Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. Inspirational excellence quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.
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Most Famous Excellence Quotes
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 the gradual result of always striving to do better. – Pat Riley
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 in anything increases your potential in everything. Nothing with value comes without a price.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston
Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details in everything you do and excellence will come. – Perry Sexton
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
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
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. – John W. Gardner
The road to excellence is always under construction. – unknown
Superiority — doing things a little better than anybody else can do them. – Orison Swett Marden
The pursuit of excellence with unrestrained passion can lead to the accomplishment of wonders with unsurpassed joy. – Aberjhani
Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time. – Habeeb Akande
Seeking excellence means choosing to forge your own sword to cut through the limitations of your life… – James A. Murphy
We can never achieve and succeed without first making excellence second nature. – Jolene Church
Stay upbeat and keep your head held high. There is no end to the power of positive thinking. I AM looking forward to all the wealth, success, and abundance speeding my way! – Ron Barrow
Always give your best; today’s great work is tomorrow’s benchmark. – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Don’t wait for a huge platform before you give of your best performance. – Bernard Kelvin Clive
Either find a way, or make one….You can bend but you can never break if you want to achieve excellence. – Ziad K. Abdelnour
It is quality rather than quantity that matters. – Seneca
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Doing common things uncommonly well. – Orison Swett Marden
A timely benefit, -though thing of little worth, the gift itself, -in excellence transcends the earth. – Thiruvalluvar
People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something. – Stephen R. Covey
Short Excellence Quotes
People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right. – Joel Osteen
Don’t let the fact you haven’t done something before convince you that you can’t do it, or that it cannot be done perfectly the first time you try your hand at it. – A.J. Darkholme
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it. – Aristotle
The quality of people’s lives is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. – Vincent Lombardi
Blossoming out through one’s comfort zone should be well meaning so as to achieve newer levels of excellence. – Priyavrat Thareja
The race for excellence has no finish line. – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
What is good is difficult, and what is difficult is rare. – Robert Farrar Capon
Time only gives one chance, if you lose it once, you can never get it back. – Sunday Adelaja
Excellence is the Result of Caring more than others think is Wise, Risking more than others think is Safe, Dreaming more than others think is Practical, and Expecting more than others think is Possible. – Ronnie Oldham
Be a character of excellence, not excuses – Janna Cachola
Excellence must be achieved through the eyes of those who judge us; once achieved it can only be maintained with constant innovation. – Tom Collins
Bring your dreams to reality. Believe in yourself. You know you have what it takes to make your dreams come true. Start now and dedicate yourself for success. Shoot for the stars and make it happen. – Mark F. LaMoure
I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass. – Gordon B. Hinckley
There are no shortcuts to excellence – Angela Duckworth
A visionary is a leader of excellence who sees what others do not see, who achieves for now and plans for the future, who positively impacts different generations and raises up other visionaries. – Onyi Anyado
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. – George Eliot
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. – William Makepeace Thackeray
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. – Shana Alexander
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer. – Rick Pitino
If you want to achieve excellence, you must refuse to let anything stand in the way of your potential. – Sai Pradeep
You have the ability to shine and make a mark in some field. Your job is to find your niche, excel and build a lasting legacy. – Roopleen
Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones? – Onyi Anyado
Be driven with purpose. Be relentless in your alignment with excellence. Pay no mind to the disimpassioned impotent haters. – Steve Maraboli
When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you’ll command the attention of the world. – George Washington Carver
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
Excellence is a direct result of an extra effort. – Gift Gugu Mona
Your customers will always be people. Empathy and a smile is your revenue builder. – Janna Cachola
If the ‘Journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step’ – that is prescribed to – ALIGN. – Priyavrat Thareja
The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready is he to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause. – Eric Hoffer
Perfect may not always be pretty but excellence is always elegant. – Janna Cachola
There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living. – David Starr Jordan
Excellence always sells. – Earl Nightingale
I don’t settle in any other area of my life when it comes to excellence, so why should I lower my standards when it comes to boys? – Adriana Trigiani
Happiness is the full use of one’s talents along lines of excellence. – John F. Kennedy
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. – Charles R. Swindoll
Excellence prospers in the absence of excuses. – Lorii Myers
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. – Samuel Johnson
The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying. – David Ogilvy
Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard. – Israelmore Ayivor
Our attitude to focus on excellence not only made us successful but also timelessly inspirational. – Kishore Bansal
If you don’t value excellence, you won’t achieve excellence. – Glenn C. Stewart
The future belongs to only those who would attain excellence in the field of their own choice. – Abhijit Naskar
The excellent person manages himself. He will not allow the environment to manage him. – Rex Resurreccion
Do ordinary things extraordinarily well. – Gregg Harris
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 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. – Scott Allen
The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A passive mindset manages to live with mediocre, but an active mindset leads to change until excellence results. – Orrin Woodward
The person who will end up enjoying success, is the one who planned for it and who knew why they are seeking to succeed. – Archibald Marwizi
Moderation leads to Mediocrity, Intensity leads to Excellence. – Suleman Abdullah
Virtue is excellence, something uncommonly great and beautiful, which rises far above what is vulgar and ordinary. – Adam Smith
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
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. – Aristotle
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. – Aristotle
In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman. – Criss Jami
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness. – Liberty Hyde Bailey
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. – Warren G. Bennis
Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days. – Ted W. Engstrom
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do. – Jose Ortega Gasset
Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it. – William Makepeace Thackeray
The educational excellence of Presidency College was captivating. My interest in economics was amply rewarded by quite outstanding teaching. – Amartya Sen
Excellence and size are fundamentally incompatible. – Robert Townsend
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. – Charles Dudley Warner
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. – Booker T. Washington
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. – Oprah Winfrey
Excellence Quotes For Work
- If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
- We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.
- If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way
- Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
- Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.
- We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.
- Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
- 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.
- Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.
- The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
- Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.
- Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.