Quotation Explorer - 'Proof'

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. - Margo Kaufman
Hallucinogens then do the same job as religion - they provide proof of unity, which is still the only known cure for fear of death. - Steven Kotler
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
Change can be beautiful; butterflies are the greatest proof of this. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Not to see many things, not to hear them, not to let them approach one--first piece of ingenuity, first proof that one is no accident but a necessity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Songs of myselfClear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul. Lack one lacks both, and the unseen is proved by the seen, Till that becomes unseen and receives proof in its turn. - Walt Whitman
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it. - Walt Whitman
Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you things that it is not, but not one that it is. Either you have it or you haven't; there's not proof of it. - Duke Ellington
...chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Absence of proof is not proof of absence. - Michael Crichton
But no sooner had morning broken than he took hold of his whip and ceremoniously stepped out to address his slaves. Each blow was liberating, it was like unshaking proof of the great lie of God’s existence. - Juhani Peltonen
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us. - Peter De Vries
It is not commercial success but originality and proof of autonomy which are admired. - Angela Phillips
The world is proof that God is a committee.
Beginning with End in focus ,a proof of self confidence - Mohammed Mushtaq GK
Science have proof that women talk more than men, it's a fact. - Deyth Banger
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic. - Carl Sagan
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting. - Ambrose Bierce
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious idea of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. - Thomas A. Edison
The feeling of being hurt, is the proof that you are in love. - Ahmed Ayub
One proof of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much poor preaching. - A.T. Robertson
Seeds are proof that God puts within you what is supposed to enrich the world around you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Your end can be greater than your beginning: butterflies are the greatest proof of this. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Seeds are proof that the greatest growth takes place in the dark. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive - Karl Lagerfeld
It was considered at the time a striking proof of virtue in the young king that he was sorry for his father's death;but, as common subjects have that virtue too, sometimes, we will say no more about it. - Charles Dickens
The greatest things in the world are those that neither men nor children can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there.
Life after love was possible. I was proof. Loss taught you about yourself, burrowed in the dark parts of your soul and ate you from the inside out. - Hailey Edwards
I'm not one of those academics that don't do shit but reads about it. The difference is, I do shit. I have a proof of concept and it works. - Ron Finley
The thing with thoughts is that they die, like everything else. But almost everything else leaves a trace behind, even if it's a tiny carcass, some proof that it existed. Unless thoughts are spoken or written or sung or acted upon, there's no evidence that they were ever there. - Adi Alsaid
Belief in a false reality about another person first manifests in the creators mind by making everything look like proof, then manifests in other people to become reality. Unless noticed. - L.H.
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science. - Gary Zukav
Indeed taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the Resurrection of Christ. Nothing but the antecedent assumption that it must be false could have suggested the idea of deficiency in the proof of it. - Brooke Foss Westcott
The fact that you can still stand for God even when some people try to push you to fall, is a proof that you were not DRAGGED Up, but you were BROUGHT Up! - Israelmore Ayivor
The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God’s Word. - Oswald Chambers
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. - Kahlil Gibran
it was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory." p 380 - Abraham Verghese
Dew settles without the fanfare of thunder or patter of falling rain, yet our wet feet in the morning still tell us there is something there. Sometimes miracles are like that. There is no overwhelming proof, but deep inside we know. - Chris Stewart, Ted Stewart
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. - Ashley Montague
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. - Daisaku Ikeda
Whatever you have been praying and yearning for, you will soon be proof of it! - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Be sceptical, ask questions, demand proof. Demand evidence. Don't take anything for granted. But here's the thing: When you get proof, you need to accept the proof. And we're not that good at doing that. - Michael Specter
When women turn on women, and take cheap shots at their decisions purely to score political points it serves as proof that feminism, as a movement, is dead and no longer relevant or credible. - S.E. Cupp
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. - Lord Macaulay
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I could only defend myself so much. It was my word against his. There was no evidence, nor was there any proof. My word meant very little. - Brenda Perlin
All of which makes up a story I do not choose to tell. I choose not to tell it because to no one, not even to you, do I own proof that I am a substantial being with a substantial history in the world. - J.M. Coetzee
Rather than campaigning to help women, feminists today are more likely to be picking fights on Twitter, or dressing up petty grievances as proof of rampant 'sexism'. - Angela Epstein
The proof of how real Jesus knew hell to be is that He came to earth to save us from it. - Peter Marshall
The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore. - H. L. Mencken
The enormity of problems like hunger and social injustice can certainly motivate us to act. We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference—by offeringliving proof. - John Capecci and Timothy Cage
Spring is proof that there is beauty in new beginnings. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To require God to prove that He is able and willing to fulfill His promises would be proof positive that one does not trust Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
When James Wan is out there the horror is real, no doubt about that Check out for own proof if you have guts Sinister 1,2... Insidious 1,2... - Deyth Banger
OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it. - Ambrose Bierce
It drives on with a courage which is stronger than the storm. It drives on with a mercy which does not quail in the presence of death. It drives on as proof, a symbol, a testimony that man is created in the image of God and that valour and virtue have not perished in the British race.
