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Positive Quotes about Examination

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In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Related topics: Cynical Belief Beliefs

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal
government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge
we imagined to be superstitious or useless,
prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn

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I don't know, examination I guess.
And then they put the jump suit back on me again.
I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting,
Jim don't let them break you.
- Jim Bakker

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established
laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination,
since they are established.
- Blaise Pascal

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel,
is like a great liberation.
But it is also work, self-examination,
consciousness, criticism, struggle.
- Balthus

 

To call in the statistician after the experiment is
done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination:
he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

To consult the statistician after an experiment is
finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination.
He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

There's so much of, it could have been a very critical
examination of what happened,
and really the emotional lives of the people involved
sort of carry the characters forward.
- Jeremy Northam

The proper route to an understanding of the world is
an examination of our errors about it.
- Errol Morris

Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive,
even using his father's influence to get into the Navy
without ever taking a medical examination.
- Richard Reeves

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of
sincerity on self-examination.
- Mencius

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always
justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed,
not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
- Ruth Benedict

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue,
be it ethical or social.
- David E. Kelley

The critical principle demanded an examination,
for instance, of the contribution of different periods,
thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose,
after examination, the best customs in the world,
each nation would certainly select its own.
- Herodotus

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination,
we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family,
society and state in which we live.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my
final examination (in the sciences section) in 1943.
- Simon van der Meer

Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented
each day with more examination of the bottom line,
it's harder to break out than ever.
- Nicholas Sparks

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

I shall go further and say that even if an examination
of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future,
that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring.
- Julien Benda

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination
of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please
or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

After taking my B.A.
degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further
year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry,
and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a
first class examination result.
- Frederick Sanger

Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales,
nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass,
shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge,
answer for this corner of the earth.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

There is no end to education.
It is not that you read a book, pass an examination,
and finish with education.
The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die,
is a process of learning.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination;
without that experience is meaningless.
And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive,
less and less fired up with enthusiasm,
in many spheres.
- Peter Hammill

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that
all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine
cooking and sewing are written by men.
It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun

I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that.
But there was a law in Germany after the war.
You could not make your final examination before 18,
so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against
a wall with very few alternatives.
And the film then becomes an examination of how they
cope with very few options.
And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.
- William Friedkin

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried
by various establishments throughout the world.
They force people to get involved in the kind of examination
that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.
- Pete Seeger

Actually I think Art lies in both directions -
the broad strokes,
big picture but on the other hand the minute examination
of the apparently mundane.
Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand,
that kind of thing.
- Peter Hammill

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics.
In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship
examination at Trinity College,
received an award and entered the university in October 1943.
- John Pople

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory
and finding the examination process rather artificial,
and there never seemed to be enough time to follow
up things that really interested me.
- Paul Nurse

It should be clear by now that my focus here is not
freedom of speech or the press.
This freedom is all too often an exaggeration.
At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech
or the press serve as a distraction from the critical
examination of other communications policies.
- Mark Lloyd

One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would
put in an appearance for the cross-examination,
but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed,
there was no sign of him.
- James Kirkwood

I was originally going to be a lawyer,
and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is -
you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue -
never ask a question the answer to which you do not know.
- James Lipton

There is no need to education.
It is not that you read a book, pass an examination,
and finish with education.
The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die,
is a process of learning.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations
that I found myself in a career you see.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared,
for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows...
I think there could be room for two quite different
examinations of the same political office.
- Geena Davis

Great success in examinations does naturally not as
a rule go with originality of thought.
- Edward Carpenter

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies.
Films were just another career option.
I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations.
Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
- Aishwarya Rai

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained
in the course of my medical studies,
including preliminary examinations in botany,
zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive
in determining the trend of my literary work.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
- Woodrow Wilson

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man.
I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power,
because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro

Popular art is the dream of society;
it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

To understand the true quality of people,
you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
- Marcus Aurelius

Black women all over the world should re-unite and
re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
- Buchi Emecheta

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
- James Agee

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

You should examine yourself daily.
If you find faults, you should correct them.
When you find none, you should try even harder.
- Xi Zhi

If you examine this, I think that you will find that
it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have
been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft
in orbit for signs of damage.
- Marc Garneau

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
- Fritz Sauckel

In general, any incoming administration must carefully
examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office.
- Richard V. Allen

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

Let's take a timeout.
Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of
market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy
new strategies into the marketplace.
- Richard Grasso

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly -
spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity
to renew itself and create order.
- Susan Taylor

I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it,
would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue
for the United States to be involved in.
- Bob Matsui


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