40 Workmanship Quotes On Success In Life

These workmanship quotes will inspire you. Workmanship, the degree of skill with which a product is made or a job is done.

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

Best Workmanship Quotes

  1. “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” ~ John Ruskin
  2. “Make the workmanship surpass the materials.” ~ Ovid
  3. “Quality is pride of workmanship.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  4. “The aim of leadership should be to improve the performance of man and machine, to improve quality, to increase output, and simultaneously to bring pride of workmanship to people. Put in a negative way, the aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men, but to remove the causes of failure: to help people to do a better job with less effort.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  5. “Man is not the only animal who labors, but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  6. “It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  7. “Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honeybees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors, but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  8. “Plants don’t close from poor workmanship, but from poor management.” ~ W. Edwards Deming , Poor workmanship quotes
  9. “You don’t have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the engines of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  10. “Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.” ~ John Milton

  11. “Workers must root out the idea that by keeping the results of their labors to themselves a fortune will be assured to them. Patent fees are so much wasted money. The flying machine of the future will not be born fully fledged and capable of a flight for 1,000 miles or so. Like everything else, it must be evolved gradually. The first difficulty is to get a thing that will fly at all. When this is made, a full description should be published as an aid to others. Excellence of design and workmanship will always defy competition.” ~ Lawrence Hargrave
  12. “Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense. A composition for cheapness and not excellence of workmanship is the most frequent and certain cause of the rapid decay and entire destruction of arts and manufacturers.” ~ Josiah Wedgwood
  13. “Occasionally, in times of worry, I’ve longed to be stylish, but on second thought I say no just let me be myself-and express rough, yet true things with rough workmanship.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  14. “The scope of art is practically boundless; it does not begin and end with the painting of pictures and the modeling of statues; where there is room for workmanship there is room for it.” ~ Lewis Foreman Day
  15. “A beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God, and the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of earth, and the sole wonder of the world.” ~ Georg Hermes

  16. “Hephaestus glowered up at us. “I didn’t make you, did I?” Uh,” Annabeth said, “no, sir.” Good,” the god grumbled. “Shoddy workmanship.” ~ Rick Riordan
  17. “How fleeting are the wishes and efforts of man! how short his time! and consequently how poor will his products be, compared with those accumulated by nature during whole geological periods. Can we wonder, then, that nature’s productions should be far ‘truer’ in character than man’s productions; that they should be infinitely better adapted to the most complex conditions of life, and should plainly bear the stamp of far higher workmanship?” ~ Charles Darwin
  18. “To lay hold of and receive the gospel by a true and saving faith is an act of the soul that has been made a new creature, which is the workmanship of God… Wherefore whoever receiveth the grace that is tendered in the gospel, they must be quickened by the power of God, their eyes must be opened, their understandings illuminated, their ears unstopped, their hearts circumcised, their wills also rectified, and the Son of God revealed in them.” ~ John Bunyan , God’s workmanship quotes
  19. “High standards generally — about workmanship and creation of objects, about what is owed in friendship, about the quality of art and much else — far from being snobbish, are required to maintain decency in life.” ~ Joseph Epstein
  20. “We have strayed from the Immortal’s ways And worship with a dull and senseless mind Idols, the workmanship of our own hands, And images and figures of dead men.” ~ Justin Martyr

  21. “Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds you stuff of any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends upon what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat-flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  22. “Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  23. “In all places where there is a Summer and a Winter, and where your Gardens of pleasure are sometimes clothed with their verdant garments, and bespangled with variety of Flowers, and at other times wholly dismantled of all these; here to recompense the loss of past pleasures, and to buoy up their hopes of another Spring, many have placed in their Gardens, Statues, and Figures of several Animals, and great variety of other curious pieces of Workmanship, that their walks might be pleasant at any time in those places of never dying pleasures.” ~ John Worlidge
  24. “There are two methods for the literary study of any book – the first being the study of its thought and emotion; the second only that of its workmanship. A student of literature should study some of the Bible from both points of view.” ~ Lafcadio Hearn
  25. “I tried to like it. For me, it was like being smacked around the head by a piece of IKEA furniture: it hurts, but you’ve got to admire the workmanship.” ~ Bill Bailey

