Excellence Quotes for Success

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Excellence quotes can inspire us to:

  • internalize this idea of excellence and raise our expectations
  • help our children reach their full potential
  • think thoughts of excellence and program our minds with the kind of information that will set us free
  • unlock the door to personal excellence
  • commit to excellence, regardless of our chosen field of endeavor

Today we can choose to:

  • make excellence a habit
  • improve the quality of what we have to offer
  • give attention to the details
  • do ordinary things extraordinarily well
  • ask more of ourselves than others do

Now is the perfect time to:

  • find something that we're really interested in doing in our lives, pursue it, set
    goals, and commit ourselves to excellence
  • make a commitment to excellence
  • always strive to do better
  • quit doing less-than-excellent work
  • get there today

Excellence Quotes

Barack Obama Quote

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” ~ Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (1961- ) the 44th President of the United States

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Brad Henry Quote

“It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.” ~ Brad Henry

Charles Bradford "Brad" Henry (1963- ) Former Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma

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Chuck Swindoll Quote

“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” ~ Chuck Swindoll

Charles Rozell "Chuck" Swindoll (1934- ) Evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher

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Confucius Quote

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) Chinese thinker and social philosopher

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Vince Lombardi Quote

“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

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach

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Aristotle Quote

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

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) Greek philosopher

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Rick Pitino Quote

“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” ~Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino (1952- ) American basketball coach, author and a motivational speaker

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Perry Paxton Quote

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.” ~ Perry Paxton

Perry Paxton (Details unknown)

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John William Gardner Quote

“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” ~ John William Gardner

John William Gardner (1912 - 2002) Author, Former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

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José Ortega y Gasset Quote

“Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.” ~ José Ortega y Gasset

José Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955) Spanish liberal philosopher

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Chris Evert Quote

“Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.” ~ Chris Evert

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (1954 - ) Former World No. 1 professional tennis player

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Mario Andretti Quote

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's 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

Mario Gabriele Andretti (1940 - ) Retired Italian-born American automobile racing driver

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Patrick Riley Quote

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” ~ Patrick Riley

Patrick James Riley (1945 - ) NBA coach, former American National Basketball Association player

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Thomas J. Watson Quote

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

Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874 – 1956) American president of International Business Machines (IBM)

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