Favorite Quotations ~  Excellence, 3 First, Break All the Rules

"All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare." ~ Benedict De Spinoza

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You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere if only out of curiosity. ~ Colin Powell

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. ~ Thomas J. Watson

I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Anything that is excellent or praiseworthy moment-by-moment on the cutting edge must be constantly fought for. H. Ross Perot

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. ~ Shana Alexander, The Feminine Eye, 1966

A superior person brings out the best in others. ~ Chinese Proverb

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. ~ Colin Powell, IBD, 1/14/04

If you do things well, do them better. ~ Anita Roddick

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. ~ Pat Riley

I was an excellent student until age 10, and then my mind began to wander. ~ Grace Paley

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. ~ George F. Will

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