A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on names, testing, and trust

Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: "Inaugural Lecture on The Study of History," Cambridge, 11 Jun 1895.

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A Quote by Jim Morrison on curiosity, justice, society, and testing

Let's just say I was testing the bounds of society. I was just curious.

Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on courage, reality, testing, and virtue

Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: The Screwtape Letters

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A Quote by E. B. White on communism, control, health, loyalty, needs, praise, security, testing, and thought

Security, for me, took a tumble not when I read that there were Communists in Hollywood but when I read your editorial in praise of loyalty testing and thought control. If a man is in health, he doesn't need to take anybody else's temperature to know where he is going.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to the New York Herald Tribune, November 29, 1947

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on birth, bravery, death, dedication, earth, fatherhood, fighting, freedom, god, government, liberty, life, men, nations, people, power, struggle, testing, war, work, and world

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far nobly so advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

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