"Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view."
"Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers."
"The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists."
"The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt."
"On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance."
"When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property."
"I think that the first thing is you should have a strategic asset allocation mix that assumes that you don't know what the future is going to hold."
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy."
"When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy."
"Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated."