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Yardstick Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If people are given quality stuff to watch,
they'll watch it.
- David Warner

The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
- Willa Cather

What is the quality of your intent?
- Thurgood Marshall

Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being,
an outgoing affirmation of life.
- Alex Noble

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

We must accept life for what it actually is -
a challenge to our quality without which we should
never know of what stuff we are made,
or grow to our full stature.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Where the private sector, or anyone else,
has skills, knowledge and resources that can help to
deliver a high quality of education and to raise standards,
we should use them.
- Estelle Morris

You know, nothing is more important than education,
because nowhere are our stakes higher;
our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The quality of your work, in the long run,
is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
- Orison Swett Marden

Quality is never an accident.
It is always the result of intelligent effort.
- John Ruskin

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier,
a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
- George Santayana

Whatever I do, I hope it's quality, I hope it's something that's class.
- Garth Brooks

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.
- Beck

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

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge
which determines the mind's dignity.
- William Ellery Channing

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

I never presumed that a technique of composition or
an idea was so special that just using it would guarantee
the quality of the music.
- Robert Morris

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from
x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality
so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron

It just happened that the public happened to,
uh, appreciate the satirical quality of these crazy things.
- Rube Goldberg

I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive
Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose
information about prices and quality of healthcare services.
- Timothy Murphy

I think that the World Champion should try to defend
the quality of play more than anyone else.
- Boris Spassky

Modesty is my best quality.
- Jack Benny


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