Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. B. C. Forbes
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. Abraham Maslow