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Quality And Excellence Quotes


"I've come to realize that companionship and mild competition can help build quality and lay the ground for excellence." - Robert Genn

"Excellence resides in quality, not in quantity. The best is always few and rare; much lowers value." - Baltasar Gracian

"If America wants to make "made in America" a symbol of excellence and worth. They have to make everything of high quality, otherwise the best." - Raymond Loewy

"The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which highlights customer satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and increased productivity, has come to symbolize America's commitment to excellence." - William J Clinton

"Great teachers and schools expect and nurture quality work and quality performance. Great teachers inspire and demand quality, ever urging their students to higher levels of excellence. They shun mere conformity and expect their students to think and perform to their ever-increasing potential." - Oliver DeMille

"The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence." - Tom Landry

"Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating." - Melody Beattie

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

"Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer." - Rick Pitino

"For all fragrances I create, I ask each of my suppliers to deliver and provide the best raw materials. It is my personal quest for excellence and quality to create luxury perfumes..." - Francis Kurkdjian

"My father taught us that to thrive, excellence in technology, quality, and customer service along with cost competitiveness is a prerequisite. His contribution to business, the economy, and society at large can never be underscored enough." - Kumar Mangalam Birla

"Excellence isn't about meeting the spec, it's about setting the spec. It defines what the consumer sees as quality right this minute, and tomorrow, if you're good, you'll reset that expectation again" - Seth Godin

"Excellence is' about meeting the spec, it's about setting the spec. It defines what the consumer sees as quality right this minute, and tomorrow, if you're good, you"ll reset that expectation again" - Seth Godin

"I would say that the quality of each man's life is the full measure of that man's commitment of excellence and victory - whether it be football, whether it be business, whether it be politics or government or what have you." - Vince Lombardi

"Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity." - Shashi Tharoor

"Excellence and size are fundamentally incompatible." - Robert Townsend

"The potential of this nation is as boundless as the imagination and drive of the American people. . . . Quality management is not just a step. It must be a new style of working. Even a new style of thinking. The dedication to quality and excellence is more than good business; it's a way of life." - George H W Bush

"Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time." - Marabel Morgan

"As the excellence of steel is strength, and the excellence of art is beauty, so the excellence of mankind is moral character." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Excellence and competitiveness aren't incompatible with honesty and integrity." - Jack Welch

"All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose." - John W Gardner

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation." - Aristotle

"Moral excellence has no regard to classes and professions." - Harriet Martineau

"Excellence demands effort and planned, deliberate practice of increasing difficulty" - K. Anders Ericsson

"When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit." - Robert Rodriguez

"Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident." - A P J Abdul Kalam

"Nike has always been a business about excellence and achievement." - Andrew Young

"Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education..." - Mitt Romney

"Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident." - Abdul Kalam

"Your earning ability is largely determined by the perception of excellence, quality, and value that others have of you and what you do. The market only pays excellent rewards for excellent performance. It pays average rewards for average performance, and it pays below average rewards or unemployment for below average performance." - Brian Tracy

"PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic. The editor of an English magazine having received a letter pointing out the erroneous nature of his views and style, and signed "Perfection," promptly wrote at the foot of the letter: "I don't agree with you," and mailed it to Matthew Arnold." - Ambrose Bierce

"No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first. No the most common quality of in a true work of art that has excellence and depth, is that at first sight it produces a certain disappointment." - Thomas Carlyle

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. life with ups and downs is better than a flat life or one that goes in circles. Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time." - Marabel Morgan

"We are seeing some challenges and some changes in American business, American enterprise, but the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is a reminder of things that must never change: the passion for excellence, the drive to innovate, the hard work that goes with any successful enterprise." - George W Bush

"As academics we have pretty good judgment about the quality of institutions that cannot simply be measured by counting the number of papers published or patents received. Outsiders who swoop in to count beans and make up lists based on statistics have little sense of what excellence is." - Henry Rosovsky

"Demand excellence." - Emmitt Smith

"PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Peters Principles: Enthusiasm. Emotion. Excellence. Energy. Excitement. Service. Growth. Creativity. Imagination. Vitality. Joy. Surprise. Independence. Spirit. Community. Limitless human potential. Diversity. Profit. Innovation. Design. Quality. Entrepreneurialism. Wow." - Tom Peters

"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

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Steve Ross

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Cavett Robert


"Perfectionism is the counterfeit of excellence. Excellence is Kingdom, while perfectionism is religion. What ever you do, do it with all you might, and as unto the Lord. That is excellence." - Bill Johnson

"Wealth does not bring about excellence (aka arete), but excellence (aka arete) brings about wealth and all other public and private blessings for men." - Socrates

"Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be." - Mike Ditka

"We all love to see excellence as a fan, and I am a fan now watching excellence in the Rangers net." - Mike Richter

"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." - Sun Tzu

"To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." - Sun Tzu

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

"Nature and religion are the bands of friendship, excellence and usefulness are its great endearments." - Jeremy Taylor

"Diligent follow-up and follow-through will set you apart from the crowd and communicate excellence." - John C Maxwell

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Quality control starts and ends with training." - Kaoru Ishikawa

"Quality is determined by accuracy and completeness." - Larry Sanger

"Quality combines people power and process power." - Subir Chowdhury

"The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work." - Brian Tracy

"Excellence in our society is less a product of conflict and hostility than of collaboration." - Lance Secretan

"When people freely identify with their work and find themselves through it, excellence follows." - Ted Malloch

"Go where no one's gone and leave a trail of excellence behind you." - Robin S. Sharma

"God has destined you to soar. You have victory, freedom and excellence on the inside." - Joel Osteen

"When a man appreciates only eating and sleeping, what excellence has he over the reptiles?" - Saadi

"Ancient masters of excellence had a subtle essence, and a depth too profound to comprehend." - Laozi

"When backed up against a wall, dig deep, demand excellence, stand tall, and be strong." - Robert Cheeke

"Form, which should be the clean-cut expression of mechanical excellence, has become sensuous and organic." - Raymond Loewy

"Focusing on strengths is the surest way to greater job satisfaction, team performance and organizational excellence." - Marcus Buckingham

"A friend gives himself to his beloved, and the higher his excellence the richer the gift." - William Ellery Channing

"I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over." - Jay-Z

"The media and their journalists are merely megaphones for stupidity, the verb par excellence." - William C. Brown

"I've always had that obsessive will to win and a commitment to excellence." - Sumner Redstone

"Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance" - Romany Malco

"This is excellence - the following of anything for its own sake and with its own integrity ..." - Freya Stark

"The Greek temple is the creation, par excellence, of mind and spirit in equilibrium." - Edith Hamilton

"Excellence isn't achieved without inspiration and perspiration. You've got to have both." - George Foreman

"Just keep taking the next step and keep having excellence in the ordinary." - Dave Ramsey

"Once you decide that mediocrity is unthinkable, your only choices are excellence and quitting." - Nick Murray

"Base Envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach." - James Thomson

"Excellence in education need not mean elitism, and equity need not mean mediocrity." - Mary Jean LeTendre

"Excellence - Take what you have and do the BEST with it." - Joyce Meyer

"Pursue excellence and ignore success. If you are excellent you will be successful" - Deepak Chopra

"The price of excellence is labor, and time that of immortality." - Henry Fuseli

"Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change." - Tom Peters

"I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Excellence in art is largely the result of attention to minutiae, and-prayer." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"And he, who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence." - John Dryden

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality." - Joe Paterno

"As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence." - Alex Campbell

"Quality is subjective. There are quality blockbusters; there are quality versions of every genre and it doesn't necessarily mean money." - Rufus Sewell

"When you invest in high-quality brands, it pays off with high-quality audiences and, ultimately, high-quality advertising rates." - Jim Bankoff

"I would urge that the yeast of education is the idea of excellence, and the idea of excellence comprises as many forms as there are individuals, each of whom develops his own image of excellence. The school must have as one of its principal functions the nurturing of images of excellence." - Jerome Bruner

"Excellence has no sex." - Eva Hesse

"Pursue excellence; ignore success." - Deepak Chopra

"Excellence nourishes the soul." - Leonard L. Berry

"Mediocrity always attacks excellence." - Michael Beckwith

"Excellence always sells." - Earl Nightingale

"Excellence requires discomfort." - T D Jakes

"Excellence is THE trend of the '80s. Walk into any shopping mall bookstore, go to the rack where they keep the best-sellers such as Garfield Gets Spayed, and you'll see a half-dozen books telling you how to be excellent: In Search of Excellence, Finding Excellence, Grasping Hold of Excellence, Where to Hide Your Excellence at Night So the Cleaning Personnel Don't Steal It, etc." - Dave Barry

"Abundance is the quality of life you live and quality of life you give to others." - J K Rowling

"The quality of democracy and the quality of journalism are deeply entwined." - Bill Moyers

"The quality of your life ultimately is shaped by the quality of your choices and decisions." - Robin S. Sharma

"Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence." - Orison Swett Marden

"Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence." - Orison Swett Marden

