standards Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about standards
  1. #1
    “If you base your identity on having friends, being accepted, and being popular, you may find yourself compromising your standards or changing them every weekend to accommodate your friends.”
  2. #2
    “And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
  3. #3
    “If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will - even if it’s not immediately obvious. When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student, or otherwise, it pays off.”
  4. #4
    “Society programs us, through the subliminal messages of popular culture, to believe that we’re not truly desirable as women unless we adhere to the current standards of physical beauty.”
  5. #5
    “They’re happy like that; I’m happy like this. Life has changed completely. At that all her being, even her beauty, became for a moment, dusty and out of date.”
  6. #7
    “God is the only being who is good, and the standards are set by Him. Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that’s not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards.”
  7. #8
    “What does he do, Tabitha?” my grandmother asked. That was a Wheelwright thing to ask. In my grandmother’s opinion, what one “did” was related to where one’s family “came from”—she always hoped it was from England, and in the seventeenth century. And the short list of things that my grandmother approved of “doing” was no less specific than seventeenth-century England.”
  1. #9
    “She went to him. ‘Atticus,’ she said. ‘I’m—’
    ‘You may be sorry, but I’m proud of you.’
    She looked up and saw her father beaming at her. ‘What?’
    ‘I said I’m proud of you.’
    ‘I don’t understand you. I don’t understand men at all and I never will.’
    ‘Well, I certainly hoped a daughter of mine’d hold her ground for what she thinks is right—stand up to me first of all.‘”
  2. #10
    “You attract what you are. Stop making excuses, raise the standards for yourself, and watch the caliber of people you begin to attract rise right along with you.”
  3. #11
    “. . .standards are for: they establish what children should know, not how they are taught or measured.”
  4. #12
    “There’s something completely unnerving about seeing your parents upset. I suppose it’s because they’re supposed to be the strong ones, but that’s not just it. Ever since people are kids they use their parents as some sort of measurement for how bad a situation is.”
  5. #13
    “When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.”
  6. #14
    “When a man complains of your standards being too high, it is usually because he’s used to dealing with women who have none.”
  7. #15
    “I look forward to the universal establishment of minimum standards of life and labor, and their progressive elevation as the increasing energies of production may permit.”
  8. #16
    “‘Single’ is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.”

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