Excellence Quotes

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

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

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

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

Jose Ortega y Gasset

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

Aristotle

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it

William Makepeace Thackeray

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

Joe Paterno

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

Warren G. Bennis

Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

Samuel Johnson

Excellence always sells

Earl Nightingale

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.

T.S. Eliot

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

John F. Kennedy

Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.

Samuel Johnson

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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Updated On : January 30, 2013
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