Excellence Quotes (341 Quotes)




    Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.

    Colonel Cathcart was impervious to absolutes. He could measure his own progress only in relationship to others, and his idea of excellence was to do something at least as well as all the men his own age who were doing the same thing even better.

    I must not forget that these coarsely-clad little peasants are of flesh and blood as good as the scions of the gentlest genealogy; and that the germs of native excellence, refinement, intelligence, kind feeling, are as likely to exist in their hearts as in those of the best born. My duty will be to develop these germs: surely I shall find some happiness in discharging that office.


    The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.


    I think the University of North Carolina has gotten a rebirth, a great burst of energy. We've won some games and we've had some new coaches come in who exude excellence. The team is starting to feed off their energy. You look at them and say, 'How can your coach be more excited than you are' It makes you up your ante a little more.

    I support, encourage and nurture unique, creative expression in the music and motion picture industries. I believe in the power of these mediums to change and enrich lives on both sides of the camera and microphone. I am committed to the process and grateful for how it has changed me. I will live and do business in honor and with integrity striving for excellence. In all of this I will seek, find and celebrate the best in you.

    Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride not vanity, but dignity and self-respect should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.

    We are committed to working with our partners to achieve safety and health excellence. This initiative is a triple win our employees benefit, the organization benefits and the country benefits.

    It's kind of backyard breeding. You get a bunch of dogs, and breed them and then sell them for profit. Generally it's called a puppy mill because it's not the excellence that you would expect from a qualified breeder.

    To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

    She wanted to do public interest work. She wanted to use her paralegal degree to help others. She's been terrific. She does work caringly and with a great deal of excellence.


    Hey, let me tell you I worked years to achieve artistic excellence, ... and then all of a sudden, I get involved in this stupid, crazy, insane cartoon and now I'm hotter than I've ever been. I love it. I love it.

    When you hold out for high standards, people are impressedbut they don't always like you for it. Not everybody will be on your side in your struggle to do what's right and ethical. In fact, sometimes even you won't be on your side. You'll wrestle with inner conflict, torn between what you should do and what you want to do. You'll also aggravate other people. Seems when you walk the straight and narrow you always step on someone's toes. Don't count on the ethics of excellence to make you popular.


    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.

    The mistake that was made in the '70s and early '80s was that they took the ideas from the Vegas strip and jammed them down Atlantic City's throat. It's been successful, but to get to the next level, to real excellence, you need casinos that take more advantage of the boardwalk and the beach and the marina.

    But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the 'M' disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure the ethics of excellence.

    Everyone at Progress Energy is focused on meeting the needs of our customers to provide them with reliable power today and in the future. Our corporate giving reflects the same dedication and pursuit of excellence.


    Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.


    A mans excellence is like that of water It benefits all things without striving It takes to the low places shunned by men. Water is akin to Tao.... In all the earth nothing weaker than water, Yet in attacking the hard, nothing superior, Nothing so certain in wearing down strength There is no way to resist it. Note then The weak conquer the strong, The yielding outlast the aggressors.

    Appointing a strong Business Development Director with a proven track record, who already knows Constructing Excellence well, is a big step forward in the restructuring of Constructing Excellence. He has an important contribution to make in demonstrating the value we provide to new and existing members of Constructing Excellence.

    All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.

    If there's a morale problem at United Airlines, the employees aren't telling people about it. Their service is at the cutting edge of excellence.




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