Found 1,334 quotes starting with E:


Example is the best precept.
– Aesop
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
– Edmund Burke
Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
– Robert Cecil
Exceeding your own expectations can often leave things incomplete
– Siddharth Astir
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
– Warren Bennis
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right - selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.
– Author Unknown
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– John W. Gardner
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
– Shaquille ONeal
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

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