Quotation Explorer - 'Examine'

Everyone who wants to know what will happen ought to examine what has happened: everything in this world in any epoch has their replicas in antiquity. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels; first to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms rather than things; and secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ in worth contending about.
To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air. - Richard Whately
It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield - W.B. Yeats
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. - W.H. Auden
When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions. - Walter Lippmann
If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in face, you should go home and examine your consicence. - Woodrow Wilson
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. - Aldo Leopold
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. - John Viscount Morley
Do you want a good advice on your path? Here it is: Don’t be sure of your path! Don’t ever be sure of it! Do you want more advice? Here it is: Doubt your path! And examine the other paths, know the other paths! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The only way to make a spoilt machine work again is to break it down, work on its inner system and fix it again. Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going. - Israelmore Ayivor
Each store will fulfil some of your needs, but no individual store can meet all of your needs. Learning how to set realistic expectations now and in future relationships requires you to examine each of the existing stores to see what they can offer. - Janet Crain
I urge you to examine in your own mind the assumptions which must lay behind using the police power to insist that once-sovereign spirits have no choice but to submit to being schooled by strangers. - John Taylor Gatto
Examine your heart and put away any distraction so you can worship God freely. - Jim George
Words to intrigue, inspire, examine, question, praise; Words to help us appreciate our world, our selves, our games; Words to dance our true soul fires gracefully free. - Jay Woodman
If you want to understand what's most important to a society, don't examine its art or literature, simply look at its biggest buildings. - Joseph Campbell
Examine what is said, not him who speaks. - Arab Proverb
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future. - Blaise Pascal
To get to know yourself better, examine what you really want from life and become true to yourself, Be clear and honest and work hard to make it. - Auliq Ice
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions? - Jackie Mason
We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
I constantly yearn to celebrate life & its infinite manifestations, to examine the details of everything including the human heart & mind. - Jay Woodman
Most of the time, we don’t do therapy with children. We do therapy through children with adults who prefer not to examine themselves. - Taiki Matsuura
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. - Woodrow Wilson
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking. - Albert Einstein
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through? - C. S. Lewis
When you patiently examine the beautiful skin of the leopard after it’s hard day's search for the meat it enjoys, you shall not only see the sweat that went into its search for the meat, but you shall also realize the scent of the sweat beneath the beautiful skin. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Experiences, Examine, Explore!!!! - Lailah Gifty Akita
Examine what you tolerate. What you put up with you end up with. What you allow continues. Reevaluate the costs and your worth. - Karen Salmansohn
Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. Ambiguity of language is philosophy's main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use. - Giuseppe Peano
Examine your beliefs and break free. - Maria Erving
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
If we dare examine our decisions, we will see our values woven in and through every single one of them. Therefore, it would do us well to take an occasional peek to insure that our values remain at their peak. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
People who logically examine their relationships cannot sustain them. Two bodies, two minds, two emotions can never fit perfectly. - Sadghuru
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward P. Morgan
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