Proof Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Proof Quotes from H. L. Mencken, John Drinkwater, Martin H. Fischer, Jens Martin Skibsted, Wilhelm Ostwald. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

The chief contribution of Protestantism to human though

The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.
H. L. Mencken
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
Don’t despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
Martin H. Fischer
Citizens have long been easily influenced by the opinions of others and sought social proof, but social media have amplified the phenomena to unprecedented heights. As digital devices permeate every aspect of our lives, it has boosted the way in which information can distort truth.
Jens Martin Skibsted
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
I am living proof that if you work hard enough, you will be able to achieve anything and I take a lot of pride in what I have achieved.
Kofi Kingston
To me, the burden of proof isn’t on people looking for ways to improve our schools; it’s on people who want to keep things the same. Our current system isn’t working, and too many kids are being left behind.
Michael Bennet
I love Obama because he is proof all black people don’t look alike. Nobody every told me, ‘Good morning, Mr. President.’ We don’t all look alike.
Paul Mooney
Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.
Matthew Arnold
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
Females have always been the biggest consumers of spiritual hoaxes such as astrology, crystals, seances, and other metaphysical claims about the world that rest simply on assertion rather than scientific proof.
Heather Mac Donald
The devastating scale and frequency of my disappointment was proof of how much I still expected and wanted from the world, of what high hopes I still had for it.
Geoff Dyer
There is no such thing as absolute proof. There is only evidence.
G. Edward Griffin
Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
Paul Simon
Indictments obtained in the absence of sufficient proof under the law do not stand up and are not fundamentally fair to anyone.
Daniel Cameron
I think men are mainly unfaithful because as they get older, they feel the urge to prove to themselves that they are still attractive. They need proof from outside the marriage. It’s really sad. It’s all about them. It’s not about their wives at all.
Pattie Boyd
HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice. They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality.
Betsy DeVos
I give people ‘If You Came Softly’ when they demand proof that novels for teens can be as good as the best novels for adults.
Justine Larbalestier
Take our own company as an example: We’re living proof, we jump with our own parachutes.
Jim Barksdale
Is there any proof that I’m a bust? All there is proof of is that I have bad luck with injuries.
Greg Oden
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
I just offer you proof that you can win on the policies that you believe in, and that are authentic to you and your experience and that speak to your community, anywhere in the country.
Katie Porter
For me, it has an extra value to be able to beat the Williams sisters in the finals, because they are just so good. For me, it’s proof of being literally the best player in the tournament.
Garbine Muguruza
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
Annie Besant
When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.
Marie Curie
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I am guilty of using dollar signs as proof of a work of art’s longevity.
Barbara Goldsmith
I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.
Norman Schwarzkopf
Wenger has won three Premier League titles, which is proof enough of his standing as a manager.
Per Mertesacker
There was a time when a studio executive would really love something and have no proof at all that it would work and just do it because they believed in it. That’s how ‘Star Wars’ happened.
Justin Simien
Proof of the ‘hysterical strength’ phenomenon is still hearsay, mostly because it’s impossible to recreate those conditions in a lab. That said, try turning a doorknob when the bass drops on ‘Skyfall’ without ripping that door clean off of its hinges.
Sean Evans
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
Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
Merton Miller
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
I am living proof – and I know this for a fact – that you can find encouragement and strength through the message that’s in Christian music, because I’ve lived it.
Jay DeMarcus
My parents grew up in a village where they didn’t even have running water. They are first generation immigrants who are proof that arranged marriages can work, although I wouldn’t want one.
Konnie Huq
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
Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.
Jim James
I am, ‘Guardian’ readers keep telling me, a xenophobe. Never mind that I speak French and Spanish, that I love Europe, that I’ve lived a high proportion of my life abroad. The fact that I oppose the political amalgamation of the European Union’s states is ipso facto proof that I dislike foreigners.
Daniel Hannan
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.
Isaac Newton
As Leander does not have a strong case in court, he is resorting to underhand tactics through a few tabloids from time to time to malign my name publicly, without any proof to back his claims.
Rhea Pillai
To get a script like ‘Death Proof’ and to get cast in it just affirmed that I want to do character work; that’s where my heart is. Maybe I will get to it again, maybe I won’t, but it’s what I like to do is play something a little outside of myself. This solidified the desire certainly for me.
