Favorite Quotations ~  Excellence In Search of Excellence

"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

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

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 Schlesinger, Jr.

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

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~ Vince Lombardi

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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

The truth of an upright man must be accepted on his own terms. Moreover, since natures vary, we must agree that all the beauties of human excellence may be fostered by faiths that we do not share. ~ Victor Hugo

Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly. ~ Shaquille O'Neal

Work itself is the reward. If I choose challenging work it will pay me back with interest. At least I'll be interested even if nobody else is. And this attempt for excellence is what sustains the most well-lived and satisfying, successful lives. ~ Meryl Streep

Strive for excellence, not perfection. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach. ~ John W. Gardner

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