Quotes on excellence.

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
- Sun Tzu

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.
- Leonardo da Vinci

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
- Voltaire

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
- Paul J. Meyer

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
- Oprah Winfrey