quotations about quality
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
HENRY FORD, attributed, Hearts Touched With Fire
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
WILLIAM A. FOSTER, attributed, Igniting the Spirit at Work: Daily Reflections
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
ANTHONY ROBBINS, attributed, 101 Best Ways to Get Ahead
The quality of each man's life is the full measure of that man's personal commitment to excellence and to victory.
VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, The Coaches' Chalkboard
Work was like a stick. It had two ends. When you worked for the knowing you gave them quality; when you worked for a fool you simply gave him eyewash.
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Quantity has a quality all its own.
VLADIMIR LENIN, attributed, How to Make War
Don't judge the quality of the gasoline by the filling station attendant.
Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces.
FRANK HERBERT, Children of Dune
Quality is generally transparent when present, but easily recognized in its absence.
ALAN GILLIES, Software Quality: Theory and Management
The world has changed from quality to quantity, and so have we.
SANTOSH KALWAR, Quote Me Everyday
Quality tends to fan out like waves.
ROBERT M. PIRSIG, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
EMILE ZOLA, attributed, And I Quote
It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to James McHenry, August 10, 1798
Quality is conformance to requirements.
PHILIP CROSBY, attributed, Total Quality Management: Text, Cases, and Readings, Third Edition
Come, give us a taste of your quality.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet
Quality without virtue is elevated filth.
FRANCOIS XAVIER JOSEPH DROZ, attributed, Day's Collacon
The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.
JOSE BERGAMIN, Head in the Clouds
California is about the good life. So a bad life there seems so much worse than a bad life anywhere else. Quality is an obsession there--good food, good wine, good movies, music, weather, cars. Those sound like the right things to shoot for, but the never-ending quality quest is a lot of pressure when you're uncertain and disorganized and, not least, broker than broke.
SARAH VOWELL, The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Uncontrolled variation is the enemy of quality.
EDWARD DEMING, attributed, Basic Statistical Tools for Improving Quality
Any large-scale organization must lose some of the merits of its rudimentary beginnings. Quantity will have a coarsening effect on quality.
JOHN BUCHAN, Augustus