Top 100 Performance Quotes To Always Aim Higher

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 16, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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A great performance is always appreciated by everyone and for good performance, it's really necessary to motivate the performer in the right way to get the best results.

Motivation coming from close ones can mean the world. Never forget that some days the sun is going to shine bright and some days are going to be hard.

These great performance quotes will include performance appraisal quotes and high-performance quotes. Other quotes include performance appraisal funny quotes, motivational quotes for team performance, excellence quotes, and achievement quotes.

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Inspirational Performance Quotes

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Here is a list of all the motivation performance quotes to inspire you to achieve all your dreams and get the best results.

1. "You are capable of more than you know,... Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give."

- E. O. Wilson.

2.“It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.”

Les Brown.

3.“When the action becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.”

- Israelmore Ayivor.

4.“Jump high brother!! So high that if you fall, then people should remark on not how far you fell but how high you jumped.”

- Anubhav Mishra.

5. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”

- Jim Rohn.

6. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

- Wayne Dyer.

7. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”

- Robin S. Sharma.

8. “Take risks. Whoever risk shall know how far they can reach.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

9. “Aim high! The future you see, is the person you will be.”

- Jim Cathcart.

10. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

- Jack Kinder.

11. “If you aim higher than you expect, you could reach higher than you dreamed.”

- Richard Branson.

12. “Aim higher. Stay focused.”

- Brandom Adams

13. “The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

- Aristotle

14. “Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.”

- James Russell Lowell.

15. “Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off.”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

16. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

- Mohsin Jameel.

17. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

- Michelangelo.

18. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

- Francis of Assisi.

19. "Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral, loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.”

- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

20. “The important thing is to dare to dream big, then take action to make it come true.”

- Joe Girard.

Performance Management Quotes

Here is a list of all the best performance quotes about management and quotes about leaders, quotes about leadership and its results.

21. “Don't mistake activity with achievement.”

― John Wooden.

22. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”

- Walt Disney.

23. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”

- Zig Ziglar.

24. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

- Michael Jordan.

25. "If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."

- Vince Lombardi.

26. “You don't have to be exceptional every week but as a minimum, you need to be at a level that even on a bad day you get points on the board.”

- Sean Dyche.

27. “What we can control is our performance and our execution, and that's what we're going to focus on.”

- Bill Belichick.

28. “It's easy listening to a record, but a live performance is so personal and real.”

- Gin Wigmore.

29. “As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that.”

- Peter Garrett

30. “The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.”

- Brian Tracy.

31. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal...”

- Thomas Jefferson.

32. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

- Steve Jobs.

33. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

- Steve Prefontaine.

34. “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”

- Dale Carnegie.

35. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

– Michael Jordan.

36. "I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen."

- Frank Lloyd Wright.

37. “Life responds to deserve and not to need.”

- Jim Rohn.

38. "Great works are done when one is not calculating and thinking."

- Daisetz T. Suzuki.

39. “You must get good at one of two things; planting in the spring or begging in the fall.”

- Jim Rohn.

40. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”

- Douglas Conant.

Dance Performance Quotes

Here is a list of all the outstanding performance quotes for dancers.

41. “Consciousness expresses itself through creation,... In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.”

- Michael Jackson.

42. “The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”

- Amit Kalantri.

43. “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

- Martha Graham.

44. “Dance, when you're broken open... Dance when you're perfectly free.”

- Jalaluddin Rumi.

45. “When we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.”

- Alexandra Katehakis.

46. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

47. “And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.”

- Edward Lear.

48. “Almost nobody dances sober unless they happen to be insane.”

- Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

49. “To be creative means to be in love with life,...bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”

- Osho.

50. “Dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music.”

- Charles Baudelaire.

51. “Dancers work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience.”

- Murray Louis.

52. “Dancing is the poetry of the foot.”

- John Dryden.

53. “Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body.”

- Martha Graham

54. “Dancers are athletes of God.”

- Albert Einstein.

55. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

- Vivian Greene.

56."You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,... And live like its heaven on earth.”

- William W. Purkey.

57. “Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.”

- Ted Shawn.

58. “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.”

- Wayne Dyer.

59. “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat,... in happiness, joy, sadness, and envy.”

- Jaques D'Ambroise.

60. “The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.”

- Mata Hari.

Best Performance Quotes For Athletes

Here is a list of all the best performance quotes and performance review quotes for athletes and by athletes.

61. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”

- Bruce Lee.

62. “If something stands between you and your success, move it.”

- Dwayne Johnson.

63. "You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit."

- Abby Wambach.

64. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career,... I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

- Michael Jordan.

65. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water... You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.”

- Bruce Lee.

66. “It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline.”

- Wilma Rudolph.

67. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

- George Halas.

68. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

- Babe Ruth.

69. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

- Vince Lombardi.

70. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”

- Ben Hogan.

71. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting once it starts hurting. ”

- Muhammad Ali.

72. “The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose.”

– Ernie Banks.

73. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”

– Mark Spitz.

74. “Stubbornness usually is considered a negative, but I think that trait has been a positive for me.”

- Cal Ripken, Jr.

75. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits...”

- Picabo Street.

76. “When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”

- Bill Shoemaker.

77. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”

- Michael Phelps.

78. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve.”

- Satchel Paige.

79. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”

- Muhammad Ali.

80. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

- Yogi Berra.

Best Performance Quotes

This list includes all kinds of performance quotes like stage performance quotes, and music performance quotes. Other peak performance quotes include performance quotes for employees.

81. "Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength."

- Jim Rohn.

82. “You were born to win, built to wow, and designed to inspire. Live that potential today.”

- Robin S. Sharma.

83. “Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

- Magaret Thatcher.

84. “Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”

- Peter Ducker.

85. “You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.”

- Jim Rohn.

86. “You'll see it when you believe it.”

- Wayne Dyer.

87. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”

- Victor Hugo.

88. “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

- Leopold Stokowski.

89. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I see my life in terms of music.”

- Albert Einstein.

90. “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”

- Michael Jackson.

91. “And I thought about how many people have loved those songs... I hope they feel it’s enough.”

- Stephen Chbosky.

92. “To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.”

- Truman Capote.

93. “Worry drains the mind of its power and, sooner or later, it injures the soul”

- Robin S. Sharma.

94. “Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.”

- Pat Conroy.

95. “If music is a place — then jazz is the city, folk is the wilderness, rock is the road, classical is a temple.”  

- Vera Nazarian.

96. “Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”

- Haruki Murakami.

97. “Does the real thing ever have the perfection of a stage performance?”

- Agatha Christie.

98. “Never overlook the power of simplicity.”

- Robin S. Sharma, ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.’

99. "She ran the whole gamut of emotions, from A to B."

- Dorothy Parker.

100. “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players...”

- William Shakespeare.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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