91+ Best Excellence Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

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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

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details in everything you do and excellence will come. –  Perry Sexton

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

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

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

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