Quotes of Confirmation

“ No one wants advice, only corroboration. ”

- John Steinbeck

“ And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. ”

- Bible

“ We have what I think we call the smoking gun,... The additional evidence clearly demonstrates the testimony Mr. Galloway provided the sub-committee was false and misleading. ”

- Norm Coleman

“ When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. ”

- Voltaire

“ This is a confirmation proceeding, however, not a coronation. ”

- Russ Feingold

“ The decision was made to enter the room after visual confirmation where all the parties were. ”

- William Kennedy

“ The last two 'up' days have been on higher volume so you've seen the confirmation of a rally. Stocks aren't going down on bad news anymore. ”

- David Beard

“ I think the evidence of the mass graves is confirmation of the terrible wrong done here. ”

- Wesley Clark

“ Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ To an American the whole purpose of living, the one constant confirmation of continued existence, is to cram as much sensual pleasure as possible into one's mouth more or less continually. Gratification, instant and lavish, is a birthright. ”

- Bill Bryson

“ We are pleased that they recognize the dedication and expertise of the screeners, and we agree with their conclusion that significant improvements will depend on improvements in technology, though we will seek incremental gains through training and testing and management practices. ”

- Mark Hatfield

“ Cover this confirmation process with prayer,... When they make it harder for us to pray, we just pray harder. ”

- Zell Miller

“ No one wants advice — only corroboration. - The Winter of Our Discontent. ”

- John Steinbeck

“ I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. ”

- Bible

“ According to sworn testimony, intelligent design has nothing to do with God. ”

- Pat Robertson

“ I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth. ”

- Stanley Baldwin

“ I look forward to proving something to myself and others. ”

- Eric Lindros

“ Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. ”

- Carl Gustav Jung

“ Forty thousand brothersCould not, with all their quantity of love,Make up my sum. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, "If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles. ”

- Ray Charles

“ I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ Strangers often come up to me and say, I saw you on television. To them it's a sort of confirmation that I exist. ”

- Hugh Casson

“ For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift. ”

- Wernher Von Braun

“ In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ It's just a testament to how hard these guys have worked. When Alex passed away (of Hodgkin's disease in February), a bunch of them made a commitment that they wanted to be successful in his honor. They have worked to get here now. ”

- Joe McCarthy

“ A patriot's blood, Well spent in such a strife, may earn indeed, And for a time ensure to his loved land, The sweets of liberty and equal laws; But martyrs struggle for a brighter prize, And win it with more pain. Their blood is shed In confirmation of the noblest claim — Our claim to feed upon immortal truth, To walk with God, to be divinely free, To soar, and to anticipate the skies… ”

- William Cowper

“ It would not surprise me if she testified at the trial,... They obviously have made a determination that they will have enough evidence in order for the judge to decide that this case should be bound over for trial without Ms. Frey's testimony. ”

- Gloria Allred

“ False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. ”

- Charles Darwin

“ What it suggests is that, if you smooth through the noise in the data, we are getting increasing confirmation that something fundamentally important did happen in the latter half of the 1990s, and it gives us some confidence looking into the future. ”

- Alan Greenspan

“ Beer has long been the prime lubricant in our social intercourse and the sacred throat-anointing fluid that accompanies the ritual of mateship. To sink a few cold ones with the blokes is both an escape and a confirmation of belonging. ”

- Rennie Ellis
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