John Ruskin - Quality and Price

John Ruskin - Quality and Price

John Ruskin (February 8, 1819-January 20, 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. He penned a famous quote on quality and price. Here it is. Use it with great success!

"It's unwise to pay too much. But it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.

There is hardly anything in the world that someone can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper and people who consider price alone are this man's lawful prey."



Posted October 25, 2013

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