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  • Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
    * Mary Kay Ash

  • Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
    * Lord Chesterfield

  • There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
    * B. C. Forbes

  • One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
    * William Hazlitt

  • It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.
    * Ernest Hemingway

  • It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well.
    * George Santayana

  • Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
    * Seneca