59 Appraisal Quotes On Success In Life

These appraisal quotes will inspire you. Appraisal, an act or instance of appraising something or someone; especially or an expert estimate of the value of something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging appraisal quotes, appraisal sayings, and appraisal proverbs.

Best Appraisal Quotes

  1. “Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “Evaluate what you want – because what gets measured, gets produced.” ~ James A. Belasco
  3. “You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system. The biggest cowards are managers who don’t let people know where they stand.” ~ Jack Welch
  4. “The most basic problem is that performance appraisals often don’t accurately assess performance.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

  5. “When one cannot appraise out of one’s own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.” ~ Marianne Moore
  6. “What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time.” ~ John Gunther
  7. “What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time.” ~ John Gunther
  8. “Ten years ago in Nairobi, we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women’s interests.” ~ Jenny Shipley

  9. “How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  10. “Let your desire for truth transcend all minor considerations. Ignorance is invariably confident. The man of knowledge learns to realize his own needs. Be honest and severe in your self-appraisal. Learn the art of learning, and you are well on the way to achievement. True greatness is reflective, not assertive.” ~ Grenville Kleiser , Self appraisal quotes
  11. “Massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  12. “One of the great tragedies of life, it seems to me, is when a person classifies himself as someone who has no talents or gifts. When, in disgust or discouragement, we allow ourselves to reach depressive levels of despair because of our demeaning self-appraisal, it is a sad day for us and a sad day in the eyes of God. For us to conclude that we have no gifts when we judge ourselves by stature, intelligence, grade-point average, wealth, power, position, or external appearance is not only unfair but unreasonable.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton
  13. “Managers don’t like giving appraisals, and employees don’t like getting them. Perhaps they’re not liked because both parties suspect what the evidence has proved for decades: Traditional performance appraisals don’t work.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

  14. “When considering the truth of a proposition, one is either engaged in an honest appraisal of the evidence and logical arguments, or one isn’t. Religion is one area of our lives where people imagine that some other standard of intellectual integrity applies.” ~ Sam Harris
  15. “Leaving out appraisal also would render the biological description of the phenomena of emotion vulnerable to the caricature that emotions without an appraisal phase are meaningless events. It would be more difficult to see how beautiful and amazingly intelligent emotions can be, and how powerfully they can solve problems for us.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  16. “A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.” ~ Isoroku Yamamoto
  17. “We want to believe in the essential, unchanging goodness of people, in their power to resist external pressures, in their rational appraisal and then rejection of situational temptations. We invest human nature with God-like qualities, with moral and rational faculties that make us both just and wise. We simplify the complexity of human experience by erecting a seemingly impermeable boundary between Good and Evil.” ~ Philip Zimbardo
  18. “Self-appraisals are influenced by evaluative reactions of others.” ~ Albert Bandura

  19. “The purchase of a bargain issue presupposes that the market’s current appraisal is wrong, or at least that the buyer’s idea of value is more likely to be right than the market’s. In this process the investor sets his judgement against that of the market. To some this may seem arrogant or foolhardy.” ~ Benjamin Graham
  20. “Of this be wary. Honor and fame are often regarded as interchangeable. Both involve an appraisal of the individual. . . but I suggest this difference. Fame is morally neutral.” ~ Edward R. Murrow
  21. “Self-appraisals of efficacy are reasonably accurate, but they diverge from action because people do not know fully what they will have to do, lack information for regulating their effort, or are hindered by external factors from doing what they can” ~ Albert Bandura
  22. “Self-appraisals of efficacy are reasonably accurate, but they diverge from action because people do not know fully what they will have to do, lack information for regulating their effort, or are hindered by external factors from doing what they can” ~ Albert Bandura

  23. “The hedge fund known as “Long Term Capital Management” collapsed last fall through overconfidence in its highly leveraged methods, despite I.Q.’s of its principals that must have averaged 160. Smart people aren’t exempt from professional disasters from overconfidence. Often, they just run aground in the more difficult voyages they choose, relying on their self-appraisals that they have superior talents and methods.” ~ Charlie Munger
  24. “But the personality that finally emerges is largely formed by the environment in which a man happens to find himself during his development, by the structure of the society in which he grows up, by the tradition of that society, and by its appraisal of particular types of behavior.” ~ Albert Einstein
  25. “We must do what we can to reduce, not increase, tensions. We must do what we can to present only the facts as we know them, not as we imagine them to be. We must learn to live with crisis in an age which calls for cool heads and accurate appraisals.” ~ Percy Spender

