Quotations on Examination

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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
(Keywords: War, Examination, Will)

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
(Keywords: Men, Sex, Cooking, Examination, Fact, Jokes, Propaganda, Results, Will)

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
(Keywords: Day, Earth, Examination, Language, May)

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
(Keywords: Behavior, Examination, Film, Options)

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
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Examination, Will)

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
(Keywords: Art, Examination, Lies, World)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Knowledge, Examination, Mankind, Today, Value)

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
(Keywords: Men, Examination, World)

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
(Keywords: Education, Life, End, Examination, Learning)

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
(Keywords: Education, Life, Examination, Learning)

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
(Keywords: War, People, Effort, Examination, First, Germany, Law, School)

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
(Keywords: Blind, Exaggeration, Examination, Focus, Freedom, Now, Press, Speech)

The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it.
- Errol Morris
(Keywords: Errors, Examination, Understanding, World)

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell
(Keywords: Art, Deep, Examination, May, Necessity, Self)

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
(Keywords: Time, Examination, Memory, Poor)

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
(Keywords: College, Examination, Mathematics, October, Physics, Trinity, University)

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Government, Examination, Service)

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
(Keywords: Health, Medical, Father, Examination, Influence, Navy)

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
(Keywords: Class, Examination, First, Result, Teachers, University)

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
(Keywords: People, Dissent, Examination, Force, World)

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
(Keywords: Business, Day, Examination, Publishing)

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
(Keywords: Selling, Advertising, Examination, Will)









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