Jordan Ladd
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
Many people are blind and only care about the UFC. That’s the wrong way of thinking. The proof is Michael Chandler, coming from Bellator, having such a devastating victory in his UFC debut against a highly ranked opponent.
Patricio Freire
I see myself as a spiritual person, but I don’t think anyone should claim proof of a god. No one can prove it. That’s why I don’t claim to know whether there are one, many or no gods.
King Diamond
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
Originally, the burden of proof was on physicists to prove that time travel was possible. Now the burden of proof is on physicists to prove there must be a law forbidding time travel.
Michio Kaku
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 Fenimore Cooper
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
William Shatner is living proof that if you are talented and nice, you can work in this industry forever.
Lisa Lampanelli
Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family.
Salman Rushdie
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
A good argument, like a good dialogue, is always a proof of life, but I’d much rather go and read a book.
Ali Smith
College isn’t in everyone’s hearts. I am living proof, though, that school doesn’t mess up your plans. It gives you more experiences to write about.
J. Cole
I worked every day there, so I knew all the details. But I needed only some proof. So the proof was photos.
Mordechai Vanunu
The cold, mean ‘Sunset Boulevard’ – a beautiful title, though I suspect it was shot on another boulevard – is further proof of the resurgence of art in the Hollywood of super-craftsmen with insuperable taste.
Manny Farber
The thing we don’t want to do is overstate the benefits, but there is all kinds of proof that exercise, both physical and mental, increases brain activity.
Nolan Bushnell
I’m looking for 100 percent proof that there’s a spiritual realm, and I ain’t seen nothing in my 43 years of living but humans. So until that day, I’ll be waiting.
Tech N9ne
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
Mary McCarthy
When an incident is reported, HR almost always starts from a place of disbelief. They request evidence and ask for proof. But if HR is investigating a sexual harassment case within the company, it is their duty as HR to protect their employees. That is the sentiment that has to shift.
Cheryl Yeoh
You can get the best locksmith in the world to design the best lock he can design, is it pick proof? No, it’s not: it can be very hard to pick, but it is pickable. Because you can get, say, the next 10 best locksmiths, and give them unlimited money and time, they will figure out a way to pick it.
Mikko Hypponen
I am convinced that the Obama administration and Clinton Dynasty would rather hail the Communist Manifesto than the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July. And there’s more than enough proof to show how they have been slow-cooking our Founders’ republic into a red-star state like China.
Chuck Norris
Contrary to popular mythology, not all NFL cheerleaders are bimbos or strippers or bored pretty girls looking to get rich. The Ben-Gals offer proof. Neither a bimbo nor a stripper nor a bored pretty girl would survive the rigorous life of a Ben-Gal. The Ben-Gals all have jobs or school or both.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
What part of 9/11 is big? If the future continues to reinterpret the past, it could be argued that 9/11 provides irrefutable proof that unless there is some other way that we learn to deal with our technology or deal with our brothers and sisters, it is goodbye as a species. That genie does not leave that bottle.
David Milch
I’m still here, living proof that sometimes it’s OK to admit to your fallibility.
Dido Harding
Scientists search for truth. Philosophers search for morality. A criminal trial searches for only one result: proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
Alan Dershowitz
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
There’s no proof of the Earth’s curvature and this fake space agency Nasa use CGI images and every one is different.
Carl Froch
Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
Pope John XXIII
If anyone has a dream out there, just know that I’m living proof that they do come true.
Kim Basinger
His work isn’t all glower. Even though he hasn’t smiled in a movie since the underrated ‘Proof’ in the early 1990s, Mr. Crowe is given to a hurt swallow when he’s uncomfortable and to a look of suffering in his eyes.
Elvis Mitchell
I do feel, in a lot of ways, that I’m living proof that anything is possible.
Sami Zayn
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
Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good, you’ll get promoted.
Roger Corman
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
Elbert Hubbard
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
My life was transformed by the Labour government of 1945. It was transformative for millions of people like me, you know – education, the health service. It was proof that politics can make life better for people; that a social dream can become a social reality by the power of government.
Glenda Jackson
When you’re a child, you crave formal recognition; you crave ceremony, celebration, certification of proof.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
America is a place where you can succeed no matter who you are. I am proof of that. But you must work very hard and be willing to endure pain. You must set a goal and win in the marketplace no matter what the air temperature. You must pay the price for success.
