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    new! & added by johnvitale “The Greatness of a Person Cannot Be Measured On Terms of Weatlh of Fame, but in Their Tireless Persuit for Excelence” ~~~JPV~~~

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    There is always a best way of doing everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence. Henry Ford

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    Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. John W. Gardner

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    The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life. John W. Gardner

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    To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service. Oliver Goldsmith

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    We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. José Ortega y Gasset

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    The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips. J. Paul Getty

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

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    Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. George Eliot

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    There's a way to do better... find it. Thomas Edison

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    I start where the last man left off. Thomas Edison

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    It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible. Aristotle

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    A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. Les Brown

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    One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow. Les Brown

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    From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race. Jean de La Bruyère

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    Let each become all that he was created capable of being. Thomas Carlyle

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    Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. Andrew Carnegie

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    I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. Leonardo da Vinci

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    If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill

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    Then to Silvia let us sing that Silvia is excelling. She excels each mortal thing upon the dull earth dwelling. William Shakespeare

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    To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do... David J. Schwartz

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    I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest. I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have. Harry S. Truman

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    It is quality rather than quantity that matters. Seneca the Younger

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    All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. Charles M. Schwab

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

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    Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don't live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work. David Ogilvy

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    To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    There is one plain rule of life. Try thyself unweariedly till thou findest the highest thing thou art capable of doing, faculties and outward circumstances being both duly considered, and then do it. John Stuart Mill

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    Only a mediocre person is always at his best. W. Somerset Maugham

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    Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark... Orison Swett Marden

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    People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence. Orison Swett Marden

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    Excellence is best described as doing the right things right -- selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.

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    Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can reach. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors; try to be better than yourself.

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    Let each day be your masterpiece.

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    "Sacred Bands and elite squadrons aren't what the mercenaries' guild is about. Field them at your peril." Janet Morris

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    A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back. Virginia Woolf

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    It isn't what you do, but how you do it. John Wooden

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    My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

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    I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism. Oprah Winfrey

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    Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for. Woodrow Wilson

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    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde

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

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    If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. Thomas J. Watson

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

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    The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval. Denis Waitley

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