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Standards quotes by Michelle Alexander
#1. The growing consensus among experts was perhaps best reflected by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, which issued a recommendation in 1973 that "no new institutions for adults should be built and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed."17 This recommendation was based on their finding that "the prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved only a shocking record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these institutions create crime rather than prevent it. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Standards quotes by Susane Colasanti
#2. Too bad guys aren't like Mr. Potato Head Where you can pick and choose which parts you want. Then we might come up with a guy who meets your standards. #Quote by Susane Colasanti
Standards quotes by Craig D Lounsbrough
#3. We are not made for a mold to which we all mindlessly adhere. Rather, we are made to be molded into something for which no mold exists. #Quote by Craig D Lounsbrough
Standards quotes by H.L. Mencken
#4. Whenever "A" attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon "B," "A" is most likely a scoundrel. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Standards quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#5. The South African native is probably the one impossible person to train in the entire world; he is probably impossible by any human standard. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Standards quotes by Franco Bifo Berardi
#6. When dealing with a depression the problem is not to bring the depressed person back to his/her normality, to reintegrate behavior in the universal standards of normal social language. The goal is to change the focus of his/her depressive attention, to re-focalize, to deterritorialize the mind and the flow of expression. Depression is based on the stiffening of existential refrain, on the obsessive repetition of the stiffened refrain. The depressed person is unable to go out, to leave the repetitive refrain and s/he goes and goes again in the labyrinth. The goal of the schizoanalyst is to give him/her the possibility to see other landscapes, and to change the focus, to open some new ways of imagination. #Quote by Franco Bifo Berardi
Standards quotes by David Heyman
#7. Making the films is never easy, but actually that aspect of trying to make a better film or to keep the standard high is something that comes organically. #Quote by David Heyman
Standards quotes by Stephen Beal
#8. On Becoming a Poet in the 1950s"

There was love and there was trees.
Either you could stay inside and probe your emotions
or you could go outside and keenly observe nature.
Describe the sheen on carapaces,
the effect of breeze on grass.

What's the fag doing now? Dad would say.
Picking the nose of his heart?
Wanking off on a daffodil?

He's not homosexual, Mom would retort, using her apron as a potholder to
remove the apple brown betty from the oven.
He's sensitive. He cares.
He wishes to impart values and standards to an indifferent world.

Wow! said Dad, stomping off to the pantry for another scotch. Two poets in
the family. Ain't I a lucky duck?

As fate would have it, I became one of your tweedy English teachers, what
Dad would call a daffodil-wanker,
and Mom ended up doing needlepoint, seventy-two kneelers for St. Fred's
before she expired of the heart broken on the afternoon that Dad
roared off with the Hell's Angels.
We heard a little from Big Sur. A beard. Tattoos. A girlfriend named Strawberry.
A boyfriend named Thor.
Bars and pot and coffeehouses, stuff like that.

After years of quotation by younger poets, admiration but no real notice,
Dad is making the anthologies now.
Critics cite his primal rage, the way he nails Winnetka. #Quote by Stephen Beal
Standards quotes by T.H. White
#9. Lancelot and Guenever were sitting at the solar window. An observer of the present day, who knew the Arthurian legend only from Tennyson and people of that sort, would have been startled to see that the famous lovers were past their prime. We, who have learned to base our interpretation of love on the conventional boy-and-girl romance of Romeo and Juliet, would be amazed if we could step back into the Middle Ages - when the poet of chivalry could write about Man that he had 'en ciel un dieu, par terre une deesse'. Lovers were not recruited then among the juveniles and adolescents: they were seasoned people, who knew what they were about. In those days people loved each other for their lives, without the conveniences of the divorce court and the psychiatrist. They had a God in heaven and a goddess on earth - and, since people who devote themselves to godesses must exercise some caution about the ones to whom they are devoted, they neither chose them by the passing standards of the flesh alone, nor abandoned it lightly when the bruckle thing began to fail. #Quote by T.H. White
Standards quotes by Patrick J. Kennedy
#10. Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word. #Quote by Patrick J. Kennedy
Standards quotes by John Sladek
#11. I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world. #Quote by John Sladek
Standards quotes by Lasse Hallstrom
#12. It's just, for me, the natural standard: a woman should be able to decide over her own body. #Quote by Lasse Hallstrom
Standards quotes by April Adams
#13. The Hum-bird paused, a long needle sliding out of the hole in its beak. It bent quickly, poking the needle into Scarlett's face. Its head popped back up and then repeated the motion in three more spots on the Jordan's face before hopping to the other side and starting over.

It hopped back and forth a few more times, pausing now and then with its injector, plumping skin and filling the fine lines in Scarlett's face. After examining its works, the needle withdrew and another one protruded, glistening pink in the dimmed light. This time the Hum-bird hopped around, paralyzing any damaging nerve clusters that over time would be bound to cause wrinkles in the skin. #Quote by April Adams
Standards quotes by Tom Bergeron
#14. I'm responsible for what I am and what I want to be. I'm not trying to live by another's standards. #Quote by Tom Bergeron
Standards quotes by Mark McKinnon
#15. Unfortunately, in American politics there are no standards for shame. #Quote by Mark McKinnon
Standards quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#16. My dear young women, with all my heart I urge you not to look to contemporary culture for your role models and mentors. Please look to your faithful mothers for a pattern to follow. Model yourselves after them, not after celebrities whose standards are not the Lord's standards and whose values may not reflect an eternal perspective. Look to your mother. #Quote by M. Russell Ballard
Standards quotes by Kale Lawrence
#17. Don't let anyone set restrictions on your life ... You chart the course of your own future, not anyone else. Don't let people have such a power over you. Because if you're always racing against their standards, then what's the point of reaching a useless finish line? #Quote by Kale Lawrence
Standards quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#18. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Standards quotes by Robin Williams
#19. An alcoholic is someone who can violate his standards faster than he can lower them. #Quote by Robin Williams
Standards quotes by D. Elton Trueblood
#20. Our religion is one which challenges the ordinary human standards by holding that the ideal of life is the spirit of a little child. We tend to glorify adulthood and wisdom and worldly prudence, but the Gospel reverses all this. The Gospel says that the inescapable condition of entrance into the divine fellowship is that we turn and become as a little child. #Quote by D. Elton Trueblood
Standards quotes by Dan   Barker
#21. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. #Quote by Dan Barker
Standards quotes by J. Allen Hynek
#22. When one gets reports from scientists, engineers and technicians whose credibility by all common standards is high and whose moral caliber seems to preclude a hoax, one can do no less than hear them out, in all seriousness. #Quote by J. Allen Hynek
Standards quotes by Henrietta C. Mears
#23. A man generally lives up to what is expected of him. #Quote by Henrietta C. Mears
Standards quotes by Ron Paul
#24. We have a lot of goodness in this country. And we should promote it, but never through the barrel of a gun. We should do it by setting good standards, motivating people and have them want to emulate us. But you can't enforce our goodness, like the neocons preach, with an armed force. It doesn't work. #Quote by Ron Paul
Standards quotes by Philip Yancey
