Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Best.

The repository contains seven quotes in the category “Best.”

When you’ve done the best you can, you can’t do any better.

President Harry S Truman
1884 — 1972

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner
1888 — 1965

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929 — 1968

There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time. I owe him my best.

Joe DiMaggio
1914 — 1999

Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.

Michael J. Fox
1961 —     

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux
1882 — 1944

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

W. Somerset Maugham
1874 — 1965