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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

Whether one is Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian, how you live your life is proof that you are or not fully His. We cannot condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. We don't know in what way God is appearing to that soul and what God is drawing that soul to; therefor, who are we to condemn anybody?

Mother Teresa

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.

Herbert Spencer

By far the best proof is experience.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Luc De Clapier De Vauvanargues

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

Matthew Arnold

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

...a revolution of government is the strongest proof that can be given by a people of their virtue and good sense.

John Adams

Texans are proof that the world was populated by aliens.

Cynthia Nelms

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 put the burden of proof on them.

Patrick Jones

I know it's cold hearted, but once you've got (medical) proof of what's happened, you move on and Richard will move on.

Leigh Matthews

A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.

P. Bourget

Based upon the many calls and the consistency of the complaints, we feel that the cases we have filed are strongly supported by proof.

Robert Randall

I'm living proof that a monkey can try a case if the facts are good.

Kevin Luibrand

I don't stop to think about [there being a new opportunity]. I know I have a chance to make the team. It's like proof for myself to know I can leave with the team to Chicago or go to Triple-A. It all depends on what happens in the last 15 days or so.

Angel Guzman

Material used on accessories like buttons and zippers contain small amounts of the chemicals. International organizations have not provided proof of any adverse effects from these materials on human beings.

Wei Yafei

There's now positive proof of climate change. We all need to act now, as this issue has become critical.

Philip Clough

She's certainly walking proof that it can be done.

Melissa Kizer

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.

Lord Macaulay

We never leave a Marine behind, fallen or otherwise. In this case, there's proof in that.

Sgt. Drew Benson

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Sir Arthur Eddington

Our burden of proof is clear and convincing evidence, so that's a pretty high burden.

John Gleason

In a private room he showed me the first specimens of gold, that is he was not certain if it was gold or not, but he thought it might be; immediately I made the proof and found that it was gold.

John Sutter

It's like in mathematics, when dummies present the proof of a formula in a hundred steps and the genius does the same thing in five. It's the exact same process [in science communication]. The dummy takes 12 pages to explain what everybody needs to know, while the great communicator does it in a page and a half.

Randy Olson

I have discovered a truly remarkable proof which this margin is too small to contain.

Pierre De Fermat

The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience.

Ninon de Lenclos

Seeing card fraud losses come down is cast-iron proof that chip and pin is doing its job.

Sandra Quinn

I'm glad the court finally agreed that the state didn't meet the burden of proof in this case. I'm sorry that it's taken so long.

Michael Brennan

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

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

H. L. Mencken

Carol is a perfect example of someone who had an emergency need and because we were able to provide the blood, she's living proof today.

Heather Parsons

Two ate the lichen and died, one didn't eat it and was fine. That was the absolute smoking-gun proof that the lichen killed the elk.

Terry Kreeger

Where's the proof here? I have no facts, just allegations.

Robert Keats

It's still a cautious period for small cap investors, ... The companies that work best have bullet-proof earnings.

Satya Pradhuman

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

Ashley Montague

Today's settlement is positive proof of the continued progress we are achieving in the grain industry, through the co-operative enforcement efforts of federal, state and local agencies.

Kelly Johnson

Proof of this facility was critical since SARS was likely to strictly police the exemption now that it had been confirmed by the court.

Rodney Lewis

They listened politely to an opposing point of view although obviously not convinced. Myself, I do not believe that he was guilty, partly because there is no proof.

John Derek

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

Stephen Fry

These have been called wonder chemicals. They have now evolved into staple stain and grease-proof coatings for a broad array of everyday consumer products, including microwave popcorn bags, carpets and blue jeans.

Jane Houlihan

These efforts I believe are clear proof of our intentions and our direction: We want peace!

Benjamin Netanyahu

When we looked into that report -- you know any allegation such as this, we take it very seriously -- we found no proof.

James Yonts

I just feel good for my kids. We've been on them. We've been telling them to believe. They've got to continue to believe. The definition of keeping the faith is 'belief without proof.' And we're starting to prove it. The work and effort is starting to pay off.

Marnie Dacko

Obviously, you have no other proof but your word. So I hope they are going to believe her, as they believed me.

Florence Aubenas

This is proof of their knowledge that they need to offer more integrated applications, as anti-virus, anti-spam and the firewall need to work closely together.

