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A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
~ Virginia Woolf | ( British novelist and essayist. ) | 1882-1941 | Excellence
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Doing common things uncommonly well.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Excellence
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Excellence
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
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.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Excellence
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~ John W. Gardner | ( American educator, and social activist. ) | 1912-2002 | Excellence
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Excellence
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
~ JosA© Ortega y Gasset | ( Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher. ) | 1883-1955 | Excellence
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Excellence
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Excellence
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: ''Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.'' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
~ Harry S. Truman | ( American politician. ) | 1884-1972 | Excellence
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
~ Leonardo da Vinci | (Italian painter, sculptor and architect. ) | 1452-1519 | Excellence
quotes Division : Artists   
     
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Excellence
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
I start where the last man left off.
~ Thomas Alva Edison | ( American Inventor. ) | 1847-1931 | Excellence
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
~ Katherine Mansfield | (New Zealand-born English short story writer. ) | 1888-1923 | Excellence
quotes Division : New Zealand authors   
     
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. | ( American black leader. ) | 1929-1968 | Excellence
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
~ Napoleon Hill | ( American speaker and motivational writer. ) | 1883-1970 | Excellence
quotes Division : American writers   
     
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
~ Napoleon Hill | ( American speaker and motivational writer. ) | 1883-1970 | Excellence
quotes Division : American writers   
     
It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Excellence
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Excellence
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Excellence
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Excellence
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     

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