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Great and good are seldom the same man. – Winston Churchill

Success bases our worth on a comparison with others. Excellence gauges our value by measuring us against our own potential. Success grants its rewards to the few but is the dream of the multitudes. Excellence is available to all living beings but is accepted by the...few. – Dale Carnegie

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. – Willa A. Foster

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say; here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. – Thomas Edison

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Zig Ziglar

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. – J. Hudson Taylor

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. – Vince Lombardi

People show what they are by what they do with what they have. – Author Unknown

Stress comes from doing less than you can. – Jim Rohn

Your governing values are the foundation of personal success and fulfillment. – Hyrum W. Smith

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas, Former Owner of the NFL Chicago Bears

People forget how fast you did a job--but they remember how well you did it. – Howard W. Newton

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie

God is in the details. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (great 20th Century architect)

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. – Elbert Hubbard

There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish. – Max L. Lucado

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. – Jim Collins

In my own work I do everything by hand. My hand will always be imperfect, because it’s human.... If I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line trying to make it straight, I’ll never be able to make it straight. You can always see the line waver, and I think that’s where the beauty is. – Margaret Kilgallen

You cannot be made better than you are if you choose to live your life with those who would settle for less. – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Way of the Warrior

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