150 Inspiring Quotes About Excellence

A gift of excellence is designed to stretch your ability to soar like an eagle.

– Euginia Herlihy


A man who relentlessly aspires to do excellence evidently inspires many with his intelligence and elegance.

–  Anuj Somany – 


A step towards excellence is a mile towards success.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.

– Samuel Richardson –


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

Martin Luther King, Jr – 


Always strive for excellence. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

– Unknown –


Anybody who seeks wealth as an end in itself is always going to be disappointed. What you really should be doing is seeking excellence in achievement.

– Herb Kelleher – 


Aspire greatly; anything less than a commitment to excellence becomes an acceptance of mediocrity.

– Brian Tracy –


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

– Steve Jobs – 


By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

– Voltaire – 


Chase Excellence and success will follow.

–  Senora Roy – 


Consistency always leads to excellence. Whatever you do in life always be consistent.

– Anonymous –


Demand excellence.

– Emmitt Smith –


Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

– Mario Andretti –


Disruption starts with committing to excellence and taking a stand for your customer.

– Lewis Howes –


Doing common things uncommonly well.

– Orison Swett Marden –


Don’t be satisfied with only being good at one part of your game/life…strive for excellence in all things.

–  Unknown –


Don’t waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence – doing your best.

– Laurence Olivier – 


Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

– James Bryant Conant –


Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

– Jessica Guidobono –


Excellence always sells.

– Earl Nightingale –


Excellence annoys your haters, success infuriates them, and genius kills them.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


Excellence can be as strong a uniting force as solid vision.

– Azim Premji – 


Excellence comes from human beings doing things of value that customers find memorable. – Tom Peters –


Excellence comes when you ask of yourself more than anyone else does.

–  Jeffrey Fry –  


Excellence does not require perfection.

– Henry James – 


Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.

– George Eliot – 


Excellence has a loud mouth; let it speak on your behalf.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


Excellence has always been achieved by those who dare to believe that somethinginside them is superior than the circumstances.

– Unknown –


Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labour of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

– Samuel Johnson


Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Excellence is a great starting point for any new organisation but also an unending journey. – Azim Premji – 


Excellence is a high quality, that delivers success and achievement.

– Mark F. LaMoure –


Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.

– Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom –


Excellence is a shortcut to genius.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


Excellence is a talent or quality which surpasses ordinary standards.

– Dr Anil Kumar Sinha – 


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 always the target of champions.

– Mark F. LaMoure –


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 –


Excellence is being able to perform at a high level, over and over again.

– Jay Z –


Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

– John W. Gardner – 


Excellence is going the extra mile.

–Joyce Meyer – 


Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.

– Perry Paxton – 


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 not a destination; it’s a continuous journey that never ends.

– Unknown –


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.

– Plato – 


Excellence is not a single act. You are what you repeatedly do.

– LeToya Luckett – 


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

– Ralph Marston – 


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

– Colin Powell – 


Excellence is perseverance in the presence of obstacles.

– Unknown –


Excellence is pursuing and doing the best we can with the gifts and abilities God gives is.

– Unknown –


Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – 


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

– Pat Riley –


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 –


Excellence is the rocket that carries you to the stratosphere of success.

– Mark LaMoure –


Excellence is the target of champions and winners.

– Mark F. LaMoure – 


Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.

– Rick Pitino – 


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

– Booker T. Washington –


Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.

– Jose Ortega y Gasset – 


Excellence requires discomfort.

– T. D. Jakes –


Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.

– Tom Peters – 


He who does it first may do well, but he who does it best will do better.

– Scott Allen –


He who sows excellence harvests success.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

– Henry Ward Beecher –


I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.

– Michael J. Fox –


I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence.

– Lyndon B. Johnson –


I had spent many years pursuing excellence because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.

– Nina Simone – 


I think I always just want to get better at whatever I’m doing… Always strive for excellence.

– Carl Hagelin –


I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.

– Oprah Winfrey – 


I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.

–  Vince Lombard – 


I’ve always had that obsessive will to win and a commitment to excellence.

– Sumner Redstone – 


If instead of completely focusing on what you are doing, you are racing ahead to something shinier or to the next best thing, you will not develop excellence.

