Test Quotes

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Ralph W. Sockman

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and the authority of legislation, are by many regarded as grounds for exemption from the examination by this tribunal, But, if they are exempted, and cannot lay claim to sincere respect, which reason accords only to that which has stood the test of a free and public examination.

Immanuel Kant

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.

Donald Rumsfeld

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.

William Butler Yeats

Utopias are presented for our inspection as a critique of the human state. If they are to be treated as anything but trivial exercises of the imagination. I suggest there is a simple test we can apply. We must forget the whole paraphernalia of social description, demonstration, expostulation, approbation, condemnation. We have to say to ourselves, ''How would I myself live in this proposed society? How long would it be before I went stark staring mad?''

William Golding

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.

Stephen Vizinczey

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.

Walter Lippmann

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.


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?

Bud Wilkinson

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.

John W. Holt, Jr.

You check the pregnancy test every month, and when it comes up negative it can start to wear on you

Cindy Margolis

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character

Russell Mark

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
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