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  1. Picture quote by Aristotle about excellence

    We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ⏤ Aristotle

  2. Picture quote by John Wooden about excellence

    It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it. ⏤ John Wooden

  3. Picture quote by Unknown about motivational

    Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. ⏤ Unknown

  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about self

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. ⏤ Aristotle

  5. Picture quote by Ranal Currie about inspirational

    Passion promotes excellence. ⏤ Ranal Currie

  6. Picture quote by Vince Lombardi about perfection

    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ⏤ Vince Lombardi

  7. Picture quote about excellence

    The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, nuerotic, and a terrible waste of time.

  8. Picture quote by Socrates about question

    I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others. ⏤ Socrates

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If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

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.

Vince Lombardi

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Dianne Feinstein

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Shaquille O'Neal

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Sun Tzu

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

Sun Tzu

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

Michael J. Fox

It isn't what you do, but how you do it.

John Wooden

There's a way to do better... find it.

Thomas A. Edison

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


I start where the last man left off.

Thomas A. Edison

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality the other, a matter of time.

Marabel Morgan

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

Katherine Mansfield

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

Andrew Carnegie

Let each day be your masterpiece.


We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

Barack Obama

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

John W. Gardner

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Og Mandino

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.

John W. Gardner

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Pat Riley

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

Anita Roddick

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.

Wendell Berry

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.

Thomas J. Peters

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.

Leonardo da Vinci

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.


The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

Masters who sacrifice for servants will receive the gift of loyalty.


Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Thomas Carlyle

You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable.

Charles E. Popplestone

You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.

Harvey S. Firestone

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.

Isaac Disraeli

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

Booker T. Washington

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.

Sir John Lubbock

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

W. Somerset Maugham

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.

Flannery O'Connor

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.

William Hurt

People who produce good results feel good about themselves.

Ken Blanchard

I can do small things in a great way.

James Freeman Clarke

Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.

Orison Swett Marden

The road to excellence is always under construction


Great men are little men expanded; great lives are ordinary lives intensified.

Wilferd A. Peterson

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.

Oprah Winfrey

To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.

Albert Einstein

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Charles Simmons

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

Charles De Gaulle

If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody.

Ray Floyd

Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.

Orison Swett Marden

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.

Jerry Garcia

Doing common things uncommonly well.

Orison Swett Marden

The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.

Geoffrey Gaberino

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.

Colin Powell

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success.

Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr.

The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.

John Keats

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

Ralph Marston

Substantive abandonment of convention is evidence of mastery.

Eric Parslow

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.

George Eliot

Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.

Dean Briggs

There is always a best way of doing everything.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence.

Lyndon B. Johnson

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

Vincent Van Gogh

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.

Virginia Woolf

If something is exceptionally well done it has embedded in it's very existence the aim of lifting the common denominator rather than catering to it.

Edward Fischer

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Albert Einstein

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

Thomas Aquinas

There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.

Lee Trevino

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do...

Dr. David Schwartz

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.


To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.

John D. MacDonald

One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.

William Hazlitt

If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.

Vince Lombardi

Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don't live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work.

David Ogilvy

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

Lyndon B. Johnson

There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.

Baltasar Gracian

Resolve to make each day the very best and don't let anyone get in your way. If they do, step on them.

Ivan Benson

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.

William Hazlitt

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

Liberty Hyde Bailey

The best is the enemy of the good.


Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.


Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.

Jerry Moran

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

Charles Dickens

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.

Napoleon Hill

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular "ism," but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.

John Metcalf

Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable.

Og Mandino

It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.

Ernest Hemingway

It isn't by size that you win or fail -- be the best of whatever you are.

Douglas Malloch

You always have to give 100 percent, because if you don't, someone, someplace, will give 100 percent and will beat you when you meet.

Ed Macauley

There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.

Jascha Heifetz

The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.

Charles Handy

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