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Testimony Quotes

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine.
- Thomas Szasz

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.
- Michel de Montaigne

 

At the request of the special counsel,
Mr. Rove will not discuss the substance of his testimony.
- Robert Luskin

We know the past and its great events,
the present in its multitudinous complications,
chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
- Matthew Simpson

Seek not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices,
but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

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There was no testimony of conspiracy -
Oswald's efforts to get in touch with the Soviets and
with the Cuban Fair Play groups in New York were rebuffed,
rebuffed at every step.
- John Sherman Cooper

I would say that American poetry has always been a
poetry of personal testimony.
- Mark Strand

I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony
as by the many-sidedness of truth.
- Stanley Baldwin

There were no gifts.
Everything is properly accounted for.
I provided testimony and evidence to the committee...
This was all stuff that was previously known.
- Robert Torricelli

Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not
limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers
to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
- Paul Ricoeur

In trials of fact, by oral testimony,
the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that
the testimony may be false,
but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true.
- Simon Greenleaf

One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing,
so a lot of people didn't get to see it.
I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case.
- Jim Barksdale

Testimony gives something to be interpreted.
- Paul Ricoeur

It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic
liquors have been used by the strongest,
wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times.
- George Saintsbury

I'm convinced from what I know of Vernon Bundy that
his testimony was truthful.
- Jim Garrison

Testimony demands to be interpreted because of the
dialectic of meaning and event that traverses it.
- Paul Ricoeur

The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times,
a testimony to his being alive on that day and all
the tomorrows of microfilm.
- Gay Talese

No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle,
unless the testimony be of such a kind,
that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the
fact which it endeavors to establish.
- David Hume

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today,
the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.
- Philippe Halsman

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities
is to give testimony in a court of law,
to give it honestly and willingly.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

There are, in the King case in particular,
e names of confidential informants, persons to whom
we promised confidentiality in return for their testimony.
We have put their testimony in the public domain,
but feel that their names should continue to be anonymous.
- Louis Stokes

Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered...
the crown that came from those sufferings which gave
new radiance to the faith...
All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort,
no one ever wins the crown.
- Thomas Becket

The country is not a democratic state.
Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder
in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls,
and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony.
- Hans Blix

The representation of the tabernacle arose out of the
temple of Solomon as its root,
in dependence on the sacred ark, for which there is early testimony,
and which in the time of David, and also before it,
was sheltered by a tent.
- Julius Wellhausen

Choose a field that will supply sufficient remuneration
to provide adequately for your companion and your children.
I bear testimony that these criteria are very important
in choosing your life's work.
- Thomas S. Monson

The testimony and the documentary evidence produced
by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System
had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways
over a lengthy period of time.
- Harold H. Greene

First off, we've had sworn testimony from soldiers
and testimony before our staff that wasn't sworn,
that said these alarms rarely went off,
that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot.
- Christopher Shays

I want my testimony to stand on that point.
But I would point out that Zona Research Inc.
showed we have increased market share among business users,
educational users, and government users over the past several months -
and that's more recent than the IDC report.
- Jim Barksdale

The rule which should guide us in such cases is simple and obvious enough:
that the aggregate testimony of our neighbours is subject
to the same conditions as the testimony of any one of them.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition.
It is the occasion where the believer stands before
the community of faith in order to give account of
the hope that is in him or her.
- James Hal Cone

But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony,
and I think she appreciated it,
we had our job to do and we did it best we could,
trying to get answers to the important questions that
the 9/11 Commission must answer.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

I have been used for a purpose, and there will be a
certain tragic occurrence happening if you don't take
my testimony and somehow vindicate me so my people
don't suffer because of what I have done.
- Jack Ruby

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward.
When one is present at a book launch,
one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas,
to the coming into being of another testimony of history.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The principle that certain sins should not receive
the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all,
but had been applied in various churches;
perhaps,
however, with no strict consistency.
- Robert Rainy

As I see with Lori's testimony, you say what good could
come out of all these abortions and all what she's
been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women,
a mentoring Bible.
- Jim Bakker

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox

Our reason arises, at the very least,
from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies.
- Johann G. Hamann

Any fact is better established by two or three good
testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
- Marie Dressler

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true,
learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise
the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz

That justice should be administered between men,
it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged;
and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly
obliged to discover the truth,
according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
- Isaac Barrow

The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded
too much on both emotional,
biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar
reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.
- Franjo Tudjman

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument.
There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings
and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.
- Tommy Douglas

Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself.
It's much harder for me to make those works than the
monuments or the architecture.
- Maya Lin

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals -
they always come in handy.
- Stanislaw Lec

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad.
The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel
privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments.
- Daniel Radcliffe

Peace has its victories no less than war,
but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
- Kin Hubbard

There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or
monuments all over the country,
and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death;
so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.
- Lew Wallace

Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments,
the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future.
- Robert Smithson

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments,
and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to
preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
- Henry Waxman

Monuments are for the living, not the dead.
- Frank Wedekind

My hope lies with people who never go to Washington
except to see the monuments.
- Joel Kotkin

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the
monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
- Thomas Fuller

Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall,
even people from wars that already have good monuments.
You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war,
you can bet on that.
- Bruce Jackson

Protecting all this land, working with the President
to establish all these monuments,
to, you know...
I think the President has a land protection record
that's second to no one in this century,
maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
- Bruce Babbitt

As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey,
I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals,
but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments,
to make on me at least, the intended impression.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours.
They should come and visit historical monuments and sites -
let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide-
scale contacts with others.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I think the people will- who advocate having a step
back and read those public opinion polls on the front
page of the newspapers all over this country saying
public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades,
protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois
rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay.
We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches,
parades and monuments.
- Dick Durbin

Our democracy is not a product but a continual process.
It is preserved not by monuments but deeds.
Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending;
sometimes it needs defending.
Always, it needs improving.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Who could look on these monuments without reflecting
on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials
of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?
- Marguerite Gardiner

Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along,
and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people.
I couldn't get interested in it.
And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
- Ben Shahn

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere
in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass
to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great,
gray federal wilderness.
- Hugh Sidey


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