#25. The gospel presents both high ideals and all-encompassing grace. Very often, however, the church tilts one direction or the other. Either it lowers the ideals, adjusting moral standards downward, softening Jesus' strong commands, rationalizing behavior; or else it pulls in the boundaries of grace, declaring some sins worse than others, some sinners beyond the pale. Few churches stay faithful both to the high ideals of gospel and its bottomless grace. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Standards quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#26. But one thing is certain: the commandments have not changed. Let there be no mistake about that. Right is still right. Wrong is still wrong, no matter how cleverly cloaked in respectability or political correctness. We believe in chastity before marriage and fidelity ever after. That standard is an absolute standard of truth. It is neither subject to public opinion polls nor dependent upon situation or circumstance. There is no need to debate it or other gospel standards. #Quote by M. Russell Ballard
Standards quotes by Denis Waitley
#27. Of all the judgments we make through life, none are more important than the estimate we place on ourselves according to our own internal standards. #Quote by Denis Waitley
Standards quotes by Rachel Miner
#28. A lot of people will call me nuts or crazy, but I've always been pretty stable. By some people's standards, I might be crazy. But I realize that I'm not going to harm anyone, and the only place that I live is within my own universe, really - so it's O.K. #Quote by Rachel Miner
Standards quotes by Serge Lang
#29. To an extent that undermines classical standards of science, some purported scientific results concerning 'HIV' and 'AIDS' have been handled by press releases, by disinformation, by low-quality studies, and by some suppression of information, manipulating the media and people at large. When the official scientific press does not report correctly, or obstructs views dissenting from those of the scientific establishment, it loses credibility and leaves no alternative but to find information elsewhere. #Quote by Serge Lang
Standards quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#30. If you do not work on self- improvement or do not develop strength of character, you will be inclined to succumb to the opinions of the people surrounding you or to the standards criminally imposed on you by the society #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Standards quotes by Alvan Macauley
#31. Reputation is a reward, to be sure, but it is really the beginning, not the end of endeavor. It should not be the signal for a let-down, but rather, a reminder that the standards which won recognition can never again be lowered. From him who gives much - much is forever after expected. #Quote by Alvan Macauley
Standards quotes by Mary Baker Eddy
#32. Literary commercialism is lowering the intellectual standard to accommodate the purse and to meet a frivolous demand for amusement instead of for improvement. #Quote by Mary Baker Eddy
Standards quotes by Louise L. Hay
#33. Attracting Love Love comes when we least expect it, when we are not looking for it. Hunting for love never brings the right partner. It only creates longing and unhappiness. Love is never outside ourselves; love is within us. Don't insist that love come immediately. Perhaps you are not ready for it, or you are not developed enough to attract the love you want. Don't settle for anybody just to have someone. Set your standards. What kind of love do you want to attract? List the qualities in yourself, and you will attract a person who has them. You might examine what may be keeping love away. Could it be criticism? Feelings of unworthiness? Unreasonable standards? Movie star images? Fear of intimacy? A belief that you are unlovable? Be ready for love when it does come. Prepare the field and be ready to nourish love. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive to love. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Standards quotes by DeForest Soaries
#34. We have no basis for having a recall of any particular type of voting equipment because there are no standards. And when we do have standards, even these standards are required to be voluntary. #Quote by DeForest Soaries
Standards quotes by Liza Dalby
#35. What was the point, I told myself, of trying to explain to people who would never understand? Frankness just stirred up trouble amoung women who thought only of themselves, always looking for reasons to carp and complain. It was so rare to find anyone who truly understood, I had learned to keep my thoughts to myself. In fact, if I had never had the experience of knowing such a one, I might have said it was impossible. Most people judge everything by their own narrow standards. Page 357 #Quote by Liza Dalby
Standards quotes by John King
#36. Little hooligans showing off is okay when they do it away from us, but we don't need that kind of behaviour. You have to have standards. Would have done the same when I was their age, but I'm not. Now is now. There's no room for nostalgia. #Quote by John King
Standards quotes by Spencer W. Kimball
#37. Now is the time to set your life's goals. Now is the time to set your standards firmly and then hold to them throughout your life. #Quote by Spencer W. Kimball
Standards quotes by Michael Faraday
#38. All your names I and my friend approve of or nearly all as to sense & expression, but I am frightened by their length & sound when compounded. As you will see I have taken deoxide and skaiode because they agree best with my natural standard East and West. I like Anode & Cathode better as to sound, but all to whom I have shewn them have supposed at first that by Anode I meant No way. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Standards quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#39. In truth, nothing could be more opposed to the purely aesthetic interpretation and justification of the world which are taught in this book than the Christian teaching, which is, and wants to be, only moral and which relegates art, every art, to the realm of lies; with its absolute standards, beginning with the truthfulness of God, it negates, judges, and damns art. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Standards quotes by Raymond Williams
#40. We all like to think of ourselves as a standard, and I can see that it is genuinely difficult for the English middle class to suppose that the working class is not desperately anxious to become just like itself. I am afraid this must be unlearned. #Quote by Raymond Williams
Standards quotes by Sophia Loren
#41. I have never judged myself by other people's standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself. #Quote by Sophia Loren
Standards quotes by David Frum
#42. Power creates temptations, and that is true even for the smallest increments of power: the power of the building inspector, of the customs official, of the cop at the traffic stop. It took a lot of work by a lot of people over a long time to build even America's highly imperfect standards of public integrity. Undoing that work would be a far easier task. Corruption is the resting state of pubic affairs; integrity a painstaking, unceasing struggle against cultural inertia and political gravity. #Quote by David Frum
Standards quotes by Al Stefanelli
#43. The belief in a god is irrational, and once this leap of faith is made it only takes short steps to abandon the standards of rationality and lose the ability to distinguish truth from falsehoods. #Quote by Al Stefanelli
Standards quotes by Tony Robbins
#44. The greatest leverage you can create for yourself is the pain that comes from inside, not outside. Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain. #Quote by Tony Robbins
Standards quotes by Epictetus
#45. Many people who have progressively lowered their personal standards in an attempt to win social acceptance and life's comforts bitterly resent those of philosophical bent who refuse to compromise their spiritual ideals and who seek to better themselves. #Quote by Epictetus
Standards quotes by Anonymous
#46. Linking the digital and physical worlds in these ways will have profound implications for both. But this future won't be realized unless the Internet of Things learns from the history of the Internet. The open standards and decentralized design of the Internet won out over competing proprietary systems and centralized control by offering fewer obstacles to innovation and growth. This battle has resurfaced with the proliferation of conflicting visions of how devices should communicate. The challenge is primarily organizational, rather then technological, a contest between command-and-control technology and distributed solutions. The Internet of Things demands the latter, and openness will eventually triumph. #Quote by Anonymous
Standards quotes by Bear Bryant
#47. We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don't. #Quote by Bear Bryant
Standards quotes by Taya Kyle
#48. He brought them a lot of joy, whether by tossing a ball around or tickling them, teaching them how to hunt or just watching TV. Angel loved to climb into his lap and cuddle. His tensions and cares would melt away as he held her.
