quote by Hubert H. Humphrey

The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

Attractive Hearsay quotations

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.


People who don't know me have opinions about me.

That's the part that's very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you've never met them or spent any time with them? So it's all based upon hearsay or things that they've read.

I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.

How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.

Every breath we draw is a gift of God's love; every moment of existence is a grace.


In cyberspace, 95 per cent of what you read is hearsay.

It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.

Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder.

the most important quality of an inept person is to rely on popular belief and hearsay.

We live in a world, a medieval type of world, where someone can accuse you - through gossip and hearsay, and all of a sudden you're supposed to respond to specific charges from people you don't know, are not aware of who these people are, and you're supposed to respond to their specific allegations?


The grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience.

And that is what makes all the difference.

The hope of good design lies in those designers who believe in what they do and will only do what they believeContrary to hearsay, it is possible to make a living that way.

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.

I believe in nothing that I cannot touch, kiss, embrace.... The rest is only hearsay.

INADMISSIBLE- Not competent to be considered.

Hearsay evidence is inadmissible ... but there is no religion in the world that has any other basis than hearsay evidence.


My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.

We [tend to] have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate.

We [often feel that we] cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its root in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone; we are not alone when we imitate.

And one eye-witness weighs More than ten hear-fays. Seeing is believing, All the world o'er.

Wisdom is not what comes from reading great books.

When it comes to understanding life, experiential learning is the only worthwhile kind, everything else is hearsay.

I wake each day and try to see what I might do that is of some value and joy.

It's a strange life. I don't know how long it'll go on. I don't look past tomorrow. Anything beyond tomorrow seems like hearsay. Or fairy tales.


If we are to reach certainty and true autonomy of realization, we need to be willing to be heretics. What's more, we need to become universal heretics, not believing anything that we do not know from direct experience, beyond stories, beyond hearsay, and even beyond the mind.

About 90 percent of what's out there in cyberspace is hearsay - or lies - and opinion, often misinformed opinion, and it's all repeated over and over again.

Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man's iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay.

So true is it that all transactions of preeminent importance are wrapt in doubt and obscurity; while some hold for certain facts the most precarious hearsays, others turn facts into falsehood; and both are exaggerated by posterity.

Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.


So obscure are the greatest events, as some take for granted any hearsay, whatever its source, others turn truth into falsehood, and both errors find encouragement with posterity.

I understood why war zones are called 'theaters' because they frame a kind of play acting or, worse, deceit, that can stain a human life forever: the deceit of hate on hearsay - hating an enemy one doesn't know.

The credulous ... advance the authority of hearsay in place of reasons for possible success or facts that can be demonstrated.

Sight before hearsay.

Free yourself from all believes, all norms.

See that you live completely with beliefs. Free yourself from second hand information. See in you clearly what is beautiful. All that is beautiful in you is right. Look at the situation with an open mind, free from hearsay. The solution is in the situation. So, see the situation clearly with an open mind. Then the choiceless decision comes.


Isn't that something-to know your own soul by hearsay, instead of its own tidings? Why should I let a preacher tell me if I had one or not? If I could believe I hada soul, all by myself, then I could listen to its tidings all by myself.

The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so.

Trash talk is dangerous, especially when it comes from hearsay.

I have always tried to live my life as a just and humble person.

When the sanctions were announced, Europe should have questioned the people who have been sanctioned as well as to find the truth. That did not happen. How can Europe act fairly? Do they base their decisions on hearsay?