  26. “Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows Like harmony in music; there is a dark Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles Discordant elements, makes them cling together In one society.” ~ William Wordsworth
  27. “The effect of our knowledge rather ought to be, first, to teach us reverence and fear; and, secondly, to induce us, under its guidance and teaching, to ask every good thing from [God], and, when it is received, ascribe it to him. For how can the idea of God enter your mind without instantly giving rise to the thought, that since you are his workmanship, you are bound, by the very law of creation, to submit to his authority?-\-\that your life is due to him?-\-\that whatever you do ought to have reference to him.” ~ John Calvin
  28. “The workmanship was better than the subject matter.” ~ Ovid
  29. “The King saw them with no common satisfaction, expressing his desire in no particular to have yt Stellar fish engraven and printed. We wish very much, Sir, yt you could procure for us a particular description of yesd Fish, viz. whether it be common there; what is observable in it when alive; what colour it then hath; what kind of motion in the water; what use it maketh of all that curious workmanship, wch Nature hath adorn’d it with?” ~ Henry Oldenburg
  30. “There’s something about smoking a cigar that feels like a celebration. It’s like a fine wine. There’s a quality, a workmanship, a passion that goes into the smoking of a fine cigar.” ~ Demi Moore

  31. “Both poverty and wealth, therefore, have a bad effect on the quality of the work and the workman himself. Wealth and poverty, I answered. One produces luxury and idleness and a passion for novelty, the other meanness and bad workmanship and revolution into the bargain.” ~ Plato
  32. “What a curious workmanship is that of the eye, which is in the body, as the sun in the world; set in the head as in a watch-tower, having the softest nerves for receiving the greater multitude of spirits necessary for the act of vision!” ~ Stephen Charnock
  33. “But though such is our character (Oh. why should I speak of things unfit to be uttered?), the things said of us are an example of the proverb, ‘The harlot reproves the chaste.’ For those who have set up a market for fornication and established infamous resorts for the young for every kind of vile pleasure – who do not abstain even from males, males with males committing shocking abominations, outraging all the noblest and comeliest bodies in all sorts of ways, so dishonoring the fair workmanship of God.” ~ Athenagoras of Athens
  34. “And when with excellent Microscopes I discern in otherwise invisible Objects the Inimitable Subtlety of Nature’s Curious Workmanship; And when, in a word, by the help of Anatomicall Knives, and the light of Chymicall Furnaces, I study the Book of Nature, and consult the Glosses of Aristotle, Epicurus, Paracelsus, Harvey, Helmont, and other learn’d Expositors of that instructive Volumne; I find my self oftentimes reduc’d to exclaim with the Psalmist, How manifold are thy works, O Lord? In wisdom hast thou made them all.” ~ Robert Boyle
  35. “The danger lies in unconventional experiments signaling for a general license to do as they please, and pass off sloppy workmanship as creative intention.” ~ Helmut Gernsheim

  36. “I look on the opposite sex with something like the admiration with which I regard the starry sky on a frosty December night. I admire the beauty of the Creator’s workmanship, I am charmed with the wild but graceful eccentricity of the motions, and then I wish both of them goodnight.” ~ Robert Burns
  37. “In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is ‘Ratatouille.’ It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking.” ~ Irvin Kershner
  38. “Much of the magical effect that poetry gives of rendering everything it touches pellucid comes from the necessity of compression that it imposes. The impossibility of pausing in poetry as long as may be needed to make sense clear causes many a set of words actually deficient in linguistic workmanship to pass for an eloquent brevity.” ~ Laura Riding
  39. “I don’t remember ever being see-saw, when I’d made my mind up that a thing was wrong. It takes the taste out o’ my mouth for things, when I know I should have a heavy conscience after ’em. I’ve seen pretty clear, ever since I could cast up a sum, as you can never do what’s wrong without breeding sin and trouble more than you can ever see. It’s like a bit o’ bad workmanship–you never see th’ end o’ the mischief it’ll do. And it’s a poor look-out to come into the world to make your fellow creatures worse off instead o’ better.” ~ George Eliot
  40. “Many able Gardeners and Husbandmen are yet Ignorant of the Reason of their Calling; as most Artificers are of the Reason of their own Rules that govern their excellent Workmanship. But a Naturalist and Mechanick of this sort is Master of the Reason of both, and might be of the Practice too, if his Industry kept pace with his Speculation; which were every commendable; and without which he cannot be said to be a complete Naturalist or Mechanick.” ~ William Penn

Comment Your Favorite Workmanship Quotes Below!

Spread the Love

OM Team

We love to write about our experiences to motivate and inspire the lives of people we touch. We believe when you succeed we succeed with you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *