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.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
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.
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.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
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.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
If we commit ourselves to the successful completion of a task, then we personify excellence.
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.
Commit to Excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
Many evil men are rich, and good men poor, but we shall not exchange with them our excellence for riches.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
It takes more energy to maintain mediocrity than it takes to pursue excellence.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
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.
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.
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.
But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity. / No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do...Try to be better than yourself.
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