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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. - Aristotle

Whatever you do, don't do it halfway. - Bob Beamon

Resolve to make each day the very best and don't let anyone get in your way. If they do, step on them. - Ivan Benson

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. - Wendell Berry

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. - Dean Briggs

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. - Les Brown

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. - Francis Darwin

He who has put a good finish to his undertaking is said to have placed a golden crown to the whole. - Eustachius

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Dianne Feinstein

Good enough never is. - Debbi Field

I use nothing but the best ingredients. My cookies are always baked fresh. I price cookies so that you cannot make them at home for any less. And I still give cookies away. - Debbie Fields

If something is exceptionally well done it has embedded in it's very existence the aim of lifting the common denominator rather than catering to it. - Edward Fischer

If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody. - Ray Floyd

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. - Geoffrey Gaberino

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

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action. - Andre Godin

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service. - Oliver Goldsmith

You're probably not a member of a major league baseball team, your errors, unless they are truly spectacular, don't show up in the morning paper. - Jane Goodsell

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. - Edward H. Harriman

One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect. - William Hazlitt

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it. - Howard W. Newton

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. - Flannery O'Connor

The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas. - Melvin Powers

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

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. - Anita Roddick

Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want. - Bill Sands

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. - Charles M. Schwab

There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial. - Sir Walter Scott

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. - Lowell Thomas

Let each day be your masterpiece. - Source Unknown

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. - A. Lou Vickery

The best is the enemy of the good. - Voltaire

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before. - Steve Young

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. - Ernest Hemingway

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served. - Napoleon Hill

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold. - William Hurt

The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -- they always reach. - Lee Iacocca

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. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Anybody who accepts mediocrity -- in school, on the job, in life -- is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises. - Charles Knight

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. - Abraham Lincoln

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. - Max L. Lucado

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. - Ed Macauley

It isn't by size that you win or fail -- be the best of whatever you are. - Douglas Malloch

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

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. - Orison Swett Marden

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... - Orison Swett Marden

There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands. - Orison Swett Marden

To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way; to do some things better than they were ever done before; to eliminate errors; to know both sides of the question; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for the love of work; to anticipate requirements; to develop resources; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection. - Marshall Field & Company

If we want to make something really superb on this planet, there is nothing whatever that can stop us. - Shepherd Mead

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. - Don G. Mitchell

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