Excellence refers to top performance or superiority. Here is a collection of famous excellence quotes, quotations and sayings for you to read.

Excellence Quotes

Whenever we do a task, we want to do it well. Be it singing, dancing, writing, or painting, every person wishes to be excellent in his domain. Any work can be done either horribly, somewhat well, very well, or excellently. This can be applicable to anything including jobs, writing, relationships, hobbies, speaking, singing, painting, dancing etc. Whether you want to strive for excellence or just let life pass by without putting efforts is your choice. Read on for more about excellence quotes in the next section.

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

- Bette Davis

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

- Dr. Seuss

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.

- Mia Hamm

When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.

- James Stewart

Who do you like better -- me or Tom Cruise.

- Val Kilmer

If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.

- Richard P. Feynman

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

- Epictetus

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

- Voltaire

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

- Voltaire

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.

- Immanuel Kant

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

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.

- David Ogilvy

God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

- Joseph Campbell

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

- Steve Jobs

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.

- Adam Sandler

Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.

- David Copperfield

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excell

- Plutarch

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

- David Hume

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

- Aristotle

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.

- Mary Kay Ash

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

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.

- River Phoenix

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

- Ralph Marston

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

I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.

- Alexander the Great

A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

- James Boswell

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

- Alexander the Great

It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellence's of our stage performance.

- James Young

When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.

- Harold Coffin

Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."

- Henrik Ibsen

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

- Warren G. Bennis

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?

- Mary Wollstonecraft

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

- Joe Paterno

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

- Joe Paterno

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.

- Evan Esar

I want to make it clear to sportsmen that this is federal money being spent, not Game and Fish dollars, ... But this is an excellent project.

- Bill Williams

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.

- Thornton Wilder

The media like drama so it's 'She's in Hell.' And I'm like no, I had a bad day in February and a bad day in September but a brilliant summer'.

- Bjork

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