65 Survey Quotes On Success In Life

These survey quotes will inspire you. The survey, asks (many people) a question or a series of questions in order to gather information about what most people do or think about something.

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

Best Survey Quotes

  1. “Surveys show that surveys never lie.” ~ Natalie Angier
  2. “Survey and test a prospective action before undertaking it. Before you proceed, step back and look at the big picture, lest you act rashly on raw impulse.” ~ Epictetus
  3. “A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.” ~ George Santayana
  4. “Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort.” ~ Andrew Greeley

  5. “Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world’s population.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  6. “It is proved by surveys that happiness does not come from love, wealth, or power but the pursuit of attainable goals.” ~ Helen Fielding
  7. “A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college students drink until they pass out at least once a month. The other 49 percent didn’t answer the phone.” ~ Craig Kilborn
  8. “USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.” ~ David Letterman

  9. “I don’t hire a lot of number-crunchers, and I don’t trust fancy marketing surveys. I do my own surveys and draw my own conclusions.” ~ Donald Trump
  10. “A new survey out says 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Which is interesting because in a related survey, 100 percent of smartphones say they own an American.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  11. “It is vain and useless to survey everything that goes on in the world if our study does not help us mend our ways.” ~ Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
  12. “Time, that takes survey of all the world, Must have a stop.” ~ William Shakespeare

  13. “A man with deep far-sightedness will survey both the beginning and the end of a situation and continually consider its every facet as important.” ~ Takeda Shingen
  14. “We must, like a painter, take time to stand back from our work, to be still, and thus see what’s what. . . True repose is standing back to survey the activities that fill our days.” ~ William McNamara
  15. “The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.” ~ Herbert Spencer
  16. “In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.” ~ Will Self
  17. “According to a recent survey, men say the first thing they notice about women is their eyes. And women say the first thing they notice about men is they’re a bunch of liars.” ~ Jay Leno

  18. “A recent survey or North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey.” ~ Banksy
  19. “A recent survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. Somehow this ranked even higher than death which was third on the list. So, you’re telling me that at a funeral, most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than have to stand up and give a eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  20. “Surveys show that the #1 fear of Americans is public speaking. #2 is death. That means that at a funeral, the average American would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  21. “A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit
    With the same spirit that its author writ:
    Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find
    Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind.” ~ Alexander Pope
  22. “History is the arbiter of controversy, the monarch of all she surveys.” ~ Lord Acton

  23. “One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  24. “The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.” ~ Michel de Certeau
  25. “When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I’m lost, in wonder, love and praise.” ~ Joseph Addison

  26. “We constantly see surveys that reveal this ignorance, especially among our high school students,78 percent of whom, in a recent nationwide multiple-choice test, identified Abraham Lincoln as ‘a kind of lobster.’ That’s right: more than three-quarters of our nation’s youth could not correctly identify the man who invented the telephone.” ~ Dave Barry
  27. “It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” ~ Harvey Milk
  28. “This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion.” ~ Stephen Harper

  29. “A new survey found that 12 percent of parents punish their kids by banning social networking sites. The other 88 percent punish their kids by joining social networking sites.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  30. “Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.” ~ Sidney Hook
  31. “So their combinations with themselves and with each other give rise to endless complexities, which anyone who is to give a likely account of reality must survey.” ~ Plato
  32. “Hope is an explorer who surveys the country ahead. That is why we know so much about the Hereafter and so little about the Heretofore.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  33. “When we take a slight survey of the surface of our globe a thousand objects offer themselves which, though long known, yet still demand our curiosity.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

  34. “Perhaps, in retrospect, there would be little motivation even for malevolent extraterrestrials to attack the Earth; perhaps, after a preliminary survey, they might decide it is more expedient just to be patient for a little while and wait for us to self-destruct.” ~ Carl Sagan
  35. “It is an inherent property of intelligence that it can jump out of a task which it is performing and survey what it has done.” ~ Douglas Hofstadter
  36. “Forget socialism, capitalism, just-in-time deliveries, salary surveys, and the rest … concentrate on building organizations that accomplish that most difficult of all challenges: to make people look forward to coming to work in the morning.” ~ Ricardo Semler
  37. “Though it is very easy to do valuations, eyeballs and brand prominence surveys, you should never allow any of them to influence the balance sheet.” ~ Ashwin Sanghi

