68 Excellence Quotes

  • Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. – John W. Gardner

 

  • Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. – Pat Riley

 

  • The excellence is in the details. – Gregory L. Sullivan

 

  • Doing common things uncommonly well. – Orison Swett Marden

 

  • The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. – Shana Alexander

 

  • Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston

 

  • Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu

 

  • Excellence always sells. – Earl Nightingale

 

  • He who does it first may do well, but he who does it best will do better. – Scott Allen

 

  • The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying. – David Ogilvy

 

  • Many people can reach for and achieve excellence. To do this consistently is what separates masters and geniuses from everyone else. – Paul Russo

 

  • True greatness consists in being great in little things. – Charles Simmons

 

  • Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. – Andrew Carnegie

 

  • Whatever you do, don’t do it halfway. – Bob Beamon

 

  • I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

 

  • Excellence requires discomfort. – T. D. Jakes

 

  • Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. – Booker T. Washington

 

  • Demand excellence. – Emmitt Smith

 

  • 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

 

  • If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming. – Robert Forster

 

  • The greatest enemy of excellence is good. – Zig Ziglar

 

  • Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude. – Colin Powell

 

  • Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively. – Socrates

 

  • 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. – Aristotle

 

  • Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • The road to excellence is always under construction. – Unknown

 

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

 

  • There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living. – David Starr Jordan

 

  • Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days. – Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom

 

  • Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • The price of greatness is responsibility. – Winston Churchill

 

  • Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do. – Jose Ortega Y Gasset

 

  • The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. – Elbert Hubbard

 

  • There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness. – Liberty Hyde Bailey

 

  • We must do the best we can with what we have. – Edward Rowland Sill

 

  • Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. – Dorothy Height

 

  • We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. – Steve Jobs

 

  • The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence. – Robin Sharma

 

  • 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. – Confucius

 

  • 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. – Vernon Howard

 

  • Pursue excellence and success will follow. – Rancho

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  • High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. – Jack Kinder

 

  • People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right. – Joel Osteen

 

  • If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. – Thomas J. Watson

 

  • With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it. – Aristotle

 

  • Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

  • Do more than you’re supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want. – Bill Sands

 

  • 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. – Plato

 

  • 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. – Robert Townsend

 

  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

 

  • Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. – George Eliot

 

  • 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. – Charlie Trotter

 

  • Hunger for excellence. Continuously seek inspiration to make your work better. – Cory Trepanier

 

  • Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best. – James H. Robinson

 

  • 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

 

  • The price of excellence is discipline. – William Ward

 

  • 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

 

  • Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. – William Makepeace Thackeray

 

  • The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

 

  • 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

 

  • Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer. – Rick Pitino

 

  • All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest. – Samuel Richardson

 

  • 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. – Will Durant

 

  • Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. – Oprah Winfrey

 

  • If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work. – Thomas J Watson

 

  • 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