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37 Quality over Quantity Quotes to Lead a More Nourished Life

Dayna Remus
Jan 20, 2023
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Some people think that more is better, so they accumulate things to fill an emptiness inside them instead of searching for true quality. Read the 37 quotes below to find out more.

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Many of us have grown up to think more is better. More friends, accolades, cars, and the list goes on and on. However, if these individuals, accomplishments, and things are devoid of any true meaning or quality, they will leave you empty.

Spending time with one friend who understands you will give you more joy than ten people you don't connect with at all. Buying one expensive pair of jeans will last longer and save you money in the long run, compared to a few cheap ones, which will break in a few months.

Read the 37 quotes below to learn more about quality vs. quantity.

John Lasseter’s quote: "Quality is the best business plan." | Image: AmoDays

John Lasseter’s quote: "Quality is the best business plan." | Image: AmoDays

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Quality over Quantity: Success, Work, and Career

"It's not how many hours you put in with a client or on a project. It's the quantity and quality of your energyyour focus and forcethat determine whether that time is valuable." — Jim Loehr

"I seek out parts which are strong women. It's not the quantity of a role; it's the quality of a role." — Priyanka Chopra

"Quality is the best business plan." — John Lasseter

"You will be remembered, in the long haul, for the quality of your work, not the quantity of your work. No one evaluates Picasso based on the number of paintings he churned out." — Tom Peters

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"I have always maintained that it's not the quantity of work but the quality that should speak. I have maintained the same for my music albums, too. I have always released them after a gap of two to three years." Adnan Sami

Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." | Image: AmoDays

Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." | Image: AmoDays

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"I think I have patient fans that want quality over quantity. It's more important to me that the project be the best that it can be and the realest it can be rather than rushing a whole bunch of generic songs because I could do that. I could just put together some songs real quick that I really like. I only write and I only sing for a purpose, so if it's not, then it's not going to be rushed." — Jhene Aiko

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." — Mahatma Gandhi

"Excellence comes when we balance quality with quantity." ― Amit Ray

Quality over Quantity: Relationships

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"I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family." — Reba McEntire

"It is all about the quality of the communication, not the quantity." — Buck Brannaman

Frank Sonnenberg’s quote: "While the number of friends may feed your ego, it will never satisfy your heart." | Image: AmoDays

Frank Sonnenberg’s quote: "While the number of friends may feed your ego, it will never satisfy your heart." | Image: AmoDays

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"You hear about quality time a lot, but I really think that quantity time with a person is really what strengthens a relationship." — Josh Turner

"While the number of friends may feed your ego, it will never satisfy your heart." ― Frank Sonnenberg

Quality and Quantity: Education and Knowledge

"It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity." — William Ellery Channing

"We measure genius by quality, not by quantity." — Wendell Phillips

"I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers." — James Patterson

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William Ellery Channing’s quote: "It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity." | Image: AmoDays

William Ellery Channing’s quote: "It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity." | Image: AmoDays

"We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge." Tom Waits

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A Fair Quantity of Quality Quotes

"He does not regard the quantity of faith, but the quality. He does not measure its degree but its truth. He will not break any bruised reed nor quench any smoking flax. He will never let it be said that any perished at the foot of the cross." — J. C. Ryle

"Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality." — George Santayana

"A quality life demands quality questions." — John Demartini

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." — Marcus Aurelius

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John Ruskin’s quote: "Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort." | Image: AmoDays

John Ruskin’s quote: "Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort." | Image: AmoDays

"Quality, not quantity, is my measure." — Douglas William Jerrold

"I'd rather have quality over quantity. It's about perfecting each song and making sure it's what you want to do. And then even with what I share, it's all very strategic." — Gabriella Wilson

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"Life isn't about quantity; it's about quality." — Malorie Blackman

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort." — John Ruskin

"When you read the Bible, read for quality, not quantity." — Adrian Rogers

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." — Steve Jobs

Vivienne Westwood’s quote: "Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes." | Image: AmoDays

Vivienne Westwood’s quote: "Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes." | Image: AmoDays

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"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity." — George MacDonald

"Buy less, choose well: that's the maxim. Quality, not quantity. That's the most environmentally friendly thing you can do." — Vivienne Westwood

"Doing something right once in a while will far surpass anything done wrong more often." — Buck Brannaman

"The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity." — Hugh Shelton

"The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions because quantity isn't the same as quality." — Deepak Chopra

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Tom Waits’ quote: "We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness." | Image: AmoDays

Tom Waits’ quote: "We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness." | Image: AmoDays

"Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes." — Vivienne Westwood

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"Think of how you could give it some true quality and meaning. Consider the people, the beliefs, the goals, the things which are really important to you. Make time for them, not someday, but right now. Don't just fill your schedule. Fill your life." — Ralph Marston

"We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness." — Tom Waits

Douglas William Jerrold’s quote: "Quality, not quantity, is my measure." | Image: AmoDays

Douglas William Jerrold’s quote: "Quality, not quantity, is my measure." | Image: AmoDays

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"The wise man will always reflect concerning the quality, not the quantity, of life." — Seneca the Younger

"There are certainly good examples of incredibly brilliant, beautiful music that has been made commercially available and sold everywhere. But I would say that, for the most part, quantity certainly does not speak well for quality." — Ian MacKaye

"The real question, after all, is not the quantity of life, but its quality, its depth, its purity, its fortitude, its fineness of spirit and gesture of soul." — Joseph Fort Newton

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Amit Ray’s quote: "Excellence comes when we balance quality with quantity." | Image: AmoDays

Amit Ray’s quote: "Excellence comes when we balance quality with quantity." | Image: AmoDays

So, next time you go shopping, if you have the money, choose that expensive sweater that feels amazing on your skin rather than a bunch of cheap copies. The next time you go out, choose people to spend time with whom you truly connect.

These small choices will slowly but surely bring a depth into your life that you may not have known was missing, and your spirit, soul, or psyche will feel nourished.

Some individuals who you may spend less time with when you're going through this process are users; read these 42 quotes to learn how to escape their clutches.

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