Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.

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

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

Paint a masterpiece daily. Always autograph your work with excellence.

I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.

No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

All who have achieved excellence in art possess one thing in common; that is, a mind to be one with nature, throughout the seasons.

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.

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

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

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.

The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.

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.

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

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

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

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

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

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.

Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

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

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

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

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.

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

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. , Jr 1929

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

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

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

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, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?

Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.

The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.

Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality… that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.

Excellent things are rare.

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

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

The excellence is in the details.

Excellence always sells

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

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.