Testing Proverbs

Sayings about Tests & Testing

When testing the depths of a stream, don’t use both feet. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Cross even a stone bridge after you’ve tested it. ~ Korean Proverbs

Ridicule is the test of truth. ~ Traditional Proverb

Whoever buys a house must examine the beams; whoever wants a wife must look at her mother. ~ Chinese Proverb

Examine what is said, not who is speaking. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Check before you bite if it is bread or a stone. ~ Croatian Proverbs

Don’t put money in your purse without checking it for holes. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Quotations about Tests and Testing

Help and share with others. The real test of business greatness lies in giving opportunities to others. ~ Charles M. Schwab

I’ve always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that’s the real test. ~ Robert Fulghum

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ C. S. Lewis

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

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life. ~ Walter Annenberg

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~ George S. Patton

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

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. ~ Richard Bach

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. ~ Edward Weeks

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

Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring. ~ Sugar Ray Leonard

Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly. ~ James Dyson

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. ~ John Ruskin

Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own. ~ Francois de Salignac Fenelon

The word of God steadies me. He says your trials and tribulations make you who you are. So you can see my whole story in the way I endured and overcame some testing experiences. ~ Evander Holyfield

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

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

The test of generosity is not how much you give, but how much you have left. ~ Author Unknown

It is 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

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

Future forecasting is all about testing strategies – it’s like a wind tunnel. ~ Jamais Cascio

This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself? ~ Orison Swett Marden

The test of any man’s character is how he takes praise. ~ Author Unknown

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer. ~ Oscar Wilde

You have to trust yourself, not research. Not testing. Testing helps, but you have to trust your own taste. ~ Brian Grazer

I think that probably the most important thing about our education was that it taught us to question even those things we thought we knew. To say you’ve got to inquire, you’ve got to be testing your knowledge all the time in order to be more effective in what you’re doing. ~ Thabo Mbeki

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 real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.~ Jan Patocka

I think life is self-examination. Certainly the voyage that one takes. ~ Richard Gere

Christianity is a very historical religion – it makes specific claims that are open to testing. ~ Lee Strobel

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Science is curiosity, testing and experimenting. ~ Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

It’s not that I don’t value my life. It’s just that I love taking chances, testing myself, stepping over the line. ~ Wendy O. Williams

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~ Barbara Bush

I pass the test that says a man who isn’t a socialist at 20 has no heart, and a man who is a socialist at 40 has no head. ~ William Casey

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. ~ Eric Hoffer

Always laugh heartily at the jokes your boss tells, it maybe a loyalty test. ~ Author Unknown

Distance tests a horse’s strength; time reveals a marls character. ~ Chinese Proverb

Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. ~ Norman Ralph Augustine

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. ~ Vernon Law

The test of one’s behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one’s work, relationship to sex. ~ Alfred Adler

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. ~ Conte Di Alfieri, Vittorio

Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving. ~ David Ogilvy

No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child. ~ Shirley Williams

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

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding. ~ Burt Rutan

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

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness. ~ James A. Froude

Once the races begin it’s more difficult and there is never that much time for testing. ~ Valentino Rossi

I didn’t fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Do you know what the greatest test is? Do you still get excited about what you do when you get up in the morning? ~ David Halberstam

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

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