– Mark Goulston –


If we would be important to others, let it be through the excellence of our talents rather than through our position.

–  Edwin Mamerto –


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 –


If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

– Napoleon Hill –


If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming.

– Robert Forster –


If you don’t value excellence, you won’t achieve excellence.

– Unknown –


If you want people to listen, you have to have a platform to speak from, and that is excellence in what you do.

– William Pollard –


If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

– Thomas J. Watson –


If you want to soar high in life, you have to give up the things and people that weigh you down.

– Rashida Rowe –


If you’re holding onto negative stuff from before, you cannot deliver excellence.

– Robert Forster –


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

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –


In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.

– Robert Kennedy –


It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.

– Brad Henry –


It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

– Seneca – 


It takes time to create excellence.  If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.

– John Wooden –


Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca –


Light the candle of success with the flame of excellence.

– Matshona Dhliwayo – 


Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

– Joe Paterno –


Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.

– Edwin Louis Cole – 


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 – 


My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.

– John Kluge – 


Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

– William Makepeace Thackeray –


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

– Thomas S. Monson –


Paint a masterpiece daily. Always autograph your work with excellence.

– Greg Hickman –


People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.

– Joel Osteen – 


Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.

– Jerry Moran –


Perfection when given wings of determination, dedication and discipline, results into excellence.

– Anil Sinha –


Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

– Paul Meyer – 


Pursue excellence and success will follow.

– Rancho – 


Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –


Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.

– John W. Gardner –


Stay focused on your mission, remain steadfast in your pursuit of excellence, and always do the right thing.

– Mark Esper –


Striving for excellence motivates you.

– Harriet Braiker –


Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

– Harriet Braike –


Superiority — doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.

– Orison Swett Marden – 


Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

– Sun Tzu –


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 –


The elimination of foolishness and stupidity is the beginning of excellence.

– Unknown –


The excellence is in the details.

– Gregory L. Sullivan –


The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

– Charles Dudley Warner –


The excellence of every Art is its intensity.

– John Keats –


The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence. – Robin Sharma –


The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self-esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.

– Brian Tracy –


The garden of your dreams is watered by the springs of excellence.

– Matshona Dhliwayo –


The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.

Buddha


The noblest search is the search for excellence.

– Lyndon B. Johnson –


The noblest search is the search for excellence.

– Unknown –


The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.

– David Ogilvy –


The pursuit of excellence is the proper vocation of man.

– Cassius Jackson Keyser –


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

– Vince Lombardi –


The race for excellence has no finish line.

 – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum –


The road to excellence is always under construction.

– Unknown –


The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

– Shana Alexander –


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 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.

– Charles R. Swindoll –


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.

– Confucius –


There are no shortcuts to true excellence.

– Angela Duckworth –


There is no excellence without labour. One cannot dream of oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

– Liberty Hyde Bailey –


There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.

– David Starr Jordan –


There is no substitute for excellence – not even success.

– Thomas Boswell – 


Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.

– Samuel Johnson –


Three golden keys that unlock the door to excellence are determination, hard work and practice.

– Mark F. LaMoure –


To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

– Sun Tzu –


To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

– Sun Tzu


True excellence is a product of synergy.

– Mack Wilberg –


Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.

– Sun Tzu –


We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

– Barack Obama –


We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance, they have travelled from the point where they started.

– Henry Ward Beecher –


What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman’s excellence?

– Sophocles –


What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts.

Jane Alexander –


When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

– Joe Paterno – 


When mediocrity becomes the accepted norm, excellence dies a painful death.

– Rashida Rowe –


When seeds of vision are watered with passion it blossoms as a flower of achievement which spreads the fragrance of excellence.

–  Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha –


When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.

– Maximillian Degenerez –


When you have the enthusiasm and passion, you end up figuring how to excel.

– Malika E Nura –


With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

– Aristotle –


You are the sculptor of your success. Chisel yourself into excellence.

– Mark F. LaMoure –


You need a commitment which is long term and a commitment to leadership; because that’s the only way you build excellence.

– Azim Premji –


You’ve just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumours and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out.

– James Daly –



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