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Quotes About Excellence for Copywriters and Nonprofit Leaders

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
Greek philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great
 

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th president of the United States

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“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
American clergyman, activist, and civil rights leader

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
African-American educator, author, orator, and presidential advisor

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.”
Michael J. Fox (b. 1961)
Canadian-American actor, author, producer, activist and voice-over artist

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
American entrepreneur, inventor, and co-founder of Apple, Inc.

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
Vince Lombardi Jr. (1913-1970)
American pro football coach and Super Bowl trophy namesake

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
Pat Riley (b. 1945)
American professional basketball executive, former coach, and former NBA player

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
George Halas (1895-1983)
Football player, coach, and iconic founder of the Chicago Bears

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark."
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564)
Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer

“Great spirits often meet with violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity

“Do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
Gregg Harris (b. 1952)
Pioneer in the American homeschooling movement

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th president of the United States

“When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you'll command the attention of the world.”
George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
Former American slave turned scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor

“Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)
Spanish philosopher and essayist

"With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it."
Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
Greek philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great


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