Assertion Related Quotes



Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing. The aphorist does not argue or explain, he asserts; and implicit in his assertion is a conviction that he is wiser and more intelligent than his readers.

W. H. Auden


“It is completely and utterly untrue. I am absolutely staggered he should make that assertion,”

Charles Clarke


Patriotism has become a mere national self assertion, a sentimentality of flag-cheering with no constructive duties.

H. G. Wells


Compatibilism amounts to nothing more than an assertion of the following creed: A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.

Sam Harris


I realized that the only possible response was to go to my wonderful local café, Maison Bertaux, check everyone was well, eat a little cake and then make art. To me, making art, and in particular public art, is always an assertion of our humanity and our strength.

Martin Firrell


To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.

Nathaniel Branden


I have always wanted to deal with everyone I meet candidly and honestly. If I have made any assertion not warranted by facts, and it is pointed out to me, I will withdraw it cheerfully.

Abraham Lincoln


Progress in thought is the assertion of individualism against authority.

Oscar Wilde


The rash assertion that "God made man in His own image" is ticking like a time bomb at the foundation of many faiths.

Arthur C. Clarke


“That's a controversial assertion that I'll stand by.”

Eliot Cohen