Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Style distinguishes excellence from accomplishment J. Coplien
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
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 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.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.
Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.
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.