123 Testing Yourself Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of testing yourself quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about how you view yourself.

The Most Famous Testing Yourself Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe. — Franz Kafka

The real test of being in the presence of God is, that you either forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a small, dirty object. — C. S. Lewis

Do things that are difficult. It’s very important to struggle. You don’t get to know yourself without struggle. You don’t know who you are until you get tested. — Joe Rogan

Doing something for yourself like running, and using it to test yourself, will only make you feel better about your career or your family role. — Joan Benoit

This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself? — Orison Swett Marden

History is a Rorschach test, people. What you see when you look at it tells you as much about yourself as it does about the past. — Jennifer Donnelly

The test in life nowadays is just trying to keep yourself charged up with enough good feeling. It's like, "OK what am I going to do to feel really good today?" Not like, some chick or a drink. — Mos Def

The main reason I like UFC is not just the martial arts aspect, but it's about one person against the other person. It's about being able to test yourself with the truth. — Donnie Yen

Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself 'Is the statement true or false in my experience?' — Barry Long

Love testing yourself more than fearing loosing — Ron Clarke

Short Testing Yourself Quotes

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  • Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. — Gautama Buddha
  • Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding — Burt Rutan
  • I've learned that to expose yourself, to reveal yourself is a test of your humanness. — Isabelle Adjani
  • The Jihad is not just a way of testing yourself but also means using violence to spread Islam. — Bassam Tibi
  • To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. — Bernard Emond
  • As a footballer, you always want to test yourself against the best. — David Beckham
  • Take a chance - it's the best way to test yourself, have fund and push boundaries. — Richard Branson
  • Traveling alone offers the chance to test the limits of what you think you know about yourself. — Andrew O'Hagan
Testing yourself quote Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at al
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

Self Check Quotes

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Integrity is the value we set on ourselves. It is a fulfillment of the duty we owe ourselves. An honorable man or woman will personally commit to live up to certain self-imposed expectations. They need no outside check or control. They are honorable in their inner core. — James E. Faust

Melting our attachment to self is the most powerful medication for bringing mental and emotional imbalances in check. — Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

I don't like to be my own audience, I find that being my own audience, being in the audience, makes me self-conscious, basically. So I tune in sometimes, with the sound off, to check it out and I back up to it. In the future I will look at it when some time has passed. — Madeline Kahn

Testing yourself quote Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesso
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.

Like most of the movies I have participated in before, it's not a far departure from my actual self. TJ is a Special Forces, hand-to-hand combat expert. He's got a big heart. He has a sense of duty that never ends, whether he is active duty or as you find him in Check Point, retired. — Bill Goldberg

Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority. — William Howard Taft

For me, makeup is about being your best self. If I wake up in a foul mood and have to deal with temper tantrums and an exploding diaper--I know taking 10 minutes to get my game face on will reset my stress levels. It's a chance to check in and remind myself--you got this. — Jessica Alba

Testing yourself quote One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.

We call ourselves a "capacity building" organization; self-motivated and self-initiated capacity building. For example, in 30 years, I don't think I have signed a check for the company. — Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

I try not to always use self-check-out and things like that! — Emily Berrington

I think part of a beauty routine is how you feel and checking in with your inner self, and so I made that commitment to myself to do that. — Gwyneth Paltrow

Science, which is only another name for truth, now holds religious charlatans, self-deceivers and God agents in a certain degree of check--agents and employees, I mean, of a mythical, medieval, man-made God, anthropomorphic in constitution. — Luther Burbank

How You View Yourself Quotes

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Actors are observers. They're trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you're the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It's all wrong. — Hayden Christensen

By understanding how all things arise together, you shift from viewing yourself as acting upon and realizing all things, to a new vision of seeing all things coming forth and realizing you. — Reb Anderson

Certain music, jazz in particular, has the ability to make you a better citizen of the world. It helps you expand your world view and gives you more confidence in your cultural achievements. Improvisational jazz teaches you about yourself while the swing in jazz teaches you how to work with others — Wynton Marsalis

Testing yourself quote If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

I truly believe that if someone is believing a lie about who they are right now, that God's desire for you is to be set free from that once and for all. Ask him to show you where that false identity is coming from. Ask him to show you how differently he sees you than how you view yourself. — Matthew West

Be who you are. If you spend all of your time worrying about how people view you, you will not be either faithful to yourself or effective in what you're trying to do. — Susan Rice

From a Buddhist point of view, the first thing to help is yourself, to get your own mind together. And to really understand how to benefit beings, not just on the physical level, but on all levels. Then there are endless beings you can benefit. — Tenzin Palmo

Testing yourself quote Sometimes we are tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengt
Sometimes we are tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

