Quotes and Sayings about Examination
"I don't know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting, Jim don't let them break you."
- Jim Bakker
"Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle."
(Related: Experience, Work, Consciousness, Criticism, Painting, Self, Struggle)
"I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Examination, Future, Man, Past)
"If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: War, Examination, Will)
"Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Examination, Risk, Will)
"The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Men, Sex, Cooking, Examination, Fact, Jokes, Propaganda, Results, Will)
"Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge, answer for this corner of the earth."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Day, Earth, Examination, Language, May)
"Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Success, Thought, Originality)
"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fool, Man, May)
"Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows... I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office."
- Geena Davis
"To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Examination, Post)
"To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: May, Post)
"I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Behavior, Examination, Film, Options)
"Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: Society, Family, Self, State)
"On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Love, Marriage, Examination, Will)
"Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Art, Examination, Lies, World)
"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)
"A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Knowledge, Examination, Mankind, Today, Value)
"If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own."
(Related: Men, Examination, World)
"The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Medical, Work, Literary, Physics, Zoology)
"We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social."
- David E. Kelley
"One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would put in an appearance for the cross-examination, but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed, there was no sign of him."
- James Kirkwood
"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Education, Life, End, Examination, Learning)
"There is no need to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Education, Life, Examination, Learning)
"I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: War, People, Effort, Examination, First, Germany, Law, School)
"I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is - you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue - never ask a question the answer to which you do not know."
- James Lipton
(Related: Art, Question)
"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Blind, Exaggeration, Examination, Focus, Freedom, Now, Press, Speech)
"I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my final examination (in the sciences section) in 1943."
- Simon van der Meer
"There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination."
(Related: Delight, Self, Sincerity)
"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Examination, Law)
"Judge: a law student who marks his own examination-papers."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Examination, Law)
"The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it."
- Errol Morris
(Related: Errors, Examination, Understanding, World)
"It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception."
- Robert Motherwell
(Related: Art, Deep, Examination, May, Necessity, Self)
"There's so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: People, Examination)
"I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Time, Examination, Memory, Poor)
"Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Examination, Justice, Laws, Will)
"I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943."
- John Pople
(Related: College, Examination, Mathematics, October, Physics, Trinity, University)
"I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Movies, Enthusiasm, Acting, Career, Job)
"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Examination, Service)
"Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive, even using his father's influence to get into the Navy without ever taking a medical examination."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: Health, Medical, Father, Examination, Influence, Navy)
"After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Class, Examination, First, Result, Teachers, University)
"The critical principle demanded an examination, for instance, of the contribution of different periods, thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
"Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: People, Dissent, Examination, Force, World)
"Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Business, Day, Examination, Publishing)
"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
(Related: Selling, Advertising, Examination, Will)