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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.
- John Kluge

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

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

Excellence always sells.
- Earl Nightingale

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

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

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

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

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

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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