Bill O’Reilly
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
Rene Char
We women continue to swallow this line that it’s unladylike or even proof of being a lesbian if you wear flat shoes like Doc Martens. I’m prepared to put up with that accusation, because at least my feet aren’t killing me and I don’t look like a bandy ostrich.
Jo Brand
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
The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience.
Ninon de L’Enclos
It’s easy to deprecate some of the puffery and jingoism that often go with affirmations of ‘American greatness.’ It’s also easy to confuse greatness with perfection, as if evidence of our shortcomings is proof of our mediocrity.
Bret Stephens
I’ve raised my boys the old-fashioned way, with spankings, sending them upstairs if they misbehave at parties, the works. I believe discipline is the proof of love.
Jerry Lewis
People are always demanding proof. These are things that are not easily proved.
Art Bell
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
Friedrich Schiller
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
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
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
We can establish a Jewish and democratic state, but the burden of proof is on us.
Reuven Rivlin
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
Mother Angelica is proof that we are not limited by other’s perceptions, and that God sometimes calls the most unlikely people to great things.
Raymond Arroyo
I am proof that you can you make money in Italy and be honest.
Leonardo Del Vecchio
False perceptions are being created about me without an iota of proof.
Sharad Pawar
I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard.
Paula Deen
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
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
No saint in the world lived like the great saint Ramana Maharishi. They say Jesus Christ was resurrected and rose again from the dead. But there’s no proof of it. Ramana Maharishi is the only Mahan who has resurrected in life, and that, too, at the age of 16.
I had done maybe three lines of dialogue, ever, before doing ‘Death Proof.’
Zoe Bell
I’m living proof that Hepatitis C can be contained and that ZZ Top cannot.
Dusty Hill
The custom of clasping hands is thought to date back thousands of years, as proof of not holding any weapons.
Faith Salie
Of particular note, Palm Beach is one of the safest places in the world to live or visit. Proof of this is that over thirty billionaires live in the 10.4 square mile area.
Tinsley Mortimer
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Arthur Eddington
You actually can make it, no matter what. I truly am a firm believer in that. Eminem’s living proof.
Brittany Murphy
Nothing gets a party started like some 110 per cent proof Ouzo from Kavos circa 2002.
Ellie Taylor
I started acting professionally when I was about 17. I worked immediately, but a year into it, I did an independent film in Canada, and that started it all. It was proof that maybe I could do this as a career.
Jordan Gavaris
You don’t have to win ‘Drag Race’ to really win. And I am living proof of that, thank you Mary J. Blige!
Alyssa Edwards
If you need proof of how the oral relates to the written, consider that many great novelists, including Joyce and Hemingway, never submitted a piece of work without reading it aloud.
Frank Delaney
There is no conclusive proof of Unidentified Flying Objects flying over India-China border.
A. K. Antony
There’s no point just telling the French that you can cook, the proof is in the pudding; if you bake them something delicious then you’ll win them over.
Rachel Khoo
The historic sea changes that have taken place in our country’s rural areas are clear proof of the validity and vitality of the socialist rural theses advanced by President Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong-un
Up to this day, there has been no proof of the existence of any intelligence other than the human.
Emile Zola
We in the Joint List are living proof that Arabs and Jews refuse to be enemies.
Ayman Odeh
Dreams do come true. If anyone’s proof of that, it’s me.
Jennifer Hudson
Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
Kate Millett
We have oft lamented the cancellation of ‘Body of Proof,’ I’m not gonna lie. That was a good show for us, and it was sad to see it go.
Channing Dungey
You read a book, write a detailed review as proof you’ve read it, and they give you a badge. That’s where my competitive nature came out. Give me the badges! I would sit in the library all day, not ‘cos I loved reading, just because I needed those badges.
When Barack Obama was asked about his lack of executive experience in 2008, he pointed to his successful campaign as proof he could manage the presidency.
John Dickerson
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
Kickstarter eliminates the risk that publishers and booksellers face. They have limited resources and limited shelf space, and Kickstarter is proof to them that something is going to work.
Seth Godin
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
I struggled with the pressure of having the successful record after the first record. Second album syndrome. I’m living proof; it’s very real.
