Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.
Liberal education is the pursuit of human excellence, not the pursuit of excellent salaries and excellent forms of polish and sophistication. Liberal education is not even about excellent intellectual achievements. Its goal is more ethical than intellectual: It focuses on the development of individuals as moral agents, and it teaches students how to reflect both analytically and evaluatively on the fact that the choices we make turn us into the persons we become.
One who does not use his intelligence will not succeed and one who does not use his knowledge will have no intellect. One who understands will attain nobility and excellence, and one who is tolerant will triumph. Knowledge is a shield (against evil), truth begets honour and ignorance disgrace, understanding is distinction, generosity is salvation and good manners command love and respect.
If ... we state the function of man to be a certain kind of life, and this to be an activity or actions of the soul implying a rational principle, and the function of a good man to be the good and noble performance of these, and if any action is well performed when it is performed in accordance with the appropriate excellence ... human good turns out to be activity of the soul in accordance with virtue, and if there are more than one virtue, in accordance with the best and most complete
Every accessory, every instrument of usefulness, the church has now in such a degree and of such excellence as was never known in any other age; and we want but a supreme and glorious baptism of fire to exhibit to the world such a spectacle as would raise ten thousand hallelujahs to the glory of our King.
Coach said. the quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
His Excellence can count, now and forever, on my complete and absolute devotion.
Both professor and student share in the pursuit of excellence and perfection.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
All who have achieved excellence in art possess one thing in common; that is, a mind to be one with nature, throughout the seasons.