Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.

— Joseph M. Juran

The most delicious Joseph M. Juran quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

It is most important that top management be quality-minded.

In the absence of sincere manifestation of interest at the top, little will happen below.


Goal setting has traditionally been based on past performance.

This practice has tended to perpetuate the sins of the past.


...every successful quality revolution has included the participation of upper management. We know of no exceptions.


Observing many companies in action, I am unable to point to a single instance in which stunning results were gotten without the active and personal leadership of the upper managers.


For many phenomena, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.


All improvement happens project by project and in no other way.


Quality planning consists of developing the products and processes required to meet customer's needs


What I want to do has no end, since I am on the endless frontier of a branch of knowledge.


A good rule in organizational analysis is that no meeting of the minds is really reached until we talk of specific actions or decisions. We can talk of who is responsible for budgets, or inventory, or quality, but little is settled. It is only when we get down to the action words-measure, compute, prepare, check, endorse, recommend, approve-that we can make clear who is to do what.


Pareto's Principle: you generally spend 80% of your time on 20% of the project.