A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind. - Thales
A diamond is proof that you sometimes have to go through a great deal of pressure before you can shine. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis
You are the proof of everything - Bert McCoy
Many people say that they love the winter, but what they really love is feeling proof against it.
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
Poverty is a mathematical proof of the fact that mankind is a big failure! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We live in a day of abounding vagueness and indistinctness on doctrinal subjects in religion. Now, if ever, it is the duty of all advocates of clear, well-defined, sharply-cut theology, to supply proof that their views are thoroughly borne out by Scripture. - J.C. Ryle
The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Truth is always a quest and if it looks anything like a destination, it is proof that we are on to illusion. Thus, unique is each quest! - R. N. Prasher
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. - Elbert Hubbard
Excess of strength alone is proof of strength - Friedrich Nietzsche
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof. - Walt Whitman
If perception is limited to experience and knowledge, what proof do we have of moral judgement? - Kierra C.T. Banks
Bring to me, it said, continual proof / you've been alive. - Stephen Dunn
True, I was rather alone, but loneliness isn't proof of not being right. - Krleža, Miroslav
If someone believes in god, is he a liar? He never saw god or any proof or evidence of god. He only heard about god. - Debasish Mridha
My activism does not need proof to be real. It exists in the work of my bones against weight in the morning. - Amandla Stenberg
Women are cursed, and men are the proof.
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Birds, the Animals, the Flowers, are all proof that a Universal Power exists. - - RVM
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Any religion that cannot stand up to a modern scientific reasoning, and to rational proof, is asinine - Fakeer Ishavardas
The Wind that Blows, the Water that Flows, the Sun that Glows, are all proof that a Power exists. Believe and Experience the Universal Power. - RVM
The sense of alienation that inspires wonder, awe and fear in us is enough of a proof that life does not belong to the planet Earth. - Raheel Farooq
No sadder proof can be given by man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men. - Thomas Carlyle
Your impact on others is the only proof of your existence - Silje Akselberg Iversen
Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference. - Kurt Vonnegut
The world is full of beauty; you are the greatest proof of this. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Love is begun by time; and that I see in passages of proof, time qualifies the spark and fire of it. There lives within the very flame of love a kind of wick or snuff that will abate it. - William Shakespeare
Have you ever felt love?Did you need scientific proof of this? How would you have definitively and scientifically proved your love existed? If you could not prove it, would that mean your love didn't exist? What would you trust: your own feelings, or science? - Derrick Jensen
Faith, that's another word for ignorance, isn't it? I never understood how people could be so proud of believing in something with no proof at all. Like that's an achievement. - House M.D,
The absence of wish, to analysis yourself, the surrounding world, and what you are doing. Is the logical, and philosophical proof, of zombie mind, and consciousness. - VicDo
The true skeptic will never believe you no matter how much proof you offer him. The true believer does not need it.
