Excellence Quotes

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.

Plato

True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

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

Horace

There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.

Unknown

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.

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

Seneca

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.

Aristotle

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.

Unknown

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

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.

Price Pritchett
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