Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
– Pat Riley
For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.
– The Bible
Almost never does a single company have excellence in a multiplicity of disciplines.
– Leroy Hood
Stay away from excellence at all costs; it stinks.
– Michael Leunig
Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
– James Bryant Conant
Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In today’s global economy, however, it is important to raise the bar of excellence even higher. Today’s students must be prepared to compete effectively on an international level.
– Kenny Marchant
As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard, to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence and commanding eloquence.
– John Strachan
The fact that my songs take a long time to write is no guarantee of their excellence.
– Leonard Cohen
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
– Michael J. Fox
It’s a nice feeling to go out in the world and look for excellence – the best in man. My subject is very valid. It’s about people, and about life.
– LeRoy Neiman
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.
– J. G. Stedman
The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK – firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend.
– John Hutton
I will work to ensure Duke Energy is positioned to continue its track record of outstanding customer service and operational and financial excellence.
– Lynn Good
Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library, but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained.
– James Loeb
What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts.
– Jane Alexander
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
– Jerry Moran
You cannot use the democratic process for the procurement of excellence.
– Kevin McCloud
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I grew up in Philadelphia in a time where we took it for granted that we were supposed to be young and gifted and black. It was a culture of excellence – and all my friends were more talented than I was.
– Leslie Odom, Jr.
One mustn’t mistake bling for excellence, just as one mustn’t mistake quiet for mediocre.
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.
– John Kluge
The imaginations of believers have dressed up and exaggerated the excellence of the style and matter of the New Testament generally, in the same manner, in which they have the moral instructions of Jesus.
– Lysander Spooner
I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular ‘ism’, but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.
– John Metcalf
I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence.
But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence, complete and perfect in every part.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
– Oliver Goldsmith