Peter Firstbrook

If it wasn't for the resurrection we wouldn't have Christianity. That's the proof that God overcame the power of sin and died for us.

Rev. Bert Cramer

And I'm no expert on the word I can't qoute you chapter and verse But I've heard you love the worst ones too And I'm the proof.

Bobby Pinson

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

We're also working on further steps to insure that, when a beneficiary goes to a pharmacy in 2006, they'll be able to get their prescription drugs, even if the only proof they have is that they are in Medicaid and Medicare.

Gary Karr

He could leave as early as tomorrow. This is proof that the European anti- terrorism laws work.

Paolo Iorio

We have at the doorsteps of the European Union positive proof that this business is not just an Asian issue anymore.

Richard Swain

We've been recession proof, which is nice. There has never been in a slump at the Cartoon Bank.

Bob Mankoff

The burden of proof is on the alien to demonstrate his admissibility, ... and he did not do that.

Mary Mason

When the commission finds that a pig has entered the parlor, the exercise of its regulatory power does not depend on proof that the pig is obscene.

John Paul Stevens

Meanwhile many political prisoners continue to languish unjustly, proof that this nation's talk about reconciliation is nothing but empty rhetoric.

Leonard Peltier

They give us ribbons as proof that we were there.

Carmen Velez

All the defense has to do is put on a sincere expert, or several sincere experts, that the jury likes. The government always has the burden of proof, and confusion and lack of clarity will only aid the defense.

Ross Albert

That was in 2002, and to date, we haven't had any failures since we proof tested this cable.

Pete Harpolis

If you pray enough for things, I am proof that they can happen. I feel like a kid on Christmas day now, every day. It's something I have wanted for a long time and I am as happy as anyone to be here. It is great to be back at my first love.

Robbie Fowler

It helps future-proof, to some extent, the consumer's purchase. If a unified format is developed, it will probably be supported by the player, or if one is a de facto market winner, the consumer hasn't lost out.

Josh Martin

Often times the topic of the level of authentication to create these models (of commerce) deteriorates into a presumption that there is an extreme choice to be made between true proof of personal identity and anonymity.

Art Coviello

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. That is part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure continously without resentment.

Elbert Hubbard

No system is fail-proof. Any child abuse prevention expert will attest to the same thing. No matter what you do, you are not going to have a system that will be 100 percent effective.

Michael Kaufman

...chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

We wanted to present proof positive that Boys & Girls Clubs of America has made a lasting impact on society, and honoring these outstanding alumni certainly illustrates this point.

Roxanne Spillett

Essentially if an evacuee is living within the boundaries of a district, everything at that point is left up to the district. They are not required to provide proof of residency. If they say 'we evacuated from Louisiana,' that's all they have to say.

Suzanne Marchman

A kitchen appliance with an RJ45 connection can be plugged into the Net. Few appliances have this, but manufacturers of chillers, fridges and fryers are increasingly adding this connection as well as PC boards to future-proof equipment.

Stephen Read

This isn't proof that they were used, but a likely suggestion. They were present in abundance at the dawn of time and could have been useful in creating the first life form.

Doug Hudgins

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.


We sell deer-proof fencing that is basically invisible from 20 feet away.

Al Benner

The relationship between these parties is at the very best tumultuous. … You will see that the proof in this case, as far as reaching an unreasonable doubt, is not even close.

Bart Adams

They have told us that they really don't care if they invest a lot in one quarter and don't make our numbers. This is proof that they really don't care.

Jane Snorek

It's really frustrating. The school is incredible. He's the only principal in the district to keep up this exemplary status, and I think the proof is in the pudding.

Katy Jones

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

Thomas Carlyle

Women are cursed and men are the proof.

Roseanne Barr

We are taking it to the next step. It's nice to do proof of concept; now we need to remove the obstacles that will stop it from being part of [the] mainstream enterprise.

Roland Acra

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

Margo Kaufman

The best proof of love is trust.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

If it wasn't for Proof trying to harm someone, we wouldn't be here today.

Randall Upshaw

It is proof positive of media consolidation run amok when one owner can use the public airwaves to blanket the country with its political ideology -- whether liberal or conservative.

Michael Copps

What we saw 20 years ago was really technical enthusiasts, and people creating proof of concept viruses. For the first seven or eight years that was really who made these things.

Sal Viveros

The pattern is oft-repeated: One or more parents suspect drug use, the children are vehement in their denial. Proof Positive allows parents to discover the truth before a direct confrontation.

