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Quotes About Standards

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Cyril Connolly
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."

[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933]”
Cyril Connolly

Walt Whitman
“God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.”
Walt Whitman

Karl Lagerfeld
“I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard.”
Karl Lagerfeld

“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.”
Alfred A. Montapert

Ashly Lorenzana
“The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Francis Chan
“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.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Mandy Hale
“Someone out there is looking for exactly what you've got…and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth. Some things in life just can’t be bartered over or placed on the sale rack – and your self-worth is at the top of the list.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Adriana Trigiani
“I don't settle in any other area of my life when it comes to excellence, so why should I lower my standards when it comes to boys?”
Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life

Ashly Lorenzana
“If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother?”
Ashly Lorenzana

Ayn Rand
“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

Alain de Botton
“Cynics are - beneath it all - only idealists with awkwardly high standards.”
Alain de Botton

“Don't judge the past by the standards of today. It won't work. They're incompatible.”
Rachel Mead

Jack Campbell
“There are things we don't do. From this moment forth, let us all ensure our every action reflects well on us and our ancestors. Let us live to the highest standards, lest we win this war only to find ourselves staring in the mirror at the face of our late enemy.”
Jack Campbell, Dauntless

Susan Sontag
“[O]ne person's 'barbarian' is another person's 'just doing what everybody else is doing.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

“Raise your quality standards as high as you can live with, avoid wasting your time on routine problems, and always try to work as closely as possible at the boundary of your abilities. Do this, because it is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward.”
Edsger W. Dijkstra

Haruki Murakami
“As with marathon runs and lengths of toilet paper, there had to be standards to measure up to.”
Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Ted Koppel
“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

Kurt Vonnegut
“This person has just arrived on this planet, knows nothing about it, has no standards by which to judge it. This person does not care what it becomes. It is eager to become absolutely anything it is supposed to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

Criss Jami
“The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet 'Heavenly Father' is a grand reflection, a relation to that of human nature.”
Criss Jami

Adrienne Kress
“When you are from a well-respected family, often times you will have pressure to "live up to your family name." That is to say, depending on your family's reputation, you will have to live in accordance with that reputation so that other people keep thinking of your family in the way it is used to being thought of. If you come from a family of do-gooders, then it is important to do good. If you come from a family of investors, it is important to make lots of money. If you come from a family of plastic surgeons, you should know how to pick a nose. And if you do not live up to your family name, then possibly your family will disown you. Which isn't really nice, but can happen.”
Adrienne Kress, Timothy and the Dragon's Gate

Stefan Molyneux
“If you have people who treat you badly in your life, they will be a human shield against people who will treat you well. If that’s not true then we should apply it to marriage and start saying to woman who are being put down or beaten, “you gotta stay with him because he needs you and he has been your husband for 20 years for heaven sakes. You just have to work to love him more and so on.” This is the advice they gave to woman like 200 fucking years ago and it was abusive advice.

I view the parent child relationship (This just not my made up perspective.) it is the least voluntary relationship. At least the woman who got married chose to get married. We don’t choose our parents. The highest standards of behavior are required for parents and no one else. There is no one else whose standards of behavior need be higher than parents and so often parents get away with the lowest possible standards of behavior with regards to their children.”
Stefan Molyneux

Booth Tarkington
“My theory on literature is an author who does not indulge in trashiness-writes about people you could introduce into your own home...he did not care to read a book or go to a play about people he would not care to meet at his own dinner table. I believe we should live by certain standards and ideals...”
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

Jay Woodman
“Find what is meaningful to you and stand by it. Even if you begin to wonder if there is any meaning to anything, continue to be yourself.”
Jay Woodman

“Standards only move in one direction. At the beginning of the world, standards were established and they've been slipping ever since.”
Edward Stevenson

Pauline Kael
“The problem with a popular art form is that those who want something more are in a hopeless minority compared with the millions who are always seeing it for the first time, or for the reassurance and gratification of seeing the conventions fulfilled again.”
Pauline Kael, Going Steady: Film Writings, 1968-1969

“Standards are experiencing the past and realizing you’re worth more than that.”
Dominic Riccitello

Jim George
“The more you pray, the more you are stating your desire to live your life by God’s standards.”
Jim George, The Remarkable Prayers of the Bible: Transforming Power for Your Life Today

“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 Self Reliance

Andy Andrews
“A standard is an agreed-upon level of quality or attainment. One. One level of quality or attainment that is agreed upon. In other words, when a society grows comfortable with the idea that there can be many standards, the people have, in effect, accepted the reality that there will be no standard. Anything goes. And that, my friends, is exactly what happened to a once great, once wealthy, once undefeatable world power.”
Andy Andrews, The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You

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