Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.Henry David Thoreau
The theater is the primary evidence of a nation's culture.James Grover Thurber
In the realm of science, all attempts to find any evidence of supernatural beings, of metaphysical concepts, as God, immortality, infinity, etc have thus far failed, and if we are honest, we must confess that in science there exists no God, no immortality, no soul or mind, as distinct from the body.Charles Proteus Steinmetz
If there ever was a case of clearer evidence than this of persons acting together, this case is that casewilliam arabin
It is the duty of the Judge in criminal trials to take care that the verdict of the jury is not founded upon any evidence except that which the law allows.coleridge, john, 1st baron coleridge
The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.Herbert Read (1963), in Selected Writings: Poetry and Criticism, p.315
Some have considered such photographs as evidence that Eakins, if not homosexual or bisexual, was at least homoerotic. But the artist would undoubtedly have done the same thing with his women students if such a thing had been possible.Gordon Hendricks: "The Life And Work Of Thomas Eakins", Grossman Publishers : New York 1974, ISBN 0-670-42795-0, p. 160
It has been sometimes said, communis error facit jus; but I say communis opinio is evidence of what the law is; not where it is an opinion merely floating and theoretical floating in the minds of persons but where it has been made the ground-work and substratum of practice.law, edward, 1st baron ellenborough
The peculiar foreign superstition that the English do not like love, the evidence being that they do not talk about it.v. s pritchett
Consciousness is never experienced in the plural, only in the singular. Not only has none of us ever experienced more than one consciousness, but there is also no trace of circumstantial evidence of this ever happening anywhere in the world. If I say that there cannot be more than one consciousness in the same mind, this seems a blunt tautology — we are quite unable to imagine the contrary...erwin schrödinger
Maintain a constant watch at all times against a dogmatical spirit: fix not your assent to any proposition in a firm and unalterable manner, till you have some firm and unalterable ground for it, and till you have arrived at some clear and sure evidence.Isaac Watts
Parmenides believed that all Being is what he called the One, and denied absolutely the possibility of change . He believed that the cosmos is full (i.e., no void), uncreated, eternal , indestructible, unchangeable, immobile sphere of being, and all sensory evidence to the contrary is illusory. One Parmenidean fragment stated, "Either a thing is or it is not," meaning that creation and destruction is impossible.John Freely, Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe (2012)
Precedents deliberately established by wise men are entitled to great weight. They are evidence of truth, but only evidence...But a solitary precedent...which has never been reexamined, cannot be conclusive.henry clay
We don’t need fossils – the case for evolution is watertight without them; so it is paradoxical to use gaps in the fossil record as though they were evidence against evolutionRichard Dawkins
To find themselves utterly alone at night where company is desirable and expected makes some people fearful; but a case more trying by far to the nerves is to discover some mysterious companionship when intuition, sensation, memory, analogy, testimony, probability, induction every kind of evidence in the logician 's list have united to persuade consciousness that it is quite in isolation.thomas hardy
In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence. ... no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavors to establish.David Hume
I have sometimes thought there could be no stronger testimony in favor of Religion or against temporal Enjoyments even the most rational and manly than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and are rising in reputation and wealth, publicly to declare their unsatisfactoriness by becoming fervent Advocates in the cause of Christ, & I wish you may give in your evidence in this way. Such instances have seldom occurred, therefore they would be more striking and would be instead of a "Cloud of Witnesses."james madison
It would appear that the Keynesian faithful have foisted on free-market capitalists an unfalsifiable theory. evidence that contradicts it, Keynesian kooks enlist as evidence for the correctness of their theory.ilana mercer
Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice .edward said
The vehemence with which his insolence was abused by one after another of those who spoke later from the other side was ample evidence of its success.Anthony Trollope
Every person of any experience in Courts of justice, knows that a scintilla of evidence against a railway company is enough to secure a verdict for the plaintiff. I was once in a case before a most able Judge, the late Chief Justice Jervis, in which I was beaten, I dare say rightly, in consequence of an observation of his: "Nothing is so easy as to be wise after the event."Bramwell, B., Cornman v. The Eastern Counties Rail. Co. (1859), 5 Jur. (N. S.) 658.
The correct view as indicated by the evidence is that the woman’s face is ‘ awrah which must be covered. It is the most tempting part of her body, because what people look at most is the face, so the face is the greatest ‘awrah of a woman.A fatwa, written by Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid on the Saudi Arabian website Islam QA[ ]
There is no evidence that wounded troops care about the sexual orientation of the flight nurse or medical technician tending to their wounds.Judge Ronald B. Leighton (September 24, 2010), ruling in federal court case, Witt v. Department of the Air Force — reported in Johnson, Gene (September 24, 2010). "Federal judge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force". MSNBC. Retrieved on 2010-10-28.
The best way in which a jury can execute their duty is to give their verdict according to the evidence before them.Rooke, J., Trial of Redhead alias Yorke (1795), 25 How. St. Tr. 1149.
Circumstantial evidence only raises a probability.Pollock, C.B., Reg. v. Rowton (1865), 13 W. R. 437.
The Court is to be guided by equity and good conscience, and the best evidence.Lord Hobhouse, Moses v. Parker (1896), L. R. Ap. Ca. , p. 248.
Holy practice is the most decisive evidence of the reality of our repentance. " Bring forth fruits meet for repentance."Jonathan Edwards, p. 509. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Running away from justice, must always be considered an evidence of guilt.Clerk, L.J., Muir's Case (1793), 23 How. St. Tr. 230.
Hovind disregards all fossil evidence, claiming "no fossils can count as evidence for evolution," because "all we know about that animal is that it died," and we do not know that it "had any kids".
Ridicule may be the evidence of wit or bitterness and may gratify a little mind, or an ungenerous temper, but it is no test of reason or truth.A Dictionary of Thoughts, p. 497.