A collection of inspirational excellence quotes that’ll motivate you to always do and give your best in everything that you do and to continuously strive to be better.

We should not strive to be perfect, we should not chase perfection, instead, we should do what we can to achieve excellence.

Perfection is something that is not attainable but excellence can be achieved by continuous efforts of doing the best that you can, giving your all in everything that you do, and always striving to be better and to improve.

Achieving excellence and unlocking your fullest potential may not be easy, it requires hard work, consistency, determination, discipline, and patience but it is definitely possible.

You have what it takes to rise above the standards. You have what it takes to be better and to not just settle for mediocrity – you just have to push yourself, don’t give up, and believe that you can do it.

May these excellence quotes and quotes about excellence below inspire you to do just that.

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Excellence Quotes and Sayings

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

— Will Durant

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.

— Charles Dickens

Stay focused on your mission, remain steadfast in your pursuit of excellence, and always do the right thing.

— Mark Esper

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.

— Ralph Marston

Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.

— Hunter S Thompson

Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.

— Jerry Moran

Do your best, and be a little better than you are.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.

— Bohdi Sanders

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

— Vince Lombardi

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.

— Janet Jackson

Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

Excellence quotes that’ll inspire you to do your best

Always give your best; today’s great work is tomorrow’s benchmark.

― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

The excellence is in the details.

— Gregory L. Sullivan

Happiness is the full use of one’s talents along lines of excellence.

— John F. Kennedy

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

— Pat Riley

Excellence is a direct result of an extra effort.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Superiority — doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.

— Orison Swett Marden

Excellence must be achieved through the eyes of those who judge us; once achieved it can only be maintained with constant innovation.

― Tom Collins

With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

— Aristotle

Moderation leads to Mediocrity, Intensity leads to Excellence.

— Suleman Abdullah

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you don’t value excellence, you won’t achieve excellence.

— Glenn C. Stewart

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

People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.

― Joel Osteen

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

— Aristotle

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Motivational Excellence Quotes

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.

— Rick Pitino

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

— Jessica Guidobono

Excellence quotes

Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence.

Robin Sharma

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.

— Michael J.Fox

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.

— Thomas J Watson

Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Continue to do common things in an uncommon way. Continue to be ‘all in.’ Continue to apply ‘best is the standard.’ Continue to be a person of excellence in everything you do.

— Dabo Swinney

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

— Steve Jobs

It’s the sum of the parts that make up the whole, so in my opinion excellence comes from how one undertakes to do something. It all begins with the thought process – which is creative and exalted to produce something out of the ordinary.

— Pankaj Patel

Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent in fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly.

— Plato

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

— Barack Obama

Excellence quotes to help unlock your fullest potential

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.

— Criss Jami

Pursue excellence and ignore success. If you are excellent you will be successful.

— Deepak Chopra

When the actions becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

— John W. Gardner

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again?

— John Wooden

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

— Dale Carnegie

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

— Steve Jobs

Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence.

— Napoleon Hill

I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.

— Warren G. Bennis

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

— Abraham Lincoln

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

— Booker T. Washington

Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.

— Mia Hamm

More Quotes About Excellence To Achieve Success

Hunger for excellence. Continuously seek inspiration to make your work better.

— Cory Trepanier

There has always been an elegance to the application of excellence.

— Richard Diaz

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

— William Makepeace Thackeray

Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones?

— Onyi Anyado

Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.

— Samuel Johnson

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

— Sun Tzu

Excellence always sells.

— Earl Nightingale

Many people can reach for and achieve excellence. To do this consistently is what separates masters and geniuses from everyone else.

— Paul Russo

Never be complacent about the current steps; don’t agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It’s okay if there are flaws in the process – it makes it more interesting.

— Charlie Trotter

If you’re any good at all, you know you can be better.

— Lindsay Buckingham

I am a man of simple tastes easily satisfied with the best

— Winston S. Churchill

Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days.

— Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom

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