Jim Mulvaney

One of the most striking findings was how it affected function in the area of the brain that creates everyday working memory. We may not have conclusive proof. But the evidence is strong. And these are all healthy choices for other reasons.

Gary Small

Ephemerality is the little magazine's generic fate; by promptly dying it gives proof that it remained loyal to its first program.

Frederick Crews

If you wait for the proof that demand is improving you'll be left behind, ... The markets are anticipating that the economy is not only recovering but improving. Techs have been leading the way and we expect that to continue.

Robert Straus

We can file this aggressive motion because we have proof that the spying program is illegal. The bottom line is the defendants have incriminated themselves -- President Bush admitted that he authorized and oversaw an illegal and unconstitutional program.

Shayana Kadidal

Customers appreciate the savings and it gives friends and family a chance to dine out together without spending too much. The early success was proof that the demand for casual dining at this price point on our menu deserved a national campaign.

Clay Dover

We certainly believe all students should have a computer or easy access [to one], but we don't think this plan has been well thought out. We haven't seen proof that all students actually need their own computers.

Laura Barrett

There are slow geochemical processes that can create spherical shapes and filamentous forms. The 'eye of the beholder' may guide us where to look...but that is not proof.

Peter Schultz

This is identification at the polls, not proof of citizenship.

Karen Osborne

There is no bullet-proof vest in my size.

Ariel Sharon

We wanted proof ourselves that our son wasn't on any kind of drugs. And, if he was, we wanted to take the next step to try and get him some help.

Chris Oliver

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

We were, overall, pretty pleased with what we saw. The proof will be if in one or two year's time, we see the numbers start to go down. Because the numbers have never gone down, they've always gone up.

Josh Levinson

That's more than the type-setting, copy editing and proof reading cost combined - and it's just not viable.

Morgan Entrekin

Those who received awards are proof that the faculty is doing it's job in education.

Dr. Noelia Vela

Hindsight is always 20-20. There's no proof that (building the roads) was the correct thing that should have been done.

Hana Stith

No roof is bullet proof. If you expose it to conditions in excess of what it was designed to withstand, it will fail.

Jim Modig

The proof is completely clear and the CIA has never denied it.

Dick Marty

There's an opportunity to future-proof their end-user networks.

Allen Powell

If they really had proof of the allegations, they would be in the indictment.

Barry Levin

All over the company, people said Enron was the best investment you could make. Words like 'concrete' and 'bullet-proof' were drifting through the halls.

Dary Ebright

A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts.

Morris Kline

I think the proof will be 100 percent that she had nothing to do with this.

Mike Allen

The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.

Arthur Schnitzler

Hollywood will see a nice holiday season. These three movies are pretty much review proof.

Matthew Harrigan

The proof is that we've continued to commission him and have a very good relationship with him.

David Mcallister

There is no proof we're at fault.

Joe Long

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society.

Michael Novak

If we get concrete proof someone set out (to defraud), then we will pursue them.

David Alexander

When we got there we were given the TV treatment. They put the shine-proof makeup on us, and during the breaks we would joke around and pretend we were news anchors.

Christine Mockert

The market was, and still is, waiting for proof that he won't change policy.

Miriam Tavares

God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.

Donald Knuth

I think that accepting things on faith without any proof can be cool, but it can also lead to damage. Sometimes religion can be a crutch, and sometimes it can help people. As the Bible says, 'By their fruits ye shall know them.' If the results are good, fine. But if a religion results in people getting hurt, I have a problem with it.

Daniel Roselle

The thing that hung us up was we could not provide documented proof. Their (Union Pacific) perspective was it really wasn't that serious of an issue.

Raylene Ireland

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. We believe we have that proof.

Xiaodong Song

I actually believe that I am proof positive that the current policy of training the Iraqi army -- of recruiting, training and buddying them worked -- because it was the Iraqis that got me out.

Douglas Wood

Follow-up is vital, ... The proof of the pudding will be in the cooking and the eating.

Paul Kennedy

It just shows, the Yankees, their payroll and all their All-Stars, they're not bullet proof. Between the lines, nine on nine, it shows that with your bullpen and your bench, you can win.

Jonny Gomes

Gnutella was once seen as dead so may be off the radar ... It's proof that legal pressure from industry groups results in the mass migration of file sharers to an alternative network, whether old or new. This cat and mouse game will continue.

