Quality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old quality quotes, quality sayings, and quality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Steve Jobs

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

John Ruskin

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

William James

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

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

Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.     

Milton Hersey

Quality is the best business plan.

John Lasseter

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.

Steve Jobs

Quality is not what happens when what you do matches your intentions. It is what happens when what you do matches your customers' expectations.     


Total quality management is a journey, not a destination.     


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

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

Anthony Robbins

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.     

Author Unknown

Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.     

Philip Crosby

Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die.     

Gary Hirshberg

Quality isn't something that can be argued into an article or promised into it. It must be put there. If it isn't put there, the finest sales talk in the world won't act as a substitute.     

C. G. Campbell

Quality is a proud and soaring thing.     

Jessica Julian

Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.     

Gucci Family Slogan

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten!     

Leon M. Cautillo

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.     

Andre Godin

Quality is everyone's responsibility.     

W. Edwards Deming

Quality begins on the inside then works its way out.

Bob Moawad

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Mahatma Gandhi

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.     


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

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

Even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is.     

Author Unknown

Quality has to be caused, not controlled.     

Philip Crosby

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.     

Peter F. Drucker