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A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
by Abraham Joshua Heschel

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
It is easy to love children.
Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children.
But the affection and care for the old,
the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

He who is satisfied has never truly craved,
and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

Racism is man's gravest threat to man -
the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is.
Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The road to the sacred leads through the secular.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

It is not enough for me to ask question;
I want to know how to answer the one question that
seems to encompass everything I face:
What am I here for?
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline;
the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time,
at all times, who suffers harm done to others,
whose greatest passion is compassion,
whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions,
but an immediate insight, self-evident as light.
He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason.
He is the light.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan,
whose blood is in your own veins.
- Charles Alexander Eastman

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

A museum show is the acid test for photojournalism.
- Richard Lacayo

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
- William Warburton

With the internet, things are so much more immediate.
People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD.
- Michael Bolton

I'm not saying we purposely introduced bugs or anything,
but this is kind of a natural result of any complexities of software...
that you can't fully test it.
- Will Wright

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
- Thomas S. Monson

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.
- Vittorio Alfieri

The interesting thing is always to see if you can find
a fact that will change your mind about something,
to test and see if you can.
- Diane Sawyer

The test of literature is, I suppose,
whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
- Elizabeth Drew

Calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson

I enjoy the work I do in comedies.
It's a valid test of your creative abilities.
- Ben Stiller

It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass;
but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
- Anthony Trollope

We're not leaving here without Buster,
man.
Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
- Adam Savage

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough.
Joys are found in it, not pleasure.
What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
- Simone Weil

The animals are right here, right in front of us.
And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place
in the world for ugly mathematics.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's
commitment because most of them are going to have to
continue doing that when they've finished the program.
- Tobias Wolff

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
- Theodore Sturgeon

If a test of civilization be sought,
none can be so sure as the condition of that half of
society over which the other half has power.
- Harriet Martineau

I think I've failed every test I've ever taken.
If there was a failure I would have been it.
- Lisa Marie Presley

The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
- Walter Annenberg

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for
the alien who comes among us.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Test yourself on mankind.
It is something that makes the doubter doubt,
the believer believe.
- Franz Kafka

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do,
but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
- John W. Holt, Jr.

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart
he would have been not to have taken it.
- Laurence J. Peter

This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia:
you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault.
- Robert M. Hutchins

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society,
relationship to work and relationship to sex.
- Alfred Adler

It takes a fool to test how deep the water is with both feet.
- J. Wallace Day

One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube,
don't do it.
- Martin Fleischmann

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers,
even if he bears a real person's name,
is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations,
he passes the test.
- Stephen Vizinczey

From the test situations which were used to reveal fears,
it was found that Peter showed even more marked fear
responses to the rabbit than to the rat.
- Mary C. Jones

Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
- Tom Peters

The universe is an intelligence test.
- Timothy Leary


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