Andrew Parker

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

Kahlil Gibran

We are in limbo. What happens next? Until they make the new city the government must give us earthquake-proof shelters so we can live there for a few years.

Abdul Waheed

Without question, we will ask for the return of all pieces acquired on the black market. When the proof is certain, we will demand it. We are already imposing huge pressure. And not only on the Getty.

Rocco Buttiglione

The burden of proof is on the taxpayer. So, it's up to you to provide records of things you say you've bought, or things along those lines.

Michael Gutter

The [Mac] operating system developers have also made errors. Over the past few weeks, we've seen two proof of concept worms for OS X, and these clearly illustrate errors in the system architecture.

Konstantin Sapronov

Critical Oracle vulnerabilities are being discovered and disclosed at an increasing rate, and exploit tools and proof-of-concept code are appearing more regularly on the Internet.

Rich Mogull

I like to say that they're proof that there is life after boxing.

Joseph Johnson

A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.


The government's continuing refusal to negotiate is proof that these illegal regulations were designed to eliminate collective bargaining.

Colleen Kelley

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton

Juniper's participation underscores their culture of participating in proof-of-concept for emerging communications technologies.

Duane Sword

If you do not have those receipts I would certainly take pictures of those things you made improvements. And to the best you can, try to get those receipts or look for old checks, or however you may have paid, just to have that proof of record.

David Sands

It is a great pity we had only one bottle not enough to revive that proof of the afterlife, though enough to revive some gentle regrets .

Roger Scruton

It could play to the image of a president who is overreaching and not succeeding -- going to war without a clear purpose or credible proof in retrospect, isolating America, wiretapping.

Doug Schoen

'Sunrise' was one of the last silent films. And as such is proof of why so many filmmakers lamented the coming of sound. It is a lovely and very powerful motion picture of love and the power of fidelity in marriage.

James D'arc

There are definitely high expectations of him, he is saying the right thing, trying to please everybody. But the proof is in the pudding.

Jason Rogers

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

Right now we have a proof of concept for that particular vulnerability. The vulnerability can be exploited.

Justine Aitel

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations.

Stephen Jay Gould

I don't want to estimate. I want to have proof.

David Kay

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

There is a lot of proof [supporting the U.S. case against Iraq] -- the proof of failure to allow inspectors in and failure to allow inspectors, once in, to conduct inspections in an unfettered manner.

David Kay

This week's data is proof that the hawks in the Monetary Policy Committee are wrong, giving gilts support this week.

Stuart Thomson

He said what he said because he thought he was providing the government with what they wanted to hear. The evidence will show that the government will not and cannot show any proof that he attended.

Wazhma Mojaddidi

This man's life became a nightmare. He is a man with no prior criminal history, yet a man locked up in a case where there is no proof Ms. March is even deceased a case where certainly there is no proof that Perry March is responsible.

William Massey

I'm not going to prove the system works, because the proof of the fact the system didn't work is the fact that he was charged.

Ward Churchill

We haven't seen any proof.

Fraser Engerman

The burden of proof is on them.

Marieke Wierda

We retain a healthy degree of skepticism that all will not be well on Feb. 15. The state of Vermont has to come up with a fail-proof plan.

Michael Sirotkin

For a long time, the Germans held the deutsche mark as a proof of normality, something that held them together.

Hubertus Pellengahr

Now they have no excuse for letting up ? ever. This is why I was so frustrated at the beginning of the season, because I knew we were capable of playing at a certain level. That we were able to play it with Artem out is proof we should have been doing it all along.

Mariaelena Bellinger

At this point, we don't know if it's one person in particular or more than one. We don't have proof of anything. We can only wait for the outcome of the investigation.

Lowell Johnson

This is an independent group of people and the jury is going to do whatever the heck it wants to do, ... Burden of Proof.

Bob Grant

If you believe the victim, then you can have proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Laurie Levenson

He is proof that miracles do happen.

Mark Deaugustino

Alex is proof that shiny suits and attention to detail can co-exist with a 'balls out' vocal and ripping guitar.

Nick Sullivan

PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.

Ambrose Bierce

Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving.

George Whitefield

Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good, you'll get promoted.

Roger Corman

A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal.

William Jay

The proof is in the pudding.

