Standards

Famous quotes containing the word standards:

    The standards of His Majesty’s taste made all those ladies who aspired to his favour, and who were near the Statutable size, strain and swell themselves, like the frogs in the fable, to rival and bulk and dignity of the ox. Some succeeded, and others burst.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    With his brows knit, his mind made up, his will resolved and resistless, he advances, crashing his way through the host of weak, half-formed, dilettante opinions, honest and dishonest ways of thinking, with their standards raised, sentimentalities and conjectures, and tramples them all into dust. See how he prevails; you don’t even hear the groans of the wounded and dying.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If one doesn’t know one’s own country, one doesn’t have standards for foreign countries.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)