25 Quotes to Inspire Quality & Success

Some of our more popular newsletter and blog posts include quality quotes.  We’re always looking to add to our collection.

The 15 quotes below are our most recent inspiration:

  • “Be passionate about solving the problem, not proving your solution.” ~Nathan Furr
  • “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~Napoleon Hill
  • “A bad workman blames his tools.” ~Chinese Proverb
  • “Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems that we created with our current patterns of thought.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” ~Shigeo Shingo
  • “Every action is an opportunity to improve.” ~Mark Graban
  • “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” ~Chinese Proverb
  • “More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” ~Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.” ~Tom Peters
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” ~Tony Robbins
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” ~Robert Collier
  • “In every crisis, there is opportunity.” ~Chinese Proverb
  • “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.” ~Steve Jobs
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas A. Edison

Our Top 10 quality quotes include:

  • “It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.” ~W. Edwards Deming
  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~Peter Drucker
  • “Quality is not act.  It is a habit.” ~Aristotle
  • “Do or do not… there is no try.” ~Yoda
  • “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster
  • “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different outcomes.” – Einstein
  • “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” ~Henry Ford
  • “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” ~Steve Jobs
  • “Anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time.” ~Unknown

For additional quotes related to quality, refer to the links below and our blog page:

Newsletter Collection – Quality Quotes of the Quarter (2007-2012)

Quality Quotes, Helio Gomes (Book) 


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