I don’t believe in one God, and I would be the last person to say there is one because there is no real proof there is a God, and there has been no one person to prove to the world there is a God.
King Diamond
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
I would not advise a young player to even listen to Byron Scott, because he is the worst coach at communicating with young guys, and I’m living proof.
Stephen Jackson
It wouldn’t matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.
Jan Brewer
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
Even when he transposes Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ he injects so much of his own personality and his own world that it becomes a Wes Anderson story, and you forget that Roald Dahl is behind the story. That’s the proof of great directors to be able to digest and recreate sometimes a classic.
Alexandre Desplat
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
Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum is proof that Rome and contemporary architecture are no longer a paradox. The building is characteristic Hadid – with curving lines and organic shapes – and the permanent collection already boasts works by Francesco Clemente, William Kentridge, and Gerhard Richter.
Amanda Hearst
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
There is something about the mindset of a scientist that is different – an awareness of uncertainty, modeling, proof.
Joseph Stiglitz
The proof is in the pudding. If you put your mind and hard work and prayer into what you do, it will happen.
Creation is absolute, 100 percent scientific proof that there was a Creator.
Ray Comfort
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
Vegas is famous for a lot of things, and bad marriages are one of them. Margo and I are proof that you can make this work. It just takes a little effort.
Ron White
The blockchain does one thing: It replaces third-party trust with mathematical proof that something happened.
Adam Draper
Warhol was proof that you can be revolutionary without being militant.
Maurizio Cattelan
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
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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
Personally, I think there’s a lot to recommend being friends with your ex, and I’m glad to admit that I’m living proof of its possibility.
Mariella Frostrup
San Diego is living proof that a healthy economy, low unemployment rate and strong international ties are not mutually exclusive.
Kevin Faulconer
My life is proof that I don’t need you to do what I do. If there’s no one to see it, I’ll watch it.
Abel Ferrara
My career’s been a bumpy road, but at the same time I think I am living proof that if you put enough work into things you decide more or less where you want to end up.
Ryan Babel
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
I don’t understand how people of intelligence can reconcile what I see as constant proof of divine indifference to human outcomes with a reverence for God. To me it’s a mystery.
Heather Mac Donald
It is exciting to see the different genres that audiences want to watch. The response to a show like ‘Mirzapur’ last year and to Delhi Crime earlier this year was so encouraging and a proof that good content is the new formula.
Rasika Dugal
Tax rates for the wealthy should revert to Clinton-era levels, both because it is necessary for long-term deficit reduction and because fairness dictates it. Moreover, there is no proof that higher marginal rates dissuade investment, all the rhetoric from the Right notwithstanding.
Eliot Spitzer
Fermat said he had a proof.
Andrew Wiles
It is true that you can’t prove a negative. However, the existence of God is provable in the same way a building is positive proof that there was a builder.
Ray Comfort
Climate change deniers would have us believe that oil, gas, and coal are the only ways to power a modern, industrialized society. They are wrong, and the proof is all around us.
Frances Beinecke
I’m proof that, even after having a baby, you can look better and sexier than ever!
Kourtney Kardashian
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness.
Michel de Montaigne
The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day.
Eric Schmidt
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
While I am not saying Facebook cannot be a wonderland for marketers, I am still waiting to see the proof of it, and so should every reporter.
Kara Swisher
If it wasn’t for ‘Kill Bill’ I probably would have been back in New Zealand three months after I left, and if it wasn’t for ‘Death Proof’ I don’t think I would be pursuing an acting career right now.
Zoe Bell
Proof is the product that you put on the field.
Adam Vinatieri
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
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
I can assure you I’m quite sane and have proof that dialog ‘works.’
Betty Williams
Arts are a luxury, proof that a civilization has risen above ‘politics and war.’
Nell Scovell
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
Thomas Carlyle
The proof is in the results, and the proof will be in the ongoing ability to execute.
Mindy Grossman
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
The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations.
Stephen Jay Gould
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
Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.
Matthew Arnold
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
If you want proof of what the country is really all about, just walk through the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Here it is, in the faces of the victims, in the stories of bravery, in the souls and memory of the survivors, the next of kin.
Mike Barnicle
We need proof in our society.
Shirley MacLaine
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
I like nothing more than walking down a country lane or along a mountain path – it’s not proof that there is anything bigger than ourselves, but I feel very much at peace.
