Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence....
You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.
I can do small things in a great way.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority...
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
There were far worse strategies in life than to try to make each aspect of one's existence a minor work of art.
Do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable.
Some people insist that 'mediocre' is better than 'best.' They delight in clipping wings because they themselves can't fly. They despise brains because they have none.
In other words, we are never freer than when we become most ourselves, most human, most just, most excellent, and the like.
Mediocrity inspires neither great love nor hate.
People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.
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