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"Being laughed at is excellent preparation for marriage." - Timberlake Wertenbaker

"People cannot become truly knowledgeable without being excellent readers." - Bill Gates

"It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself." - Thomas Berry

"Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." - Tony Robbins

"O excellent! I love long life better than figs." - William Shakespeare

"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities." - Dalai Lama

"Excellence Matters. Excellent people. Excellent vision. Excellent marketing. Excellent strategies." - Jeff Henderson

"Spring slattern of seasons you have soggy legs and a muddy petticoat drowsy is your hair your eyes are sticky with dream and you have a sloppy body from being brought to bed of crocuses when you sing in your whisky voice the grass rises on the head of the earth and all the trees are put on edge spring of the excellent jostle of thy hips and the superior" - E E Cummings

"And as we should all know by now, anytime you predict failure you have an excellent chance of being right." - Jeff Lindsay

"Men are not taking women's job, which are good jobs. Being a nurse is an excellent job." - Stephen Marche

"I don't like being preachy. I think using fun and humor is an excellent way to make people think." - Princess Superstar

"If your attitude toward the world is good, you will obtain good results. If your attitude is excellent, excellent will your results." - Earl Nightingale

"It's an excellent movie. Really excellent." - Bill O'Reilly

"I'm excellent at losing weight, but I've never been excellent at maintenance. I have some better days than others in terms of being hypervigilant, but with maintenance you don't know if you've been good at it until you're done." - Valerie Bertinelli

"An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher." - John W Gardner

"Excellent. They were flammable." - James Patterson

"Excellent things are rare." - Plato

"All newspaper writers have heard that the stuff they compose today has an excellent chance of being used to wrap tomorrow's mackerel." - Ira Berkow

"This is another kind of competition, but I'm being coached by an excellent team, and I've got a real strong competitive spirit." - Peggy Fleming

"The great danger of being around un-excellent people is that you start to become like them without even knowing it." - Robin S. Sharma

"You don't blame us for being here, do you? After all, we have no place to go. No home... Incidentally, what an excellent day for an exorcism..." - William Peter Blatty

"We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself." - Charles Lamb

"I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men." - Clement Freud

"Trust me, the being-dead part is much easier than the dying part. If you can watch much television, then being dead will be a cinch. Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"You can't succeed by being good. That's what you get paid for. You can't succeed by being excellent. That's what you're expected to do. You can only succeed by being outstanding." - Tony Robbins

"Customers today want the very most and the very best for the very least amount of money, and on the best terms. Only the individuals and companies that provide absolutely excellent products and services at absolutely excellent prices will survive." - Brian Tracy

"Only an excellent fabric can originate an excellent fashion" - Nino Cerruti

"I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory." - Bill Gates

"I love to sleep. I'm an excellent, excellent sleeper." - Lauren Oliver

"Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy." - Mao Zedong

"Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised." - Warren Buffett

"Excellent warriors are not violent." - Laozi

"Excellent soldiers are not furious." - Laozi

"Excellent conquerors do not engage." - Laozi

"Staplers- Excellent source of iron" - Rick Riordan

"Family Guy is relentlessly excellent." - Katherine Parkinson

"Exceptional ideas create excellent opportunities" - Doug Berry

"That which is excellent endures." - Aristotle

"The excellent becomes the permanent." - Jane Addams

"The excellent is new forever." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"'Family Guy' is relentlessly excellent." - Katherine Parkinson

"Sometimes even excellent Homer nods." - Horace

"Have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life. Must start with sowing excellent thoughts." - John C Maxwell

"I've seen so many excellent actors - excellent actors - who, the minute they're told they're in a comedy, turn into God knows what - creatures from another planet! I mean they just... the voice changes, they don't look the same, it's like - it has no similarity to any living human being, do you know what I mean?" - Bea Arthur

"I will never be one of the happy stupid that were born somewhere. This way of life is excellent for the imagination. It develops your paranoia. You feel paranoid when you don't understand a country, and being paranoiac is excellent for fiction." - Amelie Nothomb

