Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process.— W. Edwards Deming
Fascinating Bad Qualities quotations
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.
To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
You cannot survive without that intangible quality we call heart.
The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning but how he handles his losses. If you win for thirty days in a row, that makes no difference if on the thirty-first you have a bad night, go crazy, and throw it all away.
To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
People who cannot respect others for their good qualities - people who only look at the bad in others - are no good themselves. By looking at only the bad points, you open yourself up, and in a real encounter, will most probably be killed.
Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest;
harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away, or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood, of those who press earnestly upon it.
Sinatra is the essence of vocal style.
This man has an innate quality of knowing what is good musically. You can sum that up best by saying that he has musical integrity. Even when he does a bad song, there's a good quality in the presentation.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
In adopting the republican form of government, I not only took it as a man does his wife, for better, for worse, but, what few men do with their wives, I took it knowing all its bad qualities.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one, and if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten.
A man's hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities.
A chess game, after all, is a fight in which all possible factors must be made use of, and in which a knowledge of the opponent's good and bad qualities is of the greatest importance.
The ego is a very bad quality. Ego sees everything as separate; it sees everything as dual. You must remove this ego and see only the Unity. Think only of Unity; think only of the basis of everything.
Flesh-meats will depreciate the blood.
Cook meat with spices, and eat it with rich cakes and pies, and you have a bad quality of blood.
Commit yourself to quality from day one.
.. it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
Bad writing is bad not just because the language is humdrum, but the quality of the observation is so poor.
It doesn't bother me. Sure, everybody wants approval, but I came from the theatre and I've always treasured a remark from there which goes: 'For every six people who love you, there will be half a dozen who loathe you.' The quality of an author's work is not usually determined until after his death. Even Dickens got some pretty bad reviews.
We only want to link up with people whom we like, admire, and trust.
... We do not wish to join with managers who lack admirable qualities, no matter how attractive the prospects of their business. We've never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person.
Don't document bad code - rewrite it.
I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.
To George Gershwin, on refusinghim as a pupil: You would only lose the spontaneous quality of your melody, and end by writing bad Ravel.
Also, bad quality causes big disruptions in my river system.
Had there not been five bad qualities, all the people would have been righteous.
Contentment with ignorance; love for worldly life; miserliness inspite of much wealth; ostentation in (good) deeds; and pride in their own intelligence.
CEOs hate variance. It's the enemy. Variance in customer service is bad. Variance in quality is bad. CEOs love processes that are standardized, routinized, predictable. Stamping out variance makes a complex job a bit less complex.
Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.
I cannot pay attention to what people say about my work.
For me, personally, I am just this shards-and-ashes human being, who really gets upset when someone says something bad about me. If it's true, I cop to it. If I have any good qualities, it's that.
In Washington, the air quality today was described as 'red.
'...You know what 'red' is? It's bad for everyone. Not just old people, sick people and babies. When it's just bad for old people, sick people and babies, that's called a Republican budget.
All good qualities in a child are the result of environment, while all the bad ones are the result of poor heredity on the side of the other parent
I've always found that it's such an emotional experience, trying to find the good parts of a bad character or the bad parts of a good character, and in the end, most of these qualities are already there inside me.
We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.