I know there's a saying about "Daddy's little girl wrapping him around her finger." Chris and Angel didn't have that kind of relationship, exactly. She was definitely his girl--he was closer to her than probably any other female on the planet, including me. But he also held her to high standards. She couldn't get away with being bad or taking advantage of him.
She could see in his face that he was absolutely delighted by her. He "got" her humor, and he definitely got her.
One day he had to leave on an overnight trip. We said good-bye and closed the door; Angel and I went into the kitchen.
She had tears in her eyes.
"Okay, honey?" I asked.
"Yeah. I know he's coming back tomorrow," she said. "I guess I just miss him already."
I told Chris what she'd said later on that night when he called to check in. It was something cute she'd done.
"Wow," he said. "I feel like I've just been punched in the stomach."
He slid down the wall to the floor, hand to his face, devastated by his daughter's simple statement of love.
"I wasn't trying to make you feel bad," I told him. "I'm sorry."
"It's okay."
We talked a little more, then he hung up the phone. The man he was traveling with said later that he looked w #Quote by Taya Kyle
Standards quotes by Jane Austen
#49. I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."
"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. #Quote by Jane Austen
Standards quotes by George Leonard
#50. Even without comparing ourselves to the world's greatest, we set such high standards for ourselves that neither we nor anyone else could ever meet them-and nothing is more destructive to creativity than this. We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It's about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives. #Quote by George Leonard
Standards quotes by E.J. Dionne Jr.
#51. At the heart of my argument is the view that religious faith, far from being inevitably on the side of the status quo, should on principle hold this world to higher standards. #Quote by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Standards quotes by Anatoli Boukreev
#52. How could the adventure seeker of today find satisfaction with the level of performance that was a standard set more than 40 years ago ? #Quote by Anatoli Boukreev
Standards quotes by Rachael Ray
#53. We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that's made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes. #Quote by Rachael Ray
Standards quotes by Nancy Pelosi
#54. In our recovery package we put new standards of accountability and transparency, which we hope will now apply. #Quote by Nancy Pelosi
Standards quotes by Sophie Kinsella
#55. Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I've ever had in the whole of my crap life. On a scale of one to 10, we're talking ... a minus 6. And it's not like I even have very high standards. #Quote by Sophie Kinsella
Standards quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#56. We - at least we of sincere character - always judge ourselves by stricter standards than we expect others to abide by. #Quote by R.A. Salvatore
Standards quotes by Safak Pavey
#57. Many female politicians get intimidated by the aggressive behaviour of men. I don't. Not because I am a courageous person or anything, but because I see international standards, and I see that they are worth fighting for. #Quote by Safak Pavey
Standards quotes by Nalini Singh
#58. Mercy didn't get embarrassed easily, but her cheeks flamed now. Because if Riley knew she was in heat - like a freaking wild cat! - then so did the rest of her own pack. "So what, you followed me hoping I'd lower my standards and sleep with a wolf?" She intentionally made "wolf" sound about as appetizing as "reptile."
Riley's jaw tightened under a shadow of stubble a shade darker than the deep chestnut of his hair. "You want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on."
Her hands clenched. She really wasn't this much of a bitch. But goddamn Riley had a way of lighting her fuse. #Quote by Nalini Singh
Standards quotes by William O. Douglas
#59. The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court ... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Standards quotes by Marva Collins
#60. What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less. #Quote by Marva Collins
Standards quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#61. History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Standards quotes by Jeremy Scahill
#62. The first drone strike outside of a declared war zone was conducted in 2002, yet it was not until May 2013 that the White House released a set of standards and procedures for conducting such strikes.3 Those guidelines offered little specificity, asserting that the United States would conduct a lethal strike outside an "area of active hostilities" only if a target represents a "continuing, imminent threat to U.S. persons," without providing any sense of the internal process used to determine whether a suspect should be killed without being indicted or tried.4 The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been Trust, but don't verify.5 #Quote by Jeremy Scahill
Standards quotes by Roger Zelazny
#63. One of my standard - and fairly true - responses to the question as to how story ideas come to me is that story ideas only come to me for short stories. With longer fiction, it is a character (or characters) coming to visit, and I am then obliged to collaborate with him/her/it/them in creating the story. #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Standards quotes by D. Todd Christofferson
#64. The scriptures, for example, discredit an ancient philosophy that has come back into vogue in our day-the philosophy of Korihor that there are no absolute moral standards, that "every man prospers according to his genius, and that every man conquers according to his strength; and whatsoever a man does is no crime" and "that when a man is dead, that is the end thereof". #Quote by D. Todd Christofferson
Standards quotes by Geoffroy Birtz
#65. Nothing great is ever accomplished by following standards. #Quote by Geoffroy Birtz
Standards quotes by Charles E. Wilson
#66. There may be some backward countries where the mass of the people are on a subsistence level and where, as an aftermath of wars or partial crop failures, the standard of living has to be drastically reduced, but this certainly is not the case in our prosperous nations. #Quote by Charles E. Wilson
Standards quotes by Lisa Delpit
#67. When one 'we' gets to determine standards for all 'we's' then some 'we's' are in trouble. #Quote by Lisa Delpit
Standards quotes by William Thorsell
#68. You become visibly stressed because you are working hard to pay for a standard of living so robust that it overwhelms your capacity to consume it. #Quote by William Thorsell
Standards quotes by Frank Chalk
#69. Some teachers genuinely seem to believe that the politically correct nonsense that the kids should not be punished. Others are simpleminded and have allowed themselves to be brainwashed until they believe this.Most,I suspect, are simply worn down by years watching standards slide while being told there was they could,or should, do about it. #Quote by Frank Chalk
Standards quotes by Roger Kimball
#70. The institutionalization of the Beat ethic has been a moral, aesthetic, and intellectual disaster of the first order. (It has also been a disaster for fashion and manners, but that is a separate subject.) We owe to the 1960s the ultimate institutionalization of immoralist radicalism: the institutionalization of drugs, pseudo-spirituality, promiscuous sex, virulent anti-Americanism, naive anti-capitalism, and the precipitous decline of artistic and intellectual standards. But the1960s and 1970s only codified and extended into the middle class the radical spirit of the Beats, who, in more normal times, would have remained what they were in the beginning; members of a fringe movement that provided stand-up comics with material. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Standards quotes by Duke Ellington
#71. If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original. #Quote by Duke Ellington
Standards quotes by Mark A. Noll
#72. The point of Christian scholarship is not recognition by standards established in the wider culture. The point is to praise God with the mind. Such efforts will lead to the kind of intellectual integrity that sometimes receives recognition. But for the Christian that recognition is only a fairly inconsequential by-product. The real point is valuing what God has made, believing that the creation is as "good" as he said it was, and exploring the fullest dimensions of what it meant for the Son of God to "become flesh and dwell among us." Ultimately, intellectual work of this sort is its own reward, because it is focused on the only One whose recognition is important, the One before whom all hearts are open. #Quote by Mark A. Noll
Standards quotes by Jeb Bush
#73. Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids. #Quote by Jeb Bush
Standards quotes by Whitney Houston
#74. You don't have a baby based on that publicity madness. People don't live like that. Especially black people who were raised in families with morals and standards and integrity. #Quote by Whitney Houston
Standards quotes by Elle Parker
#75. Seth rolled his eyes. "Because you're such a ladies man."
