Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
There is no real excellence in all this world Which can be separated from right living.
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self love.
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.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.
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.
Most certification today is pure 'credentialism.' It must begin to reflect our demand for excellence, not our appreciation of parchment.
Yale's greatness carries an urgent need to guard against the fall of excellence into exclusivity, of refinement into preciousness, of elegance into class and convention.
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.