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We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

 

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

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

The best proof of love is trust.
- Joyce Brothers

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Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

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

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him
as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.
Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof,
really is an author.
- Scott Turow

Fermat said he had a proof.
- Andrew Wiles

Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
- Pope John XXIII

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

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against;
no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
- Kate Millett

The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond,
and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
- Charles Baudelaire

If you love it, and work really hard at it,
it will really happen, I believe.
I'm living proof.
- Kristen Johnston

Don't despise empiric truth.
Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
- Martin H. Fischer

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates
that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

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

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

He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof.
- Theodor Adorno

Here's proof that if you live long enough,
anything is possible.
- Barry Manilow

For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
- Stuart Chase

We're living proof that nice guys always finish last.
- Matthew Cooper

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

The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought
is its massive proof that God is a bore.
- H. L. Mencken

The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are
another proof of recent volcanic activity.
- Ellsworth Huntington

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

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

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of
one's designs to one's means.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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

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

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

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness
than disbelief in great men.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
- Merton Miller

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

To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Take our own company as an example: We're living proof,
we jump with our own parachutes.
- Jim Barksdale

I don't believe Fermat had a proof.
I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.
- Andrew Wiles

With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress,
no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
- Herbert Hoover

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

Science has proof without any certainty.
Creationists have certainty without any proof.
- Ashley Montagu

Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when
entering another country?
- Gwen Ifill

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply,
it is a proof that it should be rejected.
- Luc de Clapier

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

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

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion,
a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A poet must leave traces of his passage,
not proof.
- Rene Char

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

Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

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

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

I worked every day there, so I knew all the details.
But I needed only some proof.
So the proof was photos.
- Mordechai Vanunu

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

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

Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of
true identity and are easily forged.
- Elton Gallegly


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