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

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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

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I have 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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers:
you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems
and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent,
interpersonal relationships.
- Stephen Covey

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

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

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

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes
a claim upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something, that quality of air that
emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

My passion and great enjoyment for architecture,
and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it,
is because I believe we - architects -
can effect the quality of life of the people.
- Richard Rogers

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

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and
fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu.
We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity.
And we can help create a culture - imagine this -
where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
- Michelle Obama

Kinsey was six foot five, and he had this leader of men quality.
- Bill Condon

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo

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

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

I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway,
continuing to become more and more popular.
- David Neeleman

Now my way of doing it is I always get disappointed,
but there's always a level of high quality.
- Andrea Martin

Population growth and development place additional
stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its
ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.
- Jerry Costello

What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time;
and we want it to be quality time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men.
Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
- Denis Diderot

Intuition is truly a feminine quality,
but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.
- Minna Antrim

I think the quality of sexiness comes from within.
It is something that is in you or it isn't and it really
doesn't have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.
- Sophia Loren

The American people want economic prosperity,
high-quality goods and low prices, all of which I support.
- John Linder

So I don't really focus too much on that,
and I think it's dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy,
then you're not going to be doing a really quality job yourself.
- Katie Couric

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves
ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
- Tony Robbins

Energy is necessary for economic growth,
for a better quality of life, and for human progress.
- Mac Thornberry

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
- Ray Kroc

Our soldiers and their families are benefiting.
They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.
- Jim Walsh

What we are doing is taking advantage of the broadband
Internet to provide basically unlimited free calls
to anyone at a higher voice quality than they can with the phone lines.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior
to intellectual abstractions.
- Robert M. Pirsig


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