Quotes and Sayings about Tests



"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Integrity, Tests)

"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Life, Time, Adversity, Testing, Tests)

"There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it's advertising."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: People, Advertising)

"Arsenic sticks around and today it's easily found after death if somebody thinks of looking for it, because the problem with arsenic, it isn't looked for in the common tests for drugs."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Drugs, Tests, Today)

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Government, Day, Now, Party)

"The Laboratory for Radioactivity consisted of only two rooms at the time; at a later date, when tests of radioactive substances became more extensive, it expanded into four rooms."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Time, Tests)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Alienation)

"There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight. But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests. We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Doubt, Fight, Will)

"As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Music, Sports, Example, Schools, State)

"The tests which showed that this was the only rifle which had the markings which were shown on the bullets; the fact that a man was seen by several witnesses, not identified, but seen in the window with the general description of what he looked like."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Fact, Man, Tests)

"The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Explanations, Majority, Tests, Theories)

"The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Tests)

"The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Agreement, Open, states, Tests, United, Weapons)

"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Old)

"Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: Tests, Witchcraft)

"I loved tests because it was another form of competing, a healthy competition."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Competition, Tests)

"The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich."
- Stephen J. Field
(Related: War, Beginning, Poor, Present, Will)

"The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

"I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

"Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Letters, Personality, Tests, Writer)

"I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo. And then the bits and pieces were sculpted. It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Time, Character, Tests)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"I love to deal with doctrines and events. The contests of men about men I greatly dislike."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Love, Men, Events)

"There were symptoms that I saw, and though I went to many doctors and had many tests, no one diagnosed MS."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Doctors, Tests)

"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Leadership, Ability, Tests)

"One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Leadership, Ability, Tests)

"I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Day, First, Song)

"I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to the larger ones."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Tests)

"And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be, but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Tests)

"In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Music, Tests)

"There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests."
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Related: Age, Education, Children, Fact, State, Tests, Will)

"Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: History, War, Hope, Loss)

"All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Men, Life, Love, Battle, Fight)

"One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: People, Civilization, Tests, Treatment)

"We all were there for the readings, the screen tests, and we knew. We knew Dustin was the guy right away."
- Buck Henry
(Related: Right, Tests)

"Never forget that God tests his real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones."
- Kathryn Hulme
(Related: God, Forget, Friends, Tests)

"I knew Jimmy Dean. He tested for 'Battle Cry'. Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'. I did nine tests to finally get that role."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: Tests)

"I still have nightmares about taking tests."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Tests)

"I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

"At college age, you can tell who is best at taking tests and going to school, but you can't tell who the best people are. That worries the hell out of me."
- Barnaby C. Keeney
(Related: Age, People, College, Hell, School, Tests)

"Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests. We have a missile program, and it is in the national interest whatever we want to do."
- Ayub Khan
(Related: Ending, Interest, Tests, Want)

"Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Tests)

"If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Light, Principles, Tests, Theory)

"In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: God, Act, May, Party, Will, Wrong)

"The time given to athletic contests and the injuries incurred on the playing field are part of the price which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Time, Being, English, Race, World)

"Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone."
- Agnes Macphail
(Related: Life, Being, Tests)

"Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Women, Awareness, Cancer, Community, Gay, Talk, Tests, Treatment)

"The attempt is that we want to get a couple of minutes under our belt, depending on how good the tests are and take that into Hollywood. The fallback is we're going to DVD anyways. We've got that covered."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Hollywood, Tests, Want)

"Positioning the brand and regaining trust are all smart things for us to do and those are the litmus tests for any decisions we make."
- John McKinley
(Related: Trust, Decisions, Tests)

"The fact that we don't keep repeating tests in the same arena is not because the probability of the hypothesis showing its falsity in other arenas goes up after it has passed tests in one arena."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Fact, Tests)

"Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Experience, Advertising, Results, Tests)

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)

"I hate tests. It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability."
- Bill Paxton
(Related: Ability, Hate, Tests)

"When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Sex, Lie, Culture, Day, Drugs, National security, Tests)

"It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!"
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Women, Man, Misery, Old)

"Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Tests, Theories)

"I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments, but I remain willing to observe and consider any and all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions."
- James Randi
(Related: Results, Tests)

"Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Career, Hunger, Hurt)

"There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections of an entire class of models, which of course they were not."
- Thomas J. Sargent
(Related: Class, Danger, Opponents, Tests)

"And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Time, Help, Journalism, Tests, Writing, Years)

"The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: Successful, Now, Tests, Theory)

"The only thing I wish I had kept were all the peace beads, because in the 1960s people made these and hung them at protests and it was a wonderful thing."
- David Selby
(Related: Peace, People)

"And as part of my activity there, he had indicated he wanted me to work with him on that and conduct the various technical tests. And so a few months later I moved from Southern California up to the Monterey Peninsula where I still live today."
- John Sexton
(Related: Work, Months, Tests, Today)

"Some films could only have been cast in one way: Screen tests were given and the losers got the parts."
- Gene Shalit
(Related: Tests)

"The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Life, Leader, Action, Habit, Lies, Meeting, Tests)

"There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: Countries, Country, Example, First, Nations, Protest, Testing, Tests, United)

"There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen's wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: People, Americans, Fishermen, Letters, Protest, Testing, Wives)

"That said, ID does not qualify as science because it gives us nothing to test or measure. Science requires replicable tests involving measurable variables."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Science, Measure, Nothing, Tests)

"Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Life, Tests)

"In other words, the better they did on the IQ test, the worse they did on the practical test and the better they did on the practical tests, the worse they did on the IQ test."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Tests, Words)

"But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Thought, People, Expectations, First, School, Teachers, Tests, Years)

"At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory."
- John Strachan
(Related: Glory, World)

"I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Music, Time, Artist, Country, Country music, First, Parents, Singing, Songs)

"They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen."
- Valentina Tereshkova
(Related: Arguments, Being, Flying, Space)

"I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Soul, Conservative, Friends, Popularity)

"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Art, Peace, Contention, Defeat, Mind, Nothing)

"The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: History, Death, Monuments, Nations, Nothingness)

"Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Time, War, Dissent, Iraq)

"The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it."
- George Washington
(Related: Character, Practice, Sense, Swearing, Vice)

"Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Peace, Battle, Tests)

"As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Pain, Promises, Tests, Trials, Years)

"But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance."
- William J. Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Character, Creativity, Perseverance, Measure, Tests, Will)

"Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Work, Lie, Tests)