Test Quotes

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.

Mahalia Jackson

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

Abraham Lincoln

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is test. If you pretest your product with consumers, and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace.

David Ogilvy

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Martha Graham

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there

James Buchanan

Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country

George Washington

The greek word for temptation means to test, to try, to prove.

Selwyn Hughes

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.

Thomas Helm

Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

Unknown

I have preserved my identity, put its credibility to the test and defended my dignity. What good this will bring the world I don't know. But for me it is good.

Vaclav Havel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.

Gabirol

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones

Wendell L. Willkie

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

Walter Lippmann

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.

Alice Wellington Rollins

I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.

Rebecca West

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

Abraham Lincoln

No man is truly great who is great only in his own lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

William Hazlitt

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward.

Unknown

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

Unknown

The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.

Barack Obama

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.

P. J. O'Rourke

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Aristotle
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