Excellence Quotes Images


- "I'm not interested in a marketable product: I'm interested in what I know from my life experience to be standards of excellence" - Barney Kessel

- "Passion for a goal doesn't guarantee success, but without it, you can't even begin." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

- "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." - H. L. Mencken

- "whenever I read a passage that moves me, I transcribe it in my diary, hoping my fingers might learn what excellence feels like." - David Sedaris

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- "When a man has no longer any conception of excellence above his own, his voyage is done, he is dead,--dead in trespasses and sin of blear-eyed vanity." - Henry Ward Beecher

- "When you begin moving toward excellence, you will find very little competition. You're competing with only 20% of the population." - Brian Tracy

Excellence Quotes For Work

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

- "Education, they [philosophers] felt, is the only answer to the always pressing question, to the political question par excellence, of how to reconcile order which is not oppression with freedom which is not license." - Leo Strauss

- "We need excellence in public education and if the teachers can't do it, we'll send in a couple of policemen." - Frank Rizzo

- "You can get people the qualifications; But you can't teach them the qualities they're going to need. You can't teach integrity, a drive for excellence, refusal to quit under pressure. It's too late to build that into people you're going to hire." - Roger Ailes

- "Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till someone dash it from them." - Sophocles

- "I cannot believe that any man who deserved fame ever labored for it; that is, directly. For, as fame is but the contingent of excellence, it would be like an attempt to project a shadow, before its substance was obtained." - Washington Allston

- "Pursue excellence; ignore success." - Deepak Chopra

- "I am easily satisfied with the very best." - Winston Churchill

- "He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him." - William Shakespeare

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Excellence Quotes For Students

- "He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him." - William Shakespeare

- "Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations." - Brian Tracy

- "Tis a meaner part of sense to find a fault than taste an excellence." - John Wilmot

- "I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events." - John F. Kennedy

- "Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good." - Vince Lombardi

- "I have tried to emphasize to people that, hey, just like President Obama was a really good president, and the fact that he was black I think was historic and unprecedented, but he also claimed and owned his excellence, and that's why I'm saying, okay - I think it's really exciting and historic that I would be the first woman president, but I have a lot of work I want to do. And I hope that people will say, "Hey, she's getting it done." That's how I think about it." - Hillary Clinton

- "We believe this combination of excellence in operations and strong execution of our strategy is critical to achieve our vision. We will continue to focus on both in future as well." - Azim Premji

- "As you all know, I'm kind of a perfectionist." - Tiger Woods

- "The excellence and inspiration of truth is in the pursuit, not in the mere having of it. The pursuit of all truth is a kind of gymnastics; a man swings from one truth with higher strength to gain another. The continual glory is the possibility opening before us." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

- "We cannot have islands of excellence in a sea of slovenly indifference to standards." - John W. Gardner

- "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." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Excellence Quotes Sports

- "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!" - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

- "Perfectionism is the counterfeit of excellence. Excellence is Kingdom, while perfectionism is religion. What ever you do, do it with all you might, and as unto the Lord. That is excellence." - Bill Johnson

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- "For excellence, the presence of others is always required." - Hannah Arendt

- "Everybody keeps calling for Excellence - excellence not just in schooling, throughout society. But as soon as somebody or something stands out as Excellent, the other shout goes up: "Elitism!" And whatever produced that thing, whoever praises that result, is promptly put down. "Standing out" is undemocratic." - Jacques Barzun

- "A good designer has a lot in common with a good researcher. Both hunt for excellence and perfection. And you have to really focus on the details, and you don’t really know what the final result will be before you have it." - May-Britt Moser

- "When u have this spirit of excellence, u do the right thing always :even if no one is watching you." - Joel Osteen

Excellence Quotes For The Workplace

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

- "The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man." - Thomas Jefferson

- "Almost never does a single company have excellence in a multiplicity of disciplines." - Leroy Hood

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

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- "I just want to keep having the courage to raise the bar for myself, and to keep striving for excellence in artistic integrity and public service. And to continue to challenge myself to move outside of my comfort zone, personally and professionally." - Kerry Washington

- "Diffidence may check resolution and obstruct performance, but compensates its embarrassments by more important advantages; it conciliates the proud, and softens the severe; averts envy from excellence, and censure from miscarriage." - Samuel Johnson

- "People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence." - Orison Swett Marden

- "Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity." - Warren G. Bennis

Excellence Quotes Goodreads

- "The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is." - Oscar Wilde

- "Because it is a national landmark, there is only one way to judge the Kennedy Center - against the established standard of progressive and innovative excellence in architectural design that this country is known and admired for internationally. Unfortunately, the Kennedy Center not only does not achieve this standard of innovative excellence; it also did not seek it. The architect opted for something ambiguously called 'timelessness' and produced meaninglessness. It is to the Washington manner born. Too bad, since there is so much of it." - Ada Louise Huxtable

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- "I think there's inherently an issue that models will literally never be able to handle, which is that when somebody comes along with a new way of doing something that's really excellent, the models will not recognize it. They only know how to recognize excellence when they can measure it somehow." - Cathy O'Neil

- "Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy." - Joe Paterno

- "One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect." - William Hazlitt

- "Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America." - Amy Chua

- "I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind." - Richard Price

Excellence Quotes Aristotle

- "A refined ability to learn from failure and to grow through losses is necessary to achieve excellence in any human endeavor." - Terry Orlick

- "I am very pleased with the progress of the new CBS Corporation. The Company's rapid pace of change and innovative approach to emerging business opportunities can be seen in the many strategic announcements we have made over these past few months. The more focused and more nimble organization we sought to create has become a reality and that aggressive spirit of excellence and innovation will continue to benefit shareholders for many years to come." - Sumner Redstone

- "I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i. e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one." - Ludwig Feuerbach

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- "We cannot continue to have an excellence gap with the rest of the world and intend to remain the [economic superpower] and [military superpower] of the planet. That's just not going to happen. We're in a position where unless we take action, we'll end up being the [France] of the 21st century: a lot of talk, but not a lot of strength behind it in terms of economic capability." - Mitt Romney

- "High personal standards aren't enough for organizational excellence. You've got to be intolerant of low standards in others. . . . If you accommodate questionable practices in others who touch your organization, you risk soiling its reputation. Anybody whose hands aren't clean can get the place dirty." - Price Pritchett


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