Excellence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Excellence

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


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


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


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


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
~By Charles Kendall Adams ~


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


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


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


The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.
~By Charles Handy ~


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


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


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.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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.
~By Confucius ~


Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library, but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained.
~By James Loeb ~


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


It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
~By Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~


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.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
~By Aristotle ~


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


We're thrilled to expand our relationship, knowing that with the great team at the Music Group, Word, and Warner Bros., and with their proven record of excellence, we're looking ahead to an even brighter future for Curb.
~By Mike Curb ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


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


Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~By John W. Gardner ~


Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
~By Lactantius ~


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.
~By Hesiod ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Colin Powell ~


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


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.
~By Richard Price ~


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


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.
~By Max Lerner ~


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


Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
~By Alex Campbell ~


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


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


Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.
~By John W. Gardner ~


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


Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
~By Mario Andretti ~


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.
~By Greg LeMond ~


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.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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


It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance.
~By James Young ~


The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


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


But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
~By Octavio Paz ~


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.
~By Aristotle ~


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.
~By John Strachan ~


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.
~By Denis Diderot ~


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


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.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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.
~By Kenny Marchant ~


What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


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.
~By James Daly ~


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


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.
~By Nina Simone ~


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.
~By Protagoras ~


The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK - firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend.
~By John Hutton ~


The noblest search is the search for excellence.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


Healthcare providers will compete to offer the best record of patient safety at the lowest prices. Hospitals and patients will benefit from having accurate information about areas of excellence and areas that must be improved.
~By Timothy Murphy ~


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


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.
~By John W. Gardner ~


Excellence always sells.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


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


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


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


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


The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
~By John W. Gardner ~


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


Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
~By Walter Pater ~


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


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


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.
~By Chris Evert ~


Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
~By Aristotle ~


Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
~By Aristotle ~


Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
~By Ralph Marston ~


America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
~By Aristotle ~


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


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


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.
~By Aeschylus ~


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.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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


It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities.
~By Steve Buyer ~


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

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