A Quote by Sam Keen on war, wounded, sissies, sword, test, men, conquest, dying, sensitive, and fight

Men have all been culturally designed with conquest, killing, or dying in mind. Even sissies. Early in life a boy learns that he must be prepared to fight or be called a sissy, a girl. Many of the creative men I know were sissies. They were too sensitive, too compassionate, to fight. And most of them grew up feeling they were somehow inferior and flunked the manhood test. I suspect many writers are still showing the bullies on the block that the pen is mightier than the sword. The test shaped us, whether we passed or flunked.
We are all war-wounded.

Sam Keen

Source: Fire in the Belly (1991)

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel on test, religion, politics, systems, conscience, injury, and character

The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms.  If a system injures the intelligence it is bad.  If it injures the character it is vicious.  If it injures the conscience it is criminal.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: Heart Failure: Diary Of A Third Year Medical Student

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on reason, truth, study truth, faith, wisdom, gold, burnt, cut, rubbed, words, respect, and test

Just as gold is burnt, cut and rubbed,
Examine my words carefully and
Do not accept them simply out of respect

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: http://www.lotsawaschool.org/sutra_quotations.html

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A Quote by Mr. on difficult times, faith, character, test, and mr prophet


 Difficult times are meant to test one's character and perhaps even one's faith.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Jan Patocka on destiny, attitude, role, and test

The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.

Jan Patocka

Source: www.brianweiss.com

Contributed by: Cybil

A Quote by unknown on test, mission, earth, finished, and alive

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."


Contributed by: Gene III

A Quote by Richard David Bach on mission, purpose, life, life purpose, life mission, and test

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:  if you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Tom Bodett on school, life, lesson, test, and teach

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

Contributed by: Sharee

A Quote by Elder Regal Black Swan on test


The only way to pass the test is to take the test.  It is inevitable.

Elder Regal Black Swan

Contributed by: Satya-Seer

A Quote by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse on faith, infallible, and test

Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 - 1975)

Contributed by: Baroque

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