Quotes and Sayings about Proof



"Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Feeling, Proof, Winter)

"He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Laughter, Proof)

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

"It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat."
- John Amery
(Related: Giving, Integrity, Proof, World)

"Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Growth, Day, Existence, Freedom, May, Proof)

"Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?"
- Aristophanes
(Related: Gods, Argument, Proof)

"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

"The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Power, Virtue, Proof)

"A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories."
- Stefan Banach
(Related: Theories)

"My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change."
- William Banting
(Related: Change, Medical, Friends, Now, Proof, Remarkable)

"Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Company, Living, Proof)

"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Literature, Saying, Trouble, Worth)

"The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Life, Immortality, Lies, Living, Proof)

"Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Connection, Loneliness, Proof)

"In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Fact, Proof, Terror)

"These people are amazing. It's so emotional I was thinking about wearing waterproof mascara."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Argument, Proof)

"I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Medical, Proof)

"It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Science, Explanations, Proof)

"A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Idea, Fact, Nothing, Proof)

"Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Experience, Denial, Proof)

"The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Beliefs)

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Madness, Proof)

"The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians... They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures in order to make possible progress on the roadmap."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Progress, Burden, Fight, Now, Order, Proof, Terrorism)

"I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Nixon, Proof)

"The best proof of love is trust."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Trust, Proof)

"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Change, Truth, People, Majority, Mind, Proof)

"America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Proof, Smoking)

"They say that it were great reproof to the king to take again what he has given, so that they will not suffer him to have his own good, nor land, nor forfeiture, nor any other good but they ask it from him, or else they take bribes of others to get it for him."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Land, Will)

"No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Men, Man, Proof)

"Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Thought, Future, May, Past, Proof)

"I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Power, Gratitude, Fortune, Friends)

"The moment a man begins to talk about technique that's proof that he is fresh out of ideas."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Ideas, Man, Proof, Talk)

"A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof."
- Rene Char
(Related: Proof)

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Proof)

"In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Truth, Fact, Proof, Want)

"A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."
- Jean Chretien
(Related: Proof)

"When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Thought, Proof)

"If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs."
- John Clare
(Related: Life)

"Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Life, Day, Fact, Proof, Space, Will, Wit)

"The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Purpose, Existence, Perspective, Proof, Study)

"From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, War, Peace, Confidence, Proof, Security)

"My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Devotion, Friends, Man, Proof)

"To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Proof)

"Documents create a paper reality we call proof."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Proof, Reality)

"Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Quality, Breeding, Candor, Gentleman, Mind, Proof)

"We're living proof that nice guys always finish last."
- Matthew Cooper
(Related: Living, Proof)

"I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."
- Alan Coren
(Related: Fool, Wonder)

"Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good, you'll get promoted."
- Roger Corman
(Related: Proof)

"Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Attention, Thinking, Writing)

"O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?"
- William Cowper
(Related: Heart, Man, Popular, Proof)

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence."
- William Cowper
(Related: Absence, Proof)

"A final proof of our ideas can only be obtained by detailed studies on the alterations produced in the amino acid sequence of a protein by mutations of the type discussed here."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Ideas, Proof)

"I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Time, Father, Proof)

"The perverse presumption that places the burden of proof on the challenger of spending must be inverted, back to the rule that applies elsewhere in life: 'Prove to me why we should.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Burden, Proof)

"You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Government, Mom, Dream, American, First, Growing up, Help, Living, Proof)

"Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, Proof, Research, Television, Treatment)

"The best proof of the high quality of American beef is the continued negative BSE findings supported by the highest surveillance possible. The administration should be working to increase our surveillance of BSE, not scaling it back."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Quality, Negative, American, Proof)

"This resolution is further proof that Congress stands firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until they are discovered, detained, and punished."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Congress, Proof, Resolution, Troops)

"There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed of the best words in the best order; only a conviction, accepted by our knowledge and judgment, that it is so."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Knowledge, Conviction, Judgment, Order, Proof, Words)

"This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Home, Life, Proof, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

"Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Old, Proof)

"Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Proof)

"Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Success, Proof, Want)

"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fear, Failure, Purpose, Man, Proof, Word)

"I sing in the car if I'm in LA, because you're like soundproofed."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Car)

"Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Work, Truth, Practice, Proof)

"War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: War, Business, Ability, Proof)

