90 High Standards Quotes To Inspire You To Raise The Bar

Looking for quotes about having high standards? We have rounded up the best collection of high standard quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, WhatsApp status, one-liners, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to raise your standards to excellence in work, relationship, for an amazing life.

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When you confirm to mediocrity and your comfort zone then nothing great can happen. As they say every new level of your life will demand a different version of you. So raising your standards will up your game and make you adapt to changes and work will full potential to reach success in all aspects of your life.

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These powerful high standard quotes are divided into these 2 sections;

  • High Standards Quotes
  • Raise Your Standards Quotes

High Standards Quotes

  1. “I do have impossibly high standards.” – Kate Winslet

  2. “I’ve always held myself to high standards.” – Nick Foles

  3. “You’ve got to set high standards for yourself.”- Marcus Giles

  4. “Sometimes…The issue is simply that their ceiling is your floor.”                                                     
    High Standards Quotes
    High Standards Quotes

  5. “Without standards, there can be no improvement.” – Taiichi Ohno

  6. “People mistake their limitations for high standards.”- Jean Toomer

  7. “I can’t help I! I’m just a woman with high standards!” – Josie Maran

  8. “I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind who has high standards.”

  9. “We make no apologies for setting high standards.” – Nancy Zimpher                                 
    Setting High Standards Quotes
    Setting High Standards Quotes

  10. “Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

  11. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”- Theodore Roosevelt

  12. “Your money does not define your standard; your personality does.” – V. Kuotsu

  13. “I don’t give up, and I make sure to keep my standards high.” – Lukasz Gottwald

  14. “Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”- Les Brown

  15. “It’s better to be single with high standards than in a relationship settling for less.”                                                                                                                                                     
    quotes about high standards in relationships
    quotes about high standards in relationships

  16. “Keep your standards high, and any guy who is worth it will rise to meet them.”- Ed Westwick

  17. “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.”- Brian Tracy

  18. “Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom.” – Greg Anderson

  19. “Your life can’t rise any higher than the standards you set or the company you keep.” – Mandy Hale

  20. “Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.” – Jean Toomer

  21. “Please. She sighed. ‘Can’t a girl have high standards? I don’t want an ordinary boy.” – Sarah Dessen

  22. “One has to set high standards….I can never be happy with mediocre performance.” – Patrice Motsepe

  23. “I have very high standards for every part of life – my work, my relationships, food, love.” – Olivia Wilde

  24. “God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.” – Randy Alcorn

  25. “I’m all about high standards and high expectations, but I’m also about practicality and reality.” – Jack Fisher

  26. “Have you set high standards in the past that make it clear what level of performance you demand?”- Tom Peters

  27. “Just because she has high standards doesn’t mean she’s high maintenance. Don’t confuse the two.” – Steve Maraboli

  28. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”- W. Somerset Maugham

  29. “I set myself high standards on the pitch and know I have not always lived up to them this season.” – Rio Ferdinand

  30. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  31. “We can’t win the struggle for high standards if we just talk a good game . . . we’ve got to play a good game.”- Price Pritchett

  32. “Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.”- William Hague

  33. “Having high standards does not mean being rich. It’s all about having morals, ethics. etiquettes and calibre.” – Sakshi Badekar

  34. “The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.” – Norman Borlaug

  35. “Never apologize for setting high standards in a relationship. You know what you can tolerate and what simply gets on your nerves!”

  36. “Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.” – Billy Graham

  37. “Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.” – Alexander Graham Bell

  38. “Set high standards for yourself and don’t settle for anything less. You are the best judge of yourself and your capabilities.”- Tony Robbins

  39. “There are no big things, only a logical accumulation of little things done at a very high standard of performance.”- John Wooden

  40. “Having standards is not superficial or materialistic. It simply means you won’t accept less than what you damn – well deserve as a human being.”

  41. “You need to have a culture where people have very high quality standards in everything the company does, but still move quickly.” – Sam Altman

  42. “The desire for excellence becomes a reality when an individual sets a standard, reaches, and surpasses it consistently.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  43. “As you live high standards publicly and privately, and even under great pressure adhere to them, you raise the vision of others.”- Richard G. Scott

  44. “People who live according to the world’s standard are confused, and therefore get into all kinds of trouble that leads to destruction.” – Sunday Adelaja

  45. “There is a certain standard of grace and beauty that consists of a certain relation between our nature and the thing which pleases us.” – Blaise Pascal

  46. “Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations but must be a moral standard that all the world’s peoples can agree to.” – Hideki Tojo

  47. “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

  48. “A smooth lecture… may be pleasant; a good teacher challenges, asks, irritates and maintains high standards – all that is generally not pleasant.” – Paul Halmos

  49. “I have a lot of respect for the auto manufacturers. They make a product people live inside – and can die inside – so they are held to very high standards.”- Shai Agassi

  50. “I have high standards. It doesn’t mean that I’m snobby. It does mean that I expect people to have a certain amount of class and know how to behave accordingly.”

