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Quality Improvement Quotes


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

"Quality comes not from inspection, but from improvement of the production process." - W Edwards Deming

"Beer is an improvement on water itself." - Grant Johnson

"Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent...and have a grateful heart!" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives." - Eric Hoffer

"The ideas of control and improvements are often confused with one another. This is because quality control and quality improvement are inseparable." - Kaoru Ishikawa

"[S]aving lives is more important than preserving the quality of life. Quality of life is always amenable to improvement. Death is permanent." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Quality questions create a quality life." - Tony Robbins

"Employees are given the chance to help shape their company by participating in a company-wide communications program making suggestions on waste reduction, environmental improvement, customer satisfaction, quality improvement, and safety issues." - Stephen Covey

"Quality requires your Presence." - Eckhart Tolle

"Quality is the Buddha." - Robert M Pirsig

"Commit to "CAN I!" - Constant And Never-Ending Improvement." - Tony Robbins

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

"The twins are talented, quality people who have shown continuous improvement in all aspects of their game since joining the Canucks." - Dave Nonis

"Quality involves living the message of the possibility of perfection and infinite improvement, living it day in and day out, decade by decade." - Tom Peters

"I think that the discoveries of antibiotics and vaccines have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, making it possible to prevent contagious diseases." - Shinya Yamanaka

"A high quality life starts with a high quality you!" - Cheryl Richardson

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Cavett Robert

"Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process." - W Edwards Deming

"If there were more women heads of state in the world, the world would be more peaceful and better focused on the improvement of the overall quality of life and welfare." - Dalia Grybauskaite

"Improving the quality of our lives should be the ultimate target of public policies. But public policies can only deliver best fruit if they are based on reliable tools to measure the improvement they seek to produce in our lives." - Jose Angel Gurria

"I have never doubted the importance of melody. I like melody very much, and I consider it the most important element in music, and I labour many years on the improvement of its quality in my compositions." - Sergei Prokofiev

"That the ulterior significance of every mode of human association lies in the contribution which it makes to the improvement of the quality of experience is a fact most easily recognized in dealing with the immature." - John Dewey

"A greater awareness in architects and planners of their real value to society could, at the present, result in that rare occurrence, namely, the improvement of the quality of life as a result of architectural endeavour." - Cedric Price

"In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries." - Jerry Costello

"And, of course, method is very important as is a high-quality specialist (trainer) working with you to keep you going in the right direction for your improvement and to help create results." - Sergei Bubka

"Humility leads to the highest distinction, because it leads to self-improvement." - Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement." - Bill Gates

"Vanity prevents improvement" - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Improvement is nature." - Leigh Hunt

"Self improvement is masturbation..." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Improvement begins with I." - Arnold H Glasow

"When you invest in high-quality brands, it pays off with high-quality audiences and, ultimately, high-quality advertising rates." - Jim Bankoff

"The quality of mercy is not strained" - William Shakespeare

"Seek Not Every Quality In One Individual." - Confucius

"Quality performance starts with a positive attitude." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Love is a quality, not a quantity." - Vanna Bonta

"Quality rather than quantity distinguishes the master." - Sax Rohmer

"There is a treadmill quality to workaholism." - Julia Cameron

"The supreme quality of leadership is integrity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Microsoft, where quality is job 1.1." - Anonymous

"Blood is a juice of rarest quality." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You can't trust the quality any more..." - Ken Kesey

"An essential quality of beauty is aloofness." - Austin O'Malley

"Quality has to be caused, not controlled." - Phil Crosby

"Humility is considered an un-masculine quality." - David Duchovny

"What is the quality of your intent?" - Thurgood Marshall

"Quality, not quantity, is my measure." - Douglas William Jerrold

"I can have an androgynous quality." - Lara Stone

"The male quality is the creative gift." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"The best test of the quality of a civilization is the quality of its leisure." - Irwin Edman

"The quality of your play never counts as much as the quality of your effort." - Bud Wilkinson

"The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action." - Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin

"You seldom improve quality by cutting costs, but you can often cut costs by improving quality." - Karl Albrecht

"The quality of your life is the quality of your communication." - Anthony Robbins

"Where you find quality, you will find a craftsman, not a quality-control expert." - Robert Brault

"The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our minds." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas." - George Bernard Shaw

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

"Socialism in Russia has not brought about an improvement in the conditions of the average man which can be compared with the improvement of conditions, during the same period, in the United States." - Ludwig Von Mises

"National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement." - Richard Rorty

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"All skills are perfected through the process of failure. Embrace loss as a necessary part of improvement." - Jerry Lynch

"I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet." - Lionel Messi

"Till women are more rationally educated, the progress in human virtue and improvement in knowledge must receive continual checks." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I love practice. It is when a coach exercises the most control over the improvement of his or her team." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection." - Mark Twain

"There's always room for improvement." - Joey Logano

"Practice only makes for improvement." - Les Brown

"Practice without improvement is meaningless." - Chuck Knox

"The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different." - Harvey Mackay

"Make your workplace into showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance. In terms of quality, it means to make the defects immediately apparent. In terms of quantity, it means that progress or delay, measured against the plan, and is made immediately apparent. When this is done, problems can be discovered immediately, and everyone can initiate improvement plans." - Taiichi Ohno

"The old-fashioned idea of a good manager is one who is supposed to know all the answers, can solve every problem himself, and can give appropriate orders to his subordinates to carry out his plans... A good modern manager is like a good coach who leads and encourages his team in never-ending quality improvement." - George E. P. Box

