65 Quota Quotes On Success In Life

These quota quotes will inspire you. Quota is a fixed share of something that a person or group is entitled to receive or is bound to contribute.

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

Best Quota Quotes

  1. “Incompetent government embraces hiring quotas, thus furthering their incompetence.” ~ James Cook
  2. “Nobody is going to buy from you because you have quota to meet. They are going to buy from you because they see the value in doing so.” ~ Bob Burg
  3. “A quota is always something artificial that can only last for a certain period of time.” ~ Jacques Santer
  4. “I would rather be hired solely for my talent, not just to fill a quota.” ~ Reed Morano

  5. “I’m not out for quotas. I’m out to attract the best young men and women of our nation.” ~ James F. Amos
  6. “I think there are some things … that may even be distorted in the practice, such as some affirmative action programs becoming quota systems. And I’m old enough to remember when quotas existed in the United States for the purpose of discrimination, and I don’t want to see that happen again.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  7. “I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.” ~ Angela Ahrendts
  8. “Forces of Destruction: grades in school, merit system, incentive pay, business plans, quotas.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

  9. “Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity.” ~ Walter Block
  10. “Hiring quotas reduce efficiency.” ~ James Cook
  11. “Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people. People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning. The forces of destruction begin with toddlers – a prize for the best Halloween costume, grades in school, gold stars – and on up through the university. On the job people, teams, and divisions are ranked, reward for the top, punishment for the bottom. Management by Objectives, quotas, incentive pay, business plans, put together separately, division by division, cause further loss, unknown and unknowable.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  12. “The wise man seeks little joys, knowing that life is long and that his quota of great joys is distinctly limited.” ~ William Feather

  13. “Diversity is, by definition, discrimination. It leads to things like quotas and racial profiling.” ~ Mary Kissel
  14. “If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?” ~ Adam Schiff
  15. “Some said America took a step forward electing a black president. In light of the unconstitutiona l expansion of powers, lack of transparency and fueling the fires of unrest that clearly hasn’t been the case. Vote based on merits, not to fill a racial quota.” ~ Denzel Washington
  16. “If you are a complainer you might have already spent your HELP quota.” ~ Zig Ziglar

  17. “When leadership set the goals by themselves, they are not goals, they are quotas.” ~ Dave Ramsey
  18. “Hey sister, you’re just moving too fast, you’re screwing up the quota.” ~ Patti Smith
  19. “If you still are growing, you go through the archetype of the statesman or stateswoman. You stop asking “What are my quotas?” and stop saying “What is in it for me?” and “How much can I get?” You begin to say, instead, “What are your quotas?” and, “How may I serve?” Providing for others becomes much more important in your life than what you can get for yourself.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  20. “If you can write each day, do it, and meet a quota. Minimum 350 words a day. A baboon can do 350 words a day. Don’t be shown up by a baboon” ~ James Scott Bell

  21. “What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don’t know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that’s my position.” ~ George W. Bush
  22. “A tough manager will have realistic quotas for his employees that he keeps to himself and aggressively stretch quotas, anywhere from ten percent higher to a lot more, which he imposes on his staff. If his people miss the stretch numbers but exceed the realistic goals, he’s happy. If he’s a superb manager, he knows how far they can stretch without breaking.” ~ Twyla Tharp
  23. “They don’t worship at the altar of forced busing and mandatory quotas. They don’t believe you can remedy past discrimination by mandating new discrimination. (Defending his nominees for Civil Rights Commission)” ~ Ronald Reagan
  24. “I started thinking about the endless bullshit about quotas, and how certain types of character are fine “as long as it’s important to the story,” and so on, started thinking about the absence of the abject.” ~ Hal Duncan

  25. “Nobody thinks quotas are a great win for women – the win would be removing the discrimination and inequality that creates under-representation in the first place. But in the short term, alongside other measures, they can be an effective way to make progress happen faster.” ~ Laura Bates
  26. “If you can write each day, do it, and meet a quota. Minimum 350 words a day. A baboon can do 350 words a day. Don’t be shown up by a baboon” ~ James Scott Bell
  27. “Even when I’m railed at, I get my quota of renown.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  28. “The Australian way of affirmative action is setting goals and recognising discrimination and lack of opportunity and deciding to take action and setting some goals and targets. I guess I prefer that language to talking about quotas.” ~ Quentin Bryce

