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John WoodenIt takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

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Golda MeirTo be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

—  Golda Meir, 1898-1978, Israeli Prime Minister

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Konstantin Josef JirečekWe, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

—  Konstantin Josef Jireček, 1854-1918, Czech historian & Slavist

Leonardo da VinciI have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

—  Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian polymath & painter

     (his last words)

Arthur SchopenhauerAll religions promise a reward for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonBe good to your work, your word, and your friend.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

VoltaireThe best is the enemy of the good.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Will DurantWe are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Jim RohnSuccess is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Jim RohnMy father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Elbert HubbardOne machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Lyndon JohnsonThe noblest search is the search for excellence.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

Vince LombardiIf you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Vince LombardiPerfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

John WoodenMake each day your masterpiece.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

John WoodenJust do the best you can. No one can do more than that.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Lao-TzuIf you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Samuel JohnsonExcellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer


Ancient Greek

HomerEver to excel.

Αιέν αριστεύειν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad VI

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Movie Quotes

I’m No Angel (1933)Well, when I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

—  from the film I’m No Angel (1933)

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