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 Victoria Woodhull - “I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.”  
 Mordechai Vanunu - “We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.”  
 Ken Thompson - “Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you'd put a column thing in there.”  
 Ellen Tauscher - “We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans.”  
 Eric Shinseki - “Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq.”  
 Neil Sheehan - “World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.”  
 George Shearing - “I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we're always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time.”  
 Peter Straub - “The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.”  
 Bruce Springsteen - “I hadn't performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I'm with the band to be moved, for something to happen to them.”  
 Thomas Sowell - “Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.”  
 Mira Sorvino - “I assume that if people get to know me, they'll like me. If they don't, it's not my problem.”  
 Tabitha Soren - “You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV, they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years old and they do a lot of research about the things they're interested in.”  
 Otto Schily - “It's a mistake to assume that Islamists always come from the slums. Indeed, many come from affluent families but for some reason just couldn't manage to integrate into Western society, even though they had good opportunities for advancement.”  
 Bob Schieffer - “We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.”  
 Michael Scheuer - “One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.”  
 Morley Safer - “Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask.”  
 Marion Ross - “The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted.”  
 Patricia Richardson - “They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.”  
 Dora Russell - “If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker.”  
 David Rockefeller - “By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate.”  
 Ludwig Quidde - “Let us assume that the ideal were reached let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments.”  
 Abraham Pais - “The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move.”  
 Paul Prudhomme - “We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good. We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself”  
 Plato - “I shall assume that your silence gives consent.”  
 Rose McGowan - “It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him, I just didn't want people with preconceived notions to assume anything about why we were together. I was pretty careful for a while.”  

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