  29. “I do my best writing between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.. Almost every friend I have who is a consistently productive writer, does their best writing between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. My quota is two crappy pages per day. I keep it really low so I’m not so intimidated that I never get started. I will do the gathering of interviews and research throughout the day. I’ll get all my notes and materials together and then I’ll do the synthesis between 10 p.m. to bed, which is usually 4 or 5 a.m.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  30. “There are days when I think the National Endowment for the Arts should issue a quota system for the production of plays by women – especially when you realize women buy 70 percent of all theater tickets.” ~ Marsha Norman
  31. “Value the relationship more than making your quota.” ~ Jeffrey Gitomer
  32. “Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. Substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.” ~ Benjamin Cardozo

  33. “It is a wonderful thing that so many, and they not reckoned absurd, shall entertain those with whom they converse by giving them the history of their pains and aches and imagine such narrations their quota of conversation.” ~ Richard Steele
  34. “We fall into the old stuff of textuality, and almost everything becomes safe because nobody wants to talk about what is not safe in poetry. We fall back on the psychologic, the ethnic, the quota, and serve the perpetuation of the machine.” ~ Fady Joudah
  35. “I heard about a pastor in a church of 5,000 people who employed two seminary students whose main responsibility was to get four new people baptized each week. When asked, “What happens if they can’t meet the quota?”, his response was, “Then I’ll find two students who can”. This man wasn’t even remotely interested in true gospel preaching. He was results-driven.” ~ Mark Dever
  36. “I don’t think that you want to see universities in any way trying to have any kind of quota system about political views, or views in general. You want the market to work in the way the market works.” ~ Louis Menand

  37. “I think Nigerians got it wrong from independence as people became so conscious of the divisions because we wanted so much to satisfy the plurality of interests. I will say, we neglected the importance of real value, human value and the quality of potential in human beings and we contrived phrases like geographical spread, regional quota, etc and allowed mediocrity to reign. I think that is the problem that we are dealing with till today.” ~ Wole Soyinka
  38. “If you create an artificial scarcity through public policy, artificial rent so to speak – setting up a new import quota or giving out a particular office that is very beneficial – people are going to invest money, time and resources in trying to secure that opportunity. If the value is created independently of the search for it, the search for it is wasted.” ~ James M. Buchanan
  39. “We try to prevent the creation of artificial rents. Rather than setting up quotas to stop imports we levy a tariff, that would be better. Or we pay wages in the public sector which are roughly equivalent to the productivity in the private sector and we don’t therefore make it a special benefit to get a bureaucratic position.” ~ James M. Buchanan
  40. “I think diversity in television is important. It’s not about trying to fill a quota or satisfy some idea of diversity, but I think what diversity brings to any daypart is more eyeballs, just more opportunity.” ~ Aisha Tyler

  41. “If you think quotas mean the best person not getting the job, you have to believe that the best person always gets the job at the moment. Do you really believe there are more than three times more men named John qualified to lead FTSE 100 companies in the UK than all the women put together? All the 32 MILLION women combined? Just statistically, that doesn’t make sense.” ~ Laura Bates
  42. “I still just like everybody else need to meet quotas with my spins, with my buzz and make my way into the office. It has to be undeniable; the world has to know about you before Jay-Z makes a call.” ~ Drake
  43. “We do not believe in quotas. They would not only be undesirable, they would be illegal. There is legal protection for the autonomy of universities in running their own admission arrangements.” ~ David Willetts
  44. “Under the Enrichment Laws, consumers have to spend a fixed quota of dollars each month, depending on their strata. Hoarding is an anti-corpocratic crime.” ~ David Mitchell

