I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.
John Thune assessed quote

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
— Nelson Algren

I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom.
— Fernando Flores

To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right nor the knowledge nor the virtue.
— assessed quotation by Pierre Joseph Proudhon