton

  9. “There is no growth in assuming. For it does not give, it takes away.” — E’yen A. Gardner

  10. “Your assumptions are always wrong. Even a one rupee coin have two sides.” — Allan Bridjith

  11. “Assumptions are the most damaging enemies of our mind’s equilibrium.” — A.A. Alebraheem

  12. “One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

  13. “The best results in life are often held back by false constructs and untested assumptions.” — Tim Ferriss

  14. “To assume is to limit the mind to one way of viewing, when by nature our perceptions should be infinite.” — Unknown

  15. “My assumption is that the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all.” — Frederick Buechner

  16. “People, please remember that I choose my words very carefully. Assumptions are your enemy.” — Chris Kluwe

  17. “We all make basic assumptions about things in life, but sometimes those assumptions are wrong”.” — Darren Shan

  18. “Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.” — Idries Shah

  19. “Sometimes our bad feelings are only assumptions and speculations doing dark dances in our heads.” — Bonnie Lyn Smith

  20. “Never assume anything. Nothing will land you in problem faster than false assumption. There are two sides to every story.” — Unknown

  21. “The trouble with most coaches is that they start with the assumption that everybody is a turd. And that ain’t right.” — Bum Phillips

  22. “Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late.” — Bryan Davis

  23. “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.” — Orville Wright

  24. “There is not the durability of all these logical assumptions, speaking accordingly to our culture of acceptance of precision!” — Rabin Paudel

  25. “Don’t make assumptions. We look for things that confirm our beliefs but what if they are wrong? Keep an open mind and ask when in doubt…” — Unknown

  26. “We do not realize how deeply our starting assumptions affect the way we go about looking for and interpreting the data we collect.” — Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

  27. “And while that assumption is blatantly wrong, maybe the greatest thing that I’m doing wrong is that I’m walking around with an assumption.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

  28. “And once everything mercifully comes to a close, assuming that we’ve made a terrible mess of things is the only assumption that’s not an assumption.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

  29. “If I make assumptions about the audience and start overthinking things, I can drive myself crazy about how the audience perceives me. I try not to do that anymore.” — Sharon Van Etten

  30. “Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct, and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble.” — Lemony Snicket

  31. “If you want to approach the truth, the first thing is you don’t assume anything. If you have already made an assumption, you are just trying to find the confirmation for your assumption, that is not seeking truth.” — Sadhguru

  32. “Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make ―― bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake ―― if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.” — Lemony Snicket

Funny Assumption Quotes

Being judged by people because of their wrong assumptions leads to negative perceptions. These funny assuming quotes and sarcastic assumption captions and sayings are a great way to laugh out at the situation.

  1. “Jumping to conclusions is not actually exercise.” — Unknown
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    sarcastic quotes about assumptions

  2. “An assumption is the joke; truth the punchline.” — Criss Jami

  3. “Taking any assumptions into study is bad science.” — Lewis N. Roe

  4. “Assumptions are what we don’t know we are making.” — Douglas Adams

  5. “Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.” — Albert Einstein

  6. “Photography has the power to undo your assumptions about the world.” — Aaron Huey

  7. “There was no Jedi so wise that he could not be undone by his own assumptions.” — Claudia Gray

  8. “Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire.” — Criss Jami

  9. “The assumption that humans could be a reliable back―up for the system was a total fallacy.” — Astro Teller

  10. “And if you insist on continuing to make assumptions about my character, I’ll advise you only this: assume you will always be wrong.” — Tahereh Mafi

  11. “Assuming things is the equivalent of sleepwalking blindfolded on a cliff edge fully expecting a safety net to be there to break the fall should you topple over the precipice.” — Stewart Stafford


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