Quality Sayings and Quotes

Quality is hard to describe, but we know it when we see it, and we definitely notice when something is not up to par. Embrace quality over quantity with the collection of wise and humorous quality quotes below.

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.     

John Ruskin

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.     

Steve Jobs

Quality is not what happens when what you do matches your intentions. It is what happens when what you do matches your customers' expectations.     


Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.     

Philip Crosby

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.     


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.     

William A. Foster

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.     

Henry Ford

Quality is free. It's not a gift, but it's free. The 'unquality' things are what cost money.     

Philip B. Crosby

Things of quality have no fear of time.     

Author Unknown

If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.     

Frank Perdue

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.     

Steve Jobs

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.     

William James

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.     

George Washington

Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.     

Milton Hersey

Quality is the best business plan.     

John Lasseter

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.     

Vince Lombardi

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.     

Anthony Robbins

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.     

Author Unknown

Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die.     

Gary Hirshberg

Quality isn't something that can be argued into an article or promised into it. It must be put there. If it isn't put there, the finest sales talk in the world won't act as a substitute.     

C. G. Campbell

Quality is a proud and soaring thing.     

Jessica Julian

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten!     

Leon M. Cautillo

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Quality has to be caused, not controlled.     

Philip Crosby

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.     

Peter F. Drucker

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.     

Robert M. Pirsig

Quality is such an attractive banner that sometimes we think we can get away with just waving it, without doing the hard work necessary to achieve it.     

Philip B. Crosby

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.     


In the race for quality, there is no finish line     

David T. Kearns