"For the life of me, I did not understand how he[Atticus] could sit there in cold blood and read a newspaper when his only son stood an excellent chance of being murdered with a Confederate Army relic." - Harper Lee

"Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." - Tony Robbins

"That is, when a man is, as they say, accommodated: or where a man is - being - whereby - he may be thought to be accommodated, which is an excellent thing." - William Shakespeare

"I've prided myself on being in excellent condition-as good as any man in my profession. Now this doesn't come from sitting around on your rear end. This comes from hard, hard work." - Wilt Chamberlain

"The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Mastery in work and in life is about committing yourself to being excellent in everything you do, no matter how small and no matter if no one is watching. Do you practice excellence in your most private moments?" - Robin S. Sharma

"There is an excellent rule to follow; quarrel, not with the person who said the things (you can never be sure they were said), but with the person who has told of their being said." - Andre Maurois

"One of the attractive things about being in Scotland is that we have a very good pipeline of new people coming into the company from the excellent universities around us." - David Milne

"Accommodated; that is, when a man is, as they say, accommodated; or when a man is, being, whereby a' may be thought to be accommodated,?which is an excellent thing." - William Shakespeare

"Inspiration demands the active cooperation of the intellect joined with enthusiasm, and it is under such conditions that marvelous conceptions, with all that is excellent and divine, come into being." - Giorgio Vasari

"Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film." - Dwight Schultz

"It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation which could be relegated to anyone else if machines were used." - Gottfried Leibniz

"We need to be skilled into knowing God and His Word, then act as excellent translators of these things to the people in our churches." - Vicky Beeching

"Iran's experience shows that when religious scholars and UNFPA work together to solve reproductive health issues, there can be excellent results." - Hossein Malek-Afzali

"A golf course outside a big town serves an excellent purpose in that it segregates, as though a concentration camp, all the idle and idiot well-to-do." - Osbert Sitwell

"The most excellent study of expanding the soul, is the science of Christ, and Him crucified, and the knowledge of the Godhead in the glorious Trinity." - J I Packer

"Home's the most excellent place of all." - Neil Diamond

"Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes." - Tom Peters

"What excellent fools religion makes of men." - Ben Jonson

"Excellent leaders of people lower themselves." - Laozi

"A good indignation makes an excellent speech." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Perfect preparation does' exist. Excellent adaptation does." - Lauren Fleshman

"An excellent angler, and now with God." - Izaak Walton

"Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience." - Mason Cooley

"Be excellent and party on dudes." - Abraham Lincoln

"A kind Of excellent dumb discourse." - William Shakespeare

"Number, the most excellent of all inventions." - Aeschylus

"Nothing excellent can be done without leisure." - Andre Gide

"The modern an excellent couturier" - Joris-Karl Huysmans

"Perfect preparation doesn't exist. Excellent adaptation does." - Lauren Fleshman

"Swearing makes an excellent relief mechanism" - David Crystal

"A kind Of excellent dumb discourse." - William Shakespeare

"Excellent,' I cried. 'Elementary,' said he." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Wealth-the most excellent of all gods." - Aristophanes

"I think women are excellent social critics." - Laurie Anderson

"I feel great, the prognosis is excellent." - Steven Cojocaru

"I have an excellent internal compass." - Hugh Bonneville

"Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf." - Earl Derr Biggers

"The opera in Los Angeles is excellent." - James Gray

"I despair of ever writing excellent poetry." - Isaac Rosenberg

"What is easy is seldom excellent." - Samuel Johnson

""Don't be stupid!" is excellent advice." - Amy Dickinson

"Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Definitely. More and more I understand that it's very fine not to know where you come from. There is line in a song by Georges Brassens [French singer-songwriter]: 'Les imbciles heureux qui sont ns quelquepart.' I will never be one of the happy stupid that were born somewhere. This way of life is excellent for the imagination. It develops your paranoia. You feel paranoid when you don't understand a country, and being paranoiac is excellent for fiction." - Amelie Nothomb

