excellence

A Quote by Jules Henry on education, self-reliance, high school, children, culture, excellence, authenticity, and trusting oneself

The function of high school, then, is not so much to communicate knowledge as to oblige children finally to accept the grading system as a measure of their inner excellence. And a function of the self-destructive process in American children is to make them willing to accept not their own, but a variety of other standards, like a grading system, for measuring themselves. It is thus apparent that they way American culture is now integrated it would fall apart if it did not engender feelings of inferiority and worthlessness.

Jules Henry

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by evelyn on success, excellence, and change

In these accelerating times, the traditional concept of success fritters away altogether as greatness takes precedent.

Evelyn Rodriguez

Source: Crossroads Dispatches

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by James A. Michener on work, play, excellence, personal-development, and mastery

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play....  He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leavaing others to decide whether he is working or playing.  To him he's always doing both.

James Michener

Contributed by: MAKENA

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, excellence, competition, and harmony

The best athlete
wants his opponent at his best.
The best general
enters the mind of his enemy.
The best businessman
serves the communal good.
The best leader
follows the will of the people.

All of the embody
the virtue of non-competition.
Not that they don't love to compete,
but they do it in the spirit of play.
In this they are like children
and in harmony with the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Richard David Bach on ignorance, excellence, and skill

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Richard David Bach on vision, height, achievement, and excellence

The gull sees farthest who flies highest.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by unknown on risk, care, dream, expect, and excellence

Risk more than others think is safe, care more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.

unknown

Source: Cadet Maxim

Contributed by: ESK

A Quote by unknown on excellence, living, and dreaming

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.

unknown

Contributed by: idarose

A Quote by Seth Godin on excellence, awkward, inspiration, and goals

"My new favorite word is 'awkward.'...The reason we need to be in search of awkward is that awkward is the barrier between us and excellence, between where we are and the remarkable. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already, and it wouldn't be worth the effort."

Seth Godin

Source: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2006/08/awkward.html

Contributed by: niwhai

A Quote by Walter Wheeler on win win, win-win, excellence, win-lose, and win lose

The purpose of competition is not to beat someone down, but to bring out the best in every player.

Walter Wheeler

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/win-win-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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