3 Quotes – Excellence

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.

Max Lerner, American journalist

born:  December 20, 1902
died:  1992

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

Liberty Hyde Bailey, American scientist
born:  1858
died:  1954

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for not other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.

Jean de la Bruyère, French philosopher
born:  1645
died:  1695




Which are your favourite ‘excellence’ quotes?  🙂



17 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Excellence

  1. I like that Bailey quote. It’s so true. The word excellent reminds me of my daughter’s Korean name, which is supposed to mean “excellence and purity.” I hope it’s true, but I don’t know Korean.

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