  26. “When you’re all alone out there, on the end of the typewriter, with each new story a new appraisal by the world of whether you can still get it up or not, arrogance and self-esteem and deep breathing are all you have. It often looks like egomania. I assure you it’s the bold coverup of the absolutely terrified.” ~ Harlan Ellison
  27. “The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others’ appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves. Our sense of identity is held captive by the judgements of those we live among.” ~ Alain de Botton
  28. “A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.” ~ Isoroku Yamamoto

  29. “For many activities, people cannot rely solely on themselves in evaluating their ability level because such judgments require inferences from probabilistic indicants of talent about which they may have limited knowledge. Self-appraisals are, therefore, partly based on the opinions of others who presumably possess evaluative competence” ~ Albert Bandura
  30. “Reasonably accurate appraisal of one’s own capabilities is, therefore, of considerable value in successful functioning. Large misjudgments of personal efficacy in either direction have consequences. People who grossly overestimate their capabilities undertake activities that are clearly beyond their reach. As a result, they get themselves into considerable difficulties, undermine their credibility, and suffer needless failures. Some of the missteps, of course, can produce serious, irreparable harm” ~ Albert Bandura
  31. “The significance of a basic medium to its civilization is difficult to appraise since the means of appraisal are influenced by the media, and indeed the fact of appraisal appears to be peculiar to certain types of media. A change in the type of medium implies a change in the type of appraisal and hence makes it difficult for one civilization to understand another.” ~ Harold Innis
  32. “Surely the United States Senate is big enough to take self-criticism and self-appraisal. Surely we should be able to take the same kind of character attacks that we “dish out” to outsiders.” ~ Margaret Chase Smith

  33. “Comparative appraisals of efficacy require not only evaluation of one’s own performances but also knowledge of how others do, cognizance of nonability determinants of their performances, and some understanding that it is others, like oneself, who provide the most informative social criterion for comparison” ~ Albert Bandura
  34. “To the extent that children with similar characteristics achieve comparable performance levels, using the performances of similar peers is likely to yield more accurate self-appraisal than using the accomplishments of dissimilar peers” ~ Albert Bandura , Performance appraisal quotes
  35. “God is great”). Conversations about the practical impossibility of God’s existence and the science-based irrationality of an afterlife slid seamlessly into xenophobia over Muslim immigration or the practice of veiling. The New Atheists became the new Islamophobes, their invectives against Muslims resembling the rowdy, uneducated ramblings of backwoods racists rather than appraisals based on intellect, rationality and reason. “Islam, more than any other religion human beings have devised, has all the makings of a thoroughgoing cult of death.” ~ Sam Harris
  36. “There are places in this world where fable, myth, preconception, love, longing or prejudice step in and so distort a cool, clear appraisal that a kind of high colored magical confusion takes permanent hold…Surely Texas is such a place.” ~ John Steinbeck

  37. “Agemates provide the most informative points of reference for comparative efficacy appraisal and verification. Children are, therefore, especially sensitive to their relative standing among the peers with whom they affiliate in activities that determine prestige and popularity” ~ Albert Bandura
  38. “We must evaluate the political sympathies of other states and the effect war may have on them. To assess these things in all their ramifications and diversity is plainly a colossal task. Rapid and correct appraisal of them clearly calls for the intuition of a genius; to master all this complex mass by sheer methodical examination is obviously impossible. Bonaparte was quite right when he said that Newton himself would quail before the algebraic problems it could pose.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
  39. “To make a proper moral appraisal of the prevalence of severe poverty today, we should focus not on comparisons with times past, when the global average income was much lower, but on a comparison with what would be possible in our time, given the current global average income and level of technological and administrative development.” ~ Thomas Pogge
  40. “To be able to take my pictures, I have to look, all the time, at the people and places I care about. And I must do so with both ardor and cool appraisal, with the passions of eye and heart, but in that ardent heart there must also be a splinter of ice.” ~ Sally Mann

  41. “America’s got to look after America again. That means taking a realistic appraisal of who is actually at risk in this country, not whining feminists, or whinging Black Lives Matter activists, but gay people and women at risk from Islam. Also, so people in this country who have been treated badly, lied to and lied about. An honest appraisal of who actually needs government attention in this country. And when all of that is done, then we can think about interfering elsewhere again.” ~ Milo Yiannopoulos
  42. “I made a conscious decision when I was writing that book to depict in real time how I treated it, and how I thought about it, and how I portrayed it to other people, because I wanted the story to be one of change from that to a more honest appraisal, a more accepting appraisal of myself and other people in that world.” ~ Melissa Febos
  43. “Religion should be subject to commonsense appraisal and rational review, as openly discussible as, say, politics, art and the weather. The First Amendment, we should recall, forbids Congress both from establishing laws designating a state religion and from abridging freedom of speech. There is no reason why we should shy away from speaking freely about religion, no reason why it should be thought impolite to debate it, especially when, as so often happens, religious folk bring it up on their own and try to impose it on others.” ~ Jeffrey Tayler
  44. “In the self-appraisal of efficacy, there are many sources of information that must be processed and weighed through self-referent thought” ~ Albert Bandura

