Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.
The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
I am not smarter than anybody else, but I can outwork you.
If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
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Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
How much we like ourselves governs our performance.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellency becomes a reality.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
The power of a song has over people... the simple fact that someone could be having awful day and your song or performance can make that all go away. The way it affects people's lives and how they can remember what was going in their life when they heard a certain song.
So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance.
All promise outruns performance.
It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance.
Let your performance do the thinking.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
I don't sing in the shower. I perform!
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue.
It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Being an athlete, you know how to train and prepare your body for a performance and you're able to do it under pressure.
Every time I've had a bad performance at an event, I've come back more determined and focused.
Music is about the performance.
What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.
it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance
I think the lawyers are such incredible actors.
Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance.
Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.
A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
Imagine spending seven years at MIT and research laboratories, only to find out that you're a performance artist.
My best kiss was on stage. Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child gave me a really nice soft kiss on my lips during a performance on my birthday. It was amazing.
Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself.
I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?
An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song, no matter how it's being performed. Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear that there's a good song.
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.
The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it.
To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.