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

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Education is the best provision for old age.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

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