excellence

A Quote by William Penn on excellence, practice, reason, and rules

Many able Gardeners and Husbandmen are yet Ignorant of the Reason of their Calling; as most Artificers are of the Reason of their own Rules that govern their excellent Workmanship. But a Naturalist and Mechanick of this sort is Master of the Reason of both, and might be of the Practice too, if his Industry kept pace with his Speculation; which were every commendable; and without which he cannot be said to be a complete Naturalist or Mechanick.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

Source: Some Fruits of Solitude In Reflections And Maxims, 1682

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on appreciation and excellence

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Vincent Lombardi on commitment, direction, excellence, life, and quality

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vincent Lombardi (1913 - 1970)

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A Quote by unknown on day, dreams, excellence, god, planning, preachers, and work

A farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down. During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!" A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold, it's a completely different place. The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows. "Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!" "Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"

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A Quote by unknown on audiences, excellence, opportunity, and wives

A man appeared before an audience in which his wife was seated and when he got through he went up to her and said. "How did I do? " And she said, "You did fine, only you missed several excellent opportunities to sit down."

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A Quote by unknown on attitude, commitment, excellence, mediocrity, and pride

Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.

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A Quote by unknown on excellence, good, and work

Good hours, excellent pay, fun place to work, paid training, mean boss. Oh well, four out of five isn't bad.

unknown

Source: Help Wanted Ad, Pennsylvania newspaper, 1994

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on belief, change, excellence, and improvement

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

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A Quote by Titus Livy on excellence, maturity, and time

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

Titus Livy (59 BC - 17 AD)

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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