Proof quotes

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.
 Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch 
I looked around and acknowledged that what you see around you is proof of what exists within you.
 Adam Braun 
Wit is a thing capable of proof.
 Agnes Repplier 
I don't consider myself a great writer, but I would like to think that I can at least proof read.
 Aimee Mann 

The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.
 Albert Schweitzer 
I searched everywhere for a proof of reality, when all the while I understood quite well that the standard of reality had changed
 Algernon Blackwood 
A good argument, like a good dialogue, is always a proof of life, but I'd much rather go and read a book.
 Ali Smith 
Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.
 Alice Walker 

Human mercy is proof of having received divine mercy.
 Alistair Begg 
Theory without practice is of little value, whereas practice is the proof of theory.Theory is the knowledge, practice the ability.
 Alois Podhajsky 
There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.
 Andrew Wiles 
Fermat said he had a proof.
 Andrew Wiles 

Si quelqu'un veut un mouton, c'est la preuve qu'il en existe un. (If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that one exists.)
 Antoine de SaintExupery 
The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching.
 Archibald Thomas Robertson 
Ghosts cannot be put on the witness stand, or have their fingerprints taken. They are completely proof against proof.
 Ariana Franklin 
The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it
 Aristotle 

All proofs rest on premises.
 Aristotle 
Now all orators effect their demonstrative proofs by allegation either of enthymems or examples, and, besides these, in no other way whatever.
 Aristotle 
Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.
 Arthur Schnitzler 
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
 Ashley Montagu 

A felicitous but unproved conjecture may be of much more consequence for mathematics than the proof of many a respectable theorem.
 Atle Selberg 
The universe displays no proof of an alldirecting mind.
 Auguste Comte 
Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence
 B. R. Ambedkar 
Here's proof that if you live long enough, anything is possible.
 Barry Manilow 

The proof that one truly believes is in action.
 Bayard Rustin 
I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.
 Ben Bradlee 
That God has managed to survive the inanities of the religions that do Him homage is truly a miraculous proof of His existence.
 Ben Hecht 
Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy
 Benjamin Franklin 

Beer is proof that God loves us.
 Benjamin Franklin 
That is the essence of a witchhunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes proof of complicity.
 Bergen Evans 
Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.
 Bernard Barton 
If only I had the Theorems! Then I should find the proofs easily enough.
 Bernhard Riemann 

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'm the type to have a bulletproof condom and still gotta pull out.
 Big Sean 
Proof' is the hallmark of religion.
 Bill Gaede 
If we have no mercy toward others, that is one proof that we have never experienced God's mercy.
 Billy Graham 

Proof by analogy is fraud.
 Bjarne Stroustrup 
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
 Blaise Pascal 
The world is proof that God is a committee.
 Bob Stokes 
They're living proof that the 3 stooges had children.
 Bobby Heenan 

A mathematical proof is beautiful, but when you're finished, it's really only about one thing. A story can be about many things.
 Bonnie Jo Campbell 
You actually can make it, no matter what. I truly am a firm believer in that. Eminem's living proof.
 Brittany Murphy 
If we are in silence  in absolute silence with no thoughts  for 10 minutes, it's only a thought that tells us we were silent for 10 minutes. Our only proof is a thought.
 Byron Katie 
If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been a proof that you were not.
 C. S. Lewis 

Whatever it is your doing out there, don't lose hope, you just keep digging and things can work out. I'm proof.
 Carl Edwards 
A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
 Carl Sagan 
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
 Charles Baudelaire 
To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
 Charles Horton Cooley 

Humor is proof that everything is going to be all right with God nevertheless.
 Charles M. Schulz 
No evidence or proof of the existence of a God has been found in the phenomena of nature, based on experience.
 Charles Proteus Steinmetz 
On tour, its either call exboyfriends or tweet a lot. Youre just looking for any proof that youre not completely alone.
 Chelsea Peretti 
The real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.
 Christian Dior 