"I can be. I just have standards, is all. I'm very selective about who I choose to spend time with, whereas you'll fuck anything that moves. And several things that don't. #Quote by Elle Parker
Standards quotes by Katherine Center
#76. And it's a girl. And you will love her more than you love yourself. And you'll disappoint her, too - and never live up to the standards you set for yourself. But don't worry. She'll be okay. #Quote by Katherine Center
Standards quotes by Maurene Goo
#77. That's sexist crap. When a guy goes through obstacles to get a girl, it's considered 'romantic.' Think climbing through a girl's window unannounced to watch her sleep. However, when it's a girl making dramatic gestures for a guy, it's creepy. Double-standard bullshit! #Quote by Maurene Goo
Standards quotes by Doug Ose
#78. Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors. First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium. #Quote by Doug Ose
Standards quotes by Anya Kamenetz
#79. There is certainly the intention of efforts like the Common Core to raise education standards and make sure that every student masters advanced math concepts - algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. #Quote by Anya Kamenetz
Standards quotes by John F. Kennedy
#80. I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the public's need for national security. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Standards quotes by Fernando Perez
#81. It's true that in Cuba there are double standards, there's opportunism, and there is a lack of freedom in some ways. #Quote by Fernando Perez
Standards quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#82. The people of Hispaniola had their lives unjustly and savagely taken by professed Jesus followers, and they were not, as we all know, the only ones to meet such a fate. Millions of their Indigenous sisters and brothers on Turtle Island were killed at the hands of other Europeans, as nation after imperial nation, bearing Christ on their lips and crosses on their military standards, followed suit.21 #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
Standards quotes by Donald L. Staheli
#83. One of the greatest challenges for all of us is to learn how to live in the world without participating in all that it offers. Worldly standards will always be in a state of flux. The only true and unchanging standards are those set by the Savior and His teachings of the restored gospel. #Quote by Donald L. Staheli
Standards quotes by Bob Dylan
#84. Frank [Sinatra] sang to you, not at you, like so many pop singers today. Even singers of standards. I never wanted to be a singer that sings at somebody. I've always wanted to sing to somebody. I would have gotten that subliminally from Frank many years ago. Hank Williams did that, too. He sang to you. #Quote by Bob Dylan
Standards quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#85. There are several specific things that the church can do. First, it should try to get to the ideational roots of race hate, something that the law cannot accomplish. All race prejudice is based upon fears, suspicions, and misunderstandings, usually groundless. The church can be of immeasurable help in giving the popular mind direction here. Through its channels of religious education, the church can point out the irrationality of these beliefs. It can show that the idea of a superior or inferior race is a myth that has been completely refuted by anthropological evidence. It can show that Negroes are not innately inferior in academic, health, and moral standards. It can show that, when given equal opportunities, Negroes can demonstrate equal achievement. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Standards quotes by Bill Gates
#86. The most important thing was the creation of a ... a standard, where hundreds of companies build hardware that can all run the same software. #Quote by Bill Gates
Standards quotes by Barbara Goldsmith
#87. No longer are there immutable standards by which to judge ourselves. Image has overtaken reality. #Quote by Barbara Goldsmith
Standards quotes by William O. Douglas
#88. Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Standards quotes by Kim Ha Campbell
#89. I am not the type that is trying to help add balance to your life by removing the balance
in your savings account. #Quote by Kim Ha Campbell
Standards quotes by Kate Bornstein
#90. The standards of beauty in America's über-culture are purposefully set too high so that we will buy anything in our frantic scramble to become attractive. We are meant to feel crushed, inadequate, and less-than so that we'll buy more and more things in the vain hope of "fixing" ourselves. #Quote by Kate Bornstein
Standards quotes by Jeb Bush
#91. I'm for higher standards measured in an intellectually honest way, with abundant school choice, ending social promotion. And I know how to do this because as governor of the state of Florida I created the first statewide voucher program in the country, the second statewide voucher program, in the country and the third statewide voucher program in the country. #Quote by Jeb Bush
Standards quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#92. There are many standards to measure if a person was successful including did they fill a niche role in society, invent something useful, attain professional distinction, or achieve great wealth. A person might also judge someone a success in life if they laughed frequently, were kind to children and animals, and were truthful, loved by their family, and respected by their friends. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Standards quotes by Jennifer Granholm
#93. We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire. #Quote by Jennifer Granholm
Standards quotes by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
#94. It was worth it," Faye says after school while she walks me to my car. "It's not fair that you take all the shit for this while the guys get to walk around like nothing happened. They're just as much to blame."
"I'm the one who started it," I say, kicking a beer cap across the parking lot with my shoe. "If I hadn't started it, nothing would have happened.
"Don't let them off the hook so easily," Faye snaps. "They were coming to you. It takes two to have sex. So don't defend them. #Quote by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Standards quotes by Harley King
#95. Many of the poets writing today are hung up on language and symbolism. If the poem does not have depth of meaning or fit a certain academic styles and standards, then it is not poetry. Poetry should relate to the man on the street who has to work for a living. Until poetry connects with the working man, it's not going to sell; it's not going to be of value. #Quote by Harley King
Standards quotes by Bjarne Stroustrup
#96. The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. #Quote by Bjarne Stroustrup
Standards quotes by Bijou Hunter
#97. Laughing, Bailey still put on a little frown. "I want a man to cuddle."
Tucker stopped kissing Maddy long enough to look at Bailey. "Everyone needs love. Even the dipshit. I'll find someone for you." Tucker looked around. "How high are your standards?"
Bailey opened her mouth and I knew a tirade of profanity was coming.
Before she got started, I hugged her to me. "Tuck wants to help you. It's his asshole way of showing his love. Tell him thank you and we'll train him to be less of a jerk."
Bailey took a deep breath and nodded. "Thank you, Tucker."
A sober Tucker might have teased his sister, but the drunken version hugged her and told her that he would find someone great. Hot, big dick, money, good hair, the whole package.
Cooper frowned at both me and Farah. "You two are having an adverse influence on the family. Fucking Sawyer said thank you earlier today. What's next? Will she say please?"
