Quotes about Quality

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs< (February 24, 1955- October 5, 2011) is an American business magnate and inventor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.


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

Émile François Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus.


"The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity."

General Henry Hugh Shelton (born January 2, 1942) is a retired American career military officer of the United States Army. He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001.


"It's not how many hours you put in with a client or on a project. It's the quantity and quality of your energy - your focus and force - that determine whether that time is valuable."

Jim Loehr (-) is a performance psychologist, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of numerous books.


"It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them."

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (Prince de Marcillac) (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs.The view of human conduct his writings describe has been summed up by the words "everything is reducible to the motive of self-interest." Born in Paris, at a time when the royal court was oscillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-Century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac.


"Quality is not an act, it is a habit."

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.


"The difference between style and fashion is quality."

Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion as of 2012.


"One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.


"Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top."

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