Proof that no investment is yours forever.
 Chuck Palahniuk 
You grow up to become living proof of your parents' limitations. Their lessthan masterpiece.
 Chuck Palahniuk 
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 
Belief doesn't rest on proof or existence...it rests on faith...without faith there is nothing.
 Colleen McCullough 

The only proof for the existence of God is that without God you couldn't prove anything.
 Cornelius Van Til 
John was in constant need of proof of love and security and he was constantly testing people for that proof.
 Cynthia Lennon 
Attainment is a poor measure of capacity, and ignorance no proof of defect.
 Cyril Burt 
A text without a context is a pretext for a proof text.
 D. A. Carson 

Wide acceptance of an idea is not proof of its validity.
 Dan Brown 
Anything before youâ€™re thirtyfive is new and exciting, and anything after that is proof the worldâ€™s going to hell.
 Daniel Suarez 
I have tried to avoid long numerical computations, thereby following Riemann's postulate that proofs should be given through ideas and not voluminous computations.
 David Hilbert 
If English money was of the same value then as before, Hamburgh money must have risen in value. But where is the proof of this?
 David Ricardo 

True desire in the heart for anything good is God's proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it's yours already,
 Denzel Washington 
So the desire you have, that itch that you have to be whatever it is you want to be â€¦ that itch, that desire for good is God's proof to you sent already to indicate that it's yours. You already have it. Claim it.
 Denzel Washington 
God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.
 Donald Knuth 
I am living proof that money cannot buy friendship.
 Doris Duke 

Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. Either you have it or you haven't; there's no proof of it.
 Duke Ellington 
Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged.
 Elton Gallegly 
It is my experience that proofs involving matrices can be shortened by 50% if one throws the matrices out.
 Emil Artin 
We prove what we want to prove, and the real difficulty is to know what we want to prove.
 Emile Chartier 

Faith is not uprooted by dialectic proof; it must already be deeply shaken by other causes to be unable to withstand the shock of argument.
 Emile Durkheim 
The virtue of man is, in a word, the great proof of God.
 Ernest Renan 
Laughter at oneself is always proof that god has healed us in the touchy places!
 Eugenia Price 
Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.
 Felix Klein 

There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
 Francois de La Rochefoucauld 
Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character....
 Francois de La Rochefoucauld 
Look at your life, everyone will always tell you you can't do sh@t, I'm proof you can do things
 Frank Mir 
The best proof that He will never cease to love us lies in that He never began.
 Geerhardus Vos 

The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.
 Georg C. Lichtenberg 
... the fallibility of human brains is in nothing more obvious than in proof reading.
 George Eliot 
I'm not criticproof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now.
 Gordon Ramsay 
The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence.
 Greg Maddux 

Everybody understood that if the proof is correct, then no other recognition is needed .
 Grigori Perelman 
No article of faith is proof against the disintegrating effects of increasing information; one might almost describe the acquirement of knowledge as a process of disillusion.
 H. L. Mencken 
The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.
 H. L. Mencken 
Pubic hair is proof of sexual maturity and if your partner finds that a turnoff, you should probably reconsider that partner.
 Hadley Freeman 

What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?
 Harold Rosenberg 
Music is proof that beauty is deeper than looks.
 Hayley Williams 
Faith is certitude without proofs ... Faith is a sentiment, for it is a hope; it is an instinct, for it precedes all outward instruction.
 Henri Frederic Amiel 
An overreadiness to criticise or to depreciate a minister of Christ is proof of a lack of devotion to Christ.
 Henry Clay Trumbull 

Difficulties are God's errands; and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God's confidence,
 Henry Ward Beecher 
It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
 Henryk Sienkiewicz 
But it's customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.
 Holly Golightly 
The truth, it needs no proof. Either it is or it isn't.
 India.Arie 

Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible, a text containing the theme which you can elaborate. The text is the best proof in support of your argument. A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
 Isaac Mayer Wise 
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.
 Isaac Newton 
A good proof is one that makes us wiser.
 IU?. I. Manin 
Few human beings are proof against the implied flattery of rapt attention.
 Jack Woodford 