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Motivational Excellent Quotes

May these quotes about Excellent inspire and motivate you.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus


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There is also something excellent in every audience,
the capacity of virtue.
They are ready to be beatified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

And you just gotta remember, Sparky -
no matter what they tell you - you can NEVER have too much sugar.
- the movie Michael (1996)

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Human beings are the only creatures on the planet
who tell time and think they have to earn a living.
- Buckminster Fuller

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.
- Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany)

You never can tell with bees.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39


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