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  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    A 'Globe' examination found that Boston police officers exercise broad discretion when deciding whether to issue a ticket.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
  • E. M. Forster
    E. M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
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    As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
  • Ruth Benedict
    Ruth Benedict
    American anthropologist and folklorist 1887-1948
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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.
  • In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
  • Louis Nizer
    Louis Nizer
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    In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    Integrity of the individual is what we're being judged for and if we are not passing that examination, we don't really have the guts, we'll blow ourselves up. It will be all over. I think it's all the difference in the world.
    Source: Only Integrity is Going to Count (1983)
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Judge - A law student who marks his own examination-papers.
    Source: A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    American author and motivational speaker 1944-
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    Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.
  • Balthus
    Balthus
    Polish-French modern artist 1908-2001
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    Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
  • Lord Greville
    Lord Greville
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    The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false, that it lessens. There is therefore, something in true beauty that corresponds with right reason, and is not the mere creation of fancy.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    The taxpayer; that's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take a civil service examination.
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