Excellence Quotes

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.

James A. Michener

Excellence does not begin in Washington.

Ronald Reagan

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life

Oprah Winfrey

We'll be looking for some of our underclassmen to step up this week and demonstrate their worthiness and effectiveness for the future. I want to see some grit and guts this week. I want to see a commitment to excellence.

Wayne Angel

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.

Eddie Robinson

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; ones present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.

Latin saying

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

Barack Obama

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl S. Buck

Affectation naturally counterfeits those excellencies which are farthest from our attainment, because knowing our defects we eagerly endeavor to supply them with artificial excellence.

Johnson

The advance of freedom is the calling of our time; it is the calling of our country. From the Fourteen Points to the Four Freedoms, to the Speech at Westminster, America has put our power at the service of principle. We believe that liberty is the design of nature; we believe that liberty is the direction of history. We believe that human fulfillment and excellence come in the responsible exercise of liberty. And we believe that freedom the freedom we prize is not for us alone, it is the right and the capacity of all mankind.

George Walker Bush

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

John W. Gardner

By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property.

Voltaire

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence

Martin Luther King Jr
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