A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.
All you owe the public is a good performance.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can reach. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors; try to be better than yourself.
Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
Anybody who accepts mediocrity — in school, on the job, in life — is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises.
Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.
Become all that you are capable of becoming!
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable.
Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the ''best'' in your chosen field, whatever it is.
Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake — that little more which is worth all the rest.
Doing common things uncommonly well.
Don't waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence — doing your best.