Excellence quotes and quotations
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy
Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters.
Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Some of the worlds greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
Mark H. McCormack
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
There ought to be so many who are excellent, there are so few.
Janet Erskine Stuart
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
Sir Winston Churchill