The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
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.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
John W. Gardner
Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.