Excellence: ( merit...perfect...... )

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place. --- Anon xxxx

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. --- Booker T Washington 1856

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. --- Michelangelo 1475

Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life. --- Anon xxxx

My personal trials have taught me the value of unmerited suffering. As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

No on should abandon duties because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects as a fire is surrounded by smoke. --- Bhagavad-Gita

O gift of God! A perfect day, whereon shall no man work but play, whereon it is enough for me not to be doing but to be. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. --- Albert Einstein 1879

The rule for us all is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. --- C.S. Lewis 1898

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. --- Oscar Wilde 1854

Whenever I have found that I have blundered or that my work has been imperfect, and when I have been contemptuously crticised and even when I have been overpraised, so that I have felt mortified, it has been my greatest comfort to say hundreds of times to myself that "I have worked as hard and as well as I could, and no man can do more than this." --- Charles Darwin 1809

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