To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy
Excellent things are rare.
Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
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.
I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Excellence always sells.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
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.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.
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.
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, The Breakthrough Factor