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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more
satisfied with ourselves.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Of course the other and more serious way in which it
all happens is that one finds in poems and language
some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
- Robert Fitzgerald

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation
retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough

But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent,
that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral,
for instance, that we like.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

When I decided I wanted to be an actor,
I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors.
- Puff Daddy

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.
Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into
the most terrible trouble.
- John Keegan

The quality of CGI, audiences are now so used to it.
They don't know what is CGI and what is real.
- Jan de Bont

If I had one quality that really ruined me and at the same time helped me,
it was the fact that I never stopped looking,
and by that time I was really working at it.
- Gil Kane

Ruby in Paradise and the intensity and quality that
I was able to experience on Smoke were equally as important
to me as working on this movie every day for three-and-a-half months.
- Ashley Judd

There is a learning quality in all of our shows.
- Trisha Goddard

It is the quality of lending over the quantity of lending.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind,
or to miss a big story.
So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality,
for accuracy and context.
- Carl Bernstein

Without greater support for childcare,
parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper,
poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely.
- Tim Johnson

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

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality,
I will overwhelm with my quantity.
- Emile Zola

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800,
it was provided with no books, which probably accounts
for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson

And in singing, what my voice lacked in quality it made up for in volume.
- Hedda Hopper

Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity
of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
- William Allen White

A good essay must have this permanent quality about it;
it must draw its curtain round us,
but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
- Virginia Woolf

Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi.
The quality is great.
They have really good writers, production design,
lighting, wardrobe.
- Corin Nemec

When you work on a text of a lesser quality,
as the interpreter or the delivery person,
you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so
many people do in lesser work.
- Mandy Patinkin


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