Test Quotes

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.

Dag Hammarskjld

To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life.

Sri Chinmoy

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true.

William Clark

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Paulo Coelho

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.

Johnson, Samuel

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

Barbara Bush

Calamity is the test of integrity

Samuel Richardson

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

Dietrick Bonhoeffer

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics (A Mathematician's Apology).

Godfrey Harold Hardy

Life is like a confused teacher. First she gives the test and then teaches the lesson.


My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing will begin in five minutes. - During radio microphone test.

Ronald Reagan

The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads.

Karen Armstrong

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.

Marguerite de Valois

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Pearl S. Buck
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