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Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise risking more than others think is safe dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.
– Ronnie Max Oldham
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
– Booker T. Washington
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.
– Tom Peters
Excellent wretch Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
– William Shakespeare
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,
But I do love thee! and when I love thee not,
Chaos is come again.

– William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3
Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
– Charles Kingsley
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
– George Bernard Shaw
Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
– Robert Benchley
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
– William Makepeace Thackeray
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
– Rene Descartes
Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways --and all are right! At least all will do.
– Heywood Broun
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
– W. Somerset Maugham
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
– George Eliot, a.k.a. Mary Ann Evans
Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.
– Jean Genet
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
– Austin O'Malley
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
– Jimi Hendrix
Excuse me, but can you be a little more vague?
– Tom Zegan
Excuse me, for I must speak plainly. If you, my dear father, will not take the trouble of checking her exuberant spirits, and of teaching her that her present pursuits are not to be the business of her life, she will soon be beyond the reach of amendment. Her character will be fixed, and she will, at sixteen, be the most determined flirt that ever made herself or her family ridiculous; a flirt, too, in the worst and meanest degree of flirtation; without any attraction beyond youth and a tolerable person; and, from the ignorance
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
– James Rippe
Exercise effortlessness.
– Leslie Miklosy
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
– Joseph Addison
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
– Barbara Ehrenreich

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