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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
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 not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Paul J. Meyer
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Booker T. Washington
Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.
Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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