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Excellence Quotes

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Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

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We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

 

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

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Excellence is not a skill.
It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston

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

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as
a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity will have neither
good plumbing nor good philosophy:
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

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

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess,
but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

The circuit training program along with a healthy clean
diet is the way to excellent results.
- Lee Haney

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Strive not to be a success,
but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson


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