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Quotes of the Day for 11 December 2001 – Tests

Apparently we have some students among us getting ready for exams. By request, here are some quotes on tests.

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The quotes:

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
     - Charles Caleb Colton

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.
     - Albert Einstein

At college age, you can tell who is best at taking tests and going to school, but you can't tell who the best people are. That worries the hell out of me.
     - Barnaby C. Keeney, President, Brown University

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
     - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, 1896 - 1940


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