Grinning, Farah cuddled up to Cooper. #Quote by Bijou Hunter
Standards quotes by Yasmine Bleeth
#98. I don't think men like a bad girl. Well, I haven't had a date in a year so I'm obviously doing something wrong. It's not that my standards are too high, I haven't even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please! #Quote by Yasmine Bleeth
Standards quotes by James Comey
#99. In that moment, something else occurred to me: The "leader of the free world," the self-described great business tycoon, didn't understand leadership. Ethical leaders never ask for loyalty. Those leading through fear – like a Cosa Nostra boss- require personal loyalty. Ethical leaders care deeply about those they lead, and offer them honesty and decency, commitment and their own sacrifice. They have a confidence that breeds humility. Ethical leaders know their own talent but fear their own limitations-to understand and reason, to see the world as it is and not as they wish it to be. They speak the truth and know that making wise decisions requires people to tell them the truth. And to get that truth, they create an environment of high standards and deep consideration – "love" is not too strong a word – that builds lasting bonds and makes extraordinary achievement possible. It would never occur to an ethical leader to ask for loyalty. #Quote by James Comey
Standards quotes by Mila Kunis
#100. I think there will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. #Quote by Mila Kunis
Standards quotes by Archibald Marwizi
#101. Understand you are neither inferior nor superior; you are just the best of who you are supposed to be. You have set standards for yourself and are ready to meet them. #Quote by Archibald Marwizi
Standards quotes by Paul Cain
#102. God is raising up a new standard, a new banner if you will, that's going to radically change the expression, the understanding of Christianity in our generation ... #Quote by Paul Cain
Standards quotes by Tommy Lee
#103. The quad toms are a completely different animal than the standard drum set/trap kit. Playing wise and stylistically, they are two different beasts. #Quote by Tommy Lee
Standards quotes by Pierre Alex Jeanty
#104. If they cannot meet your standards, don't lower your standards so that they can. #Quote by Pierre Alex Jeanty
Standards quotes by Bernard Kelvin Clive
#105. Brand integrity is the ability to present one's brand both in words and deeds to be true, respectable and acceptable without compromising on standards (brand's promise). #Quote by Bernard Kelvin Clive
Standards quotes by Donella H. Meadows
#106. Carter also was trying to deal with a flood of illegal immigrants from Mexico. He suggested that nothing could be done about that immigration as long as there was a great gap in opportunity and living standards between the United States and Mexico. Rather than spending money on border guards and barriers, he said, we should spend money helping to build the Mexican economy, and we should continue to do so until the immigration stopped. #Quote by Donella H. Meadows
Standards quotes by Barack Obama
#107. If we're serious about building an economy that lasts, we have got to get serious about education. We are going to have to pick up our games and raise our standards. #Quote by Barack Obama
Standards quotes by Stephen Fry
#108. There is no particular Socratic or Dimechian or Kantian way to live your life. They don't offer ethical codes and standards by which to live your life. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Standards quotes by Charles Dickens
#109. In truth, no men on earth can cheer like Englishmen, who do so rally one another's blood and spirit when they cheer in earnest, that the stir is like the rush of their whole history, with all its standards waving at once, from Saxon Alfred's downwards. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Standards quotes by Anna Quindlen
#110. At a certain age we learned to see right through it, and that age is now. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
Standards quotes by Rebecca Enonchong
#111. African tech companies must be held to the same standards as companies anywhere else in the world. But we must also be given the same respect. As long as we are treated as valuable partners, we can succeed. #Quote by Rebecca Enonchong
Standards quotes by Melanie Yergeau
#112. Echophenomena, such as autistic echoing of phrases, are largely considered involuntary, even if such echoing is done voluntarily. (Such are the paradoxes of compliance.) Conversely, imitation, such as complying with a behavioral analyst's demand to mirror her jumping body, is regarded as voluntary, even if it is coerced or scripted. #Quote by Melanie Yergeau
Standards quotes by C. Northcote Parkinson
#113. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. #Quote by C. Northcote Parkinson
Standards quotes by Robin D.G. Kelley
#114. Too often, our standards for evaluating social movements pivot around whether or not they "succeeded" in realizing their visions rather than on the merits or power of the visions themselves. By such a measure, virtually every radical movement failed because the basic power relations they sought to change remained pretty much intact. And yet it is precisely these alternative visions and dreams that inspire new generations to struggle for change. #Quote by Robin D.G. Kelley
Standards quotes by Frantz Fanon
#115. The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country's cultural standards. #Quote by Frantz Fanon
Standards quotes by David Baldacci
#116. He earned a national reputation managing large political campaigns, turning them into media-driven extravaganzas with emphasis on sound bites and perception over any kind of substance, and his win rate was astonishingly high. That probably said more for the gullibility of the modern voter than the high standards of the modern candidate, Michelle thought. #Quote by David Baldacci
Standards quotes by Mark McKinnon
#117. The No Child Left Behind Act will be one of President Bush's enduring legacies. And it was engineered and inaugurated with a truly bipartisan coalition in Congress. Accountability, standards, and truly measuring student performance just makes sense. The only real debate about the law was and is whether or not it was adequately funded. #Quote by Mark McKinnon
Standards quotes by Liv Tyler
#118. Ive been told that if I lose weight Id have more work, but I refuse to submit myself to Hollywood standards. To the rest of the world I am slim and I like the way I am. #Quote by Liv Tyler
Standards quotes by Marie Brennan
#119. You and I are not held to the same standards, Andrew. People will forgive a slip, a weakness, a minor personal folly - when it comes from a man. They may click their tongues at you, even gossip about your behavior…but at worst, it will only reflect on you.

