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Motivational Excellence Quotes

May these quotes about Excellence inspire and motivate you.

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Motivational Inspirational

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

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


 

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

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

Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.
- Ted W. Engstrom

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

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
- Paul Tsongas

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.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the
common herd is not the acme of excellence.
- Sun Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Denis Diderot

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.
- John Strachan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale,
took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought
it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
- David Halberstam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- 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.
- Chris Evert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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