Favorite Selections from ToInspire.com

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. - Henri Frederic Amiel

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. - Helen Keller

We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism. - T.S. Eliot

Hold yourself for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.  - Henry Ward Beecher

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. (written by Eliot appearing in a book of poems by Harry Crosby, Transit of Venus, Black Sun Press, Paris: 1931)  - T.S. Eliot

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. (16th century philosopher) - Benedict Spinoza

A strategy that cannot be evaluated in terms of whether of not it is being achieved is simply not a viable or even useful strategy. - C. H. Roush and B. C. Ball

Excellence is the accumulation of hundreds of minute decisions; it is execution at the most granular level. Once you accept the idea that you should give in to things that make no sense because other people do those things and you want to appear reasonable, you are on a path towards mediocrity. - Eva Moskowitz

At the end of the day, you're responsible for yourself and your actions and that's all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can't control, try to fix the things you can. - Kevin Garnett