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Hi, you all Quality Gurus.
Im doing a campaign on the importance of quality in my organization, and i need some quality quotes to send to each one of my employees for their interest and knowledge. Can you help me on this so I can obtain a great number of quotes. ???

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Guess I'll start you off.

In Eliyahu M. Goldratt's book the goal, I found these.

...What to change?, What to change to?, and how to cause the change?....If a manager doesn't know how to answer those three questions is he or she entitled to be called a manager?

....Intuitive conclusions are masked by something that is not common sense... Common Practice.

....A measurement not clearly defined is worse than useless.

My wife gave me a plaque with this on it

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

Hope this helps.

Don't know who said it but...

I have this one, but I can't remember who said it:

"All companies don't need quality....
All companies do not have to survive..."



Nothing fancy

"Everybody elses job looks easier than our own, and the better they do it, the easier it looks"

I use it all the time because my co-workers think I have it made!
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I put a quote in our news letter monthly, here are a few of my favorites:
Fail to plan,plan to fail Robert Schuler
Production is not the application of tools to materials, but logic to work Peter Drucker
In a big corporation, you tend to blame problems on the system, in a small company you are the system Ken Wolf
Insanity is doing the same thing with the same tools and expecting the results to be different Anonymous
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten Leon Cautillo
To a hammer, everything looks a nail Mark Twain
There is no right way to do a wrong thing Norman Vincent Peale
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it Peter Drucker
Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare Japanese Proverb
The price of greatness is responsibility Winston Churchill
For every dolllar spent on preventive work, you save nine in corrective work Mike Birne GE
In God we trust, all others we audit Anonymous
The secret of success is changing the way you think Jack Welch
Great minds iscuss ideas,average minds discuss events,small minds discuss people Admiral H. Rickover


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I'm a simpleton. My favourite 'quality' (or otherwise applicable) phrase is "This will never happen again. I've made sure of that through a thorough investigation and a verified corrective action."

As if that's a truth... :thedeal: And when it happens again....

Bruce Wade

You might also want to check out Quality Quotes by Helio Gomes, ASQ Quality Press (1996) ISBN 0-87389-407-3.

John Finn

Here are some of my favorites. Not everyone will consider them "quality" quotes, but I do.

"Integrity has no need of rules". - Albert Camus

"The truth is, that all men having power ought to be distrusted". - James Madison

"Trust a chef who licks his own fingers". - Shakespeare?

"**** is other people". - Jean-Paul Sartre

"To change thy mind and follow him that sets thee right is to be none the less the free agent that thou wast before". - Marcus Aurelius

"Some nights you're just not breaking off the curve". - Jim Lonborg

"All men are alike in their promises; it is only their actions which reveal their differences". - Moliere

"But variation is the irreducible reality; nature provides nothing else". - Stephen Jay Gould

"Bonum est faciendum et prosequendum, et malum vitandum". (Good is to be done and pursued, and evil avoided). - Thomas Aquinas
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