"If I misstep, it goes far beyond me. Errors on my part are proof that women are unsuited to professional work. #Quote by Marie Brennan
Standards quotes by Bill Kurtis
#120. The one important thing you do as boss is you set the standard. The minute you go in and say 'we'll let it go this time,' you set a new standard, which is lower. So you cannot do that. #Quote by Bill Kurtis
Standards quotes by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
#121. When I neglect the gospel, I'll want nice vacations and nice compliments and nice things to make my life nicer. I'll long to be able to compare myself favorably with others and to know that I am successful. I'll look down on those who don't meet my standards, and I'll idolize those who excel. I'll forget that he is preeminent. #Quote by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Standards quotes by Zane Grey
#122. False education, false standards, false environment had developed her into a woman who imagined she must feed her body on the milk and honey of indulgence. #Quote by Zane Grey
Standards quotes by Lynne Truss
#123. If this satanic sprinkling of redundant apostrophes causes no little gasp of horror or quickening of the pulse, you should probably put down this book. By all means congratulate yourself that you are not a pedant or even a stickler; that you are happily equipped to live in a world of plummeting punctuation standards; but just don't bother to go any further. #Quote by Lynne Truss
Standards quotes by Peter Singer
#124. Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans. #Quote by Peter Singer
Standards quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#125. With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Standards quotes by Stanley Milgram
#126. Although a person acting under authority performs actions that seem to violate standards of conscience, it would not be true to say that he loses his moral sense. Instead, it acquires a radically different focus. He does not respond with a moral sentiment to the actions he performs. Rather, his moral concern now shifts to a consideration of how well he is living up to the expectations that the authority has of him. #Quote by Stanley Milgram
Standards quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#127. Our nation now affirms, through its legislative bodies and courts, a distinctively anti-Christian agenda. Anything singularly Christian has been virtually swept away under the aegis of equal rights and moral freedom. The divine standards and biblical morality that our nation once embraced are assaulted constantly. Moral freedom now reigns. Materialism and the breakdown of the family are epidemic. Abortions, sexual evils, drugs, and crime are rampant. And our leaders are at a loss to know what to do because there are no standards left to provide controls for these problems. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Standards quotes by Alfred A. Montapert
#128. Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. #Quote by Alfred A. Montapert
Standards quotes by Elizabeth Neff Walker
#129. You don't need to live up to someone else's standards. If you live up to your own, you will do perfectly well. #Quote by Elizabeth Neff Walker
Standards quotes by Stewart Lee Allen
#130. We all know how it went when Europe changed from a culture addicted to depressants to one high on stimulants [...] Within two hundred years of Europe's first cup, famine and the plague were historical footnotes. Governments became more democratic, slavery vanished, and the standards of living and literacy went through the roof. War became less frequent and more horrible. #Quote by Stewart Lee Allen
Standards quotes by Elinor Glyn
#131. The early symptoms of the disease [California Curse], which break out almost on arrival in Hollywood, are a sense of exaggerated self-importance and self-centeredness which naturally alienates all old friends. Next comes a great desire for and belief in the importance of money above all else, a loss of the normal sense of humor and proportion and finally, in extreme cases, the abandonment of all previous standards of moral value. #Quote by Elinor Glyn
Standards quotes by Robert Wright
#132. Edward Tylor noted in 1874 that the religions of "savage" societies were "almost devoid of that ethical element which to the educated modern mind is the very mainstream of practical religion." Tylor wasn't saying that savages lack morality. He stressed that the moral standards of savages are generally "well-defined and praiseworthy." It's just that "these ethical laws stand on their own ground of tradition and public opinion," rather than on a religious foundation. #Quote by Robert Wright
Standards quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#133. The Greeks by their laws, and the Romans by the spirit of their people, took care to put into the hands of their rulers no such engine of oppression as a standing army. Their system was to make every man a soldier, and oblige him to repair to the standard of his country whenever that was reared. This made them invincible; and the same remedy will make us so. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Standards quotes by Scott B. Pruden
#134. By the standards of a tourist strolling past looking for a quick lunch, the place was a dive. The sign on the window was small and easy to miss, and the antique feel of the place wasn't the prepackaged, old-shit-on-the-wall nostalgia that came with so many chain restaurants. The cafe was just old, and everything about it said old. But Jon liked it that way, if only because it kept the tourists away and spared him from hearing imported ignorance when there was plenty of local ignorance to go around. #Quote by Scott B. Pruden
Standards quotes by Peter Singer
#135. We may feel the pain of falling back from a level of affluence to which we have grown accustomed, but most people in developed countries are still, by historical standards, extraordinarily well off. #Quote by Peter Singer
Standards quotes by Dew Platt
#136. Commonality as a shared estate is an essential paradox; one calling dynamics within dynamics. It invokes the standard of not having standards. #Quote by Dew Platt
Standards quotes by Daniel Immerwahr
#137. Hoover's greatest challenge was one of the least visible: the humble screw thread. Screws, nuts, and bolts are universal fasteners. They function in industrial societies, as one writer put it, like salt and pepper "sprinkled on practically every conceivable kind of apparatus." Yet every such society encounters, early on, the vexing problem of incompatible screw threads. Different screws have different measurements, including the thread angles. If those don't line up between the males and the females, you are, so to speak, screwed. .... Screw thread incompatibilities grew even more worrisome with the advent of cars and planes - complex vibrating objects whose failure could mean death. The problem had hobbled the armed forces in the First World War, which led Congress to appoint a National Screw Thread Commission. Still, it took years, until 1924, before the first national screw thread standard was finally published. It wasn't a big-splash innovation like the Model T or the airplane, but that hard-won screw thread standard quietly accelerated the economy nonetheless. #Quote by Daniel Immerwahr
Standards quotes by Janet Yellen
#138. The past few decades of widening inequality can be summed up as significant income and wealth gains for those at the very top and stagnant living standards for the majority #Quote by Janet Yellen
Standards quotes by Idina Menzel
#139. As an artist, you have to express yourself. I make no excuses for my versatility. I grew up singing classical arias, but I love rock n' roll and jazz standards. #Quote by Idina Menzel
Standards quotes by Ronald Dworkin
#140. Discretion, like the hole in a doughnut, does not exist except as an area left open by a surrounding belt of restriction. It is therefore a relative concept. It always makes sense to ask, "Discretion under which standards?" or "Discretion as to which authority? #Quote by Ronald Dworkin
Standards quotes by Tony Robbins
#141. Whatever you really want, wants don't get met consistently, standards do. #Quote by Tony Robbins
Standards quotes by Hannah G. Solomon
#142. We must add our voices to those who cry out that there is a standard below which we will not allow human beings to live, and that that standard is not at the freezing nor starving point ... In a democracy all are responsible. #Quote by Hannah G. Solomon
Standards quotes by Ken Salazar
#143. I work hard and I have a standard of excellence - and I expect everyone at the Interior Department to meet that same standard. I delegate a lot. I might appear to be doing a lot of different things, but there's a strong team helping me. I believe we're going to have the strongest team of any agency in the Obama administration. #Quote by Ken Salazar
Standards quotes by Glenn Beck
#144. Progressives wrote the Common Core standards, used money from the 2009 stimulus bill to bribe states into adopting them, and are now "vetting" the tests that will eventually shape the curriculum used by school districts all across the United States. #Quote by Glenn Beck
Standards quotes by Abdu'l- Baha
#145. If religious beliefs and opinions are found contrary to the standards of science they are mere superstitions and imaginations #Quote by Abdu'l- Baha
Standards quotes by Sravani Saha Nakhro
#146. Purity is the hallmark of perfect standards. #Quote by Sravani Saha Nakhro
Standards quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#147. You fault me for having standards?' Sebastian countered icily.
'Not at all. I fault you for having two sets of them.'
~ Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent & Cam Rohan. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Standards quotes by Jenny Zhang
#148. Didn't it bother him that he was teaching his students poetry when he was certain it wouldn't make a difference in how their lives turned out? Didn't it bother him to be so sure that it was futile to even try? And what about us? What standards did we have? Weren't our fates sealed as well? What was I ever going to become? What stopped other people from looking at us and pitying us, how we didn't see the pointlessness in working so many jobs, moving from one shit place to another and scrimping on pennies, how we couldn't face the reality of our situation: that non of this was leading up to anywhere that was any different from where we had just been. #Quote by Jenny Zhang
Standards quotes by Bridget Fonda
#149. I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day. #Quote by Bridget Fonda
Standards quotes by Harold C. Schonberg
#150. There is a love-hate relationship between New York and the rest of the country, but New York is unarguably the city that sets the standards, the city in which all who have anything to do with the arts dream of working and succeeding. #Quote by Harold C. Schonberg
Standards quotes by Mary Karr
#151. No writer can impose his own standards onto any other, nor claim to speak for the whole genre. #Quote by Mary Karr
Standards quotes by Frank Schoonmaker
#152. Taste and smell are often the beggars among our five senses - they leave no written language and therefore no standards other than wholly personal ones. Tasting a superlative Moselle wine can be an aesthetic experience no less genuine than hearing a Mozart piano concerto or seeing for the first time an original Breughel painting. #Quote by Frank Schoonmaker
Standards quotes by David B. Haight
#153. One reason for the decline in moral values is that the world has invented a new, constantly changing and undependable standard of moral conduct referred to as "situational ethics." Now, individuals define good and evil as being adjustable according to each situation; this is in direct contrast to the proclaimed God-given absolute standard: "Thou shalt not!"-as in "Thou shalt not steal". #Quote by David B. Haight
Standards quotes by Thomas P.M. Barnett
#154. Washington has a tendency to hold other powers to standards that it routinely flaunts - plain and simple. #Quote by Thomas P.M. Barnett
Standards quotes by Kenneth A. Bollen
#155. When evaluating a model, at least two broad standards are relevant. One is whether the model is consistent with the data. The other is whether the model is consistent with the 'real world.' #Quote by Kenneth A. Bollen
Standards quotes by Michael J. Nelson
#156. At the 150-minute point of sitting in a standard theater chair, the human buttocks die; once dead, they cannot be revived. They cease to function, whatever that function may have been, and must be carried around like a sack, or two, of flour. #Quote by Michael J. Nelson
Standards quotes by Stephen A. Smith
#157. You don't have the right to hold somebody accountable for standards you refuse to apply to yourself. #Quote by Stephen A. Smith
Standards quotes by Margaret Mead
#158. Chief among our gains must be reckoned this possibility of choice, the recognition of many possible ways of life, where other civilizations have recognized only one. Where other civilizations give a satisfactory outlet to only one temperamental type, be he mystic or soldier, business man or artist, a civilization in which there are many standards offers a possibility of satisfactory adjustment to individuals of many different temperamental types, of diverse gifts and varying interests. #Quote by Margaret Mead
Standards quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#159. A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Standards quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#160. It used to be almost the first question (just after 'Can you type?') in the standard female job interview: 'Are you now, or have you ever, contemplated marriage, motherhood, or the violent overthrow of the U.S. government? #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Standards quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#161. I'd rather walk these chasms with a compulsive murderer than you. At least then, when the conversation got tedious, I'd have an easy way out."
"And your feet stink," [Shallan] said. "See? Too early. I can't possibly be witty at this hour. So no arguments." She hesitated, then continued more softly. "Besides, no murderer would agree to accompany you. Everyone needs to have some standards, after all. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Standards quotes by Michael Specter
#162. Just because you read a report in the 'New York Times,' the 'Economist,' or, yes, 'The New Yorker' doesn't make it true. But we do know that a few people have evaluated that story with what strikes me as fairly objective standards of reason. #Quote by Michael Specter
Standards quotes by Masaaki Imai
#163. Where there is no standard, there can be no improvement. For these reasons, standards are the basis for both maintenance and improvement #Quote by Masaaki Imai
Standards quotes by Alfie Kohn
#164. Hence a report from Harvard's own "Committee on Raising the Standard": "Grades A and B are sometimes given too readily - Grade A for work of not very high merit, and Grade B for work not far above mediocrity ... One of the chief obstacles to raising the standards of the degree is the readiness with which insincere students gain passable grades by sham work." Except that report was written in - you saw this coming, didn't you? - 1894. #Quote by Alfie Kohn
Standards quotes by Jared Taylor
#165. Needless to say, what whites now think and say about race has undergone a revolution. In fact, it would be hard to find other opinions broadly held by Americans that have changed so radically. What whites are now expected to think about race can be summarized as follows: Race is an insignificant matter and not a valid criterion for any purpose - except perhaps for redressing wrongs done to non-whites. The races are equal in every respect and are therefore interchangeable. It thus makes no difference if a neighborhood or nation becomes non-white or if white children marry outside their race. Whites have no valid group interests, so it is illegitimate for them to attempt to organize as whites. Given the past crimes of whites, any expression of racial pride is wrong. The displacement of whites by non-whites through immigration will strengthen the United States. These are matters on which there is little ground for disagreement; anyone who holds differing views is not merely mistaken but morally suspect.
By these standards, of course, most of the great men of America's past are morally suspect, and many Americans are embarrassed to discover what our traditional heroes actually said. Some people deliberately conceal this part of our history. For example, the Jefferson Memorial has the following quotation from the third president inscribed on the marble interior: "Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people [the Negroes] shall be free." Jeffers #Quote by Jared Taylor
Standards quotes by Lev Grossman
#166. By the standards of magical society they'd fallen at the first hurdle: they hadn't had the basic good sense to keep their shit to themselves. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Standards quotes by Ed Robertson
#167. Only your customers can define quality, because it's meeting your customers' expectations the first time every time. Simply put, it's performance to the standards of the customer. #Quote by Ed Robertson
Standards quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#168. When you can't reach the standards of another's heart you must ask yourself,
What value do I put on my soul that I would subject myself to such rejection? #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Standards quotes by Manmohan Singh
#169. Yes, I think India's economy always has been a mixed economy, and by Western standards we are much more of a market economy than a public sector-driven economy. #Quote by Manmohan Singh
Standards quotes by Haruki Murakami
#170. What's crucial is whether your writing attains the standards you've set for yourself. ( ... ) Basically a writer has a quiet, inner motivation, and doesn't seek validation in the outwardly visible. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Standards quotes by John Cornyn
#171. Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. #Quote by John Cornyn
Standards quotes by Sri Mulyani Indrawati
#172. Being able to save, make non-cash payments, send or receive remittances, get credit, or get insurance can be instrumental in raising living standards and helping businesses prosper. It helps people to invest more in education or health care. #Quote by Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Standards quotes by David Frum
#173. By abrogating all moral standards in their war against Israel, Arab and Muslim leaders initiated a process of moral collapse that has ended by soaking their own societies in blood. The terror they intended to inflict only upon others has rebounded with a hundred times greater horror upon their own lands. #Quote by David Frum
Standards quotes by Chris Squire
#174. It's been a long time since we've been out there playing new material, and we have really enjoyed that. Of course we still enjoy playing the Yes standards as well, but it's great to have a bit of a challenge and pull off new material. #Quote by Chris Squire
Standards quotes by John Steinbeck
#175. Never did seem right to me. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Standards quotes by Jay Parini
#176. Who was Jesus anyway? After twenty centuries, there is not much anyone can agree on. The four canonical gospels don't measure up to modern standards of biographical writing, and - outside of this material - there is precious little contemporary evidence, apart from a few glancing mentions of Jesus or the movement centered on him. #Quote by Jay Parini
Standards quotes by Antonio Villaraigosa
#177. There are teachers' unions around the country realizing they want to improve standards of the profession, improve the quality of their profession, and ultimately attract the best and the brightest to their profession. The vast majority of teachers are dedicated and committed. #Quote by Antonio Villaraigosa
Standards quotes by Dick Costolo
#178. Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn't just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement. #Quote by Dick Costolo
Standards quotes by Mary Renault
#179. If anyone has the right to be measured by the standards of his own time, it is Alexander. Hermann Bengston, The Greeks and the Persians #Quote by Mary Renault
Standards quotes by Jamie Oliver
#180. It's very clear that there's a lot of double standards going on. Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school. #Quote by Jamie Oliver
Standards quotes by Mark LaMoure
#181. Start dream building. Raise your standards to excellence. Imagine yourself at your best and work on self-improvement. Transform yourself to a higher state of being, by concentrating on becoming excellent at what you want. #Quote by Mark LaMoure
Standards quotes by C.L. Moore
#182. From the standpoint of logic, a child is rather horribly perfect. A baby may be even more perfect, but so alien to an adult that only superficial standards of comparison apply. The thought processes of an infant are completely unimaginable. But babies think, even before birth. In the womb they move and sleep, not entirely through instinct. We are conditioned to react rather peculiarly to the idea that a nearly-viable embryo may think. We are surprised, shocked into laughter, and repelled. Nothing human is alien.

