Mahatma Gandhi always emphasized on the quality of work rather than quantity of work. He wrote once that it is the quality of work that will be easily able to please God rather than the quantity of work. A Programmer if takes a learning from here can go a long way in building bug-free code during his career. Usually programmers are more focused on quantity of work, to demonstrate their capabilities to their seniors. They have a mental blockage in doing work faster and finishing it in of before time and in turn might compromise with the quality of work they produce.
John Ruskin in one of his writings indicated that there is always a scope of compromising with the quality of a product. A product can be picked, compromised with its quality and then can be sold in the market at a cheaper rate. What it really meant was that a compromise in quality, or by making a product little worse, its value can be degraded or lowered and then it can be sold at a lower price in the market. But in software industry, all those companies those tried to follow it, failed and vanished over a period of time.