Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A gift for a child

They might not get it right away, but every child should read this:

Ten Quotes About Excellence

• The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. - Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)

• We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

• Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs (1955 - )

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

• 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 (1913 – 1970)

• Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting. - Sun Tzu

• Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970)

• I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. - Michael J. Fox (1961 - )

• The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Unknown

• One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)

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