Quotation Explorer - 'Standard'

To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. - Christian D. Larson
You will do as you are told the second you are told to do it. Is that clear?''I'm not six mother, I think I can grasp standard sentences.' Whether I chose to pay attention to them however... - Heather James
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. - William Hazlitt
He cried when I left, which I find to be standard male behavior. - Emilie Autumn
To talk of a modern work of art enduring is sillier than talking of the eternal values of Standard Oil. - Raoul Vaneigem
In Africa, there is a birthrate trap: a higher standard of living will lead to smaller families but smaller families will not lead to a higher standard of living. - Christopher Hitchens
It is dangerous to use our own ability to access non-traumatic memories as a standard against which we judge a trauma victim’s response. - David Yeung
world is not destroying because the standard of living has been deteriorated, it is destroying because the standard of faith is deteriorated. - S.M.
In other words, for purposes of sex discrimination law, to be a woman means either to be like a man or like a lady. We have to meet either the male standard for males or the male standard for females. - Catharine MacKinnon
Empowering children through the Word of God so excellence is the standard not the exception - Jacqui Wilson
Be ashamed not of being single, or, unemployed. That comes standard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The sad truth of the matter is that when it comes to appearance, we start off with men as the standard, the norm. - chimamamanda Ngozie Adichie
The best standard of living will be attained when your house will be filled with God's blessings. - Moazzam Shaikh
God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. - Randy Alcorn
And suddenly he thought, I'm the abnormal one now. Normalcy was a majority concept, the standard of many and not the standard of just one man. - Richard Matheson
Not smoking is not an achievement. Like virginity, it comes standard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Our representation of the standard criminal might be based on the properties of those less intelligent ones who were caught. - Nicholas Nassim Taleb
Women’s status in society has become the standard by which humanity’s progress toward civility and peace can be measured.-Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope in Words and Images - Mahnaz Afkhami
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - Cicero
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. - Zig Ziglar
The paradox in Christian truth is invariably due to the fact that it is the truth that exists for God. The standard of measure and the end is superhuman; and there is only one relationship possible: faith. - Søren Kierkegaard
The existence of any method, standard, custom or practice is no reason for its continuance when a better is offered. - Theodore Roosevelt
One cannot speak about love for God and neighbor without having a standard of communication, respect, honor, and without understanding how precious every human being is. - Sunday Adelaja
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't. - Mark Twain
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard. - Shannon L. Alder
The goal is World and Inner Peace, Love, and Happiness for everyone. And a higher standard of living. No one can make it happen alone. But we can all think globally, act locally and try to act like a team. We don’t know unless we try to make this happen. - Saminu Kanti
Standard is not the money you have nor the creed you belong to ,truly IT IS CHARACTER...... - Zainab Asif
Sendak is in search of what he calls a "yummy death". William Blake set the standard, jumping up from his death bed at the last minute to start singing. "A happy death," says Sendak. "It can be done." He lifts his eyebrows to two peaks. "If you're William Blake and totally crazy. - Maurice Sendak
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity. - Bill Vaughan
The Standard Pace is for chumps. - Timothy Ferriss
So it comes down to scarcity, one product or service having qualities you won’t find everywhere or ideally, anywhere. It’s the job of every brand to seek that out as their standard, their stamp. - David Brier
A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. - Jacqueline Bisset
The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac. - John Lanchester
I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard. - Karl Lagerfeld
Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail ­ as you surely will ­ adjust your lives, not the standards. - Ted Koppel
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. - Oscar Wilde
There is a correlation between one’s estimation of the odds of finding a new lover who is, at the least, of the same standard as they one they’re currently in a dead relationship with, and, their attempting to revive a dead relationship. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A good conscience is an epitome of good life and a true standard of living - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If I knew me as somebody else, I would hate me just as much. Why have a double standard? - David Wong
Collision avoidance systems are the next big radio frequency (RF) toxin to hit the USA general population as they become standard safety equipment in most new cars. - Steven Magee
There's something terribly weird about the standard fantasy setting--not least of which the fact the phrase "standard fantasy setting" can be uttered without irony. - Yahtzee Croshaw
Grace is an empowerment to be above and beyond reproach, to live your life at a standard that pleases God. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
To you I am neither man nor woman. I come before you as an author only. It is the sole standard by which you have a right to judge me--the sole ground on which I accept your judgment. - Charlotte Brontë
We can not improve humanity if everyone is conforming to society's standards. Set your own standard, and find out for yourself. - Mary Sage Nguyen
The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes. But the law of consciousness abides. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
When it comes to the core of who we are, it takes incredible effort to shift more than one standard deviation from the mean of your life. - E. Obeng-Amoako Edmonds
Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. - Naomi Wolf
When you are asked to love everybody indiscriminately, that is to love people without any standard, to love them regardless of whether they have any value or virtue, you are asked to love nobody. - Ayn Rand
How different our standard is from Christ's. We ask how much a man gives. Christ asks how much he keeps. - Andrew Murray
A person who can feel the pain of the underprivileged people can always be a true, stand-up comedian; most performers do not stand up to this standard and yet, surprisingly, many are popular. - Anuj Somany
Your money does not define your standard, your personality does. - V.Kuotsu
‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard. - Peter Drucker
If a nation and any nation on this earth could raise up the standard of personal responsibility in their society, you will in no time see a nation of virtuous people, developed and civilized. - Sunday Adelaja
Appreciation and enjoyment of the creatures are the hallmark of God's dominion and therefore the standard by which our own attempt to exercise dominion must be judged. - Ellen F. Davis
Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform - Susan Cain
I therefore submit to you that what qualifies a person to be called a man according to God, is the ability of the individual to live by the right standard and values that heaven values. Standards like, justice, judgement, truth and equity. - Sunday Adelaja
Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government. - Murray N. Rothbard
When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations. - Doctrine and covenants 115:5
If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well. - Lawana Blackwell
Her love... so unconditional, so unapologetic; reminds me that I am worth so much more than the standard I have set for myself. - Steve Maraboli
Virginity comes standard. A good head is earned. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
The reality of the reality show on TV is that its quality standard is not defined by the performance of the participants but by the presentation of honesty in selection of the people as its judge celebrity. - Anuj Somany
Save the trees! Return to the gold standard! - Ron Brackin
God doesn't call us to mediocrity. He calls us to a greater standard that doesn't teach us to tear people down to reach him, but to lift others up. Be the type of person that when people walk away from you, they know who you represent! - Shannon L. Alder
Cultural values change with times, unless they are built on an absolute standard of values and virtues. This standard must be afterwards well-guarded and protected. - Sunday Adelaja
... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women's experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men. - Judith Lewis Herman
If it is irrational and hypocritical to hold a minor to the same standard of behaviour control as a mature adult, it is equally unjust to hold a traumatised and neurologically impaired adult to the same standard as one not so afflicted - Marin Teicher
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity. - Bill Vaughan
Kid's books should be just as good as any other books. No. They should be held to a *higher* standard than other literature for the same reason that we take extra care with children's food. - Patrick Rothfuss
God’s approval should be your standard for success. - Jim George
Its better to Convince by words rather than your Hands. We should not degrade our Standard for others. - Merlin Thomas - merlin8thomas
I think we often hold heroines to an absurd standard. Be brave! Be wise! Always know what's in your heart and speak the truth of it! No and no and no. We fight to be brave. We learn to be wise. We struggle to know ourselves and voice what we want. - Leigh Bardugo
The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard. - Leonardo da Vinci
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