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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.''

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There's a way to do better... find it.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.


The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.