The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

- Confucius

The noblest search is the search for excellence

- Lyndon B. Johnson

Hire character. Train skill.

- Peter Schutz

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

- Henry Ford

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

- Steve Jobs

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

- Gordon B. Hinckley

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

- Aristotle

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

- Wayne Gretzky

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

- Aristotle

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.”

- Elvis Presley

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

- Booker T. Washington

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.

- Lawrence Bossidy

People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.

- Mary Kay Ash

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean

- Lin-Chi