Standards Sayings and Quotes

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

Without standards, there can be no improvement.     

Taiichi Ohno

Every next level of your life will demand a different you.     

Leonardo DiCaprio

When you're out of quality, you're out of business.     

Phil Crosby

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.     

Henry Ford

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.     


To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.     

Amit Kalantri

If you want to change your life you have to raise your standards.     

Tony Robbins

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.     

Ray Kroc

People who live according to the world's standard are confused, and therefore get into all kinds of trouble that leads to destruction.     

Sunday Adelaja

We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils.     


Quality has to be caused, not controlled.     

Phil Crosby

Standards only move in one direction. At the beginning of the world, standards were established and they've been slipping ever since.     

Edward Stevenson

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.     

Wyatt Earp

We classify too much and enjoy too little.     

Okakura Kakuzō

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.     


You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.     

Iyanla Vanzant

Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.     


The standards have sunk so low throughout our culture that who really knows.     

Rush Limbaugh

Don't shrink your standards, link yourself with those who think and ink like you.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.     


Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.     

Peter Drucker

Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.     

Jean Toomer

There is a certain standard of grace and beauty which consists in a certain relation between our nature and the thing which pleases us.     

Blaise Pascal

Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.     

Taiichi Ohno

The standards of this new time are forcing us to put our lives in order before God.     

Sunday Adelaja

If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.     

Tony Robbins

Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself.     

Steve Maraboli

Standards are always out of date. That's what makes them standards.     

Alan Bennett

The standard business model for corporations is to lie, confuse and deny anything that may threaten their profitability.     

Steven Magee

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable     

Denis Waitley