  45. “My mother’s people, the people who captured my imagination when I was growing up, were of the Deep South – emotional, changeable, touched with charisma and given to histrionic flourishes. They were courageous under tension and unexpectedly tough beneath their wild eccentricities, for they had and unusually close working agreement with God. They also had an unusually high quota of bullshit.” ~ Willie Morris
  46. “I was a lawyer and I have been married to a lawyer. I think one lawyer per household is plenty. It’s a good quota for us.” ~ Kellyanne Conway
  47. “A quota for women always amounts to a failure of politics. For me, economics is first and foremost the ability to act freely without state rules. That’s why I believe quotas should only be used as a last resort.” ~ Kristina Schroder
  48. “I am certain that we do not need quotas for women, especially not in a time when we have a growing shortage of qualified workers. Companies are already asking head hunters to find women for top positions.” ~ Kristina Schroder

  49. “Quotas are a perfectly logical, if diabolical, extension of the regulation of private property courtesy of the Civil Rights Act, whereby in an attempt to shape American society in politically pleasing ways, people have been coerced into liking, hiring or renting against their will or better judgment.” ~ Ilana Mercer
  50. “I don’t impose any word count or number-of-hours quota on myself, or have any rules, except one: persistence. Nothing glamorous. No epiphanies. Just revisiting and rewriting. For me, momentum is far more important than inspiration.” ~ Pam Muñoz Ryan
  51. “The quota idea is a good one, but there are two problems with it. The first is clear: A quota system would also require all European countries to be prepared to take refugees. And secondly: What happens when the quota has been filled? Would we then simply tell those who are threatened, sorry but we have to send you back?” ~ Martin Schulz
  52. “That diabolical Hell conceived principle of persecution rages amoung some and to their eternal Infamy the Clergy can furnish their Quota of Imps for such business.” ~ James Madison

  53. “Women do not enter a profession in significant numbers until it is physically safe. So until we care enough about men’s safety to turn the death professions into safe professions, we in effect discriminate against women. But when we overprotect women and only women it also leads to discrimination against women. …If [an employer works] for a large company for which quotas prevent discrimination, they find themselves increasingly hiring free-lancers rather than taking on a woman and therefore a possible sexual harassment lawsuit.” ~ Warren Farrell
  54. “We have the illusion of freedom only because so few ever try to exercise it. Try it sometime. Try to save your home from the highway crowd, or to work a trade without the approval of the goons, or to open a little business without a permit, or to grow a crop without a quota, or to educate your child the way you want to, or to not have a child. We all have the freedom of a balloon floating in a pin factory.” ~ Karl Hess
  55. “There was no protection, no quota system when it came to luck. It was like that moment in math when a child learns that the odds of heads or tails is always one-in-two, no matter how many times one has flipped the coin and gotten heads. Every flip, the odds are the same. Every day, you could be unlucky all over again.” ~ Laura Lippman
  56. “And I always like to stress, it’s not a quota, not a set-aside, it’s not about race, it’s about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government.” ~ Alphonso Jackson

  57. “Do the American voters know that the unprecedented improvement in their standard of living that the last hundred years brought was the result of the steady rise in the per-head quota of capital invested? Do they realize that every measure leading to capital decumulation jeopardizes their prosperity?” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  58. “I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.” ~ Samuel Alito
  59. “Quotas are bad for America. It’s not the way America is all about.” ~ George W. Bush
  60. “I don’t believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.” ~ Clarence Thomas

  61. “I’m not a believer that you should set quotas for these things, because I think what happens is no matter how qualified the woman is who gets the job, people will say she [Hillary Clinton] shouldn’t have gotten it. She only got it because she’s a woman. That is the problem with quotas.” ~ Christy Clark
  62. “Skilled shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. [Visa quotas] have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process we have created [a] privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at non-competitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of the income inequality.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  63. “I cannot kill him, she muttered to herself. I cannot kill him. I promised Bianka I’d stop at ten bodies a day, and I’ve already surpassed my quota for the fifth day in a row. I cannot kill him.” ~ Gena Showalter

  64. “It was right then and there that she’d realized there was no quota on misery for people, no quantifiable threshold that once reached, got you miraculously taken out of the distress pool.” ~ J.R. Ward
  65. “My kind [vampires] does not surprise easily,” he said. “You surprised me, this morning. I have thus used up my full quota of shock and consternation for some interval.” I stared at him. “You made a *joke*.” “I have heard this kind of thing may happen.” ~ Robin McKinley

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