# Prove - Quotes

If things go the believer`s way, it`s a sign of God`s grace and intervention; if they don`t, then God moves in mysterious ways, and maybe he has a lesson to teach that we don`t understand, and it`s not up to us to question his will. No matter what happens, it can be twisted to** prove** that the belief is right. That is a sure sign of a bad argument.

If a `religion` is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Gödel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can** prove** itself to be one.

No amount of experimentation can ever** prove** me right; a single experiment can** prove** me wrong.

People usually think that technology and the human touch are incompatible. My mission is to** prove** them wrong.

The definition of faith: acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot** prove**.

To understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously: it arose from unintentionally conforming to certain traditional and largely moral practices, many of which men tend to dislike, whose significance they usually fail to understand, whose validity they cannot** prove**, and which have nonetheless fairly rapidly spread by means of an evolutionary selection - the comparative increase of population and wealth - of those groups that happened to follow them.

Mathematics is not a deductive science - that`s a cliche. When you try to** prove** a theorem, you don`t just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

It is not what we** prove** to others, that matters to the heart, but what we know within.

We are trying to** prove** ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.

If someone doesn`t value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that** prove**s they should value evidence? If someone doesn`t value logic, what logical argument would you invoke to** prove** they should value logic?

I do not pretend to be able to** prove** that there is no God. I equally cannot** prove** that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.

It is by logic that we** prove**, but by intuition that we discover. To know how to criticize is good, to know how to create is better.

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may** prove** to be.