Eddie the Eagle
A lot of leftists think it is soccer’s fault that people don’t think, while most rightists are convinced that soccer is a proof that people think with their feet.
Eduardo Galeano
I’m living proof you can excel regardless of where you come from.
Keith Sweat
Proof’ is going to be, in many ways, a mystery. It’s not a procedural in any way. It’s not a medical drama. It really is about trying to investigate whether or not there’s life after death.
Joe Morton
Nothing seemed to offer more striking proof to the late Victorian mind of the infernal truth of social Darwinism than the supposed demise of the Tasmanian Aborigines.
Richard Flanagan
Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man’s destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it’s what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton
I think that games like ‘Braid’ show us that the ‘new kids on the block’ can do some really inventive, smart things with a genre like the side-scrolling platformer that has been around for 25 years. It’s proof that people can ‘come up’ and surprise us all the time.
Peter Molyneux
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
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
If you want proof that ‘Catfish’ was real, just put me in an audition room and watch me fall apart. I can’t pretend. I’m really bad at it. That’s partly what makes me good at hosting a reality show.
Nev Schulman
Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.
Delphine de Girardin
I was written off as a lost cause. But I’m living proof that miracles can happen.
Victoria Arlen
It is the final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
Peter De Vries
I think the fact that I am living my dream and being really productive and embarking on all my lifelong aspirations is proof enough that if I can do it, anyone can. I try to tell everybody to dream big and go after their dreams.
Elliott Yamin
Every decade has its ABBA; that’s the proof that pop will always be around.
Gerry Beckley
The tax on being different is largely implicit. People need not act maliciously for it to be levied. In fact, at its heart is a laudable sentiment: ‘prove it to me.’ The problem is that we are requiring different levels of proof without realising it.
Vivienne Ming
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Stephen Fry
Faith is not uprooted by dialectic proof; it must already be deeply shaken by other causes to be unable to withstand the shock of argument.
Emile Durkheim
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
William Cowper
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.
John Kennedy
My fat cells have a memory like Einstein! I’m proof that surgery is not a magic potion. There are many ways to sabotage it.
Carnie Wilson
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
Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged.
Elton Gallegly
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
I knew that I’d be able to climb the mountain, but in such a short period? I didn’t think so. I mean, ‘SmackDown Live’ is the land of opportunity, and I’m a living proof of that.
Jinder Mahal
‘Proof’ is a really cool pilot that I was lucky enough to read by Rob Braggin for TNT that’s about a surgeon who’s an agnostic, tough, grounded, scientific mind and she’s hired by a Steve Jobs-type who’s just been diagnosed with cancer to focus on near death experiences and what happens when you die.
Alex Graves
In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that minority set-aside programs in municipal contracts were unconstitutional. The court wondered if there were proof that people of color even want to receive municipal contracts.
Karen DeCrow
The world sees in our conduct, in our behaviour, the proof that we are the real children of God.
Pope Shenouda III
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
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
No one should be allowed to stand for Parliament without proof that he has taken responsibility for other people.
John Rhys-Davies
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
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
If you’re a digital startup, building and highlighting your social proof is the best way for new users to learn about you.
Aileen Lee
Men often think it’s the bad boys who get the hot chicks. But I’m living proof that the good guys win.
Carson Daly
If you love it, and work really hard at it, it will really happen, I believe. I’m living proof.
Kristen Johnston
Religious people know deep down that that is the most vulnerable area of their lives, and when others question it, they are liable to hit out and feel insulted. You know it is absolutely without proof, yet people still commit themselves totally to this belief. They cannot refute it because it is so central to their lives.
John Hurt
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
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I’m gonna write a book. I’m going to explain over the past 30 years of my life of things that I endured and what I went through. And when I do, I promise you with everything that I am that people will not believe me. But I have factual proof of everything that has happened to me, and I have been able to overcome.
Ken Shamrock
It doesn’t matter what division you are in. You must prove that you deserve to be where you are every game. The proof is not offered with words, but with action.
Alexander Ovechkin
It really gets on my goat that people keep quoting Dorothea Mackellar’s ‘My Country’ as proof that there is no such thing as climate change. A poem written more than 100 years ago by a homesick 19 year old versus an ever-increasing body of refereed scientific thought… hmm, hard to know which way to jump, really.
