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Tests Quotes

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Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

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One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

 

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I loved tests because it was another form of competing,
a healthy competition.
- Suzanne Farrell

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

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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

Human beings are pampered by the Lord.
Their real tests don't come until later in life.
- Willie Stargell

Creative work is incredibly difficult,
and that is where the tests lie.
- Jeanette Winterson

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

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected
because they contain bad explanations,
not because they fail experimental tests.
- David Deutsch

We all were there for the readings, the screen tests,
and we knew.
We knew Dustin was the guy right away.
- Buck Henry

I hate tests.
It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability.
- Bill Paxton

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable
that this testing continues during life.
- Walter Annenberg

There were symptoms that I saw, and though I went to
many doctors and had many tests,
no one diagnosed MS.
- Teri Garr

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

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

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

Never forget that God tests his real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones.
- Kathryn Hulme

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

I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing
myself to the larger ones.
- Andy Goldsworthy

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

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

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

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

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

One of the tests of the civilization of people is the
treatment of its criminals.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

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

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

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

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

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.
- Karl Popper

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

In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
- Conrad Hall

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

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

I still have nightmares about taking tests.
- Bruce Jenner

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

Do not rely completely on any other human being,
however dear.
We meet all life's greatest tests alone.
- Agnes Macphail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications
in a noisy military environment.
We established military codes that are highly audible
and invented selection tests for personnel who had
a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
- M. H. Abrams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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