  38. “According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful.” ~ Robert De Niro
  39. “BJP is a political party with a difference that aims at good governance. This is proved by the fact that three of the five Chief Ministers according to a recent NDTV survey/poll are from BJP-ruled states.” ~ Narendra Modi
  40. “Our grandsire, Adam, ere of Eve possesst,
    Alone, and e’en in Paradise unblest,
    With mournful looks the blissful scenes survey’d,
    And wander’d in the solitary shade.
    The Maker say, took pity, and bestow’d
    Woman, the last, the best reserv’d of God.” ~ Alexander Pope
  41. “A survey released today found that men spend twice as much on their mistresses for Christmas as they do on their wives. On the other hand, men spend half their income on the wives when the wife finds out about the mistress. So it all balances out.” ~ Jay Leno
  42. “Recent surveys show 3 out of 10 men have a problem with premature ejaculation. The rest just didn’t really think it was a problem!” ~ Frankie Boyle

  43. “They took a survey: Why do men get up in the middle of the night? Ten percent get up to go to the bathroom and 90 percent get up to go home.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  44. “The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person’s belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.” ~ Arthur C. Brooks
  45. “I’m always fascinated when people really fervently believe, because I have such a hard time believing anything. When people have real faith in something, it’s fascinating to me. And the fact that so many people, in surveys, so many people say they do. It kind of blows my mind.” ~ Conor Oberst
  46. “The great lesson to be learned in the battered towns of England and the ruined cities of Germany is that the best way to win a war is to prevent it from occurring.” ~ George C. Marshall

  47. “The pursuit of science has often been compared to the scaling of mountains, high and not so high. But who amongst us can hope, even in imagination, to scale the Everest and reach its summit when the sky is blue and the air is still, and in the stillness of the air survey the entire Himalayan range in the dazzling white of the snow stretching to infinity? None of us can hope for a comparable vision of nature and of the universe around us. But there is nothing mean or lowly in standing in the valley below and awaiting the sun to rise over Kinchinjunga.” ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  48. “After starting a blood feud with Fox News, something no Republican presidential candidate has dared to do before, [Donald] Trump seems to have successfully undermine the network in the eyes of its core audience with perception of the Fox News brand among Republican adults hitting its lowest point in three years according to a new YouGov survey.” ~ Chris Hayes
  49. “Oh! that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves.” ~ William Shakespeare
  50. “For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things.” ~ Aeschylus

  51. “Let observation with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  52. “Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons. The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man the monarch of all he surveys. It realizes the ancient dream of the Jovian thunderbolt, and as such it is the embodiment of personal power. For this reason it exercises a curious influence over the minds of most men, and in its best examples it constitutes an object of affection unmatched by any other inanimate object.” ~ Jeff Cooper
  53. “In my judgment, based on the work that has been done to this point of the Iraq Survey Group, and in fact, that I reported to you in October, Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441.” ~ David Kay
  54. “Interesting survey in the current Journal of Abnormal Psychology: New York City has a higher percentage of people you shouldn’t make any sudden moves around than any other city in the world.” ~ David Letterman
  55. “I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family. Probably less.” ~ Walter Cronkite

  56. “Financial literacy is not an end in itself, but a step-by-step process. It begins in childhood and continues throughout a person’s life all the way to retirement. Instilling the financial-literacy message in children is especially important, because they will carry it for the rest of their lives. The results of the survey are very encouraging, and we want to do our part to make sure all children develop and strengthen their financial-literacy skills.” ~ George Karl
  57. “Although the traditional focus of Valentine’s Day is on women and the gifts they desire, this survey found that not only do men like to get gifts for Valentine’s Day, but they also like those gifts to be luxurious. Sixty-three percent of the people we surveyed agreed that this Valentine’s Day, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is a great gift for the men in their lives.” ~ Christopher Parsons
  58. “Oh, sons of earth! attempt ye still to rise. By mountains pil’d on mountains to the skies? Heav’n still with laughter the vain toil surveys, And buries madmen in the heaps they raise.” ~ Alexander Pope
  59. “One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials.” ~ Robert Waterman McChesney
  60. “The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they’re doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent.” ~ L. Neil Smith

  61. “I’m sure if you could survey the unborn they would prefer the chance for life over the options of solar power.” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  62. “And when midst fallen London, they survey The stone where Alexander’s ashes lay, Shall own with humbled pride the lesson must By Time’s slow finger written in the dust.” ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld
  63. “A technical survey that systematize, digest, and appraise the mid century state of psychology.” ~ Stanley Smith Stevens

  64. “When we started NFL Films, there were no focus groups, there were no demographic studies, there were no surveys. Every decision that we made, we made with our hearts, not with our heads. And, in the very beginning, we really didn’t even have a business plan.” ~ Steve Sabol
  65. “Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt in the basic coverage that they get on TV news.” ~ Brit Hume

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