Don’t waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence — doing your best.
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- Use your weaknesses; aspire to the strength.
- No matter how well you perform there’s always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it’s lousy.
- I have to act to live.
- Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.
- From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.
- To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way; to do some things better than they were ever done before; to eliminate errors; to know both sides of the question; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for the love of work; to anticipate requirements; to develop resources; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection.