A Quote by Susan Hill on change, perfection, quality, and seasons

This gardener will be out in the very early morning and from late afternoon, attentive to small changes in the quality of light and the atmosphere, as well as to every nuance of the season, which combine to create perfection.

Susan Hill

Source: Reflections from a Garden, 1995

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A Quote by Stanley Marcus on computers, contentment, difficulty, experience, fatherhood, quality, and success

I was brought up by a father who was difficult to satisfy because he always felt something could be made or done better. He was never content with success. . . . It does take eyeball. I'm afraid as great as computers are, they cannot tell you about the quality of your product. The profitability, yes, but not the quality. The human eye, the human experience, is the one thing that can make quality better - or poorer.

Stanley Marcus

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on quality


It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on courage, quality, vices, and virtue

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by S. E. Stanton on achievement, existence, fulfillment, goals, life, mind, purpose, quality, and thought

The goal of life is immanent in each moment, each thought, word, act, and does not have to be sought apart from these. It consists in no specific achievement, but the state of mind in which everything is done, the quality infused into existence. The function of man is not to attain an object, but to fulfill a purpose; not to accomplish but to be accomplished.

S. E. Stanton

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A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on quality


Even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is.

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

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A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on jobs, quality, reality, separation, and world

What the Metaphysics of Quality would do is take this separate category, Quality, and show how it contains within itself both subjects and objects. The Metaphysics of Quality would show how things become enormously more coherent--fabulously more coherent--when you start with an assumption that Quality is the primary empirical reality of the world. . . . . . . but showing that, of course, was a very big job. . . . --from Lila

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

Source: Lila

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on bravery, change, courage, intelligence, quality, society, world, and yielding

Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Renata Adler on community, life, people, and quality

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on brevity, experience, feeling, literature, nature, quality, rest, seasons, and world

It is not merely the brevity by which the haiku isolates a particular group of phenomena from all the rest; nor its suggestiveness, through which it reveals a whole world of experience. It is not only in its remarkable use of the season word, by which it gives us a feeling of a quarter of the year; nor its faint all-pervading humour. Its peculiar quality is its self-effacing, self-annihilative nature, by which it enables us, more than any other form of literature, to grasp the thing-in-itself.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — Haiku, Volume 4, p. 980.

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