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PRESUMPTION
[ Also see Audacity Confidence Daring Impudence Pride Self-love ]

Presume to lay their hand upon the ark
  Of her magnificent and awful cause.
      - William Cowper, Task
         (bk. II, The Timepiece, l. 231)

It is not so with Him that all things knows
  As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows;
    But most it is presumption in us, when
      The help of heaven we count the act of men.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i)

Certain it is that he will steal himself into a man's favor, and for a week escape a great deal of discoveries; but when you find him out, you have him even after.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (First Lord at III, vi)

Presume not that I am the thing I was.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at V, v)

How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence
  They have their nourishment?
      - William Shakespeare,
        Pericles Prince of Tyre
         (Helicanus at I, ii)


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