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"
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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.

    The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul’s faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.... Moreover this activity must occupy a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day; and similarly one day or a brief period of happiness does not make a man supremely blessed and happy.
    Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

    Men are in the main alike, but they were made several in order that they might be various. If a low use is to be served, one man will do nearly quite as well as another; if a high one, individual excellence is to be regarded.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)