Quotation Explorer - 'Examination'

On his examination paper a boy wrote, "A natural death is where you die by yourself without a doctor's help.
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. - H.L. Mencken
An over examination of life can deter you from life itself - Ilyas Kassam
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination. - Mark Twain
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. - Albert Einstein
The speaker calls for a careful examination of Christ's principle of turning the other cheek before we use it as a demand or excuse for total personal pacifism. After all, when literally struck on the cheek, Jesus did question the legitimacy of the authority by which this was done. - John Thackway
To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known. - Carlo Rovelli
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
Withdrawing back is like ending school withouth examination which means your not tested to face the professional aimed at. Never get back on the aimed forward processes. - Wilson M. Mukama
Art is the expression of appreciation of beauty real or imagined. It's also an examination of what it means to be alive with all its varied things, emotions, and experiences. We are forever trying to explain ourselves to the world or the world to ourselves. - Jay Woodman
examination of its own history and of the forms of thought given the name philosophy indicates that philosophy has itself borne many fundamentally different meanings through the years, and from one school or movement to another. - Gregory B. Sadler
True art is thoughtful, emotional examination of how human themes impact the overall experience of existing. The rest is kitsch. - Tiffany Madison
He never sat an examination in economics: his knowledge came from pondering problems and discussing them as much as from book-learning. - Richard Davenport-Hines
We are to turn our backs for a space upon the insistent examination of the thing that is, and face towards the freer air, the ampler spaces of the thing that perhaps might be. - H.G. Wells
Every good book should be entertaining. A good book will be more; it must not be less. Entertainment…is like a qualifying examination. If a fiction can’t provide that, we may be excused from inquiring into its higher qualities. - C.S. Lewis
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