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.
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.
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.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Many people can reach for and achieve excellence. To do this consistently is what separates masters and geniuses from everyone else.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
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.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.
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