quote by Ossian Everett Mills

So, let us, you and I, for the sake of our brother man, individually strive by example and influence to lift the standard of thought and conduct from the low level of selfishness and self-indulgence up to the lofty realms of aspirational thought and self-denial.

— Ossian Everett Mills

Genuine Low Standard quotations

Late night television is ready for someone like me... standards have gone to an all-time low.

Low standard quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

I've been awkward forever. I have really low expectations for myself. When I do perform to some sort of social standard, I leave feeling really comfortable. I'm either so awkward that I look retarded or I'm so awkward that everyone else feels retarded.

Low standard quote Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

There is no such thing as writer's block for writers whose standards are low enough.

I do think the standards of the media have dropped to an all-time low in terms of credibility.

People with low financial literacy standards are often unable to take their ideas and create assets out of them.

Low standard quote Keep your head and standards high!
Keep your head and standards high!

Don't let the low standards and expectations of the world and others cause you to aim beneath your nobility and ability-dream big! What I know and have learned is that anything worth doing is not easy and that we can do anything that is not easy if we believe.

A genius has perhaps scarcely ever appeared amongst the negroes, and the standard of their morality is almost universally so low that it is beginning to be acknowledged in America that their emancipation was an act of imprudence.

Never set out to be the best. It's too low a standard. Set out to be good. Do Your best.

Low standard quote Just because she has high standards doesn't mean she’s high maintenance. Don't c
Just because she has high standards doesn't mean she’s high maintenance. Don't confuse the two.

We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven.

God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.

He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in his mind.

The people of this nation are eminently a trafficking people;

and the present standard of honesty, as to trade and debts, is very low, and every year seems sinking still lower.

Low standard quote It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at higher standard
It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from weaponry to livingry.

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education.

Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education.

Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk! I’ve never been Gisele Bündchen, so ain’t nobody expectin’ that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don’t expect a lot.

Low standard quote The secret of happiness is low expectations.
The secret of happiness is low expectations.

A low standard of prayer means a low standard of character and a low standard of service. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God.

If we are concerned about the exploitation of human workers in countries with low standards of worker protection, we should also be concerned about the treatment of even more defenceless non-human animals.

Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids.

I would never join a country club with standards so low as to allow me as a member.

The Bassbone is just what I have been looking for.

.. I can maintain the integrity of two instruments on stage or in the studio with control over the balance and keep my high standards for my low notes!

If critics say your work stinks it's because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered "dangerous" but set in place in their compartmental understandings.

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom.

If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

The daily lesson of slum life, visualised, reiterated, of low standards, vile living, obscenity, profanity, impurity, is bound tobe dwarfing and debasing to the children who are in the midst of it.

No parent can consistently teach faith in Christ who profanes the name of Deity.

Profanity is never heard in the well-ordered home. Swearing is a vice that bespeaks a low standard of breeding. Blasphemous exclamations drive out all spirit of reverence.

Any policy is a success by sufficiently low standards and a failure by sufficiently high standards.

Now the Republicans have a very low-scale, by economic standards, base. Donald Trump has.

Society has low standards for what is considered good or great music.

One does not avoid incompetence if one makes an attempt whose likelihood of success is too low. This seems little more than analytic: when the performance is in a domain that imposes standards of risk, attempts may or may not meet such standards. And the relevant competence of agents then includes reliably enough meeting those standards.

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

By geo-historical standards, today's atmospheric CO2 levels are remarkably - indeed dangerously - low. We need CO2 in the air to support plant growth and agricultural yields, and more would be better.

It's hard to lose when your standards are so low.

Our approach has worked for us. Look at the fun we, our managers, and our shareholders are having. More people should copy us. It's not difficult, but it looks difficult because it's unconventional - it isn't the way things are normally done. We have low overhead, don't have quarterly goals and budgets or a standard personnel system, and our investing is much more concentrated than average. It's simple and common sense.

Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.

In other words: Home has exceedingly low standards.

High personal standards aren't enough for organizational excellence.

You've got to be intolerant of low standards in others. . . . If you accommodate questionable practices in others who touch your organization, you risk soiling its reputation. Anybody whose hands aren't clean can get the place dirty.

Literature has low enough standards. But we can avoid writing the worst literature if we make ourselves ask ourselves, every two or three sentences we write, 'Is that what I really think?'