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Proofs Quotes

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There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.
- Andrew Wiles

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

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

After the turbulence of death, moral principles and
even religious proofs are called into question.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

 

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

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

An administration without a police executive is powerless
and there were many proofs of this.
- Hans Frank

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Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced
by those who distinguished themselves by intuition
rather than by rigorous proofs.
- Felix Klein

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure.
It stimulates and inspires me.
- Zane Grey

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

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
- John Clare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best proof of love is trust.
- Joyce Brothers

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

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

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

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

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

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter,
but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.
- Richard Adams

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

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

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

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

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

To have the sense of creative activity is the great
happiness and the great proof of being alive.
- Matthew Arnold

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

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.
- Martha Beck

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

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

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper

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

It has been said that Poland is dead,
exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

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

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

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

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

O, popular applause!
what heart of man is proof against thy sweet,
seducing charms?
- William Cowper

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


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