Quotes of Eminence

“ My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer. ”

- Robert Burns

“ 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

“ 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 Francis Adams

“ Commemoration of Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Here is the great truth that, only when we see things in the light of God, do we see things as they are. It is only when we see things in the light of God that we see what things are really important, and what things are not… ”

- William Barclay

“ Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent. ”

- Cleopatra

“ Let each day be your masterpiece. ”

- Unknown

“ To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. ”

- Sallust

“ To aim at erxcellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and be lost by one. ”

- Unknown

“ Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and be lost by one. ”

- Unknown

“ Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it. ”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

“ Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ I want to be famous everywhere. ”

- Luciano Pavarotti

“ Whatever you do, don't do it halfway. ”

- Bob Beamon

“ We must do the best we can with what we have. ”

- Edward Rowland Sill

“ Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is no good. ”

- Ashleigh Brilliant

“ There's a way to do better… find it. ”

- Thomas A. Edison

“ There is always a best way of doing everything. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Superiority — doing things a little better than anybody else can do them. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ The great law of culture: Let each become all that he was created capable of being. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Reputations are made by searching for things that can't be done and doing them. ”

- Frank Tyger

“ Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality. ”

- St. Thomas Aquinas

“ The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. ”

- Bible

“ I don't think about my fame very much. ”

- Calvin Klein

“ Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly. ”

- Thomas Hobbes

“ As for me, I am in pursuit of excellence. I have no time to get old. ”

- Will Eisner

“ Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul? ”

- Socrates

“ Open your mouth and purse cautiously; and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great. ”

- Johann Georg Zimmermann

“ In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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