38 Standard Quotes On Success In Life

These standard quotes will inspire you. Standard, a level of quality, achievement, or a level of quality or attainment.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging standard quotes, standard sayings, and standard proverbs.

Best Standard Quotes

  1. “If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.” ~ Henry Ford
  2. “The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.” ~ Fredric Jameson
  3. “I think standardization is really the first step to something being commodified.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk.
  4. “Standardization leads to rigidity, and rigidity causes things to break.” ~ Bill James
  5. “Standardization does not produce although admirable as an efficiency method.” ~ Reginald Fessenden

  6. “When they say accountability, they mean surveillance and standardization.” ~ Marc Lamont Hill
  7. “Standardization of our educational systems [which includes testing]is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up.” ~ Harvey Cushing.
  8. “Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.” ~ Frederick E. Crane
  9. “I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings. Standardization is a great peril which threatens American culture.” ~ Albert Einstein
  10. “We need standards with flexibility, not standardization with force if we are to get the best from our teachers.” ~ Andy Hargreaves

  11. “Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.” ~ Erich Fromm
  12. “Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.” ~ Diane Ravitch
  13. “Pedagogues: More than any other class of blind leaders of the blind they are responsible for the degrading standardization which now afflicts the American people.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  14. “The Second Wave Society is industrial and based on mass production, mass distribution, mass consumption, mass education, mass media, mass recreation, mass entertainment, and weapons of mass destruction. You combine those things with standardization, centralization, concentration, and synchronization, and you wind up with a style of organization we call bureaucracy.” ~ Alvin Toffler , Society standard quotes
  15. “Standardized personalization=universal right to meaningful learning. Personalized standardization=flexible access to mandated learning.” ~ Andy Hargreaves

  16. “Five coordinating mechanisms seem to explain the fundamental ways in which organizations coordinate their work: mutual adjustment, direct supervision, standardization of work processes, standardization of work outputs, and standardization of worker skills.” ~ Henry Mintzberg
  17. “Our goal should be minimum standardization of human behavior.” ~ Douglas McGregor
  18. “Don’t let anyone tell you that standardized tests are not accurate measures. The truth of the matter is they offer a remarkably precise method for gauging the size of the houses near the school where the test was administered.” ~ Alfie Kohn
  19. “The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized.” ~ Tom Robbins
  20. “With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption.” ~ Arthur Erickson

  21. “The enemy of the black is not the white. The enemy of capitalist is not communist, the enemy of homosexual is not heterosexual, the enemy of Jew is not Arab, the enemy of youth is not the old, the enemy of hip is not redneck, the enemy of Chicano is not gringo and the enemy of women is not men. We all have the same enemy. The enemy is the tyranny of the dull mind. The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized.” ~ Tom Robbins
  22. “Cultural institutions by and large share one primary objective: herd control. Even when ostensibly benign, their propensity for manipulation, compartmentalization, standardization and suppression of potentially disruptive behavior or ideas, has served to freeze the evolution of consciousness practically in its tracks.” ~ Tom Robbins
  23. “This is the mountain standing in the way of any true Negro art in America – this urge within the race toward whiteness, the desire to pour racial individuality into the mold of American standardization, and to be as little Negro and as much American as possible.” ~ Langston Hughes
  24. “The Americans are the living refutation of the Cartesian axiom, “I think, therefore I am”: Americans do not think, yet they are. The American ‘mind,’ puerile and primitive, lacks characteristic form and is therefore open to every kind of standardization.” ~ Julius Evola
  25. “What is a clock? Something agreed upon and arbitrarily imposed upon us. Standard time. Not true time. Symbolizing the whole standardization of our lives.” ~ Susan Glaspell

  26. “There are various non-statistical tools that have been typically developed by lean companies, notably by Toyota for minimizing variability in production, such as standardization, introduction of takt time, synchronization, shortening the total production lead time which I am fond of referring to as nonstatistical tools.” ~ Masaaki Imai
  27. “So far, we do not seem appalled at the prospect of exactly the same kind of education being applied to all the school children from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but there is an uneasiness in the air, a realization that the individual is growing less easy to find; an idea, perhaps, of what standardization might become when the units are not machines, but human beings.” ~ Edith Hamilton
  28. “Latin, as we all know, ultimately broke down into Spanish, Italian, French, and so on. One wonders whether there will be an imperial parallel with English breaking down into, shall we say, North American, European, Australian, and so on. On the other hand, there is this immense, inward-driving influence of radio and television that is bringing us all back together. One could say it’s a fight between the two: a fight between regionalism and the standardization through communication.” ~ William Golding
  29. “The development of European integration can be divided into two phases. The first era ended with the Maastricht Treaty. It was a liberalization phase, with the main goal of European integration at the time being the removal of various barriers and borders in Europe. The second phase is a homogenization or standardization phase, one that involves regulation from the top and growing control over our lives. This no longer has anything to do with freedom and democracy.” ~ Vaclav Klaus
  30. “Standardization, instead of individualization. Cheap books, instead of private press editions. Active literature, instead of passive leather bindings.” ~ Jan Tschichold

  31. “EU expansion is, unfortunately, continuing without a constitution, as a gradual process of standardization – and that’s far more dangerous. It is very difficult to slow down this process, which is being pushed forward without significant public participation.” ~ Vaclav Klaus
  32. “America’s Facebook generation shows a submission to standardization that I haven’t seen before. The American adventure has always been about people forgetting their former selves – Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac went on the road. If they had a Facebook page, they wouldn’t have been able to forget their former selves.” ~ Jaron Lanier
  33. “The standardization and specialization of industrialization was being undermined by globalization. When people in Bangladesh could produce things much more cheaply than anybody could produce them in Detroit, we no longer were the world capital of industrialization.” ~ Grace Lee Boggs
  34. “In an age of global standardization, regional voices also remind both writer and reader that no life is lived generically. If the purpose of literature is truly, as the ancients insisted, to instruct and delight, then what better to understand and enjoy than the here and the now?” ~ Dana Gioia , Standard quotes about life
  35. “Give the child good books, then let it alone! Don’t plough and harrow its brain, or stretch it on Procrustes-beds of standardization, simplification, and what not!” ~ Laura E. Richards

  36. “There are forces working in the world as never before in the history of mankind for standardization, for the regimentation of us all, or what I like to call making muffins of us, muffins all like every other muffin in the muffin tin. This is the limited universe, the drying dissipating universe that we can help our children to avoid by providing them with ‘explosive material capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly’.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  37. “Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to denumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals.” ~ Ida Tarbell
  38. “We had learned how to invent things and the question of why we invent things receded in importance. The idea that if something could be done it should be done was born in the nineteenth century. And along with it, there developed a profound belief in all the principles through which invention succeeds: objectivity, efficiency, expertise, standardization, measurement, and progress. It also came to be believed that the engine of technological progress worked most efficiently when people are conceived of not as children of God or even as citizens but as consumers-that is to say, as markets.” ~ Neil Postman

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