Excellence Quotes

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.


Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.


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


There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.


If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

John W. Gardner

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


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.


Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

J. Yahl

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it Autograph your work with excellence.


Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Shaquille ONeal

We need timeless principles to steer by in running our organizations and building our personal careers. We need high standards . . . the ethics of excellence.

Price Pritchett

Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.

Price Pritchett

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.

Price Pritchett
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