Judy Horacek
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
In the 1880s, people all over the world looked to America for inspiration. Its very existence was proof that it was possible to have a relatively free and peaceful country. No income tax, no foreign wars, no welfare state, no intrusions on civil liberties.
Harry Browne
I heard Idles and was like this is all I want to work on, this is all I want to do, these guys are the best. I got into their DMs and told them that and luckily we got to meet and the proof is in the pudding.
Kenny Beats
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
I think a group and a solo attract people in different ways, which I believe is a proof that the mass is looking for the more varying types of music.
Bae Suzy
I made an urban-looking bicycle that could stand up to potholes. Of course, it was stolen instantly – proof of the genius of its design.
David Linley
I am falsely accused, without proof, of using my position for personal profit. Many who accuse me have lifestyles and spending habits that make them walking proofs of that crime.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I will give a proof to demonstrate with facts that there are no rules in painting and that oppression or servile obligation of making all study or follow the same path is a great impediment for the young who profess this very difficult art.
Francisco Goya
So many people are alleging so many things without evidence against Modi. That itself is proof that he is not a dictator.
Amit Shah
Publishing is a business. It’s about squeezing every last dollar out of every available source, and the most vulnerable source is the author. No clearer proof of that exists than the ‘standard’ book contract.
Thomas Hauser
You hit road blocks in life, but I’m living proof that you can overcome those road blocks and become what you want to become.
Allen Iverson
There are a lot of people who consider themselves ‘spiritual,’ but that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t really talk about it that often, because there’s too much talk in the world. Especially with Christians, there’s more proselytizing than there is actual living proof of it. That’s kind of sad.
Zachary Levi
There is a fluency and an ease with which true mastery and expertise always expresses itself, whether it be in writing, whether it be in a mathematical proof, whether it be in a dance that you see on stage, really in every domain. But I think the question is, you know, where does that fluency and mastery come from?
Angela Duckworth
I said in October of 2008 that there was no proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or had the intention or capability of attacking the United States. Here we are. Almost 4,700 troops died, tens of thousands injured, over a million Iraqis dead. It will cost $5 trillion in the end for the war.
Dennis Kucinich
There is no doubt Assad deserves every missile we fire at him, but there’s one big problem with air strikes – there is absolutely no proof it has any deterrent effect on Assad. To the contrary, history tells us these strikes will most likely quicken the pace of his assault on his own people.
Chris Murphy
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
I’m living proof that you can make it out of the ghetto.
Junior Seau
The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are another proof of recent volcanic activity.
Ellsworth Huntington
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
D. Elton Trueblood
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Khalil Gibran
The discovery of HIV in 1983 and the proof that it was the cause of AIDS in 1984 were the first major scientific breakthroughs that provided a specific target for blood-screening tests and opened the doorway to the development of antiretroviral medications.
Anthony Fauci
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
Entrepreneurship can be taught to people with average academic abilities – the proof of that is everywhere you look.
Theo Paphitis
Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.
Richard Adams
I’m the proof – you can’t throw away tradition.
Vivienne Westwood
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
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
I’m living, breathing proof that you can be anything you want to be.
Kofi Kingston
A well-functioning microfinance bank can actually be a profitable business as well. So it became a perfect proof point that, through business, you can provide an experience that leads to individual self-empowerment.
Pierre Omidyar
The moment a man begins to talk about technique that’s proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
Raymond Chandler
You can’t tell me that dreams don’t come true. My life is proof that they do.
Fantasia Barrino
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
If you’re looking to grow your user base, is there a best way to cost-effectively attract valuable users? I’m increasingly convinced the best way is by harnessing a concept called social proof, a relatively untapped gold mine in the age of the social web.
Aileen Lee
I’m living proof that you can create your own life.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann
I think since I’m not particularly well-known as myself, it’s funny all the different perceptions people have of me. Like, if someone’s only seen me in ‘Death Proof,’ they think I’m sort of a ditzy girl who says stupid things and wears revealing outfits all the time.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
I’m living proof that there’s no age limit to rapping.
If any further proof were needed that the Liberal Democrats live up to neither part of their name, then the treatment of Roman Catholic Robert Flello would have provided it. They were glad enough to have him when he defected from Labour but have now deselected him because he supports neither abortion nor gay marriage.
Ann Widdecombe
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
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman