There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Author: Edward H. Harriman (1848-1909)
Profession: American Financier, Railroad Executive
One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
Author: Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987)
Profession: Lithuanian Violinist
It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.
Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)
Profession: American Writer
Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.
Profession: Greek Poet
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
Author: William Hurt (1950)
Profession: American Actor
The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -- they always reach.
Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)
Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
Author: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
Profession: Thirty-sixth President of the USA
We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us.
Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
Profession: French Moralist
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
Author: John Keats (1795-1821)
Profession: British Poet
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964