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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Excellence (147 Quotations)

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

 

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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.
~ Aristotle

 

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It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
~ Aristotle

 

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
~ Aristotle

 

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

 

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Resolve to make each day the very best and don't let anyone get in your way. If they do, step on them.
~ Ivan Benson

 

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It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
~ Wendell Berry

 

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People who produce good results feel good about themselves.
~ Ken Blanchard

 

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All you owe the public is a good performance.
~ Humphrey Bogart

 

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Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.
~ Dean Briggs

 

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Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is no good.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

 

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A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

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One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.
~ Les Brown

 

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
~ Les Brown

 

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Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
~ Andrew Carnegie

 

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I can do small things in a great way.
~ James Freeman Clarke

 

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I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci

 

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There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed.
~ Francis Darwin

 

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It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
~ Isaac Disraeli

 

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