  45. “I don’t want to give a cool appraisal of Jeremy Irons. I just want to boil him in oil.” ~ Lynn Barber
  46. “Possibly the biggest issue, however, is that performance appraisals focus managers attention on precisely the wrong thing: individual people. As W. Edwards Deming, the father of the quality movement, taught a long time ago, company performance often results more from variations in systems than from the individuals doing the work.” ~ Jeffrey Pfeffer
  47. “We shook hands. For a moment our eyes met – which I found surprisingly destabilizing. Then we pulled back and there was a mement of what seemed like mutual appraisal. For me, it was like being at a regatta, sizing up the competition on the dock before climbing into the shells. Could I take him? … He could inflict serious damage. I sensed that. But he would be unfamiliar with rowers – men used to toiling backwards, blindly, trained, most of all, to endure.” ~ Stefan Kieszling
  48. “The process that I want to call scientific is a process that involves the continual apprehension of meaning, the constant appraisal of significance accompanied by a running act of checking to be sure that I am doing what I want to do, and of judging correctness or incorrectness. This checking and judging and accepting, that together constitute understanding, are done by me and can be done for me by no one else. They are as private as my toothache, and without them science is dead.” ~ Percy Williams Bridgman
  49. “self-esteem, n. An erroneous appraisal.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  50. “I have huge questions about Vision Appraisal – you bet I do. I’m very worried about what happens when we hand over our destiny to an outside company.” ~ Robert Falcon Scott
  51. “Doctors…from the Office of Info. Tech. at Harvard U.(:)…Their appraisal of 46 surgical or anesthesia breakthroughs…suggested…only 13% were highly preferred (and)…in nearly half the cases the new therapy was no better than the therapy it replaced. …About 12% of the innovations increased complications.” ~ Jeffrey Bland
  52. “The investor has the benefit of the stock market’s daily and changing appraisal of his holdings, ‘for whatever that appraisal may be worth’, and, second, that the investor is able to increase or decrease his investment at the market’s daily figure – ‘if he chooses’. Thus the existence of a quoted market gives the investor certain options which he does not have if his security is unquoted. But it does not impose the current quotation on an investor who prefers to take his idea of value from some other source.” ~ Benjamin Graham
  53. “When a stock is selling at a discount to liquidation value per share, a near rock-bottom appraisal, it is frequently an attractive investment.” ~ Seth Klarman

  54. “What a general could do, Thomas did; no more dependable soldier for a moment of crisis existed on the North American continent, or ever did exist… Thomas comes down in history as the Rock of Chickamauga, the great defensive fighter, the man who could never be driven away but who was not much on the offensive. That may be a correct appraisal, Yet it may also be worth making note that just twice in all the war was a major Confederate army driven away from a prepared position in complete rout – at Chattanooga and at Nashville. Each time the blow that routed it was launched by Thomas.” ~ Bruce Catton
  55. “I had held a notion that I could make a pretty fair appraisal of the worth of an opponent simply by speaking to him on the first tee and taking a good measuring look into his eyes.” ~ Bobby Jones
  56. “Roque…lined his men up and had them produce all the clothing, jewels, money, and other objects that they had stolen since the last time they had divided the spoils. Having made a hasty appraisal and reduced to terms of money those items that could not be divided, he split the whole into shares with such equity and exactitude that in not a single instance did he go beyond or fall short of a strict distributive justice. They were all well satisfied with the payment received, indeed they were quite well pleased; and Roque then turned to Don Quixote.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  57. “In the biggest companies, seek out the most useless positions: those in consultancy, appraisal, research, and study. The more useless your position, the less possible it will be to assess your ‘contribution to the firm’s assets.” ~ Corinne Maier

  58. “…when we are going through the aftereffects of a bad jolt in loss of money or pride–and both are closely connected–we should get off to ourselves, make an honest appraisal of our shortcomings, and try to find our weak spots and bolster them up before starting in again. First on the program we should figure out a plan to eat. The money we have lost is a small matter; if we can keep our pride and strong faith in ourselves the battle ahead is half won before we start.” ~ Sue Sanders
  59. “Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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