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We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
Marilyn vos Savant
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
Alexander the Great
But I did 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.' They made a cereal out of it, so once you've had a cereal, it doesn't get much more surreal than that. Surreal cereal.
Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
P. T. Barnum
These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition.
What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due.
At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.
My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.
Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.
When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain.
Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.
We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
I have not wanted to intimidate audiences. I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form. That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent.
Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
I think women are excellent social critics.
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