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Exemplars Quotes

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Example moves the world more than doctrine.
The great exemplars are the poets of action,
and it makes little difference whether they be forces
for good or forces for evil.
- Henry Miller

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was
trying to make a stand for equality,
he was exemplary.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
- Constance Baker Motley

 

There's something in the moment when you can make them
laugh or cry and show and incredibly compassionate side of life.
I find that a really exemplary way to live.
- Gedde Watanabe

Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to
places of trust men of inward principle,
justified by exemplary conversation.
- John Witherspoon

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
- Anita Brookner

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Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life
is in some sense exemplary,
that the particular will turn out to be universal.
- Martin Amis

America is not just a power, it is a promise.
It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might;
it must be exemplary in meaning.
- Nelson Rockefeller

This above all makes history useful and desirable;
it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
- Titus Livius

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Excellence is not a skill.
It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -
for no particular excellence in themselves,
but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
- William Hazlitt

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good,
and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good,
and they are good in themselves.
- Aristotle

In character, in manner, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -
excellence.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
- Pearl S. Buck

There is no real excellence in all of this world which
can be separated from right living.
- David Starr Jordan

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

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

Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art;
the easiest to dabble in,
the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
- Edmund C. Stedman

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work,
but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing,
some kind of excellence is within my reach.
- John W. Gardner

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

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

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

Each honest calling, each walk of life,
has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
- James Bryant Conant

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

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

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard,
to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence
and commanding eloquence.
- John Strachan

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
- Colin Powell

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
- Shana Alexander

A common danger tends to concord.
Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak.
In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity
on a level with excellence.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
- John W. Gardner

I have always struggled to achieve excellence.
One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you
can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.
- Greg LeMond

I had spent many years pursuing excellence,
because that is what classical music is all about...
Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
- Nina Simone

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as
a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity will have neither
good plumbing nor good philosophy:
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts,
brave by doing brave acts.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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 steep is the way to it.
- Hesiod

The noblest search is the search for excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio
with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence.
That's always a challenge.
- Rita Coolidge

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

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness,
but it can be more satisfying.
- David Ogilvy

Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in,
but the hardest to reach true excellence.
- J. G. Stedman

Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life.
Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence.
Do the best you can.
- Chris Evert

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale,
took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought
it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
- David Halberstam

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best
deterrent to racism or sexism.
And that's how I operate my life.
- Oprah Winfrey

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign,
and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary
government is a test of its excellence,
an indication of its success.
- Walter Bagehot

What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts.
- Jane Alexander

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not
to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the
absurdities of the stories that were coming out.
- James Daly


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