"My interest in music tends toward being orchestral music. And the repertoire of music that exists is, to me, far more emotive than what is standardly used in movie scores. That isn't always. I think there've been some excellent movie scores by excellent directors. But for the most part, watching a film, one of today's movies, I think that the emotional undertone of movie scores is pretty poor." - Crispin Glover

"We may have an excellent ear for music, without being able to perform in any kind; we may judge well of poetry, without being poets, or possessing the least of a poetic vein; but we can have no tolerable notion of goodness without being tolerably good." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

"We may have an excellent ear for music, without being able to perform in any kind; we may judge well of poetry, without being poets, or possessing the least of a poetic vein; but we can have no tolerable notion of goodness without being tolerably good." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

"We may have an excellent Ear in Musick, without being able to perform in any kind. We may judg well of Poetry, without being Poets, or possessing the least of a Poetick Vein: But we can have no tolerable Notion of Goodness, without being tolerably good." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

"At the thought of being eaten by rats, Despereaux forgot about being brave. He forgot about not being a disappointment. He felt himself heading into another faint. But his mother, who had an excellent sense of dramatic timing, beat him to it; she executed a beautiful, flawless swoon, landing right at Despereaux's feet." - Kate Dicamillo

"Complacency with our traditional judgement based thinking methods is not enough. Our existing thinking habits are excellent just as the rear wheel of a motor car is excellent but not enough. We need to put far more emphasis on creative and design thinking. Judgement and analysis are not enough." - Edward De Bono

"You become excellent, and when you become excellent, no-one can take that away from you." - Oprah Winfrey

"Your son and your daughter needs an excellent father more than an excellent college." - Nick Vujicic

"It is not just that we exist and God has always existed, it is also that God necessarily exists in an infinitely better, stronger, more excellent way. The difference between God's being and ours is more than the difference between the sun and a candle, more than the difference between the ocean and a raindrop... God's being is qualitatively different." - Wayne Grudem

"Excellence is everything today, and most people aren't excellent. If you're not excellent - like truly excellent at what you do - you're toast." - Jason Calacanis

"Pubcon is always one of the first shows I put on my calendar. Content is excellent, social is excellent, networking opportunities are excellent." - Jim Banks

"Strength is an excellent example of a physical characteristic that drives improvement in other athletic parameters. More strength means more power, more endurance, better coordination, and better everything else. This is why, all other things being equal, the stronger athlete is the better athlete." - Mark Rippetoe

"And as hearbes and trees are bettered and fortified by being transplanted, so formes of speach are embellished and graced by variation.... As in our ordinary language, we shall sometimes meete with excellent phrases, and quaint metaphors, whose blithnesse fadeth through age, and colour is tarnish by to common using them...." - Michel De Montaigne

"Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals." - Ellen Degeneres

"Generosity makes us happiest. We'll be happier people when we share, not when we impose, but when we learn from one another. Because when I'm connected to everyone I disappear... in being excellent you lose yourself. And when you're connected to everyone, that's the best thing that can happen." - Raj Patel

"Ronda is the place where to go, if you are planning to travel to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set. ... Nice promenades, good wine, excellent food, nothing to do..." - Ernest Hemingway

"Think of the old cliche about "the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master." This, like many cliches, so lame and unexciting on the surface, actually expresses a great and terrible truth. It is not the least bit coincidental that adults who commit suicide with firearms almost always shoot themselves in the head." - David Foster Wallace

"Comics have the page as their real estate so you've only got that space to tell the story on. But the other thing only comics do is to have the words and pictures being simultaneous. Your brain is flicking between them and you can put in some excellent narrative devices; you can off-set things and juxtapose things between word and image." - Leah Moore

"The religious leader is the most untrustworthy of leaders; in no other station do we have so many opportunities for pride, covetousness and lust, and with so many excellent disguises to keep such ignobility from being found out and called to account." - Eugene H Peterson

