What is excellence?

  • (noun): Something in which something or some one excels.
    Example: "The use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Excellence

Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance.

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Excellence - Practice Makes Perfect
... Achievement of excellence in such fields commonly requires approximately 10 years of dedication, comprising about 10,000 hours of effort ...

More definitions of "excellence":

  • (noun): The quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree.

Famous quotes containing the word excellence:

    Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
    Bible: New Testament, Philippians 4:8.

    Sir Walter Raleigh might well be studied, if only for the excellence of his style, for he is remarkable in the midst of so many masters. There is a natural emphasis in his style, like a man’s tread, and a breathing space between the sentences, which the best of modern writing does not furnish. His chapters are like English parks, or say rather like a Western forest, where the larger growth keeps down the underwood, and one may ride on horseback through the openings.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A virtuous expediency, then, seems the highest desirable or attainable earthly excellence for the mass of men, and is the only earthly excellence that their Creator intended for them.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)