QUALITY QUOTES

quotations about quality

Quality quote

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

HENRY FORD, attributed, Hearts Touched With Fire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Quantity has a quality all its own.

VLADIMIR LENIN, attributed, How to Make War

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Don't judge the quality of the gasoline by the filling station attendant.

ANONYMOUS

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Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces.

FRANK HERBERT, Children of Dune

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Quality is generally transparent when present, but easily recognized in its absence.

ALAN GILLIES, Software Quality: Theory and Management

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The world has changed from quality to quantity, and so have we.

SANTOSH KALWAR, Quote Me Everyday

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Quality tends to fan out like waves.

ROBERT M. PIRSIG, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.

EMILE ZOLA, attributed, And I Quote

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It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to James McHenry, August 10, 1798

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Quality is conformance to requirements.

PHILIP CROSBY, attributed, Total Quality Management: Text, Cases, and Readings, Third Edition

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Come, give us a taste of your quality.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

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Quality without virtue is elevated filth.

FRANCOIS XAVIER JOSEPH DROZ, attributed, Day's Collacon

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The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.

JOSE BERGAMIN, Head in the Clouds

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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

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Uncontrolled variation is the enemy of quality.

EDWARD DEMING, attributed, Basic Statistical Tools for Improving Quality

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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

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