The weight loss has been a secondary change to the mental changes I have made. Weight loss does not fix problems; how you view yourself does. — Erin Willett

I think that it doesn't matter if I travel all over the place. I'll always be a normal teenager on the inside. It always depends on how you act yourself, not what happens to you. That's my view of it all. — Jackie Evancho

A man's mistake should not reflect on how you view yourself as a woman. — Mirtha Michelle

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view. — Oprah Winfrey

Do You Think You Know Me Quotes

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I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular. — David Ogilvy

I think the biggest misconception about me is people really don't know who I really am. They see the party side of me, they see the crazy side of me. But I also have a laid-back side. You know, I'm chill, down to earth. If you want to grab a cup of coffee and just talk about life, I can do that. — Nicole Polizzi

Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who'd be kind to me. That's what people really want, if they're telling the truth. — Doris Lessing

Testing yourself quote LIfe has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all
LIfe has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see. — Jose Saramago

To think that I know what's best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what's right for me? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve problems for you. — Byron Katie

I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and - I bet you're a lot of fun at a party. — Gene Simmons

Testing yourself quote Our whole life is solving puzzles.
Our whole life is solving puzzles.

Part of me was saying if you say that she's alive, what would everybody think? What are you going to tell everybody who followed you, who you've inspired? What are you going to say? I was scared. That's the truth. I was just scared, and I didn't know what to do. — Manti Te'o

My nerves are bad to-night. Yes, bad. Stay with me. 'Speak to me. Why do you never speak? Speak. 'What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? 'I never know what you are thinking. Think. — T. S. Eliot

Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you. Oh how harshly was I flung back by the doubly sad experience of my bad hearing. — Ludwig van Beethoven

Every single member is so precious to me and like family to me.. I may joke around with them a lot but I can't talk seriously with them..because it's awkward for me. But on the inside, I really do think of each one of you so much and I want you all to know that. — Kim Hyo-yeon

How To Know Yourself Quotes

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In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' you can be sure you have already begun. — Josemaria Escriva

Testing yourself quote We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life put
We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. — George Sand

If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you. — Jaggi Vasudev

If you don't know yourself, you don't know your nature. If you don't know your nature, you don't know where to exist. By knowing your nature, knowing yourself, you know what to be and how to live. And that only comes from knowledge of self, knowing yourself. — RZA

Testing yourself quote Life has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all
Life has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

So how do you make it as a mainstream entertainer? Who knows? But I think you have to be uncomfortable, right? You have to make yourself uncomfortable. All success stories depend on that. That's why I might start sleeping on hardwood floors and taking cold showers. — Logan Paul

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't concern yourself too much with how you are going to achieve your goal - leave that completely to a power greater than yourself. All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord, and at the right time. — Earl Nightingale

I don't think anything can prepare you for a crew to come in and actually film you as yourself. It's kind of frightening to think that all of a sudden people are going to know how you are, and how you act on a day-to-day basis. — Elisha Cuthbert

Check Yourself Quotes

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If you form the habit of taking what someone else says about a thing without checking it out for yourself, you'll find that other people will have you hating your friends and loving your enemies. — Malcolm X

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself. — Meg Cabot

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Girl, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself! — Glenn Beck

Testing yourself quote Life consists of two days, one for you and one against you. So when it's for you
Life consists of two days, one for you and one against you. So when it's for you don't be proud of reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are test for you.

We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It's really important to check yourself, to spend some time alone. — Amanda Seyfried

That's when the great stuff happens, when you're not checking yourself all the time, being critical of yourself and what other people are doing. — Carol Kane

Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before. — Eli Broad

Testing yourself quote The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and t
The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Your true friends dont shy away from keeping you in check because your wellbeing is more important to them than even your friendship and they'd rather risk offending you than watch you harm yourself. — Omar Suleiman

I have no idea whether I am completely sane. I don't think anybody is. I see the world through my eyes. It's sometimes a strange world. I hope I don't hurt people. You hope not to hurt yourself too much, either. Maybe that's the definition of keeping yourself in check? — Keira Knightley

It's always been most important for me to figure out "my space" rather than trying to check out what everyone else is up to, minute by minute. Technology is making it easier to connect to other people, but maybe harder to keep connected to yourself-- and that's essential for any artist, I think. — Jay-Z

If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that. — Dwayne Johnson

Asking Yourself Questions Quotes

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When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? — Marcus Aurelius

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? — James Allen

You have to ask yourself the question 'Who am I?' This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems. — Ramana Maharshi

My challenge is, do not run away from the hard questions. Truly ask yourself what's worth living for in this life. — Jon Foreman

