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Top 20 Quality Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Quality Quotes

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right.



No 2Quality Quotes

Strive for perfection in everything we do.

- Henry Royce (1863-1933), co-founder of the British company, Rolls-Royce , pictured right.



No 3Quality Quotes

Quality comes from prevention, not detection.

- Philip Crosby, pictured right, Quality is Free (1979)



No 4Quality Quotes

Inspection to improve quality is too late, ineffective, costly...Quality comes not from inspection, but from improvement in the production process.

- W. Edwards Deming, pictured right, in Out of the Crisis (1982)



No 5Quality Quotes

Quality is what the customer – not the company - says it is.

- Armand Feigenbaum, pictured right, Total Quality Control 3rd edtion,1991



No 6Quality Quotes

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

- Bert Lance (1931-), pictured right, American businessman.


Quality Quotes

But the American quality expert, W. Edwards Deming, pictured right, warns us:

Because nothing’s wrong doesn’t mean everything is right.



No 7Quality Quotes

Anything you can do, I can do better.

(from a song in the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun)

- Irving Berlin (1888-1989), American songwriter (pictured right).



No 8Irving Berlin

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

- Henry Ford (1863–1947), American car manufacturer, pictured right.



No 9Quality Quotes

Quality is everyone's business.

- Kaoru Ishikawa, pictured right, in What Is Total Quality Control? (1985)



No 10Quality Quotes

Quality is free.

(title of a 1979 book, because quality saves more money than it costs)

- Philip Crosby (1926-2001), pictured right, American quality expert. 


In the same book Crosby also says:

The quality process goes on forever



No 11Quality Quotes

There's only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.

- Doris Lessing (1919-2013), pictured right,the English writer.



No 12Quality Quotes

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

- Steve Jobs (1955-2011), pictured right, co-founder of Apple, pictured right.



No 13Quality Quotes

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), pictured right, Greek philosopher.



No 14Irving Berlin

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

- Henry Ford (1863–1947), pictured right, the American car manufacturer.



No 15Quality Quotes

Striving to better, oft [often] we mar what’s well

(the Duke of Albany in King Lear)

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right



No 16Quality Quotes

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), pictured right, Dutch impressionist painter.



No 17Quality Quotes

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

- John Ruskin (1819-1900), pictured right, English artist and philosopher.



No 18Quality Quotes

Quality control is an obsession,

- W. Edwards Deming, pictured right, Out of the Crisis (1982)



No 19Quality Quotes

You don't get better work by kicking people.

- John Edmonds (1944- ), pictured right,British trade union boss.



No 20Quality Quotes

A composition for cheapness and not excellence of workmanship is the most frequent and certain cause of the rapid decay and entire destruction of arts and manufactures.

- Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95), pictured right, English pottery manufacturer.


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