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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
C. S. Lewis
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we've chosen to do with our life.
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
T. S. Eliot
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.
What is easy is seldom excellent.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
Fortunately, I'm married to someone who's a pretty excellent parent!
P. J. O'Rourke
When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great
There is no real limit to how much better a person who really commits to getting better can get. Every manager has the potential to become an excellent manager for the rest of his or her career.
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