Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk.
Each must in virtue strive for to excel; That man lives twice that lives the first life well.
As a little girl in Arizona, none of the women in my family had a cultural connection with Girl Scouts, but the opportunity resonated with my mother as a platform that would allow me to excel in school.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.