Excellence is doing your best!

Sayings about Excellence

Excellence is not being the best; it is doing your best. ~ Bible

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ John W. Gardner

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

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

All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose. ~ John W. Gardner

Wealth does not bring excellence, but that wealth comes from excellence. ~ Plato

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

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. ~ Sun Tzu

The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause. ~ Eric Hoffer

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

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

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event — it is a habit. ~ Aristotle

There is always a best way of doing everything. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. ~ William Hazlitt

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence. ~ Aristotle

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. ~ Flannery O’Connor

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

Don’t waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence— doing your best. ~ Sir Lawrence Olivier

Let each day be your masterpiece. ~ Author Unknown

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity. ~ Syrus

The foundation of excellence lies in self-control. ~ H.L. Baugher

We measure the excellency of other men by some excellency we conceive to be in ourselves. ~ John Selden

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 quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish. ~ Max L. Lucado
To excel is to live. ~ Pierre Jean de Beranger

He who excels in his art so as to carry it to the utmost height of perfection of which it is capable may be said in some measure to go beyond it: his transcendent productions admit of no appellations. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Excellence is never an accident. ~ Jerold Panas

There is no finish line. ~ Nike Corporation

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

The noblest search is the search for excellence. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

The variation of excellence among men is rather in degree than in kind. ~ George Bancroft

Excellent people are honored wherever they go. ~Tibetan Proverb

The more we sympathize with excellence, the more we go out of self, the more we love, the broader and deeper is our personality. ~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Merely to have survived is not an index of excellence. ~ Anthony Hecht

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent. ~ Epictetus

Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it. ~ William M. Thackeray

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

When a man appreciates only eating and sleeping, what excellence has he over the reptiles? ~ Saadi

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

Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life. ~ John W. Gardner

Consider first, that great or bright infers not excellence. ~ John Milton

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming. ~ Katherine Mansfield

There’s a way to do better… find it. ~ Thomas A. Edison

Good enough never is. ~ Debbi Field

Excellence, is never granted to man, but as the reward of labor. ~ Sir Joshua Reynolds

A man that is desirous to excel should endeavor it in those things that are in themselves most excellent. ~ Epictetus

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

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

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time. ~ William Hazlitt

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them. ~ Lao-Tzu

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

We become so used to disguising ourselves to others, that we end up becoming disguised to ourselves. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. ~ Aristotle

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

The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home. ~ Alice Walker

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence, only in constant improvement and constant change. ~ Thomas J. Peters

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

Only a mediocre person is always at his best. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The only way to excellence is to consistently improve yourself every single day. ~ Thomas J. Vilord
There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties. ~ Ovid

Excellence is best described as doing the right things right, selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly. ~ Author Unknown

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