"For all the unkind things said about envy, it would only be fair to acknowledge that not all envy is destructive. If envy leads us to work hard and to improve our skills, it becomes a stimulant to self-improvement. God has given us no quality that cannot be used for good." - Sidney Greenberg

"During the current period of health care development in our country, improvement of the management quality is becoming increasingly important. This is due to many processes, including new ones, such as increase in the number of financial resources used to implement the state guarantees program, the need for more efficient spending of funds, rearrangement of cash flows, single-channel financing" - Veronika Skvortsova

"He that expects to quantify in dollars the gains that will accrue to a company year by year for a program for improvement of quality expounded in [Out of the Crisis] will suffer delusion. He should know before he starts that he will be able to quantify only a trivial part of the gain." - W Edwards Deming

"The desire for success is inherent within all of us. It is a part of our nature to want to grow, to improve the quality of our lives. However, nothing improves by accident, it requires conscious attention. When you are being bombarded by negatives, improvement, growth and success are easy to forget." - Bob Proctor

"What we hear is the quality of our listening." - Robert Fripp

"An award does not change the quality of a book." - Chris Van Allsburg

"The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." - Bernard Malamud

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

"Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life" - Norman Cousins

"The quality of life is determined by its activities." - Aristotle

"Your habits will determine your quality of life." - Denis Waitley

"The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." - George Bernard Shaw

"Quality is more than a promise, it's genuine performance." - Ron Kaufman

"When you're out of quality, you're out of business." - Phil Crosby

"The quality of our attention determines our experience." - Deepak Chopra

"Trust. Such an easy word. Such an impossible quality." - Christine Feehan

"The fire of affliction reveals the quality of our faith" - John Calvin

"Integrity is the human quality most necessary to business success." - John C Maxwell

"My attention determines the depth and quality of my experience." - Karen Kingston

"Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising." - Milton S. Hershey

"Control of consciousness determines the quality of life." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Quality is my principle and qualified is my attitude." - Laverne Cox

"The most essential quality in the game is passion" - Philipp Lahm

"I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization." - Roger Ebert

"Quality is first engineered; only then it is inspected" - J. R. D. Tata

"Art is a word which summarizes the quality of communication." - L Ron Hubbard

"It's amazing how quickly people get used to bad quality." - Brian Eno

"Slutiness is a very underrated quality in a girl." - Daniel Tosh

"Quality is timeless: It will clearly define itself." - Dwight Yoakam

"There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable." - Beck

"The quality of a life is determined by its activities." - Aristotle

"Patience is supported & nurtured by a quality of forgiveness." - Allan Lokos

"The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings." - T. K. V. Desikachar

"The most evident quality of human life is its loneliness." - Austin O'Malley

"It is quality rather than quantity that matters." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"The difference between style and fashion is quality." - Giorgio Armani

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

"All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care." - Christopher Dodd

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

"I think listeners are hungry to hear quality." - Patty Griffin

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

"The credit quality of junk bonds varies widely." - Alex Berenson

"The Internet has compromised the quality of debate." - Noam Chomsky

"The quality of health care in Canada is excellent." - Michael Douglas

"Quality survives." - Leonard Maltin

"The quality of life decreases with heightened security." - Rebecca Miller

"Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge." - Ambrose Bierce

"The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything." - Moliere

"Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time." - Jessica Savitch

"The most effective instruments do have a vocal quality." - Robert Wyatt

"Hollywood has lost an enormous amount of quality." - Claire Trevor

"The quality I most admire in a man is steadfastness." - David Mamet

"We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients." - Ben Nicholson

"Liberalism is assisting quality of life, whatever you may choose." - Ted Nugent

"The ego wants quantity but the soul wants quality." - Unknown

"The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up." - Harold R. McAlindon

"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." - Anthony Robbins

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se." - Charles Eames

"Evil in the Third Reich had lost the quality by which most people recognize it-the quality of temptation." - Hannah

"My best quality is that I talk to everyone. My worst quality is that I talk to everyone." - Joe Lhota

"My best quality is that I talk to everyone. My worst quality is that I talk to everyone." - Joseph J Lhota

"Of course quality is important but is it not the quality of an individual's originality that is most important?" - Robert Owen

"I learned to focus my energy on high-quality, long-term projects rather than lower-quality projects with quicker payoffs." - Steven Pinker

"Continual improvement involves an appreciation that there is always a better way to do things irrespective of how much you have achieved or how comfortable you might be with where you currently are in life. As a young international rugby player I learnt a valuable lesson about sacrifice. The bottom line was the phrase 'long after the price is forgotten the quality remains'. Undertaking JOLT Challenge involves sacrifice but it is well worth it as you explore creative and innovative ways of challenging yourself for constant improvement in many areas of life." - Nick Farr-Jones

"When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens - and when it happens, it lasts." - John Wooden

"What is the purpose of any one workout? Enjoyment? Improvement? Coach said so? Whatever, the hour you run often is the best hour of the day." - Hal Higdon

"What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves." - Wangari Maathai

"The improvement of relations with German is positive, but this does not mean that we no longer have very important problems." - Lech Kaczynski

"When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition." - Brian Wesbury

"Pride is a vice not only dreadfully mischievous in human society, but perhaps of all others, the most insuperable bar to real inward improvement." - Elizabeth Carter

"The spirit of improvement is not always a spirit of liberty, for it may aim at forcing improvements on an unwilling people." - John Stuart Mill

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress." - Theodore Levitt

"Whenever people talk glibly of a need to achieve educational "excellence," I think of what an improvement it would be if our public schools could just achieve mediocrity." - Thomas Sowell

"Real improvement is of slow growth only." - Seneca the Younger



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