Excellence Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old excellence quotes, excellence sayings, and excellence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
The excellence is in the details.
Gregory L. Sullivan
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Thomas J. Watson
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
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.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
John W. Gardner
The road to excellence is always under construction.
Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.
Orison Swett Marden
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Doing common things uncommonly well.
Orison Swett Marden
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It's okay if there are flaws in the process - it makes it more interesting.
There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Excellence always sells.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.
All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.
Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.
Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom
He who does it first may do well, but he who does it best will do better.
The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
Many people can reach for and achieve excellence. To do this consistently is what separates masters and geniuses from everyone else.
Hunger for excellence. Continuously seek inspiration to make your work better.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
Charles De Gaulle
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.
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.
Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best.
James H. Robinson
Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.
We must do the best we can with what we have.
Edward Rowland Sill
The best is the enemy of the good.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
Pursue excellence and success will follow.
Excellence requires discomfort.
T. D. Jakes
The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence.
Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent in fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
Charles R. Swindoll
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.
Thomas J Watson
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Booker T. Washington
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.
Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.
We must get to the point in our lives. What is the point? To become a new kind of man or woman, having inner command and outer excellence.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming.
If you don’t do it with excellence, don’t do it at all! Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun.
People of excellence go the extra mile to do what's right.
Be driven with purpose. Be relentless in your alignment with excellence. Pay no mind to the disimpassioned impotent haters.
Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.
The price of excellence is discipline.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The greatest enemy of excellence is good.