Performance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old performance quotes, performance sayings, and performance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Performance is an act of faith.     

Marya Mannes

Let your performance do the thinking.     

Charlotte Bronte

Stamp your performance with excellence.     

Sherman Morris

Peak performance is meditation in motion.     

Greg Louganis

Performance should be made square with promise.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Improve your performance by improving your attitude.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.     

Jeffrey Gitomer

When your image improves, your performance improves.     

Zig Ziglar

A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room.     

Marina Abramovic

Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation.     

Brian Tracy

A performance is a conversation between you and an audience.     

Livingston Taylor

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment.     

Elbert Hubbard

When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success.     

Cullen Hightower

Good performance is about what you take in, not what you put out.     

Livingston Taylor

Performance of one's duties should be independent of public opinion.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Performance is a vehicle for entering different worlds of experiencing.     

Robert Fripp

Enjoying life is far superior to being graded on your performance in life.     

Wayne Dyer

Set excellent performance as your standard and strive to achieve it each day.     

Brian Tracy

An amazing performance is always a reflection of awesome amounts of practice.     

Robin Sharma

Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.     

Benjamin Franklin

Typically, the performance has a story - a beginning, the crescendo and the end.     

Marina Abramovic

Your performance gets you promoted. It doesn't matter if you're brown, back or white.     

Geraldo Rivera

If you don't back it up with performance and hard work, talking doesn't mean a thing.     

Michael Jordan

A performance must capture or communicate with the mood and feelings of that very moment.     

Unarine Ramaru

Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away.     

Harold S. Geneen

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.     

Ralph Marston

The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective - people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.     

Deepak Chopra

There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Performance is the best way to shut people up.     

Marcus Lemonis

All good performance starts with clear goals.     

Ken Blanchard