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If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.

Unionism, seldom if ever, uses such powers as it has to ensure better work; almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguard bad work.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

When you're out of quality you're out of business.

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What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

Quality will be prized as a precious possession.

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There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.

One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.

When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first. No the most common quality of in a true work of art that has excellence and depth, is that at first sight it produces a certain disappointment.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.