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[ Also see Decision Evidence Fallacy Law Logic Theories ]

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
      - Bible, I Thessalonians (ch. V, v. 21)

What is now proved was once only imagin'd.
      - William Blake,
        The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-3)

You may prove anything by figures.
      - quoted by Thomas Carlyle, Chartism (no. 2)

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
      - Sir Arthur Eddington,
        "Mathematical Maxims and Minims" edited by N. Rose

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment may at any time prove me wrong.
      - possibly said by Albert Einstein

You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
      - John Morley, 1st Viscount of Blackburn,
        Rousseau (p. 402)

That which needs to be proved cannot be worth much.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

For when one's proofs are aptly chosen,
  Four are as valid as four down.
      - Matthew Prior, Alma (canto I, end)

No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted can be trusted without proof.
      - Henry David Thoreau


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