Quotations on Tests

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We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

Arsenic sticks around and today it's easily found after death if somebody thinks of looking for it, because the problem with arsenic, it isn't looked for in the common tests for drugs.
- Michael Baden
(Keywords: Death, Drugs, Tests, Today)

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
- David Deutsch
(Keywords: Explanations, Majority, Tests, Theories)

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Agreement, Open, states, Tests, United, Weapons)

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin
(Keywords: Tests, Witchcraft)

Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Letters, Personality, Tests, Writer)

Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Keywords: Age, Education, Children, Fact, State, Tests, Will)

One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: People, Civilization, Tests, Treatment)

Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests. We have a missile program, and it is in the national interest whatever we want to do.
- Ayub Khan
(Keywords: Ending, Interest, Tests, Want)

It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves.
- Max von Laue
(Keywords: Light, Principles, Tests, Theory)

Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it.
- Herbie Mann
(Keywords: Women, Awareness, Cancer, Community, Gay, Talk, Tests, Treatment)

The attempt is that we want to get a couple of minutes under our belt, depending on how good the tests are and take that into Hollywood. The fallback is we're going to DVD anyways. We've got that covered.
- Todd McFarlane
(Keywords: Hollywood, Tests, Want)

A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.
- Bill Owens
(Keywords: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.
- Karl Popper
(Keywords: Tests, Theories)

And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
- Bob Schieffer
(Keywords: Time, Help, Journalism, Tests, Writing, Years)

The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena.
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Keywords: Successful, Now, Tests, Theory)

And as part of my activity there, he had indicated he wanted me to work with him on that and conduct the various technical tests. And so a few months later I moved from Southern California up to the Monterey Peninsula where I still live today.
- John Sexton
(Keywords: Work, Months, Tests, Today)

There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith
(Keywords: Countries, Country, Example, First, Nations, Protest, Testing, Tests, United)

In other words, the better they did on the IQ test, the worse they did on the practical test and the better they did on the practical tests, the worse they did on the IQ test.
- Robert Sternberg
(Keywords: Tests, Words)

But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you.
- Robert Sternberg
(Keywords: Thought, People, Expectations, First, School, Teachers, Tests, Years)

As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.
- David Wilkerson
(Keywords: Pain, Promises, Tests, Trials, Years)

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
- William J. Wilson
(Keywords: Leadership, Character, Creativity, Perseverance, Measure, Tests, Will)

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