Quality quotes

  • The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.
    -- A. R. Bernard

    #Thinking #Quality #Determine

  • Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility, it becomes rashness, or obstinacy.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Humility #Understanding #Quality

  • My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Thinking #People #Quality

  • My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Doubt #Quality #Doe

  • Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked.
    -- Abdus Salam

    #Data #Sublime #Quality

  • You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Quality #Valuable #Indispensable

  • Feminine intuition, a quality perhaps even rarer in women than in men.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Women #Intuition #Quality

  • We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Children #Quality #Earth

  • All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Secret #Quality #Littles

  • I want to express the utmost intensity of the color, bring out the quality, make it expressive.
    -- Adolph Gottlieb

    #Color #Quality #Want

  • When you read the Bible, read for quality not quantity.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Quality #Quantity

  • Have you noticed, with whatever quality of love you have experienced, that when true love arises, it opens up both your mind and emotions? It's an openness to whatever is happening.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Love #Mind #Quality

  • Wiles and deceit are female qualities.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Quality #Female #Deceit

  • to be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Kindness #Giving #Quality

  • Wit is as infinite as love, and a deal more lasting in its qualities.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Quality #Infinite #Wit

  • It's society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Creativity #Creative #Quality

  • If we want to really see the Buddha, we should observe his virtuous qualities. Whatever he taught, we should practise it. Only bowing to him is not enough. We need to renounce, give up, stop, so that we may see the Buddha.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Giving Up #Quality #Needs

  • Executives of the company must have the necessary qualities to direct the personnel by showing them the way to do things.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Quality #Way #Company

  • A collection of errors does not make a truth: quality cannot stem from quantity – a value is not a weight. The reasons of the majority cannot be taken as good reasons.
    -- Alain de Benoist

    #Taken #Errors #Quality

  • We need to create the beauty and the quality first. The quantity will follow.
    -- Alan Chadwick

    #Quality #Needs #Firsts

  • Although profoundly "inconsequential," the Zen experience has consequences in the sense that it may be applied in any direction, to any conceivable human activity, and that wherever it is so applied it lends an unmistakable quality to the work.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Work #Quality #May

  • Is she perverted like me? Would she go down on you in a theatre?
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Theatre #Quality

  • There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Jobs #Quality #Negative

  • Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Creating #Soul #Quality

  • Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Fall #Ideas #Quality

  • In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession ... That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Art #Quality #Impossible

  • We want to promote the great quality of athletics - and maintain it's integrity - all over the world.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Integrity #Quality #World

  • Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.
    -- Aldo Gucci

    #Fashion #Long #Quality

  • Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Art #Quality #Ability

  • We must carefully examine change so that we are able to discard those aspects of change which would be detrimental to our way of life, and, at the same time, take advantage of those aspects of change which will enhance and improve our quality of life.
    -- Alex Campbell

    #Quality #Would Be #Able

  • I think that fear does come into it in some respect in the sense of when I lost my temper I didn't hide behind a bush on it in respect to the times that I did lose my temper. But you know the quality that I had when I lost my temper, I never, ever brought it back again.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Thinking #Quality #Doe

  • Me and Miz are one and the same. I share some of the qualities he has and I need to learn some things from him, but there's absolutely no jealousy here between the two of us.
    -- Alex Riley

    #Wwe #Two #Quality

  • The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #People #Quality #World

  • Spirit is not a mystic concept. The spirit of a person is manifest in her aliveness, brightness of his eyes, in the resonance of her voice and in the ease and gracefulness of his movements. These qualities are related to and stem from a high level of energy in the body... Sensing the harmony between the internal pulsation of our body and that in the universe, we feel identified with the universal, with God. We are like tuning forks vibrating at the same pitch
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Eye #Voice #Quality

  • You've written three lines" "Three carefully considered lines,"Xavier objected. "Quality over quantity, remember
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Quality #Three #Lines

  • I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Thinking #Quality #Sound

  • It is every photographer's responsibility to discover new images and a new personal way of looking at things. If he can do this his pictures will command attention and have surprise quality.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Responsibility #Quality

  • The best way to achieve surprise quality is by avoiding cliches.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Quality #Way #Surprise

  • The quality of life is more important than life itself.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Life #Important #Quality

