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Wise Quotes about Test

May you find great value in these Test quotes and sayings.

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Values Honor Self

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

 

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan,
whose blood is in your own veins.
- Charles Alexander Eastman

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is
his ability to write a sound marketing plan.
- Morris Hite

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization,
and that of our women was secure.
In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.
- Charles Eastman

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

And the test for any actor is whether you stay at the table or go away.
- Frank Langella

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with
noble and manly thoughts,
seek for no other test of its excellence.
It is good, and made by a good workman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something
like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.
- Robert Crippen

The first two missions have some test objectives,
some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop
on orbit to possibly be used on later flights.
- Mark Kelly

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

The only actress they didn't test was Garbo.
Must have been her accent.
- Judy Holliday

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
- John Ruskin

To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous
circumstances is the test of a man -
and also a nation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I consider a poem to be a kind of experiment where
a number of elements are brought together under test
conditions to see how they will interact to create meaning or relevance.
- John Barton

I told the truth, and I did it on national TV in a lie-detector test.
- Paula Jones

Test ideas in the marketplace.
You learn from hearing a range of perspectives.
Consultation helps engender the support decisions need
to be successfully implemented.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do,
but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
- John W. Holt, Jr.

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it.
My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness,
and when I get a response there, then I accept.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items
keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.
- Alan Coren

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
- Clara Barton

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character.
- Russell Mark

I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
- Bill Veeck

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
- Logan P. Smith

I'm not saying we purposely introduced bugs or anything,
but this is kind of a natural result of any complexities of software...
that you can't fully test it.
- Will Wright

I enjoy the work I do in comedies.
It's a valid test of your creative abilities.
- Ben Stiller

I remember growing up with television,
from the time it was just a test pattern,
with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Wise are they who have learned these truths:
Trouble is temporary.
Time is tonic.
Tribulation is a test tube.
- William Arthur Ward

It was very unusual, because normally the producer
requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not.
Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old.
- Randal Kleiser

If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season.
- Valentino Rossi

Newborn screening is a public health intervention that
involves a simple blood test used to identify many
life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
- Joseph Parry

But, as we have before been led to remark,
most of Mr. Darwin's statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness,
the test of Natural History facts.
- Richard Owen

We're going to test with the same car,
but we have a new car ready.
- Larry Dixon

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it,
so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh,
it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
- William James

Certitude is not the test of certainty.
We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of
world that it leaves to its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I don't know how to sit outside myself and test against
a hypothetical self who stayed home.
- Thom Gunn

Google is a global Rorschach test.
We see in it what we want to see.
Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot
of dreams closer to reality.
- John Battelle

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
- William Warburton

I do not say that, when brought to the test,
I shall be invincible.
- James Otis

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should
not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
- Bella Abzug

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the
framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.
- Karl Kraus

Fire is the test of gold; adversity,
of strong men.
- Martha Graham

In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool,
and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
- George W. Bush

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough.
Joys are found in it, not pleasure.
What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
- Simone Weil

When a test pilot comes off a flight,
there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up,
and he believes in the debriefing.
You don't keep something to yourself.
- Wally Schirra

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things.
It's very exciting to test yourself.
- Francesca Annis

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place
in the world for ugly mathematics.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world.
- Alan Shepard


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