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Examining Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Examining

Please enjoy these Examining Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Related topics: Wisdom Criticism Critical Blame

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

This unusual and highly successful species spends a
great deal of time examining his higher motives and
an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.
- Desmond Morris

While we are examining into everything we sometimes
find truth where we least expected it.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

 

Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining
the contents of the mind,
not by avoidence.
- Vernon Howard

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic,
is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy
steered Thomas Jefferson,
for example.
- Robert Trout

I never think about the actual process of writing.
I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
- Anne Tyler

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It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease,
especially your own, without sounding as if you were
examining a bug under glass.
- Gene Tierney

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity,
and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
- William Winwood Reade

The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not
examining me is home studying medicine.
- George S. Kaufman

In examining the potential of individuals,
we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes.
We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen.
- William Pollard

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men;
although he was twice married,
it never occurred to him to verify this statement by
examining his wives' mouths.
- Bertrand Russell

Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread
to determine which side it is buttered on.
- Ambrose Bierce

We were led to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
It's a hard date for me, April 14, 1998.
The doctor came back from the examining room and told
us she had tumors in both eyes.
- Hunter Tylo

Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of
examining the landscape of human heart and soul.
That's basically what we do.
- Glenn Close

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

This dragonfly came up to me.
He was hovering right in front of my face,
and I was really examining him, thinking,
How does he see me? I became enlightened.
- Ziggy Marley

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children
were turned down if the examining officers did not
like the turn of their noses.
- Mary Antin

I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open.
I was able to do anything and there were no walls to
hem you in and there was no human condition that you
were stopped from examining.
- Octavia Butler

Well you know, Woody doesn't rehearse,
as opposed to my own method of directing where I really
work with actors around a round table for weeks,
examining the values of the material,
so his technique is very different.
- Mark Rydell

We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way
of looking at the world from his tragedies alone,
as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things,
or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost
any one of their important works.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S.
media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern.
The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations,
for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
- Frank Church

Let me just say something that I forgot,
I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning -
that this would also be a place that people would be
able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice
way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks.
- Lawrence Halprin

In the first place, it must be remembered that our
point of view in examining the construction of a play
will not always coincide with that which we occupy
in thinking of its whole dramatic effect.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog,
we have had an opportunity to share and really spend
a great deal of time in examining the challenges that
our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order.
- Jim Costa

In examining the evidence of the Christian religion,
it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring
to the investigation a mind freed,
as far as possible, from existing prejudice,
and open to conviction.
- Simon Greenleaf

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

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 absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

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

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Popular art is the dream of society;
it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

Let's take a timeout.
Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of
market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy
new strategies into the marketplace.
- Richard Grasso

The paradox of education is precisely this -
that as one begins to become conscious one begins to
examine the society in which he is being educated.
- James A. Baldwin

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it,
would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue
for the United States to be involved in.
- Bob Matsui

The Intelligence Committee will also examine present
counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy,
the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense.
- Charles Foster Bass

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
- James Agee

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything,
let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day,
you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
- Bill Watterson

The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work,
and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not.
It's a horrible experience.
- Dario Argento

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons
made in order to examine analogies,
and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
- Giacomo Casanova

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

In general, any incoming administration must carefully
examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office.
- Richard V. Allen

The Master speaks more directly,
"If you want something done,
just relax, and see it as being done.
Better yet, when you see something done,
know that you intended it."
When I ask, "What if I don't like what I see done?",
He answers, "then deeply examine your intentions."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To understand the true quality of people,
you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
- Marcus Aurelius

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.
- Susan Taylor

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
- Fritz Sauckel

Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right,
as well as what is economically expedient.
- Aldo Leopold

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social
changes and political upheavals,
we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous
honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine
closely the things they believe.
- Todd Rundgren

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man.
I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power,
because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro

Black women all over the world should re-unite and
re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
- Buchi Emecheta

You should examine yourself daily.
If you find faults, you should correct them.
When you find none, you should try even harder.
- Xi Zhi

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them;
when we see persons of a contrary character,
we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
- Confucius

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft
in orbit for signs of damage.
- Marc Garneau

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always
occupied with the past and the future.
- Blaise Pascal

When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them;
when we see men of a contrary character,
we should turn inward and examine ourselves.
- Gustave Courbet

If you examine this, I think that you will find that
it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have
been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow,
humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
- Mark Haddon

You have to examine a scene on the page first.
Then you get into the basics of acting:
Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?
- Debbie Allen

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every
morning to make a plan of one's day and every night
to examine the results obtained.
- Alexis Carrel

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence,
to infer from every species such true and well established
propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.
- Maimonides

I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here,
which indeed could not be done in fifty years,
because my desire is to make all possible discoveries,
and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord,
in April.
- Christopher Columbus


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