  • As to virtue . . . it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Personality #Quality #Virtue

  • It matters not how simple the food - a chop, steak or a plain boiled or roast joint, but let it be of good quality and properly cooked, and everyone who partakes of it will enjoy it.
    -- Alexis Soyer

    #Simple #Simplicity #Quality

  • The late W. Edwards Deming, guru of Quality management, once declared, 'The most important things we need to manage can't be measured.' If that’s true of what we need to manage, it should be even more obvious that it’s true of what we need to teach.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Important #Quality #Needs

  • I have to say, 'Gravity' is better in 3-D, even though in 2-D the quality of the picture is better. But the 3-D is better.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Quality #Gravity

  • Television studios bet the farm on reality shows, where they didn't need any actors and movie studios had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Reality #Quality #Needs

  • The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Greed #Quality #World

  • No verse which is unmusical or obscure can be regarded as poetry whatever other qualities it may possess.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Quality #May #Obscure

  • One of the things that everybody knows about space travel but never mentions is its aphrodisiac quality.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Space #Quality #Aphrodisiac

  • The scale, properly speaking, does not permit the measure of the intelligence, because intellectual qualities are not superposable, and therefore cannot be measured as linear surfaces are measured.
    -- Alfred Binet

    #Intellectual #Quality #Doe

  • The way I would describe a pictorial is that it is a picture that makes everybody say ‘Aaaaah,’ with five vowels when they see it. It is something you would like to hang on the wall. The french word ‘photogenique’ defines it better than anything in English. It is a picture which must have quality, drama, and it must, in addition, be as good technically as you can possible make it.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Wall #Drama #Quality

  • Charm is that extra quality that defies description.
    -- Alfred Lunt

    #Self Esteem #Quality #Charm

  • I do not object to retouching, dodging or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Photography #Long #Quality

  • The quality of my life has changed dramatically - not the events - but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Drama #Priorities #Quality

  • I think a lot of people want people who actually have qualities they don't find attractive as a way of being able to change them. It's fascinating, because people think if they can change the other person, they can change themselves. It's a complex phenomenon. It's a fantasy that's actually about being able to come to terms with ourselves.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Thinking #People #Quality

  • For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
    -- Alice Kahn

    #Women #Technology #Quality

  • The grandiose person is never really free; first because he is excessively dependent on admiration from others, and second, because his self-respect is dependent on qualities, functions, and achievements that can suddenly fail.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Self #Achievement #Quality

  • It is a fundamental fact that no cook, however creative and capable, can produce a dish of a quality any higher than that of its raw ingredients.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Creative #Cooking #Quality

  • The hallmark of intelligence is not whether one believes in God or not, but the quality of the processes that underlie one’s beliefs.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Believe #Quality #Belief

  • Affection is the most important thing. And the quality of affection - with your friends, your lovers, your family. But particularly for your own generation.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Important #Quality #Generations

  • A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Two #Quality #Three

  • We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something.
    -- Alma Gluck

    #Song #Quality #Singers

  • Every single person is unlike anyone else. Therefore, in creating a portrait of someone... we must look carefully to catch that particular unique quality. In fact, we can neglect nothing because everything we select or do sends a message to the observer...
    -- Alton Tobey

    #Unique #Creating #Quality

  • Let's be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life.
    -- Alveda King

    #Government #Quality #Agendas

  • The exchange between different cultures can not possibly be seen as a threat, when it is friendly. But I believe that the dissatisfaction with the overall architecture often depends on the quality of leadership.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Believe #Friendly #Quality

  • moral, adj. Conforming to a local and mutable standard of right. Having the quality of general expediency.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Quality #Morality #Standards

  • Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Humanity #Quality #Characteristics

  • The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Love #Knowledge #Quality

  • PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Perfection #Excellence #Quality

  • One other specific piece of guidance we've offered is that low-quality content on some parts of a website can impact the whole site’s rankings, and thus removing low quality pages, merging or improving the content of individual shallow pages into more useful pages, or moving low quality pages to a different domain could eventually help the rankings of your higher-quality content.
    -- Amit Singhal

    #Moving #Impact #Quality

  • I'm pretty Sicilian if I've been crossed. I don't seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me - ever.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Revenge #People #Quality

