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There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed.

I can do small things in a great way.
Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.
Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.
A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism.
Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for.
If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
The road to excellence is always under construction
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can reach. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors; try to be better than yourself.
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right -- selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.
There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
Then to Silvia let us sing that Silvia is excelling. She excels each mortal thing upon the dull earth dwelling.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
When you say you'll meet someone at 11:00 AM, be there at 10:45. When you promise a check on the 30th, send it on the 28th. Whatever you agree to do, do it a bit more. Start with your employees, then extend it to everyone you deal with. News will soon get around that you are a person of your word.
The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do...
All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.
Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable.
People come out to see you perform and you've got to give them the best you have within you. The lives of most men are patchwork quilts. Or at best one matching outfit with a closet and laundry bag full of incongruous accumulations. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don't live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work.
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the best in your chosen field, whatever it is.
There is one plain rule of life. Try thyself unweariedly till thou findest the highest thing thou art capable of doing, faculties and outward circumstances being both duly considered, and then do it.
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.
Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.
Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark...
People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.
Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority...
Doing common things uncommonly well.
Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.
It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.
It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.