All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. , Jr 1929
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
The excellence is in the details.
Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
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.
The only way we can develop muscle is through regular exercise. As soon as we stop stretching and working toward higher ethics, our standards start to sag. The muscle gets soft, and instead of excellence we have to settle for mediocrity. Maybe something even worse.
We need timeless principles to steer by in running our organizations and building our personal careers. We need high standards . . . the ethics of excellence.
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.
Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters.
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence
Affectation naturally counterfeits those excellencies which are farthest from our attainment, because knowing our defects we eagerly endeavor to supply them with artificial excellence.
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.
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.
Excellence does not begin in Washington.
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.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
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.
Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.