"If you pray enough for things, I am proof that they can happen. I feel like a kid on Christmas day now, every day. It's something I have wanted for a long time and I am as happy as anyone to be here. It is great to be back at my first love."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Love, Time, Christmas, Day, First, First love, Now, Proof)

"It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Education, People, Party, Proof, Republican, Right)

"An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Police)

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: God, Proof, Wine)

"Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Travel, Christmas, First, Proof)

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Choice, Mind, Proof)

"In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Choice, Mind, Proof)

"When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Post, Proof)

"Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Cards, Identity, Proof)

"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

"Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Heart, Knowledge, Proof)

"Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Women, Promises, Proof)

"I explained to the lady my love for John and his work, and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs, the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Home, Love, Work, Lady)

"The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Evolution, Lies, Proof)

"It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.'"
- Ronald Graham
(Related: Computer, Proof)

"The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special and express communications, and that Christianity constitutes that revelation, is no part of these inquiries."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: God, Christianity, Man, Proof)

"By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Mind, Proof)

"I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Pleasure, Reading)

"There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Atheism, Being, Mind, Proof)

"It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Evil, Gain, Loss, Proof)

"It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Work, Actor, First, Future, Proof, Will)

"The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Ideas, Errors, Fact, Now, Past, Proof)

"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Love, Heart, Strength, Goodness, Mind)

"A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Art, Proof)

"I'm very intelligent. I'm capable of doing everything put to me. I've launched a perfume and want my own hotel chain. I'm living proof blondes are not stupid."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Living, Proof, Want)

"With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Progress, Proof)

"The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Greatness, Being, Criticism, Lies, Proof, Resentment)

"From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Judgment, Opinion, Proof, Public, Public opinion, Purity, Theories)

"There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to the price in the English market, and not to sink the price of British corn to the price in the continental market."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: English, Proof)

"The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are another proof of recent volcanic activity."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Proof)

"Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when entering another country?"
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Citizenship, Country, Proof)

"A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal."
- William Jay
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

"Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Proof)

"If you love it, and work really hard at it, it will really happen, I believe. I'm living proof."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: Love, Work, Living, Proof, Will)

"I've always been really athletic, which really helped, because when I first started doing the training for Bulletproof Monk, it required so much strength that if I didn't have a base I don't really know what I would have done."
- Jaime King
(Related: Strength, First, Training)

"In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)

"Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs."
- Felix Klein
(Related: Intuition, Mathematics, Sense)

"A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts."
- Morris Kline
(Related: Proof)

"I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve. Never."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Thought)

"God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: God, Challenge, Existence, Proof)

"An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Mind, Praise)

"If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Money, People, Beginning, Benefits, Earth, Evolution, Tax, Leaders, Proof, Results, Space)

"There is no medical proof that television causes brain damage - at least from over five feet away. In fact, TV is probably the least physically harmful of all the narcotics known to man."
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
(Related: Medical, Causes, Fact, Feet, Man, Proof, Television)

"Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Ideas, Principles, Proof, Word)

"We must never assume that which is incapable of proof."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Proof)

"The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Work, Importance, Proof, Understanding)

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Success, Proof)

"One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant."
- John Locke
(Related: Love, Truth, Will)

"Reproof on her lip, but a smile in her eye."
- Samuel Lover
(Related: Eye, Smile)

"Such discoveries have led me, and other geologists, to reconsider the evidence previously derived from caves brought forward in proof of the high antiquity of Man."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Man, Proof)

"We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Age, Genius, Proof)

"Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen."
- Maimonides
(Related: Books, Pen, Proof, Tongue, Will)

"In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Experience, Faith, Feelings, Authority, Connection)

"A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Christmas, Fool)

"Here's proof that if you live long enough, anything is possible."
- Barry Manilow
(Related: Proof)

"Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Negative, America, Europe, Proof)

"The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Movies, Negative, America, American, Europe, Popularity, Proof)

"There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Being, Delight, Mankind, Proof, World)

"The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: God, Thought, Proof, Protestantism)

"Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: God, Consciousness, Existence, Ignorance, Proof, Thinking)

"Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance, Economics, Proof)

"There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up, that you have no concrete proof of."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Business, Faith, May, Measure, Proof)

"Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good. Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness, and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Illness, Proof, Psychiatry)

"Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Women, Proof)

"Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Science, Certainty, Proof)

"Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Confidence, Goodness, Proof)

"Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Opinion, Proof, Stupidity)

"You actually can make it, no matter what. I truly am a firm believer in that. Eminem's living proof."
- Brittany Murphy
(Related: Living, Proof)

"Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Danger, Freedom, Grave, Interest, Proof, Religious, Right, State)

"Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Society, Conscience, Proof)

"It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Ideas, Philosophy, Proof, Temperament)

"In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the theory that they are mutually related, so that like composition governs like properties, and conversely."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: First, Proof, Theory)

"That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: God, Lie, Bible, Argument, Proof)

"Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Faith, God, Proof)

"The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

"The proof is in the pudding when they come home. Will we have the data about their health, will we know where they were stationed, what their unit deployments were? I will need that information."
- Anthony Principi
(Related: Health, Home, Information, Proof, Will)

"After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Death, Principles, Question, Religious)

"Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself, I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Work, Living, Proof, Treatment, Years)

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)

"And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Religion, Proof, Songs)

"The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary."
- Wilhelm Reich
(Related: Character, Fact, Proof, Reality)

"But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Nature, Common sense, First, Mankind, Proof)

"Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible."
- Eddie Rickenbacker
(Related: Aviation, Proof, Will)

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Love, Work, Being, Preparation, Proof)

"There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Being, Man, Observation, Proof)

"Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary."
- Julius Rosenwald
(Related: Man, Proof)

"His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing)

"Another time factor is output: proofing and printing. That is, getting your work out of the computer and onto paper and having it satisfy you. It can be time consuming and expensive."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Time, Work, Computer, Printing)

"The voice of the majority is no proof of justice."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Justice, Majority, Proof, Voice)

"The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Love, Earth, Proof, Spirit)

"There is no bullet-proof vest in my size."
- Ariel Sharon
"A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Play)

"No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution, but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain sequence by a particular process."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Life, Discovery, Evolution, Proof)

"It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph."
- Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Related: Life, Proof)

"What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian?"
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Faith, Truth, Attitude, Christian, Man, Proof)

"Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Faith, Proof, Sun)

"If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Laws, Nation, Pollution, Proof, Reading)

"God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away."
- George A. Smith
(Related: God, Love, Strength, Proof)

"There are such beings as vampires, some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Experience, Past, Proof)

"To this day, I do not believe that five million were killed. I consider it technically impossible that could have happened. I do not believe it. I have not received proof of that up until now."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Day, Now, Proof)

"Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: People, American, Crowds, Faces, First, Wives)

"The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Company, Fact, First)

"In a private room he showed me the first specimens of gold, that is he was not certain if it was gold or not, but he thought it might be; immediately I made the proof and found that it was gold."
- John Sutter
(Related: Thought, First, Gold, Proof)

"I thought I'd better check this third plate, which is another date, see if there's an image there in the right place that would be consistent with the images on the other plates. That was the final proof."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Thought, Proof, Right)

"Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Government, Happiness, Money, Progress, Goal, Now)

"Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation."
- D. Elton Trueblood
(Related: Faith, Trust, Belief, Proof)

"The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author."
- Scott Turow
(Related: Burden, Proof)

"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Discovery, Folly, Metaphor, Oracle, Paradox, Proof, Spring)

"I worked every day there, so I knew all the details. But I needed only some proof. So the proof was photos."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Day, Proof)

"Fear is proof of a degenerate mind."
- Virgil
(Related: Fear, Mind, Proof)

"It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: God, Order, Proof)

"Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Editors, Machines, Word)

"The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Country, Proof)

"Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. So even if I was on the right track, I could be living in the wrong century."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Living, Proof, Right, Wrong, Years)

"There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Today)

"It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Day, Mathematics, May, Present, Proof, Years)

"Fermat said he had a proof."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Proof)

"I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Proof, Thinking)

"When I first started the show, I was known as the 'cop nerd.' I was in the 9th Precinct in the East Village every day. I'd be at work wearing a fake bulletproof vest with foam in it, then I'd leave and put on a real one to ride around with these guys."
- Jason Wiles
(Related: Work, Day, First)

"Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible, a text containing the theme which you can elaborate. The text is the best proof in support of your argument. A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Bible, Argument, Proof, Support)

"The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help."
- John Woolman
(Related: Peace, Time, Folly, Help, Now)

"I've been in this business my whole life. I'm pretty bulletproof as far as being hurt."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Business, Life, Being, Hurt, Pretty)

"Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'"
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Courtship, Destruction, Proof, Weapons)

"I wore bulletproof vests, and my bodyguards had the option of having bulletproof vests - I bought five sets."
- Ernst Zundel