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Excellence Quotes


These are some of the best 'Excellence' quotations and sayings.

Customers today want the very most and the very best for the very least amount of money, and on the best terms. Only the individuals and companies that provide absolutely excellent products and services at absolutely excellent prices will survive.

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.

Excellence always sells.

Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Excellent things are rare.

Human excellence, apart from God, is like the fabled flower which, according to the Rabbis, Eve plucked when passing out of paradise; severed from its native root it is only the touching memorial of a lost Eden - sad while charming and beautiful, but dead.

If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.

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.

Nothing is such an obstacle to the production of excellence as the power of producing what is good with ease and rapidity.

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

One's only security in life comes from doing something uncommonly well.

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

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

There is a moral excellence attainable by all who have the will to strive for it; but there is an intellectual and physical superiority which is above the reach of our wishes, and is granted to only a few.

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

Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.

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