I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
There should be some professional exam for these analysts. Most of the time they talk through their backsides.
Examinations are of no value whatsoever. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.