quote by W. Edwards Deming

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

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Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.

Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.

All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

Selfishness is never so exquisitely selfish as when it is on its knees.

... Self turns what would otherwise be a pure and powerful prayer into a weak and ineffective one.

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.

They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.

The enormous pitfall is devotion to oneself instead of to life.

All works that are self-devoted are absolutely ineffective.

There is no waste in the world that equals the waste from needless, ill-directed, and ineffective motions...

Forgiving behavior is dealing with situations as they arise in an assertive manner and then letting go of any lingering resentment. As the leader, if you are not able to let go of the resentment, it will consume you and render you ineffective.

The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.

A military operation involves deception.

Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

Unless the church is equipping believers to embrace the values and vision of the kingdom of God and turn away from the materialism, consumerism, greed, and power of the present age, it not only abandons its biblical mandate, it is rendered missionally ineffective.

NVC suggests behind every action, however ineffective, tragic, violent, or abhorrent to us, is an attempt to meet a need.

Recommending or insisting on abstinence has been completely ineffective.

Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

What to paint was a problem for the war artist.

.. the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough.

Human existence is based upon two pillars: Compassion and knowledge.

Compassion without knowledge is ineffective; knowledge without compassion is inhuman.

Prayer doesn’t work. Perhaps it makes the believer feel better (in the same way that meditation or deep thought would), but prayer doesn’t actually affect the external world. Not only is it ineffective, but it is also a very narcissistic practice… why would a 'God' change its 'Divine Plan' to accommodate any person’s wishes?

Democracy is buying a big house you can't afford with money you don't have to impress people you wish were dead. And, unlike communism, democracy does not mean having just one ineffective political party; it means having two ineffective political parties.

My opposition to war was not because of the horrors of war, not because war demands that the race offer up its very best in their full vigor, not because war means economic bankruptcy, domination of races by famine and disease, but because war is so completely ineffective, so stupid. It settles nothing.

If all the ineffective ideas for solving the energy crisis were laid end to end, they would reach to the moon and back

We can't arrest and incarcerate addiction out of people.

Not only do I think it's really inhumane, but it's ineffective and it cost us billions upon billions of dollars to keep doing this.

Without appreciation and respect for other people, true leadership becomes ineffective, if not impossible.

Eugene Wigner wrote a famous essay on the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in natural sciences. He meant physics, of course. There is only one thing which is more unreasonable than the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in physics, and this is the unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics in biology.

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.

Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.

For me, nonviolence was not a moral principle but a strategy;

there is no moral goodness in using an ineffective weapon.

The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.

Mere praise of peace is easy and ineffective.

What is needed is acitve participation in the fight against war and everything which leads to it.

Lobbying, protesting, letter-writing, American media, civil disobedience, and preaching pacifism ad nauseum, along with EDUCATION is the most effective way to enlighten the masses. Welfare concessions/campaigns, are counterproductive and simply ineffective in this day and age.

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard.

The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

You don't serve God by saying: the Church is ineffective, I'll have none of it.

Your pain at its lack of effectiveness is a sign of your nearness to God. We help overcome this lack of effectiveness simply by suffering on account of it.

Our system - of debt-fueled economic growth, of ineffective democracy, of overloading planet Earth - is eating itself alive.

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