Thoroughness Quotes

Sep 25, 2021 | Character Quotables | 1 comment

“Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.”
-Elbert Hubbard

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

“We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt.”

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
-Jim Rohn

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”
-Dave Barry

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.”
-Nelson Mandela

“Every job is a portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“A project is complete when it starts working for you, rather than you working for it.”
-Scott Allen

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”
-Thomas Carlyle

“There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.”
-David Lloyd George

“Whatever work you undertake, do it seriously, thoroughly and well; never leave it half-done or undone, never feel yourself satisfied unless and until you have given it your very best. Cultivate the habits of discipline and toleration. Surrender not the convictions you hold dear but learn to appreciate the points of view of your opponents.”
-Syama Prasad Mukherjee

“If the chaos is overwhelming, I start making lists. To write it down, puts it in perspective.”
-Renee Lawless

“It’s attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning.”
-Francis Atterbury

“See your road through.”
-J. R. R. Tolkien

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
-Leonardo da Vinci

“For most diagnoses all that is needed is an ounce of knowledge, an ounce of intelligence, and a pound of thoroughness.”

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”
-Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Baroness Karen Blixen)

“Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility.”
~William Osler

“People who want to appear clever rely on memory. People who want to get things done make lists.”

-Peter McWilliams

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