Quotes About Quality Of Life

Quotes tagged as "quality-of-life" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Michael Moore
“It was the American middle class. No one's house cost more than two or three year's salary, and I doubt the spread in annual wages (except for the osteopath) exceeded more than five thousand dollars. And other than the doctor (who made house calls), the store managers, the minister, the salesman, and the banker, everyone belonged to a union. That meant they worked a forty-hour week, had the entire weekend off (plus two to four weeks' paid vacation in the summer), comprehensive medical benefits, and job security. In return for all that, the country became the most productive in the world and in our little neighborhood it meant your furnace was always working, your kids could be dropped off at the neighbors without notice, you could run next door anytime to borrow a half-dozen eggs, and the doors to all the homes were never locked -- because who would need to steal anything if they already had all that they needed?”
Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble

Shannon L. Alder
“When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave—knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn’t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn’t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn’t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ha-Joon Chang
“Above a certain level of income, the relative value of material consumption vis-a-vis leisure time is diminished, so earning a higher income at the cost of working longer hours may reduce the quality of your life. More importantly, the fact that the citizens of a country work longer than others in comparable countries does not necessarily mean that they like working longer hours. They may be compelled to work long hours, even if they actually want to take longer holidays.”
Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“It might be true that it is “quality time” that counts, but after a certain point quantity has a bearing on quality.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Jenny Colgan
“This is what you British do not understand about the French. You think you must work, work, work, work and open on Sundays and make mothers and fathers with families slave in supermarkets at three o'clock in the morning and make people leave their homes and their churches and their children and go shopping on Sundays.'
'Their shops are open on Sundays?' said Benoît in surprise.
'Yes! They make people work on Sundays! And through lunchtimes! But for what? For rubbish from China? For cheap clothes sewed by poor women in Malaysia? For why? So you can go more often to KFC and get full of fried chicken? You would rather have six bars of bad chocolate than one bar of good chocolate. Why? Why are six bad things better than one good thing? I don't understand.”
Jenny Colgan, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Anatole France
“It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.”
Anatole France

Bertrand Russell
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
Bertrand Russell

“We have to examine the extent to which we export poverty to other societies. When we decide that we will import products from China that are produced by people earning less than a dollar an hour, and grant their country most-favored-nation status (political contributions notwithstanding), we are deciding to make American workers who must earn the minimum wage compete with them. I am not suggesting that we close the doors to China or to Mexico, but I am suggesting that we look very carefully at the web of international relationships that we are creating. At the very minimum, we should understand that we have two choices in our country: we can raise world living standards by exporting those standards, or we can lower living standards- not only the world’s but also our own- by deciding that it is acceptable for the products of exploited labor to enter this country.”
Julianne Malveaux

“The time for a person to instantly interact with his own soul, inspect his own mind and introspect with his own heart to identify his true quality of life is when too many people are too happy with him and he, too, is too much happy with them.”
Anuj Somany

Antonio Romagnolo
“Fidatevi e passate del tempo con chi vi fa sorridere spesso, con chi sa guardarvi, farvi sentire meglio. La vita è breve. Datele qualità!”
Antonio Romagnolo

“To ask for things of quality without setting a standard of quality is to invite many disappointments.”
Wayne Chirisa

“We are very much at the mercy of circumstance, but it is how you choose to respond to circumstance that determines the quality of your life.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

Bessel A. van der Kolk
“Imagination is absolutely critical to the quality of our lives. Our imagination enables us to leave our routine everyday existence by fantasizing about travel, food, sex, falling in love, or having the last word—all the things that make life interesting. Imagination gives us the opportunity to envision new possibilities—it is an essential launchpad for making our hopes come true. It fires our creativity, relieves our boredom, alleviates our pain, enhances our pleasure, and enriches our most intimate relationships.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

“There's never been a better time to let the leaves of mediocrity fall from your tree of life.”
David Ault

Georgi Y. Johnson
“Through our awareness, we can open the inheritance of our qualities or talents, and behind that, reside in the stillness of being, present in the sanctity of universal love.”
Georgi Y. Johnson, I Am Here: Opening the Windows of Life and Beauty

“It took me a while to realize--but thankfully realized before it was too late--that a fancy house, car, and cable television don't bring much happiness if you're dead. If you're at the weight that I was--or close to it--and you put your love of food and laziness ahead of the love of your family, you're being selfish. Nothing else you've ever done will matter if your family is left alone with that fancy house, car, and cable television when you're gone. It's one thing to leave this world unexpectedly in some tragic accident, but it's stupid and selfish when you're packing your bags every time you sit at the dinner table.”
Shawn Weeks

“Life is a Rainbow of many shades and colours...”

Tim Kreider
“I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter.”
Tim Kreider

“But if the Busyness = Status equation works, it’s strictly because a social game has emerged wherein relatively privileged, educated people with all kinds of Choice disguise their decisions to be busy as manifestations of the universe’s insatiable demand for their particular prowess. And the rest of us agree to be impressed. It’s a stupid game. We can stop any time.”
Tasha Golden

“The quality of your life is directly proportional to the positive effect you have on others’ lives.”
Chris Matakas

“There has to be something other than keeping busy that gives human life value, because our society so often functions as if ‘productivity’ and/or ‘usefulness’ are the measures of human value, and — particularly for artists — this is deeply problematic. We shouldn’t given in.”
Tasha Golden

“After you defined Quality, it was the turn of quantity. Now apply judicious quality control. Select what can be improved? Strive for achieving the perceived Quality as above. Practically, a virtuous circle to this Quality is followed through deploying Deming's PDSA”
Priyavrat Thareja

“God is omnipresent, yet the attempts to provide him a transit office space are made good in a temple”
Priyavrat Thareja- The Temple of TQM, OmniScience, Vol 2, No 2 (2012)

Marian Deegan
“Our lives are marked by the people who choose to matter more: the teacher who encouraged our curiosity, the neighbor who lent a helping hand in time of need, the great leaders and perceptive thinkers whose vision and innovation improve the quality of our lives. And that's what it means to matter more. It's not about pursuit of riches or fame. It's about making a difference in people's lives. Remembered or not, lived out in a small town or on the world stage, the journey of relevance matters.”
Marian Deegan, Relevance: Matter More

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