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Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
There is no example of someone reading their scripture and saying, 'I have a prediction about the world that no one knows yet, because this gave me insight. Let's go test that prediction,' and have the prediction be correct.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.
If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.
Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
The transfer of power is always a test of the constitutional system, a test of its strength.
Many criminals believe what they say is true; they could pass a lie detector test.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
D. H. Lawrence
MAC gave me 55 lipsticks to test. These are the same lipsticks I got caught stealing by the police when I was 15. How ironic.
I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I've got a cat I can't keep off the sofa. It's real. On a bad day, I'm reading 'Acts of Faith.'
Every job I do, I like to think it makes me better or I learn things. It's all about how much something's going to stretch me or test me.
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.
Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight. I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences.
I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.
Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity.
I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
I know there's been a lot that's been said about animated voice work, as though it's 'you can do this in your jeans and there's no camera and no pressure there. It's no big deal. It's easy.' The truth is, it's really a great test: how deep is your ability is to access your imagination?
My politics were pretty anarchistic until 1969 when the Montreal police went on strike. Within hours, mayhem and rioting broke out and the Mounties had to be called in to restore order. It instilled in me that one's convictions can be subjected to empirical test.
I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
You can't test courage cautiously.
In most schools, we measure children on what they know. By and large, they have to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. Because measuring the results of rote learning is easy, rote prevails. What kids know is just not important in comparison with whether they can think.
This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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