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


Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.

Shaquille O'Neal

My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars' worth of work.

Bill Russell

There is only one real sin, that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.

Doris Lessing

Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent in fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly.


Once you have experienced excellence you will never again be content with mediocrity.

Thomas S. Monson

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.


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

True excellence is rarely found, even more rarely is it cherished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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


The secret of joy in work is contained in one word-- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl S. Buck

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Stephen Jobs

Becoming a star may not be your destiny, but being the best that you can be is a goal that you can set for yourself.

Bryan Lindsay

Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.

Vince Lombardi

Memorable Quotes

All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.

Benedict De Spinoza

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

A superior person brings out the best in others.

Chinese Proverb

Excellence always sells.

Earl Nightingale

Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude.

Ralph Marston

Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.

Ted Engstrom

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Booker T. Washington

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There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.

David W. Johnson

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

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

Pat Riley

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

John W. Gardner

Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell
Excellence is the eternal quest. We achieve it by living up to our highest intellectual standards and our finest moral intuitions. In seeking excellence, take life seriously--but never yourself!
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
The truth of an upright man must be accepted on his own terms. Moreover, since natures vary, we must agree that all the beauties of human excellence may be fostered by faiths that we do not share.
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.
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.
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

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