Quotes On Excellence

These inspirational quotes on excellence should propel you to do everything you possibly can to move forward in your life to attain a state of excellence. Excellence is defined in various ways but one common theme is that it is more an attitude than a skill.
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To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Aristotle

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy

Excellent things are rare.
Plato

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

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

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

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

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

The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.
Horace

I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

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

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward

The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.
Brian Tracy

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Excellence always sells.
Earl Nightingale

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

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Satchel Paige

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius

Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.
Bob Beamon

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

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Zig Ziglar

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.
Charles R. Swindoll

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

Always be getting and doing better. Never settle for mediocrity.
Robin Sharma,
The Greatness Guide

To achieve our personal best, we must overcome incorrect beliefs, many of which have been imprinted and reinforced ever since third grade.
Henry Marsh,
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