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Inspirational Quotes for Work About Excellence


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Looking for an inspirational quote about excellence for your newsletter, business presentation, bulletin board or inspirational posters? These excellence quotes are useful in helping your employees experience work motivation and inspiration to help you create business success.

Quotations About Excellence

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

”The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” --Charles R. Swindoll

”With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.” --Aristotle

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

”Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” --Aristotle

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek. “ --Mario Andretti

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

”The companies that survive longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.” --Charles Handy

"Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.” --Tom Peters

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

”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

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

"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

"Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential.” --Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

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

"I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.” --Vince Lombardi

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