Quotations on Proof

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Giving, Integrity, Proof, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Change, Medical, Friends, Now, Proof, Remarkable)

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
(Keywords: Fact, Proof, Terror)

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
(Keywords: Progress, Burden, Fight, Now, Order, Proof, Terrorism)

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
(Keywords: America, Proof, Smoking)

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

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
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Proof, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, War, Peace, Confidence, Proof, Security)

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

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
(Keywords: Father, Proof, Research, Television, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Home, Life, Proof, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fear, Failure, Purpose, Man, Proof, Word)

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
(Keywords: Education, People, Party, Proof, Republican, Right)

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

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
(Keywords: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

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
(Keywords: Work, Actor, First, Future, Proof, Will)

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
(Keywords: Living, Proof, Want)

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Judgment, Opinion, Proof, Public, Public opinion, Purity, Theories)

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
(Keywords: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

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

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
(Keywords: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
- Walter Lang
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Ideas, Principles, Proof, Word)

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
(Keywords: Art, Work, Importance, Proof, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: Books, Pen, Proof, Tongue, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Consciousness, Existence, Ignorance, Proof, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Illness, Proof, Psychiatry)

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

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
(Keywords: Danger, Freedom, Grave, Interest, Proof, Religious, Right, State)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: First, Proof, Theory)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Health, Home, Information, Proof, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Character, Fact, Proof, Reality)

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



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