The proof of the pudding is in the eating

A pudding is intended for only one purpose; to be eaten. Only by eating it can we prove its excellence – or lack of it. In the same way, we cannot judge the wisdom or prudence of any action until it has been put into practice.

‘Our young friend Michael seems to be talking a big risk by starting up in business on his own. Isn’t that asking for trouble?’

‘It’s hard to say yet. He is just as likely to make success of it. After all, the proof of pudding is in the eating, isn’t it?’