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If what I do prove well, it won't advance.
by Anne Bradstreet

If what I do prove well, it won't advance.
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
- Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge,
fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

 

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction,
and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
- Anne Bradstreet

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

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There was a time when a man was so convinced
that the world was round
that he was determined to prove it.
- Ernest Holmes

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence,
our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley

It takes vision and courage to create -
it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A bank is a place that will lend you money
if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's
something that needs improvement,
and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement.
- Ani DiFranco

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided
for the souls of men I do not know,
I cannot prove.
But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that,
if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams,
it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
- George Canning

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that
faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

With every gig we have to prove ourselves better than the night before.
- Ron Wood

I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
- Paul Cezanne

As long as they're willing to pay to prove it,
I'm willing to let them.
- Arnold Rothstein

Women have more to prove than men when it comes to politics.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

I have a lot of things to prove to myself.
One is that I can live my life fearlessly.
- Oprah Winfrey

The white audiences thought I was white,
my features being what they are, and at every performance
I'd have to take off my gloves to prove I was a spade.
- Ethel Waters

Does not science prove that there is no Creator?
- Paul Moody

I had to prove myself to a lot of different people.
- Gerard Butler

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around
these people like restaurant owners do,
because eventually I am going to have to prove to my
kids that once I was an actor!
- Josh Hartnett

Macho does not prove mucho.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines
us to act as if certain things were true,
and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
- Dean Inge

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer,
simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
- Doug Coupland

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves
with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
- Mark Rutherford

Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove
that these justices were absolutely up to no good,
and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.
- Vincent Bugliosi

When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.
- Robert Bridges

I don't want to prove to anyone or prove to myself.
I'd rather just enjoy and show myself that I am capable
of doing it and actually going through the process.
- Elvis Stojko

Junk bonds prove there's nothing magical in a Aaa bond rating.
- Merton Miller

How happy I am to go to the front at last.
To do my bit.
To prove with my life what I think I feel.
- Ernst Toller

We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog.
- Reginald Berkeley

I'll prove in only seven days that I can make you a new man.
- Charles Atlas

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear,
in order to prove that they are right.
- Robert Mallet

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
- G. H. Hardy

If you can prove to me that one miracle took place,
I will believe he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple.
- Edward Fitzgerald

I am more fond of achieving than striving.
My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless.
My efforts must soon be crowned with success,
or discontinued.
- Carolyn Wells

Everybody has something to prove each year.
Everybody has a responsibility in this game.
Even the batboy.
- David Ortiz

It is a grave matter to enter a war,
without adequate military preparation;
it may prove fatal to come into peace,
without moral and religious preparation.
- Louis Finkelstein

I went overseas hoping to prove that all our POWs were home.
I came back convinced that they were still alive.
- Bo Gritz

I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.
- Richard Marx

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness,
like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
- Ted Morgan

The task of organized religion is not to prove that
God was in the 1st century,
but that he is in the 20th.
- S. H. Miller

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's
dust is greater than your idol.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell,
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy
Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther

My whole life I've been trying to prove I'm not just yesterday.
- Roddy McDowall

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse,
and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for
particularly violent cases.
- Leon Trotsky

On almost anything someone does in the computer business,
you can go back in the literature and prove someone had done it earlier.
- Ken Olsen

I don't believe it.
Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
- Douglas Adams

We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever
and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
- Ruth Brown

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable
of shaking the entire structure of government,
where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
- Vaclav Havel

Then this will only prove again and again,
that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove
on TV that I could play the piano.
- Maurice Gibb

Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and
relieve the tedium of argument.
- Robert South

It's also a reasonable scientific program to look at
the dynamics of the standard model and to try to prove
from that dynamics that it is computationally capable.
- Seth Lloyd

Woman is the dominant sex.
Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they
are worthy of woman's attention.
- Camille Paglia

What better way to prove that you understand a subject
than to make money out of it?
- Harold Rosenberg

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart,
but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
- Don Herold

I didn't want my parents to support me.
I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself.
- Linda Vester

I'd much rather have the honesty than not.
Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest,
then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
- Garth Brooks

I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things
to happen to country music,
to prove it belongs to everybody.
- Loretta Lynn

The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other
material suitable to the epic form need not therefore
prove its failure as a long lyric poem,
with interrelated sections.
- Hart Crane


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