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Be a yardstick of quality.
by Steve Jobs

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

Related topics: Values Motivational Business Government Political

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

 

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

I want to put a ding in the universe.
- Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

I think we're having fun.
I think our customers really like our products.
And we're always trying to do better.
- Steve Jobs

Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's
or Porsche's in the automotive market.
What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
- Steve Jobs

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh.
My job is to create a space for them,
to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
- Steve Jobs

It is piracy, not overt online music stores,
which is our main competitor.
- Steve Jobs

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies
into a company that can continue to innovate for years,
it requires a lot of disciplines.
- Steve Jobs

You can't just ask customers what they want and then
try to give that to them.
By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
- Steve Jobs

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money.
They make it by being Wal-Mart.
We make it by innovation.
- Steve Jobs

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize,
and maybe that was the right thing for them.
We chose a different path.
Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers,
they would continue to open their wallets.
- Steve Jobs

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer.
If we'd given customers what they said they wanted,
we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with
a year after we spoke to them -
not something they'd want now.
- Steve Jobs

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover:
if not as a guide through the world,
then as a yardstick for the language.
- Joseph Brodsky

The predominant yardstick of your government is not
human rights but national interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our civilisation has lost this bond between times,
and tends to measure time with a yardstick,
bit by bit, from one point to another.
- Lennart Meri

The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion.
No one remembers anything else.
- John Madden

There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency,
and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.
- Karl Lehmann

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick
by which the nation measures its morals.
- Jimmy Swaggart

That picture has become a sort of yardstick for everything else I've done.
- Robert Hamer

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick
that measures the risk involved.
They go together.
- Earl Nightingale

History uses a unit of measure for time that is different
from that of the lifespan of the individual,
whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution
of history by his own yardstick.
- Gustav Stresemann

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important
yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people -
your family,
friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
- Barbara Bush

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust.
Service brings satisfaction.
Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is more difference in the quality
of our pleasures than in the amount.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

High-quality food is better for your health.
- Michael Pollan

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design,
manufacturing...
layout, processes, and procedures.
- Tom Peters

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy
balance between work and friends and family.
- Philip Green

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities...
because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
- Winston Churchill

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Creativity is the quality that you bring
to the activity that you are doing.
It is an attitude, an inner approach -
how you look at things.
- Osho

We want a system that will improve consistency and
steadiness in the quality of government.
- Ferdinand Mount

The elegance and the quality - the talent is always in the literature.
I start with the word and I base everything on that.
It doesn't make any difference to me.
- Kate Mulgrew

Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
- Neil Kinnock

That's because we did not set out to make black music.
We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.
- Smokey Robinson


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