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W. Edwards Deming Quotes and Sayings

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Profit in business comes from repeat customers,
customers that boast about your project or service,
and that bring friends with them.
- W. Edwards Deming

Related topics: Business

Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.
- W. Edwards Deming

Quality is everyone's responsibility.
- W. Edwards Deming

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do,
and then do your best.
- W. Edwards Deming

 

You can not define being exactly on time.
- W. Edwards Deming

You should not ask questions without knowledge.
- W. Edwards Deming

If you can't describe what you are doing as a process,
you don't know what you're doing.
- W. Edwards Deming

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The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality,
and lower and lower costs.
- W. Edwards Deming

It is not necessary to change.
Survival is not mandatory.
- W. Edwards Deming

Any manager can do well in an expanding market.
- W. Edwards Deming

Eliminate numerical quotas, including Management by Objectives.
- W. Edwards Deming

When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering.
- W. Edwards Deming

The emphasis should be on why we do a job.
- W. Edwards Deming

Learning is not compulsory...
neither is survival.
- W. Edwards Deming

Innovation comes from the producer -
not from the customer.
- W. Edwards Deming

Rational behavior requires theory.
Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
- W. Edwards Deming

Lack of knowledge...
that is the problem.
- W. Edwards Deming

We are here to make another world.
- W. Edwards Deming

If you do not know how to ask the right question,
you discover nothing.
- W. Edwards Deming

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day,
of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.
- W. Edwards Deming

Hold everybody accountable? Ridiculous!
- W. Edwards Deming

All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.
- W. Edwards Deming

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

What does it profit, my brethren,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can faith save him?
- James 2:14

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
- Sophocles

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit
without individual responsibility.
- Ambrose Bierce

Well, I started thinking about what you were saying
about how your movies need to make a profit.
Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie,
it'll be successful?
- Ed Wood

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value
of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to
be a cultural event to turn a profit.
- Steven Soderbergh

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business.
The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a
product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable.
- James Rouse

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other
for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
- Paul Valery

You British plundered half the world for your own profit.
Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky

And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation,
because I was successful enough that I was spending
much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot.
- John Hickenlooper

What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability
to reverse the arbitrage.
Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit,
and that saved the bank.
- Bill Janklow

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
- Thomas Hobbes

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit,
nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
- Thomas Hobbes

War against a foreign country only happens when the
moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
- George Orwell

I never lost money by turning a profit.
- Bernard Baruch

Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals.
- Peter Bart

Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some
large companies' quarterly profit index.
- Natalie Merchant

Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive
run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world.
- Tom Scholz

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it,
or profit.
- Josh Billings

Little pains In a due hour employ'd great profit yields.
- John Philips

No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any
government or non-profit organization.
- Matthew Lesko

They make a humongous profit, but the people that work
on the shows don't get paid a lot because they're working on the Oscars show.
It's the biggest show in the world.
- Bruce Vilanch

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does
not make a profit is without value.
- Arthur Miller

The private sector is motivated by profit and efficiency
and the US government often is not.
- Eric Anderson

Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one;
for the larger the load,
the greater will be the profit upon profit.
- Hesiod

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

We are all born into the world with nothing.
Everything we acquire after that is profit.
- Sam Ewing

The trouble with the profit system has always been
that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
- E. B. White

The music business looks like, you know,
innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business.
They care about nothing but profit.
- Tom Petty

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
- Warren Buffett

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit,
because they can't give the best service.
- Richard Bach

That is a good book which is opened with expectation,
and closed with delight and profit.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news,
does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get,
it is against the national interest.
- Jimmy Breslin

I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit.
- Jason Mraz

All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown;
like streams supplied from springs below,
which scatter blessings as they go.
- Charles Cotton

A person is born with a liking for profit.
- Xun Zi

The worst crime against working people is a company
which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian

War is never economically beneficial except for those
in position to profit from war expenditures.
- Ron Paul


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