Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there
Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation . . . Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person--it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen . . . to become world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.
It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.
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.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of
those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped
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
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
Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character
We did eight or nine tests. Every day we did one, it got stronger until he had to believe it on her and Peter Andre's pregnancy test
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country.
A good test of a man's religion is its vitality.
Test every work of intellect or faith,
And everything that your own hands have wrought
And call those works extravagance of breath
That are not suited for such men as come
proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere man.