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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.
Don't waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence -- doing your best.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
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.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
The best is the enemy of the good.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.
You always have to give 100 percent, because if you don't, someone, someplace, will give 100 percent and will beat you when you meet.
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.
It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.
The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.
You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art -- an individual masterpiece.
Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best.