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.
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.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Pursue excellence and ignore success. If you are excellent you will be successful
Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
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.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
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.
Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence.
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.
Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through.
Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
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