Quotes with prove
You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.
I knew that I was an unusual, talented girl, through the grace of God. I didn't need to prove that to myself. I only wanted to prove it to my opponents.
What the chimpanzee has done is to prove there is no hard and fast line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Once you admit that we’re not the only beings with personalities, minds, capable of thought and emotions, it raises ethical issues about the ways we use and abuse so many other sentient, sapient beings — animal beings — every day.
Quoted in The New York Times article, July 9, 2013.
Adolescence is the period of life when we first become obsessed with trying to prove we are not a child-an obsession that can last a lifetime.
Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore... prove ultimately futile.
I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove.
Announcing his retirement from the Bulls on October 6, 1993
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Like most people of my age, I feel a longing for what is lost and cannot be restored. But if the happy pursuits and casual beauty of youth prove ephemeral, something better can endure, and endure until our last moment on earth. And that is the honor we earn and the love we give if at a moment in our lives we sacrifice for something greater than self-interest.
Back then, [baseball] was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naive. And I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time. I did take a banned substance. And for that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful.
Interview with ESPN after he admitted using banned substances from 2001 to 2003.
I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not. I am, however, quite certain that I am having certain experiences, whether they be those of a dream or those of waking life.
Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (1948)
Weigh not so much what men assert, as what they prove; remembering that truth is simple and naked, and needs not invention to apparel her comeliness.
They all laid their heads together like as many lawyers when they are gettin' ready to prove that a man's heirs ain't got any right to his property.
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass letter, Keokuk Saturday Post, Nov. 1, 1856
A home without a cat -- and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat -- may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves. You may prove this on all sides: you may see how the sick man will beg the doctor to tell him what he ought to do, how a whole ship’s company will listen to the pilot.
History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history -- while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance -- might make you skeptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train