"In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness." - Tacitus

"Success and excellence are not the same. Excellence grows within a person, is largely within that person's control, and its meaning lasts. Success is measured externally, by comparison to others, is often outside our control, and is perishable." - Joe Paterno

"We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill." - Richard Bach

"I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about." - Vince Lombardi

"In front of excellence, the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it." - Hesiod

"The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession." - Sallust

"One has to endure betrayal and disloyalty and, hardest of all , another person's excellence of character or intellect" - Sandor Marai

"The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession." - Sallust

"The pursuit of perfection is frustrating and a waste of time, because nothing is ever perfect. The pursuit of excellence is commendable and worthwhile. Therefore strive for excellence not perfection." - Alan Kulwicki

"In any democracy, there is always a tug-of-war between policies to achieve equality and policies to promote excellence. I am certain that Canada can achieve both equality and excellence." - John Turner

"Physical excellence does not of itself produce a good mind and character: on the other hand, excellence of mind and character will make the best of the physique it is given." - Plato

"Perfection, fortunately, is not the only alternative to mediocrity. A more sensible alternative is excellence. Striving for excellence is stimulating and rewarding; striving for perfection - in practically anything - is both neurotic and futile." - Edwin Bliss

"Perfection, fortunately, is not the only alternative to mediocrity. A more sensible alternative is excellence. Striving for excellence is stimulating and rewarding; striving for perfection-in practically anything-is both neurotic and futile." - Ed Bliss

"Average is the enemy of excellence, and average commitment will prevent you from enduring to the end." - Kevin W. Pearson

"Recognise excellence. Celebrate weirdness and innovation. Oddballs should be cherished, if they can do something other people can't do." - Anthony Bourdain

"I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others." - Socrates

"Every successive generation becomes a living memorial of our public schools, and a living example of their excellence." - Joseph Story

"Children display a universal love of mathematics, which is par excellence the science of precision, order, and intelligence." - Maria Montessori

"The method of doubt must be applied to civilization; we must doubt its necessity, its excellence, and its permanence." - Charles Fourier

"To be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian." - Jeremiah Burroughs

"The power of excellence is overwhelming. It is always in demand, and nobody cares about its color." - Daniel James, Jr.

"But such occasions of excellence became less and less frequent. As her technique became sounder, [her] sincerity became less necessary." - Thornton Wilder

"Learn the difference between striving for excellence and striving for perfection. The first is attainable; the second is not." - Douglas Merrill

"I believe in striving for excellence. I sweat the big and small stuff! I do not apologize for this." - Anthony S. Fauci

"Excellence is being thwarted not only by laziness but by reckless attachment to causes, programs, and - in some cases, leaders." - Michael Horton

"Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters." - Jean-Baptiste Lacordaire

"We confuse... mediocrity for excellence, rebellion for exploration, compromise for resolution, force for power, and stubbornness for strength." - Alan Robert Neal

"Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters." - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"Real Fathers are Role Models worthy of emulation. They choose to live exemplary lifestyles of leadership and excellence" - Tara Fela-Durotoye

"We need excellence in public education and if the teachers can't do it, we'll send in a couple of policemen." - Frank Rizzo

"Because of its independence of surface limitations and its superior speed the airplane is the offensive weapon par excellence." - Giulio Douhet

"Excellence happens when you try each day to both do and be, a little better than you were yesterday!" - Pat Riley

"The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble." - Christopher Wren

"I hope to be remembered as an author who defined and exemplified excellence in crafting the modern love story." - Nicholas Sparks

"The expectation level is high at the University of Alabama and it should be. What's wrong with people expecting excellence?" - Gene Stallings

"Many evil men are rich, and good men poor, but we shall not exchange with them our excellence for riches." - Solon

"An organization which just perpetuates today's level of vision, excellence, and accomplishment has lost the capacity to adapt." - Peter Drucker

"Leadership, pure and simple, is the assumption of responsibility for the pursuit of excellence in group life." - Philip Selznick

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

"But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence, complete and perfect in every part." - Lactantius

"Happiness is the possession of the excellence proper to us, and of the power subservient to it." - Xenocrates

"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself." - Dawn Fraser

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

"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." - Paul J Meyer

"I was obsessed with the Olympics. It's so exciting to see that level of excellence and endurance." - Lisa Bonet

"The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it." - Eric Hoffer

"Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through." - Gerald R Ford

"Lack of respect for the worker. This nourishes disconnection, fear, anger, phoniness, and all the bad stuff that impedes excellence." - Edward Hallowell

"Define excellence vividly, quantitatively. Paint a picture for your most talented employees of what excellence looks like. Keep everyone pushing and pushing toward the right-hand edge of the bell curve." - Marcus Buckingham



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