Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Quality is everyone's responsibility.
W. Edwards Deming
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
Hunter S. Thompson
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Well done is better than well said.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Quality has to be caused, not controlled.
Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.
We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.
Janet Holmes a Court
Our aim was to insure repeat business based on the system's reputation rather than on the quality of a single store or operator.
I think the environment has become more competitive. That has made Indian industry more concerned with a) its customers, b) the quality of its products, and c) its brand image in the marketplace.
Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it.
The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.
Art is anything you can do well. Anything you can do with Quality.
Robert M. Pirsig
Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry, I have the really wonderful situation of having producers and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.
Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game.
Men of quality are not threatened by women of equality
Quality starts in the boardroom.
W. Edwards Deming
We can close the gap and improve what happens in the classroom by using educational technology that is the same high quality everywhere.
Failure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine-time, of all which raise the manufacturer's cost and price that the purchaser must pay
W. Edwards Deming
Mere allocation of huge sums of money for quality will not bring quality.
W. Edwards Deming
Industry in art is a necessity - not a virtue - and any evidence of the same, in the production, is a blemish, not a quality; a proof, not of achievement, but of absolutely insufficient work, for work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
If I could do anything over, I'd have spent more time with my first set of children. I would have taken more quality time with them, for sure.
Never has interest in art been so high, and never has quality been so low.
Your success will be affected by the quality and quantity of new ideas you suggest.
Of course quality is important but is it not the quality of an individual's originality that is most important?
There is a man whose qualities can be savored by people who are getting old... The painter qualities are carried to the highest point in his work: what he does is done - through and through; when he paints eyes, they are lit with the fire of life.
It's as though aesthetic value, quality, could be preserved only by concentrating on 'absolute' or 'autonomous' art: thus on visual art... that held and moved and stirred the beholder as sheer decoration could not.
The quality of education that children receive early in life has a bearing on their later life that we may never fully understand.
It is not the style but the quality and emotional impact of work that makes it marketable. Unless we make art that connects with people, we won't sell much, no matter what the style or subject.
The most convincing artistic forms of our time are inner models of structural vitality and social relevance. They give us confidence that in spite of everything there is still quality to life.
One cannot deny that if a person has the energy to get you interested and excited, then that is half the battle won, like all the great leaders had this quality.
A clear idea about the nature of quality in art will always result in inferior art tailored to it.
Walter Darby Bannard
Although not of the quality of my later work, I feel there is some quality to it [my early work] in an art sense, and probably some additional quality in a biographical sense.
E. J. Hughes
Unless you periodically unbind yourself from the world as it is given to you from moment to moment, you will fail to release those qualities of your mind that can generate images of the world as you would prefer it to be or the world as you declare it to be.
The word 'paradox' has always had a kind of magic for me, and I think my pictures have a paradoxical quality, a paradox of chaos and order in one.
Any large-scale organization must lose some of the merits of its rudimentary beginnings. Quantity will have a coarsening effect on quality.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
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