Challenges will come, but success is proof of challenges conquered and difficulties overcome. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Seeds are proof that God sometimes packages miracles in small things. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Show the world there's something to fight for. Your life is the proof that beauty can still be attained. - Lana M. H. Wilder
A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience as can be imagined. - David Hume
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDEDFOR THE EXISTENCE OF GODWAS MUSIC - Kurt Vonnegut
The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber. - Sri Aurobindo
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. - George Eliot
By far the best proof is experience. - Sir Francis Bacon
The chief proof of mans greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I scroll through iPhone photos and see that if I delete pictures of myself with a double chin, I will erase all proof of my glorious life. - Helen Ellis
If there is in this world a well-attested account, it is that of vampires. Nothing is lacking: official reports, affidavits of well-known people, of surgeons, of priests, of magistrates; the judicial proof is most complete. And with all that, who is there who believes in vampires? - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Trust doesn't need any proof, its always hypothetical. - Chandan Sharma
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. - Sir Arthur Eddington
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
Diamonds are proof that the most valuable things are sometimes formed in the dark. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company. - Seneca
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
Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing. - Linda Hogan
You shouldn't imagine things that you haven't a shred of proof happened... - Susan Meissner
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. - Oscar Wilde
My favourite conversations are those with the universe, I speak all that I am and the most beautiful response flies a shooting star across the sky, it's proof ~ vibrations of light have the capacity to change our world. - Nikki Rowe
Demonstrative proof is lacking, but if we thought only about those things about which such proof were available, our minds would be empty most of the time. - Theodore Dalrymple
How wise should we be if, with joyful certainty, we accepted each unfolding of His will as a proof of His faithfulness and love! - Susannah Spurgeon
Your faith was strong, but you needed proof... - Leonard Cohen
It only takes a tenth grade course on evolution to know that the prostate g-spot’s existence alone is proof that ass play has been done for a very, very long time. - Maggie Young
The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has withstood so much bad preaching! - Archibald Thomas Robertson
True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. - A.W. Tozer
The more you believe, the more you doubt. The more you doubt, the more you ask questions. Knowing that questions left unanswered is the best proof for your belief. - Sandra Chami Kassis
People will say anything, especially if they think it's what you want to hear. What we do is what matters. The proof of words is in actions. - Rev. Whitney Wilkinson
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
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
To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall]. - Ernesto Che Guevara
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Birds, the Animals, the Flowers, are all proof that a Universal Power exists. - RVM
True happiness comes from within. When we stop looking for social proof and trust in ourselves, a certain magic happens. You are the most important person in your life, and, we are one. - Tony Williams
Success is no proof of virtue. In the case of a book, quick acclaim is presumptive evidence of a lack of substance and originality. - Walter Kaufmann
Faith is, by its very definition, belief without proof. - Stephen King
That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met. - Noam Chomsky
PROOF, n. Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood. The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. - Ambrose Bierce
It can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond-the-fringe political view, or strange religion there exists a proponent on the Net. The proof is left as an exercise for your kill-file.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible. - Stuart Chase
Believe it or not, your body has nothing but unconditional love for you. The proof? Without any effort on your part, your heart is beating, your lungs are breathing, and the rhythm of life is graciously flowing through you every second of every day—unconditionally. - Elaine Moran
Love need not speak volumes. It need not demand proof. It never has a happy ending - simply because it doesn't end as long as love is pure and true. - Amit Abraham
...a revolution of government is the strongest proof that can be given by a people of their virtue and good sense. - John Adams
I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election. - Walt Whitman
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. - Abraham Lincoln
When I started writingI was a sick teenagedfuck inside who partlythought I was the newMarquis de Sade, a bodydoomed to communicatewith Satan who was us-ing my sickness as hishome away from home,and there’s your proof. - Dennis Cooper
Never underestimate wisdom in silence, proof isn't always a mouthful of words. - Anthony Liccione
Proof, once again, that reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude. - Michel Faber
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