David Lynch

There's an allegation that he was on the farm with her in some capacity and he got incinerated, but I have no idea on why they believe that or if they have any proof.

Jeffrey Denner

Bobby Rush says on many occasions that Fred Hampton was assassinated. Where is the proof? He has yet to produce anything that validates that there was an assassination.

Sidney Davis

There is evidence of a false claim. It's not proof. But there's evidence. Based on our investigation so far, we believe there's enough to proceed.

Joann Carrin

It's hard to argue it when so many fishermen believe in it and catch more fish. Is there proof I can show you in a book? No. Is there proof I can show you in the ice chests of fishermen? Yes.

Ron Garavelli

To me, this is the ultimate proof that if you have a strong commitment to your goals and dreams, if you wake up every day with a passion to do your job or your sport, everything is possible.

Chantal Petitclerc

They were freed because there is no proof that they committed crimes against humanity.

Busho Ibrahim Ali

After a year they came back to me and said that they were 99% sure that the proof was correct.

Thomas Hales

All that was contained in the report is based on presumptions and allegations. There's no proof.

Riyad Dawoodi

This (injury) is proof he was standing up when he was hit and that the vehicle was coming from the right.

Dean Hawley

Do you have any direct proof that Ms. March, Janet March, is dead?

William Massey

Since day one, since kindergarten, she's been sick with allergies, asthma, coughs, you name it. She's had it. It's the mold. I have proof. I have five, six years of proof.

Angie Johnson

This is proof that Indonesia is a good place to invest in and speaking frankly it means that dollars are coming in.

Aburizal Bakrie

Packet logs and the video together are overwhelming proof.

Ben Edelman

Nothing is 100 percent fool proof. We've tested it in simulations, but until you get the real thing you don't know for sure.

Barry Smith

Proof like this would make a prima facie case of systemic discrimination.

David Baldus

This is proof positive that in fact the sand is moving at present.

Peter Thomas

They did that experiment in France, but there's never any proof that Franklin did it here. But I like the story.

Sally Sondesky

Here's your proof they don't. (Tornadoes) can form quickly and go down to the ground, no matter where you are.

Steve Nelson

It's further proof of traditional media reaching beyond the living room. The mobile device world will only become more prolific.

Sean Badding

[Why? Because cutting off the crust is wimpy. Want proof? Watch] The Breakfast Club. ... with the crust cut off.

Judd Nelson

[Hope Davis, who appears in his new film,] Proof ... Hello? 'Shakespeare in Love'?

Hope Davis

We've heard all of the proof they put on. We have lots of stuff we didn't use because we were right in the middle of it.

Peter Ostermiller

I use digital for a proof machine instead of Polaroid, so it has a place in the industry.

Bill Groethe

This is an explicit one-to-one marketing solution with two-way communication, proof of engagement, a chance for viewer opt-ins, even direct sales. The advertiser is now the good guy instead of the misunderstood or unwanted interloper.

Paul Grusche

I was garbage, ... I lived to work out that whole offseason (between the 2003 and 2004 seasons). I worked harder than I've ever worked in my life. They say hard work pays off. I guess I'm proof.

Charles Davis

She wanted proof why a Mac would be better than the Dell I already had.

Ball State

This is an idea that came to me when I was a child, and now has become a reality. I know it works and I have the proof.

Freddy Mella

The bottom line is, we simply can't know yet; we don't have the conclusive proof.

Jerome A. Jackson

Our investigation into the death of Proof continues. There can't be any conclusions about anything until that investigation is completed.

Maria Miller

There may have been people who stumbled upon it when fishing or diving and rode a wave or two, but there is no concrete proof of it.

Bill Sharp

I?m living proof that toxic gas was not dropped on us that day. Nobody showed any signs of exposure to toxic gas.

Michael Rose

The proof of the pudding is that the Ford Explorer has seen virtually no decline in August.

David Bradley

They didn't show us any proof. They kept telling us they did this or that, and we told them that's not good enough. We can't just go on your word.

Johnny Davis

Proof that the genocide standard cannot be met.

Dan Burton

This is proof that we are committed to reconciling aboriginal rights in Canada, ... We aren't stuck in the past, we are prepared to evolve.

Jane Stewart

Proof of concepts are out there but end users have not been affected by exploits in the wild the way they typically are with some other platforms. It's never good to say don't be concerned about security, however, the actual effects on users of our platform are minimal.

Bud Tribble