Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
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.
Assumption is the mother of the screw-up.
By ignorance is pride increased; Those most assume who know the least.
I make progress by having people around who are smarter than I am – and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
A silent threat to your credibility is making assumptions. Most assumptions are inaccurate.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
Do not assume that because I am frivolous I am shallow; I don’t assume that because you are grave you are profound.