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Positive Quotes about Excellence

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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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best
deterrent to racism or sexism.
And that's how I operate my life.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -
excellence.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
- Pearl S. Buck

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -
for no particular excellence in themselves,
but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life's like a play: it's not the length,
but the excellence of the acting that matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio
with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence.
That's always a challenge.
- Rita Coolidge

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

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

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

All human excellence is but comparative.
There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.
- Samuel Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

Let America first praise mediocrity even,
in her children, before she praises...
the best excellence in the children of any other land.
- Herman Melville

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale,
took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought
it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
- David Halberstam

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

The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone,
since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence,
or else there can be no city at all.
- Protagoras

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

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

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

In character, in manner, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts,
brave by doing brave acts.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

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

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

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

I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist,
which is what I always wanted to do anyhow.
- Claire Bloom

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

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

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the
quality of what you have to offer.
- Rick Pitino

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

Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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


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