Favorite Quotations ~  Excellence, 2 Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

"There is only one real sin, that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best." ~ Doris Lessing

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True excellence is rarely found, even more rarely is it cherished. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them. ~ Lao Tzu

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. ~ Stephen Jobs

Becoming a star may not be your destiny, but being the best that you can be is a goal that you can set for yourself. ~ Bryan Lindsay

Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.~ Vince Lombardi

My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars' worth of work. ~ Bill Russell

Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms. ~ Samuel Johnson

Is the reward of excellence aught save excellence? ~ Qur'an

Every good and excellent thing stands moment by moment on the razor's edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

My one aim was to do a thing well, and to excel if possible. ~ Josephine Demott Robinson

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