"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
"Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do." -– Brian Tracy
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." -- Vincent T. Lombardi
"Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field." -- Brian Tracy
"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life." -- Arnold Bennett
"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right." -- Edward Simmons
"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." -– Charles Kendall Adams
"The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self-esteem is excellence, mastery of your work." -– Brian Tracy
"The only thing that separates any one of us from excellence is fear, and the opposite of fear is faith. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God's business." -- Michael J. Fox
"Excellence can be attained if you...
* Care more than others think is wise.
* Risk more than others think is safe.
* Dream more than others think is practical.
* Expect more than others think is possible." -- Jim Gentil
"My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what." -– Andrea Jung
"Aspire greatly, anything less than a commitment to excellence becomes an acceptance of mediocrity." -– Brian Tracy
"It is incumbent upon us all to raise the bar, whether you are a multibillion-dollar international corporation or a mom-and-pop selling blackberry jam." -– Howard Schmidt
"Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise." – Harvey Mackay
"Don't get complacent. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and set higher standards of achievement for yourself. Once you've achieved a standard of excellence, never let it rest--push yourself even higher." -- Dave Anderson
"The secret to a great report card (getting all "W's") is being and doing WOW! because you want to -- because it's fun. The absence of WOW! is also a report card." -- Jeffrey Gitomer
"What are the critical success factors of your job? What must you be absolutely, positively excellent at doing to be successful?" -– Brian Tracy