"I started out as a lawyer and came in laterally to Goldman Sachs. So I learned myself that life is unpredictable. That you really should, in terms of your career, try to be excellent at what you're doing. I think if you focus on your job, and you focus on being broad in the context of your job, the next jobs follow from that." - Lloyd Blankfein

"There are a lot of things I might be good at, such as competitive figure skating, window washing from ten stories up, and being an open heart surgeon. I might also make an excellent Kamikaze pilot - except for the fact that I don't want to learn how to fly and have no interest in taking my own life on behalf of Japan." - Jen Kirkman

"Reading Gypsy Boy, I felt invited into a secret society. I've always found Gypsies mysterious and even slightly dangerous, and Mikey Walsh does an excellent job describing the cloistered lifestyle and fascinating traditions of the Romani people. Moreover, Mikey's personal story of being a misfit among misfits is both compelling and universal. I cheered for him every step of the way." - Julia Scheeres

"Yoga exercises are excellent; the speaker does them every day, for an hour or more; but that is merely physical exercise, to keep the body healthy, and so on." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people." - K. Patricia Cross

"I once knew an otherwise excellent teacher who compelled his students to perform all their demonstrations with incorrect figures, on the theory that it was the logical connection of the concepts, not the figure, that was essential." - Ernst Mach

"Nothing will ever please me, no matter how excellent or beneficial, if I must retain the knowledge of it to myself. . . . . . No good thing is pleasant to possess, without friends to share it." - Seneca the Younger

"There is one transcending level, and this is the most excellent of all. This person is aware of the endlessness of entering deeply into a certain Way and never thinks of himself as having finished." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"What can be more excellent than prayer; what is more profitable to our life; what sweeter to our souls; what more sublime, in the course of our whole life, than the practice of prayer!" - Saint Augustine

"Find the audience, be excellent, and you will be fine." - David Oyelowo

"Be excellent to each other and... Party on, dudes!" - Ted Theodore

"The people you killed seem to be in excellent health." - Pierre Corneille

"Biting's excellent. It's like kissing - only there is a winner." - Neil Gaiman

"What an excellent tool the internet is for freaks." - Steig Larsson

"Economy is an excellent lure to betray people into expense." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Necessity, that excellent master, hath taught me many things." - Pliny the Younger

"Money is the excellent slave and a horrible master." - P T Barnum

"Maybe Ferrari's mirrors are excellent & have HD resolution" - Sebastian Vettel

"Companies that give excellent service reward employees for providing it." - Anonymous

"The riding of young horses is an excellent nerve tonic." - Geoffrey Brooke

"No doubt that he will make an excellent senator." - Jeri Ryan

"Chemistry: that most excellent child of intellect and art." - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood

"I consider myself an excellent candidate... because I care." - Frank Vincent

"Pastime passing excellent, if it he husbanded with modesty." - William Shakespeare

"Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people." - Joseph Joubert

"Excellent! I will still be in time for the ballet!" - Jose Raul Capablanca

"I think it would be an excellent idea." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Excellent memories are often coupled with feeble judgments." - Michel De Montaigne

"I thought it was excellent, to tell you the truth." - Rush Limbaugh

"There is turmoil under the heavens. The prospects are excellent." - Mao Zedong

"Old age is an excellent time for outrage." - Maggie Kuhn

"Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman." - William Shakespeare

"Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers." - T Harv Eker

"How do you achieve excellence?...Stop doing non-excellent stuff!" - Tom Peters

"Tim Kaine is an excellent choice for vice president." - Julian Castro

"Dressing effectively is a kind of excellent manners." - Tom Ford

"The idea of a concentration camp is excellent." - Joseph Stalin

"Chremylus:, the most excellent of all the gods." - Aristophanes

"You are a most excellent lawyer, for a dead man." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Logic is an excellent weapon when employed correctly." - Cherise Sinclair

"An excellent indie horror book with a wholly original premise." - Mike Carey



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