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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source 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
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
G. H. Hardy
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things - of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.
Sheri L. Dew
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Thomas S. Monson
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
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 good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
Edgar Allan Poe
For me, it's a purity thing about the joke itself. It's a test of a joke whether or not you do it completely clean and it works. If it does, then that's a legitimate item you have there. For me, it's nothing to do with finding those words offensive. It's just not what I'm in search of. Do it clean, and you are really earning that laugh.
I don't know if One Direction will stand the test of time. I have a niece who goes crazy for them. But the only way to judge art is to wait and see if it becomes evergreen. This takes a bit of time. Adele is a very good musician and I'd like to sing with her. But, again, time will tell if her music will become evergreen.
I left 'Saturday Night Live' without a film to go to, and I'd filmed 'Old School' while I was in my last season of the show, and that hadn't come out yet. I was a free agent, in a way, but I knew it was time to leave the show and test the water.
Everything I make as a producer, I visualize it as a DJ first. And all those beats, I test them as a DJ.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that's it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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