You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
A Leader must possess credibility, imagination, enthusiasm, vision, foresight, a sense of timing, a passion for excellence and be willing to share.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do...Try to be better than yourself.
Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through.
Although we may come from vastly different stories and very different walks of life, we are one people who possess common values and common ideals; who celebrate individual excellence but also share a recognition that together, we can accomplish great and wonderful things we can't accomplish alone.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
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.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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.
Now the goodness that we have to consider is clearly human goodness, since the good or happiness which we set out to seek was human good and human happiness. But human goodness means in our view excellence of soul, not excellence of body;
If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun.
You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one's faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as well as to men. We can't all reach it, but we can try to reach it to some degree.
Many evil men are rich, and good men poor, but we shall not exchange with them our excellence for riches.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Excellence is the eternal quest. We achieve it by living up to our highest intellectual standards and our finest moral intuitions. In seeking excellence, take life seriously-but never yourself!
Excellence isn't achieved without inspiration and perspiration. You've got to have both.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Nobody can really guarantee the future. The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them and then make our plans with confidence.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
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