„If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.“

—  Thomas J. Watson, Attributed to Watson in: William G. Dickerson (1995) In search of the ultimate practice. p. 19.
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Thomas J. Watson
entrepreneur américain 1874 - 1956

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„And so modest. Is there anything at which you do not excel?“

—  David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006
Context: "I thought you were the best," she chided. "Fathers always seem that way," he said dryly. "But no. With bow or knife I am superb. But with the sword? only excellent." "And so modest. Is there anything at which you do not excel?" ibid

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„What! Think you that my flashes show me
Only in lightnings to excel?
Believe me, friends, you do not know me,
For I can thunder quite as well.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856
Wartet nur! [Only Wait!] in Poems for the Times ; also in Poems of Heinrich Heine: Three Hundred and Twenty-five Poems (1917) Selected and translated by Louis Untermeyer, p. 262

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„In any democracy, there is always a tug-of-war between policies to achieve equality and policies to promote excellence. I am certain that Canada can achieve both equality and excellence.“

—  John Turner 17th Prime Minister of Canada 1929
1968 Liberal Party Leadership convention speech, April 5, 1968. ( http://ms.radio-canada.ca/archives_new/2006/en/wmv/turner19680405et1.wmv)

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„When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.“

—  Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

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„For my part, I assure you, I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 avant J.-C.
Quoted by Plutarch in Life of Alexander http://books.google.com/books?id=vWIOAAAAYAAJ&q=%22for+my+part+I+assure+you+I+had+rather+excel+others+in+the+knowledge+of+what+is+excellent+than+in+the+extent+of+my+power+and+dominion%22&pg=PA167#v=onepage from Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden (1683)

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