Thorough Sayings and Quotes

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

Every knave is a thorough knave, and a thorough knave is a knave throughout.     

George Berkeley

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.     

William Feather

Thorough selfishness destroys or paralyzes enjoyment. A heart made selfish by the contest for wealth is like a citadel stormed in war, utterly shattered.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.     


Good design is thorough down to the last detail - Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer.     

Dieter Rams

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.     

George Washington Carver

Once a week, do a thorough review of all your projects in as much detail as you need to. If you do, your systems will work. If you don't, no system will work.     

David Allen

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.     

John Locke

Thorough preparation must lead to success. Neglect nothing.     

Arthur Currie

A thorough knowledge of the elements takes us more than half the road to mastership.     

Aron Nimzowitsch

It is necessary to do a very thorough examination of your life and to discover whether the people in your life, no matter how much you love them, are using you or abusing you.     

Frederick Lenz

It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that people are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.     

John Quincy Adams

Thoroughly to believe in one's own self, so one's self were thorough, were to do great things.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Experience is a thorough teacher.     

Mary Jane Holmes

Be thorough in all you do; and remember that although ignorance often may be innocent, pretension is always despicable.     

William Ewart Gladstone