  51. “I don’t have expectations with people, but I have very high standards for myself. The only time I get disappointed in life is when I disappoint myself.”- Chronixx

  52. “We need timeless principles to steer by in running our organizations and building our personal careers. We need high standards — the ethics of excellence.”- Price Pritchett

  53. “If we’re serious about building an economy that lasts, we have got to get serious about education. We are going to have to pick up our games and raise our standards.”- Barack Obama

  54. “I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, ‘Why wasn’t that better?’ Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt – I have got to prove myself wrong.”- Michael Palin

  55. “I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.”- Yousuf Karsh

  56. “I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”- Jennifer Lopez

  57. “I’ve got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I’m from the South – Tennessee, to be exact – and down there, we’re all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!”- Miley Cyrus

  58. “I don’t play disrespect. I don’t play dishonesty. I don’t play disloyal….And I don’t play sticking around to see whether or not you wanna learn how to be any of the above. If it’s not already present, I’m already a thing of the past. I won’t settle for less than I deserve. Call it what you want, I call it Standards!”

  59. “The more efficient causes of progress seem to consist of a good education during youth whilst the brain is impressible, and of a high standard of excellence, inculcated by the ablest and best men, embodied in the laws, customs and traditions of the nation, and enforced by public opinion.”- Charles Darwin

  60. “If you raise your standards but don’t really believe you can meet them, you’ve already sabotaged yourself. You won’t even try; you’ll be lacking the sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that’s within you… Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what’s possible and impossible and what we can and can not do. They shape every action, every thought and every feeling that we experience. As a result, changing our belief systems is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives.”- Tony Robbins

Raise Your Standards Quotes

In order to improve yourself and inspire others, you have to raise your standards every time in life. These short raising your standard captions are witty, funny, sarcastic and are perfect to caption your pictures.

  1. “Raise your standards to create change.”

  2. “Honey, I got heels higher than your standards.”                                                                       
    Woman High Standards Quotes
    Woman High Standards Quotes

  3. “Never lower your standards to fit in with other people.”

  4. “Keep your heels, head and standards high.” – Coco Chanel                                                 
    quotes about high heels and high standards
    quotes about high heels and high standards

  5. “Raise your standards and the universe will meet you there.”

  6. “Key to success? Change the status quo. Raise your standards.”

  7. “Love yourself enough to never lower your standards for anyone.”                                                 
    High Standards Quotes Images
    High Standards Quotes Images

  8. “Raise your standards to exceed your expectations.”- Cecily Morgan

  9. “Raise your standards and you will rise along with them.”- Mastin Kipp

  10. “What changes people is when their shoulds become musts.”- Tony Robbins

  11. “Every next level of your life will demand a different you.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

  12. “Set the highest standard. You’re not just anybody. You’re called to be excellent.”

  13. “If you want to change your life you have to raise your standards.”- Tony Robbins

  14. “Demand more from yourself on a daily basis to make your dreams a reality.”- ATGW

  15. “Let your grind be a reflection of the standards that you have set for yourself.”- ATGW

  16. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”- Roy Kroc

  17. “Your standards have to be higher and more scrupulous than those of critics.” – Irwin Greenberg

  18. “Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.”- Mandy Hale

  19. “When you set standards and stick to them, there will be people in your life who will fall away. Let them.”

  20. “Your actions and your words should always agree with each other. Don’t say one thing, then do another.”

  21. “Failed relationships aren’t designed to encourage us to lower our expectations, but to raise our standards.”

  22. “A person who has a standard, do not show it, as it’s shown by those who are deprived of it.” – Garima Pradhan

  23. “Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.”

  24. “You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  25. “We only get what we believe that we deserve. Raise the bar, raise your standards and you will receive a better outcome.”- Joel Brown

  26. “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.” – Kanye West

  27. “You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.”- Michael Jordan

  28. “Aim to be the blue ribbon best. Have high standards and work to be exceptional. Develop yourself from practice to be a winner at what you do.”- Mark F LaMoure

  29. “Nobody owes anybody anything; it’s up to each individual to set high standards for himself or herself, and to set about working hard and creating a solid future.” – Katharine Hepburn

  30. “Let your actions prove that you’re committed to living life on a new level. Get rid of the people and thoughts that confine you to an average existence. Raise your standards and aim for greatness.”- ATGW

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