The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.
I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden.
There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
Are you leaving evidence that you appreciate today or are you only leaving evidence that you are scared of tomorrow.
No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
For some people, miracles serve as evidence of God's existence.
Here the skeptic finds chaos and the believer further evidence that the hand that made us is divine.
The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Substantive abandonment of convention is evidence of mastery.
Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.
Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
It has been said that man is a rational animal.
All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
We can't have full knowledge all at once.
We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.
Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence.
There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill.
It has been mentioned that in Trench I there is evidence of three successive stages of these defences.
The power of administrative bodies to make finding of fact which may be treated as conclusive, if there is evidence both ways, is a power of enormous consequence. An unscrupulous administrator might be tempted to say Let me find the facts for the people of my country, and I care little who lays down the general principles.
We have here a human as well as an economic problem.
When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.
Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making.
Art for art's sake? I should think so, and more so than ever at the present time. It is the one orderly product which our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths, it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden... it is the best evidence we can have of our dignity.
I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appalls.
I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.