in a free society do individuals have the best chance
to seek virtue, strive for excellence, improve their
economic well-being, and achieve personal happiness...
The worthy goals of civilization can only be achieved
by freedom loving individuals. When government uses
force, liberty is sacrificed and the goals are lost.
It is freedom that is the source of all creative energy.
-- Ron Paul
strive to be perfect. Strive for excellence.
-- Victoria Principal
to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme
excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking
the enemy's resistance without fighting.
-- Sun Tzu
who would attain to any marked degree of excellence
in a chosen pursuit must work, and work hard for it,
prince or peasant.
-- Bayard Taylor
to excellence is the appreciation of it.
-- William Makepeace Thackeray