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Standards Quotes

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The nicest thing about standards is that there are
so many of them to choose from.
- Ken Olsen

Related topics: Leadership

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for
myself weren't as easy to sing.
- Carly Simon

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

 

I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards.
Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show,
especially the writing.
- Donal Logue

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom.
What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man,
was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
- Tallulah Bankhead

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

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It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the
purpose of improving our economic performance,
for improving the delivery of health care,
for raising educational standards.
- Ron Davies

I'll probably never put out another album because I'm
a tough critic of my work,
and I don't think I could come up to those standards any more.
- Jo Stafford

I set very high standards for myself and worked every
game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were
the seventh game of a World Series.
- Jim Evans

We spend millions of dollars per year supplying more
than adequate meals and a Koran to every detainee along
with a prayer rug that meets their religious standards.
- Bill Shuster

If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards,
and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
- Irving Babbitt

It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus
standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.
- Jack Nicklaus

Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in
a highly decentralized and variable fashion,
with no uniform ballots and few national standards.
- Thomas E. Mann

That the way to achieve higher standards of living
for all is through science and technology,
taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization.
- Charles E. Wilson

Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or
the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
- Joseph Ratzinger

I wanted to make a jazz record.
I didn't want it to be a standards record.
- Rita Coolidge

The standards are being lowered, not just on the Internet,
but in all of news and media.
- Vince McMahon

We fully expect our competitors to join us in embracing
open standards with their next redesigns.
- Mike Davidson

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to
talk about being professional in IT.
Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Obviously this is the world descending into worse and
worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq,
Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.
- Clare Short

The so-called feminist writers were disgusted with me.
I did my thing, and so I guess by feminist standards I'm a feminist.
That suits me fine.
- Chrissie Hynde

A well balanced, inclusive approach,
according to certain standards and ideals,
is essential for the proper governance of any country.
- Laisenia Qarase

Just because I have my standards they think I'm a bitch.
- Diana Ross

I'm very focused on the world and my career and my
Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc.
I'm just living according to the standards of the world.
- Stephen Baldwin

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present;
standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day
dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
- George P. Baker

A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it.
There are very different standards that we have for
women than we have for men.
- Bianca Jagger

Every historian with professional standards speaks
or writes what he believes to be true.
- Samuel E. Morison

My parents are both college professors,
and it made me want to question authority,
standards and traditions.
- Maya Lin

Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva,
but only recognizes that the U.S.
faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
- John Yoo

Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger
cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would
eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
- Jan Schakowsky

I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

I am not here concerned with intent,
but with scientific standards,
especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact,
an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground.
- Serge Lang

The Scouts are a private organization and have every
right to set their own membership standards.
- John Doolittle

The idea is to have global standards.
There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard,
it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries

What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards,
develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy
and use the one resource we have in abundance,
our creativity.
- Lois Capps

There are many artists that I present that I admit
I like less than I do others.
But I think that they warrant being presented by my own,
personal standards.
- Norman Granz

I've upped my standards.
Now, up yours.
- Pat Paulsen

In addition to fines, violators of decency standards
could be required to air public service announcements
serving educational and informational needs of children.
- Charles W. Pickering

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains
and equips young men and women to be leaders with high
standards of personal morality and integrity.
- Michael Burgess

Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising
the standards by which they judge themselves -
and by which they are willing to be judged.
- Frederick W. Smith

The practice of executing such offenders is a relic
of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards
of decency in a civilized society.
- John Paul Stevens

Late night television is ready for someone like me...
standards have gone to an all-time low.
- Howard Stern

I can be pretty nasty.
Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards.
But not by my parents' standards, because my parents
were nasty for their day.
- Bridget Fonda

We need, first of all, for there to be accountability,
for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing
standards and holding people's feet to the fire.
- Jennifer Granholm

If you have always believed that everyone should play
by the same rules and be judged by the same standards,
that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago,
a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
- Thomas Sowell

We have run out of creativity for children and teachers
alike in the name of pushing up standards.
- Shirley Williams

You can become an even more excellent person by constantly
setting higher and higher standards for yourself and
then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.
- Brian Tracy

Keep up the old standards, and day by day raise them higher.
- John Wanamaker

What matters is that you are doing what you think is
right based on the standards which you hold.
- Walter Annenberg

Animals are reliable, many full of love,
true in their affections, predictable in their actions,
grateful and loyal.
Difficult standards for people to live up to.
- Alfred A. Montapert

I don't like playing standards.
I like to do my own cutting edge work.
- Andy Summers

The life history of the individual is first and foremost
an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally
handed down in his community.
- Ruth Benedict

By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards,
I'm a virtuoso.
- Robert Quine

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner
we did a very short set by today's standards and sound
systems were really primitive.
But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher

Right action tends to be defined in terms of general
individual rights and standards that have been critically
examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
- Lawrence Kohlberg

I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted.
The standards for being gifted in my environment were
if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.
- James Cameron

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

I think that failure by your own standards is certainly a form of success.
- Bonnie Hunt

States are not moral agents, people are,
and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
- Noam Chomsky

I have no idea why I write.
The old standards are: I like to express my feelings,
stretch my imagination, earn money.
- S. E. Hinton

Well firstly, that points certainly at the need for
international standards on biometrics that would move
in the same direction so that we can have the same technical requirements.
- Asa Hutchinson

Simply put, broadband voice is an interstate matter
that must be dealt with through clear national standards.
- John Sununu

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican
leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to
increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.
- Ed Markey

Retiring for good wasn't difficult.
I knew at the time it was right.
I was no longer capable of achieving the standards
I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
- Ian Botham

Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards -
the things we live by and teach our children -
are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
- Walt Disney

Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
- Jean Toomer

It's hard to lose when your standards are so low.
- John A. Simone, Sr.

Today, being the biggest developing countries in the world,
China and India are both committed to developing their
economy and raising their people's living standards.
- Li Peng

A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards
set so much above his ordinary self as to make him
feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.
- Irving Babbitt


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