Design Quotes

This page lists all the published design adages on our platform. Click on a design adage for full screen viewing, for description of the design adage and for downloading the design adage as an image file easy to upload to social networks.

Adage #462: Seriously

Lookout for the good in competition.

192 Likes.

Adage #463: Only

If you do not have competitors, compete with yourself.

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Adage #461: Honestly

Best designers are action oriented, right away doers and initiators.

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Adage #452: Lucid

Good design is a happy dream come true.

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Adage #465: Advance

Design creates money. Good design creates good money.

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Adage #441: Cut Short

Good design is a short cut.

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Adage #482: Truth

Life becomes meaningless after a few days without designing.

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Adage #485: Anticipate

Good design must account for strange, bizarre and weird possible uses of a product.

185 Likes.

Adage #448: Enemy

The greatest threat to democracy is ignorance.

184 Likes.

Adage #464: Query

The best design thinking tool is asking questions, acquiring information and learning new things.

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Adage #443: Core

Business design is about making everybody know what the business is about.

183 Likes.

Adage #466: Smart

Good businesses do not need founders' continuous presence.

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Adage #468: Obviously

Making money is as easy as making people happy.

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Adage #483: Incognito

The greatest thieves are those who steal ideas.

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Adage #453: Formula

Design = product + service + experience + intelligence.

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Adage #442: Irony

Smart people always have more work to do.

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Adage #447: Safe

Good design saves you time, money, energy, life, mind and soul.

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Adage #467: Look

There is money everywhere as long as you can see.

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Adage #484: Reality

Good design is heavenly, bad design is hellish.

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Adage #488: Change

Great designers are not afraid to abandon their concurrent designs to make new designs.

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Adage #486: Sight

Even the best design needs care and maintenance one day.

169 Likes.

Adage #492: Signature

Design is like a personal signature. Others can think simple or complicated, and good or not.

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Adage #487: Ascent

Great designers build upon and improve their designs over time.

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Adage #494: No Doubt

I imagine, therefore I realise.

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Adage #493: Creation

Good design starts with great research.

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Adage #495: Eminance

Design is a mountain; aesthetics is its face, science its base and the happiness its peak.

161 Likes.

Adage #491: Spiral

Perpetual advancement yields exponential results.

158 Likes.

Adage #518: Imaginative

Consuming science fiction is great for producing good design.

155 Likes.

Adage #489: Inform

If you do not talk about your designs, someone else will.

154 Likes.

Adage #520: Risk

Creative design requires chance taking.

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Adage #490: Designer

You are your best design.

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Adage #496: Answers

Good design is about asking the right questions.

147 Likes.

Adage #497: Genesis

Design is more puzzle-making than puzzle-solving.

147 Likes.

Adage #498: Believe

If you cannot think of a better design, you are not thinking hard enough.

146 Likes.

Adage #509: Practice

When in difficulty, imagine you got fired and a new CEO is appointed to your company, now do what this new CEO would do.

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Adage #506: Study

Being a good designer is about learning new things everyday.

143 Likes.

Adage #513: Documentation

Good management is about designing good code to be run by your staff.

139 Likes.

Adage #510: Advantage

Differentiate your business with good, better, best design to gain a true competitive edge.

137 Likes.

Adage #500: Principle

You need to innovate each and every thing.

135 Likes.

Adage #505: Prominence

Best design competitions are the most competitive ones.

135 Likes.

Adage #501: Vision

You do good by seeing good.

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Adage #507: Rationale

Design is about what things should not be as it is about how things should better be.

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Adage #516: Hate

You cannot change a design you love.

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Adage #512: Soar

Good design allows businesses to ascend to new heights.

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Adage #519: Progression

Create value and you will gain.

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Adage #540: Probe

Good design comes when a designer believes in yet still questions the ideas.

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Adage #517: Literally

Hot minds produce cool ideas.

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Adage #527: Try

Good design is a reward for taking risk.

131 Likes.

Adage #499: Prime

All you need to do is to do your best, nothing else matters.

130 Likes.

Adage #523: Seeds

You cannot create a good design from a flawed idea.

130 Likes.

Adage #531: Uncomplicated

To sell fast, reply fast, design faster.

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Adage #508: Direction

Experimentation and trying new things is one way to reach great designs.

127 Likes.

Adage #502: Formula

To become a good designer, see many good designs.

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Adage #530: Lifetime

Innovation is the breath of your company, the moment you stop innovating, your business will fade.

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Adage #511: Purposeful

Good industrial design must minimize costs, maximize sales and shall always be priced for volume.

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Adage #526: Continuity

Good design is a long term business.

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Adage #504: Motive

Design Competitions ignite positive change.

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Adage #524: Intensity

Design requires knowledge, good design further requires devotion.

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Adage #528: Prone

Be ready to make a few mistakes when you want to create good design.

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Adage #534: Even

Good design requires perpetual advancement, iteration and improvements.

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Adage #535: Principle

Good business is about designing and creating a lot of value, and capturing a percentage of the new added value created.

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Adage #514: Work

Design builds trust and trust is why people do business with you.

120 Likes.

Adage #515: Image

Visual design communicates ideas instantly.

120 Likes.

Adage #525: Reaction

Advertising is a super catalyst for sales, it makes good designs sell easier.

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Adage #533: Truth

Invent a great product and then invent an even greater way to sell it.

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Adage #503: Platform

Company is a computer, documentation is its operating system, procedures is its software and people are its users.

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Adage #522: Stiff

Consistent ideas create inconsistent results.

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Adage #529: Good

Design process never ends.

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Adage #539: Divine

Good Designer is always a believer but never a blind devotee for ideas.

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Adage #536: Directive

The most important business decision is about designing what business you want to be in.

114 Likes.

Adage #537: Conflict

To win the fight, just avoid and design around it.

114 Likes.

Adage #532: Productive

Good design allows you to create more with less.

112 Likes.

Adage #538: Cherish

The best business-people are also the greatest designers.

112 Likes.

Adage #554: Panacea

To create the design cure, you must be patient zero.

97 Likes.

Adage #546: Controversial

Good design thinking is paranoid, juxtapositional and schizophrenic.

96 Likes.

Adage #547: Limit

You can compromise on anything but not design.

84 Likes.

Adage #553: Virtue

Initially, there is great merit in designing and doing everything yourself.

82 Likes.

Adage #549: Benevolent

Even inefficient design processes could lead to efficient designs.

79 Likes.

Adage #548: Helpful

Design is about making science and technology friendly, understandable and usable.

74 Likes.

Adage #552: Feedback

If you want to improve your design, work at its customer support.

73 Likes.

Adage #551: Sentiment

When you use your creativity to improve other people's lives, that's design.

72 Likes.

Adage #550: Unfolding

Industrial design is about creating things that avoid and solve problems.

71 Likes.

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