#AtoZChallenge : Aristotle Quote

Aristotle Quote

Today’s authour is Aristotle.  The Aristotle Quote I have chosen is:

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Aristotle Quote
AtoZChallenge – Aristotle Quote


This quote speaks to me because I firmly believe in Quality. In fact, quality versus quantity is always a raging debate in my head. If I have to do a ob, I have to do it well. I have to do it to my satisfaction and uphold my standards of acceptance. I am not a perfectionist by any means, but I do have high standards. By ensuring what I do, in my personal or professional life adheres to quality gives me happiness and the satisfaction of a job well done. A sloppy job would be an act for me that bothers me no end. Yes done is better than perfect only when there is danger of not having done anything. The moment a job is done, the quality is under scrutiny. What is important to remember that most people who look at what you have done will only have the output and it’s quality to look at – not the effort and circumstances behind it.

I remember a story about a sculptor who has helped carve out the caves of Ajanta and Ellora. He was given the deepest and the darkest recess of the wave to carve. He came in day after day, chipping away the stone bit by bit and turning it into a gorgeous statue. The statue has perfect proportions and intricate details. One day, someone asked him why he spent such a huge effort on a corner that was unlikely to be seen and appreciated. Unfazed, the sculptor replied that God was watching. He said that he had to be true to his profession and uphold standards of quality. For that sculptor, quality was truly a habit, not an act.


AtoZChallenge A: Aristotle Quote
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Did you know that I attempted the AtoZ Challenge in 2015 too? I wrote about the AtoZ of Professional Life then. 

For A, I wrote about Adaptability.

A to Z Challenge Letter A - Adaptability
Read my Letter A post from A to Z Challenge 2015

Read all posts from the AtoZ Challenge 2015 about A to Z of Professional Life


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23 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge : Aristotle Quote”

      1. My collection resides in the Screenshots folder of my phone. Not necessarily philosophical though 🙂 But will definitely share some day

  1. I agree, quality over quantity is very important. I am a perfectionist about a lot of things, and not so much in others. As long as I am satisfied with the quality of my work, I don’t worry so much about what others’ opinions are. In my writing, for example, if I am happy with what I’ve written then I don’t care what anyone else thinks. They’re not the ones pouring their heart and soul into the writing, I am, and when I feel it’s done, it’s done. If I’m not happy with it, then I keep working on it until I am.

    That being said, I hope at least a few people get some enjoyment out of my challenge posts this month, and can figure out what my theme is:


  2. It’s true. I really believe quality is an habit, and if you have it, you won’t disregard it with ease.
    Unfortunately, I also believe that quality won’t always win you the prize… but that doesnt’ mean it’s not worth it 😉

    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

  3. It’s a great quote Ankita and certainly, it’s something to stick by- we can all change our lives if we start giving importance to quality!!!

    1. Thanks Zainab… for someone as tenacious as you (read fitness inspiration) I am sure quality means a lot… thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. That’s a great quote, Anks.
    Agree with your views about quality.
    Great people earn greatness.
    Have read about Michelangelo upholding quality while painting the Sistine Chapel.

    1. Thank you Ishieta… the idea behind my theme is to inspire all of us to be a little happier, a little more motivater and a little better than we were before… hope these small reminders come in handy 🙂 thank you for visiting me… and leaving your comments…

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