Some Thoughts On Excellence From Various Authors

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo 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 street sweeper who did his job well.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

“My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”

Charles Dickens

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”

John Wooden

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