  • Before we even consider expanding Medicare, or another program based on its rates, we must reform our Medicare payment system so that it rewards value, not volume, and doesn't disadvantage states like Minnesota that provide high-quality care in an efficient way.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Quality #Reform #Care

  • A massive amount of quantity with a deliberate focus on improvement leads to the knowledge and experience of how to make quality.
    -- An Na

    #Focus #Quality #Improvement

  • A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Travel #Quality #Gears

  • It is not events and the things one sees and enjoys that produce happiness, but a state of mind which can endow events with its own quality, and we must hope for the duration of this state rather than the recurrence of pleasurable events.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Happiness #Mind #Quality

  • The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers.
    -- Andreas Schleicher

    #Teacher #Quality #Education System

  • If the regular length of a shot is increased, one becomes bored, but if you keep on making it longer, it piques your interest, and if you make it even longer, a new quality emerges, a special intensity of attention.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Bored #Quality #Special

  • At the tail end of the great global boom, their old richer consumers are behaving more like new poorer ones, also increasingly concerned about cost, quality, and safety.
    -- Andrew Curry

    #Business #Safety #Quality

  • I don't think that there is anything that is really magical unless it has a terrifying quality.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Fear #Thinking #Quality

  • I've never studied the Japanese. That's something that must have crept in there. But the Japanese are my biggest clients. They seem to like the elemental quality.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Quality #Clients #Collectors

  • It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Journey #Snow #Quality

  • The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger qualities than those which had simply torn. The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Stronger #Skins #Quality

  • There were certain qualities you possessed carelessly. And you couldn't retrieve them when they were gone. The very act of caring made them impossible to regain.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Caring #Quality #Gone

  • I think the long-term effect of video on cinema is good in that what we are now getting up there on the screen is of superior quality. Videos are just so much more sensitive to the world.
    -- Ann Macbeth

    #Thinking #Long #Quality

  • The quality of gifts depends on the sincerity of the giver.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Quality #Sincerity #Giver

  • I think it's an amazing quality to be able to roll with the punches and not be totally ruined as a person because life's been rough for you. That's a really admirable way to go through your life.
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Thinking #Quality #Able

  • You still get the sheer quality coming through but you're covered.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Quality #Covered #Stills

  • Tension is an interesting quality - and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the inexplicable, the mysterious, and the poetic in something that is perfectly rational.
    -- Annabelle Selldorf

    #Interesting #Quality #Elements

  • Beauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Men #Quality #Next

  • As Sokrates tells it, your story begins the moment Eros enters you. That incursion is the biggest risk of your life. How you handle it is an index of the quality, wisdom, and decorum of the things inside you. As you handle it you come into contact with what is inside you, in a sudden and startling way. You perceive what you are, what you lack, what you could be.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Risk #Quality #Way

  • One of the principle qualities of pain is that it demands an explanation.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Pain #Quality #Principles

  • There's an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would've  grown out of by now. It's an ongoing source of shame for me.
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Quality #Ongoing #Shame

  • Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince - so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming!
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Kindness #Important #Quality

  • There is an appalling amount of mechanical work in the artist's life ... Talent is mysterious, but the qualities that guard, foster, and direct it are not unlike those of a good quartermaster.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Art #Quality #Mysterious

  • There is neither a proportional relationship, nor an inverse one, between a writer’s estimation of a work in progress & its actual quality. The feeling that the work is magnificent, & the feeling that it is abominable, are both mosquitoes to be repelled, ignored, or killed, but not indulged.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Feelings #Quality #Progress

  • There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Art #Men #Quality

  • It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake into you.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Beautiful #Quality #Sun

  • To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Humanity #Quality

  • The quality of place, the reaction to immediate contact with earth and growing things that have a fugal relationship with mountains and sky, is essential to the integrity of our existence on this planet.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Integrity #Sky #Quality

  • I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that's about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that.
    -- Anson Mount

    #Thinking #Humanity #Quality

  • Modernity is the most transient of qualities.
    -- Anthony Daniels


  • High-consequence risks have a distinctive quality. The more calamitous the hazards they involve, the less we have any real experience of what we risk: for if things 'go wrong', it is already too late.
    -- Anthony Giddens

    #Real #Risk #Quality