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

Author: Pat Riley (1945)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best.

Author: James H. Robinson

Profession: American Businessman, Chairman of American Express

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

Author: Anita Roddick

Profession: British Entrepreneur, Founder of The Body Shop

Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.

Author: Richard Rorty (1931)

Profession: American Philosopher

I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.

Author: Col. Harland Sanders (1890-1980)

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.

Author: Bill Sands


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.

Author: Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939)

Profession: American Industrialist, Businessman

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

Author: David J. Schwartz

Profession: American Trainer, Author of ''The Magic of Thinking Big''

When you say you'll meet someone at 11:00 AM, be there at 10:45. When you promise a check on the 30th, send it on the 28th. Whatever you agree to do, do it a bit more. Start with your employees, then extend it to everyone you deal with. News will soon get around that you are a person of your word.

Author: Charles Prestwich Scott (1846-1932)

Profession: British Newspaper Editor

There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

We must do the best we can with what we have.

Author: Edward Rowland Sill


True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Author: Charles Simmons