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Excellence Quotes

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We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Related topics: Values Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Habits Repetition Practice

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Excellence is not a skill.
It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

In today's global economy, however, it is important
to raise the bar of excellence even higher.
Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively
on an international level.
- Kenny Marchant

Excellence encourages one about life generally;
it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
- George Eliot

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.
As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
- Thomas J. Watson

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value.
- Charles Dudley Warner

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the
common herd is not the acme of excellence.
- Sun Tzu

Excellence always sells.
- Earl Nightingale

Productivity is never an accident.
It is always the result of a commitment to excellence,
intelligent planning, and focused effort.
- Paul J. Meyer

Each honest calling, each walk of life,
has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
- James Bryant Conant

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -
only in constant improvement and constant change.
- Tom Peters

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with
noble and manly thoughts,
seek for no other test of its excellence.
It is good, and made by a good workman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work,
but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas

Don't strive to be perfect.
Strive for excellence.
- Victoria Principal

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard,
to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence
and commanding eloquence.
- John Strachan

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as
a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity will have neither
good plumbing nor good philosophy:
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

Perfection has to do with the end product,
but excellence has to do with the process.
- Jerry Moran

I had spent many years pursuing excellence,
because that is what classical music is all about...
Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
- Nina Simone

I have always struggled to achieve excellence.
One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you
can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.
- Greg LeMond

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence
is a guarantee of future excellence.
- Dave Heineman

Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- John W. Gardner

Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance,
so far from being associated with the grand style,
is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon.
- Irving Babbitt

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence,
excellence becomes a reality.
- Joe Paterno

Badness you can get easily, in quantity;
the road is smooth,
and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the
immortal gods have put sweat,
and long and steep is the way to it.
- Hesiod

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open
himself to all the influences of the places which condense
centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

If you want people to listen, you have to have a platform to speak from,
and that is excellence in what you do.
- William Pollard

Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

There is no real excellence in all of this world which
can be separated from right living.
- David Starr Jordan

Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.
- Ted W. Engstrom

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise;
to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus

The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
- Alan Parsons

I believe the destiny of your generation -
and your nation -
is a rendezvous with excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not
to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the
absurdities of the stories that were coming out.
- James Daly

What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous
without a woman's excellence?
- Sophocles

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign,
and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary
government is a test of its excellence,
an indication of its success.
- Walter Bagehot

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
- Shana Alexander

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
- Pat Riley

The Olympics remain the most compelling search for
excellence that exists in sport,
and maybe in life itself.
- Dawn Fraser

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
- Colin Powell

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence,
complete and perfect in every part.
- Lactantius

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
- Booker T. Washington

Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art;
the easiest to dabble in,
the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
- Edmund C. Stedman

Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in,
but the hardest to reach true excellence.
- J. G. Stedman

What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts.
- Jane Alexander

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life.
Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence.
Do the best you can.
- Chris Evert

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
- Voltaire

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
- John W. Gardner

A common danger tends to concord.
Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak.
In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity
on a level with excellence.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
- Paul Tsongas

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi

The noblest search is the search for excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness,
but it can be more satisfying.
- David Ogilvy


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