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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

George William Curtis


Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill


I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

John Ruskin


Any designer believes his gun is the best, and when its test performance is a bit less impressive compared to others, he feels bitterness and envy.

Mikhail Kalashnikov


Asian American success is often presented as something of a horror — robotic, unfeeling machines psychotically hellbent on excelling, products of abusive tiger parenting who care only about test scores and perfection, driven to succeed without even knowing why.

Jenny Zhang


A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it's not your fault — you need to have your oven checked.

Delia Smith


The test of any man lies in action.



Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.

Tom Peters


For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke


Test — quotes and aphorisms

It's in the difficult times that we're growing and you can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.

Joel Osteen


I won't back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.

Ashton Eaton


The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

Laurence J. Peter


As an entrepreneur you keep trying things, and I try everything. I try business ideas, on our website we test everything, iterate, iterate, iterate.

Fabrice Grinda


'Heroine' is about a declining and imbalanced superstar — a very brave and bold role. I wanted to test whether I could carry a role like this. I have given 200 per cent to this role. She's a very complex character, very aggressive, manipulative and bold, yet she's very fragile.

Kareena Kapoor Khan


It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

David Allan Coe


If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that.

Michelle Obama


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

Solomon Ibn Gabirol


The great test of life is obedience to God.

Ezra Taft Benson


One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun — especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan.

Hugh Jackman

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