But a baby is not human. An embryo is far less human. #Quote by C.L. Moore
Standards quotes by Gideon Rachman
#183. While it is OK to give school children prizes for 'effort'
my kids get them all the time
I think international statesmen should probably be held to a higher standard, #Quote by Gideon Rachman
Standards quotes by Charles Brent
#184. 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. #Quote by Charles Brent
Standards quotes by Pam Godwin, Dark Notes
#185. Sex doesn't have to conform to society's standards to be sane. It doesn't have to be slow and tender to be safe. And it doesn't have to be free of leather cuffs to be consensual. #Quote by Pam Godwin, Dark Notes
Standards quotes by Gerald Durrell
#186. We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. Thus Margo's luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne. Leslie's case held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped round two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked. Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief-case containing his clothes. Mother's luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening. I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids. Thus, by our standards fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England. #Quote by Gerald Durrell
Standards quotes by Lawrence Kohlberg
#187. Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society. #Quote by Lawrence Kohlberg
Standards quotes by Iain Pears
#188. Rouvier was the Finance Minister; I knew him by sight, although I had not yet met him. He was not widely liked. Apart from the whiff of indecency that Lucien referred to, he was also rumoured to be less than straightforward in his dealings with his fellow men. To put it another way, he was devious even by the standards of politicians; a long and successful career awaited him. #Quote by Iain Pears
Standards quotes by Aristotle.
#189. To let them share in the highest offices is to take a risk; inevitably, their unjust standards will cause them to commit injustice, and their lack of judgement will lead them into error. On the other hand there is a risk in not giving them a share, and in their non participation, for when there are many who have no property and no honours they inevitably constitute a huge hostile element in the state. But it can still remain open to them to participate in deliberating and judging. #Quote by Aristotle.
Standards quotes by Henry B. Eyring
#190. We know that a loving Father has allowed us to live in a time when Jesus Christ has called prophets and others to serve as judges in Israel. Because of that we listen to a prophet's voice or sit in counsel with a bishop with the hope that we will hear correction. . . .

We know He has placed servants to offer us both His covenants and His correction. We see the giving and the taking of correction as priceless and sacred. That is at least one of the reasons why the Lord warned us to seek as our teachers only men and women who are inspired of Him. And that is one of the reasons why we welcome prophets to lead us. . . .

Because He loves us and because the purpose of the plan is to become like Him, He requires exactness of us. And the promises He makes to us always include the power to grow in our capacity to keep covenants. He makes it possible for us to know His rules. When we try with all our hearts to meet His standards, He gives us the companionship of the Holy Ghost. That in turn increases our power both to keep commitments and to discern what is good and true. And that is the power to learn, both in our temporal studies and in the learning we need for eternity. . . .

For the child of God who has enough faith in the plan of salvation to treat it as reality, hard work is the only reasonable option. Life at its longest is short. What we do here determines the rest of our condition for eternity. God our Father has offered us everything He has an #Quote by Henry B. Eyring
Standards quotes by Esther Dalseno
#191. Thus the little mermaid learned her world's greatest paradox: that their currency was beauty, and their coin was body parts. #Quote by Esther Dalseno
Standards quotes by Sturgill Simpson
#192. I someday hope to find the time and coin to invest more of my creative energy towards the visual media side of releasing music. I'd love to make short film videos pushing the conventional standards of what a country music video can be. #Quote by Sturgill Simpson
Standards quotes by Randy West
#193. Because of my tremendous respect for Bob Barker and for the show's high standards of professionalism I consider this a tremendous honor that few announcers have ever been treated to. Both Rod's and Johnny's shoes are huge; I can't think about filling them. #Quote by Randy West
Standards quotes by Jon Corzine
#194. Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another. #Quote by Jon Corzine
Standards quotes by Nick Cave
#195. Through these days Bunny made increasingly frequent and protracted visits to the bathroom, beating off with a single-minded savagery intense even by Bunny's standards. Now, sitting on the sofa with a large Scotch, his cock feels and looks like something that has been involved in a terrible accident - a cartoon hotdog, maybe, that has made an unsuccessful attempt to cross a busy road.
The boy sits beside him and the two of them are locked in a parenthesis of mutual zonkedness. Bunny Junior stares blankly at the encyclopedia open in his lap. His father watches the television, smokes his fag and drinks his whisky, like an automaton.
After a time, Bunny turns his head and looks at his son and clocks the way he stares at his weird encyclopedia. He sees him but he can't really believe he is there. What does this kid want? What is he supposed to do with him? Who is he? Bunny feels like an extinct volcano, lifeless and paralysed. Yeah, he thinks, I feel like an extinct volcano - with a weird little kid to look after and a mangled sausage for a dick. #Quote by Nick Cave
Standards quotes by Jennifer Lopez
#196. I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I'm not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person - love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship. #Quote by Jennifer Lopez
Standards quotes by Carla Neggers
#197. The love of your life is the person who makes you forget what all your standards and preconceived notions about love and romance even were. #Quote by Carla Neggers
Standards quotes by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
#198. Nixon would like to consign us to to the level of the most backward countries in the whole Middle East. Why lower us to the standard of the Saudis rather than raising the Saudis to meet us? #Quote by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Standards quotes by Jim George
#199. Be a peacemaker but never at the expense of your character or God's standards. #Quote by Jim George
Standards quotes by Alex Morritt
#200. When the clowns of British politics - arch-Brexiteer cartoon characters 'Boorish Johnson' and 'JackOff Grease-Smug' advocate ad infinitum that Britain should leave the EU in order to be free to sign her own trade deals; they seem to have overlooked the towering elephant in the room, namely the current occupant of the White House (another clown) - who appears hell-bent on destabilising world trade via crude protectionist policies. Both Tories, despite receiving the best British education money can buy, would do well to revisit their post war history books and be reminded of one of the key objectives of the European Project and in due course the European Union - specifically to promote peace and prosperity amongst previously warring neighbours by forming a unified trading bloc which in time, due to its effective size, also acted as a useful counterweight to US hegemony. Go find another circus for your buffoonery and leave the deadly serious business of politics to principled individuals with the true national interest at heart ! #Quote by Alex Morritt

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