The questions you ask yourself will determine the course of your life. — Tom Bilyeu

Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They’re always learning. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself.Robert Kiyosaki

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? — Jim Rohn

Asking yourself deeper questions opens up new ways of being in the world. It brings in a breath of fresh air. It makes life more joyful. The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery. — Fred Alan Wolf

Pause now to ask yourself the following question: 'Am I dreaming or awake, right now?' Be serious, really try to answer the question to the best of your ability and be ready to justify your answer. — Stephen LaBerge

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More Testing Yourself Quotes

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It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. — Anais Nin

Understand first that failure indicates courage. It means you had the bravery to test yourself. The temerity to challenge your status quo. The audacity to step outside your comfort zone. That impulse is both inspiring and empowering. Hold on to it. And congratulate yourself for trying. — Rich Roll

Sure, when you're in the midst of your own suffering, it's easy to convince yourself that you're no good—but we are all tested in this life...The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end. — Neal Shusterman

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. — Bernard Edmonds

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. — Bernard Emond

I'm not going to recommend recklessness but somewhere just short of it - testing yourself and proactively pursuing a rite of passage has become necessary because in western developed countries we've become very comfort-addicted. — Sean Penn

People spend so much time in their cars, and it's a legal way to have fun by speeding a little bit or testing yourself a little bit, and you get to invest in your car. For some people, it becomes their baby. — Jordana Brewster

I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn't even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on. — Ethan Hawke

Never stop asking yourself whether you can do things better. Keep testing every aspect of your business to the nth degree, and challenge every one of your assumptions. The tougher you are on yourself now, the tougher your business will be out there in the real world. — James Caan

You know from past experiences that whenever you have been driven to the wall, or thought you were, you have extricated yourself in a way which you never would have dreamed possible had you not been put to the test. The trouble is that in your everyday life you don't go deep enough to tap the divine mind within you. — Orison Swett Marden

I have a very sissy job, where I go to work and get my hair done, and people do my makeup, and I go and say lines and people spoil me rotten. And everyone has that kind of curiosity of how far can you go, how far can you take it. I think it's always good testing yourself. — Christian Bale

The experiential test of whether this art is great or good, or minor or abysmal is the effect it has on your own sense of the world and of yourself. Great art changes you. — Wendy Beckett

To me, to live is to fight. It's about persevering. It's about testing yourself. It's about not becoming complacent. — Rashad Evans

When you face challenges, ask yourself what is the lesson here? Focus on the lesson and don't complain about the test. Everything happens for a reason. Every person you meet, may teach you something - good or bad. — Rita Zahara

I love the game. I think it's a great game because you find out a lot about yourself. You test your mettle every week. There's no grey area, there's instant gratification and there are no quarterly reports. We're not just doing a little bit better. You know every Sunday what happened. — Bill Parcells

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself. — Francesca Annis

At the end, the key thing is you've got to live with yourself. That's the real test. Everything else is fleeting. — Nicolas Berggruen

Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you speak aloud. Submit yourself to ordeals and test yourself in fire. Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

When a test pilot comes off a flight, there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up, and he believes in the debriefing. You don't keep something to yourself — Wally Schirra

I like being tested. I get as scared as anyone. But the feeling of putting yourself on the line, betting on your talent and having it work; that's the most exhilarating feeling in the world. — Conan O'Brien

When I write a song, I always start on acoustic guitar, because that's a good test of a song, when it's really open and bare. You can often mislead yourself if you start with computers and samples and programming because you can disguise a bad song. — Martin Gore

What really matters when facing a challenge? What matters is learning. You want to test yourself, throw yourself into something outside your comfort zone and see what youre capable of. Your true goal is not to conquer fifty feet of inanimate rock, but to expand your abilities through learning. — Arno Hintjens

Finding a programmer to work with if you don't already know one will be a challenge. Merely judging if a programmer is exceptional vs. competent will be very hard if you are not one yourself. When you do find someone, work together informally for a while to test your compatibility. — Jessica Livingston

Everything's the same; I'm living with cancer and it's not going to stop me. But until you really test yourself and challenge yourself, I don't think you quite know. — Robin Roberts

Go for the edges. Challenge yourself and your team to describe what those edges are, and then test which edge is most likely to deliver the marketing results you seek. — Seth Godin

You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. — J. K. Rowling

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned. — J. K. Rowling

The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. — Thornton Wilder

What I like about experience is that it is such an honest thing. You may take any number of wrong turnings; but keep your eyes open and you will not be allowed to go very far before the warning signs appear. You may have deceived yourself, but experience is not trying to deceive you. The universe rings true wherever you fairly test it. — C. S. Lewis

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you. — Morihei Ueshiba

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