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 steep is the way to it.
But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
I will fully engage myself to maintain CERN's excellence in all its attributes, with the help of everybody, including CERN Council, staff and users from all over the world.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.
If you're holding onto negative stuff from before, you cannot deliver excellence.
In a person's career, well, if you're process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you're more likely to be success. I often say 'pursue excellence, ignore success.' Success is a by-product of excellence.
Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Perfection is our goal;
excellence will be tolerated.
We are in an international marketplace for talent, and American colleges and universities need to be able to attract students and faculty from around the world if we want to sustain our excellence.
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